Saturday, August 6, 2011

Heartless by Gail Carriger

Lady Alexia Maccon is at it again, only this time she is eight months pregnant. She delves deeper into her husband's past when there is a threat to the queen only to discover that she is on the wrong trail. There is much more than werewolves, vampires, and teapots in this book. Will she ever figure out who is behind the plot? Is it the vampires or werewolves? Could it even be a ghost? Will the newest member of her husband's pack ever fit in? Secrets are revealed and what exactly is Alexia going to do when the infant-inconvenience is born?

Filled with the same lovable characters as the previous three books, Heartless is a great continuation of the story started in Soulless (the first book of The Parasol Protectorate series). How Alexia manages to make it though her assorted troubles and solves the mystery behind the death threat is any one's guess.

This book is filled to the brim with great treasures, just like Alexia's parasol. It truly is "a novel of vampires, werewolves, and teapots." Fast paced and fun to read, readers will enjoy this fourth instalment in the cleverly written series. Readers will enjoy the continued story of old characters and the added in newer characters. It is a lovely balance of wit, charm, and action - with a side of romance.

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