Friday, September 18, 2015

Review: Heartless by Gail Carriger

Series: Parasol Protectorate Book #4
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 374
Rating: 4 Stars
How I Got It: Borrowed from the Library
Genre: Historical Fiction, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: Orbit

Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads

Lady Alexia Maccon, soulless, is at it again, only this time the trouble is not her fault. When a mad ghost threatens the queen, Alexia is on the case, following a trail that leads her deep into her husband's past. Top that off with a sister who has joined the suffragette movement (shocking!), Madame Lefoux's latest mechanical invention, and a plague of zombie porcupines and Alexia barely has time to remember she happens to be eight months pregnant.

Will Alexia manage to determine who is trying to kill Queen Victoria before it is too late? Is it the vampires again or is there a traitor lurking about in wolf's clothing? And what, exactly, has taken up residence in Lord Akeldama's second best closet?
It took me awhile to get into this one. I think it was half the book and half that I wasn’t in the mood for this kind of book.

Alexia is still great. I actually think the pregnancy makes her even funnier. And this one was really easy to picture in my head. Basically, the whole thing is Alexia getting herself into crazy situations while waddling around super pregnant. Sometimes I would get a little angry about how she didn’t stop to think about the baby.

There was some information revealed especially about Alexia’s father. Other characters also got more development. But some things didn’t really make sense to me-especially the big reveal around the mystery of this book. I hope that makes sense. I’m trying to explain my thoughts without spoiling anything.

The biggest disappointment was the lack of Ivy and Floote. Ivy basically had one scene-it was a great one, but still only one scene. She’s a great friend for Alexia along with being funny. Floote was around and was amazing, but I want more.

I really don’t know where this series is going or how it will wrap up. I am a little worried that I won’t get enough resolution. But I’m sure I will enjoy the last book because I do love this world, the characters, and Alexia’s general awesomeness.

Thanks for reading!

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