Thursday, January 14, 2010
Soulless-- BWB review
First she has no soul. Second, she is spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire-and then the appalling Lord Maccon( loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.( Back of the book)
Alexia- strong, assertive
Lord Maccon- werewolf, cute, loud, BUR Liaison
Lynall- beta wolf
I love the Cover of this book.
Alexia reminds me of Buffy in the Victorian era in England. I found this character to a breath of fresh air. I lover her snarky comments to her family.
Alexia is a strong female and happens to find her self in a mystery when she kills a vampire. I was surprised that they had rules for it.
She works for the BUR organization and this reminded a bit of Some Girls Bite novel and the houses and and there is one central organization where all the supernaturals are registered and that the city knows about them. The werewolves and vamps go missing. There are people trying to kill Alexia.
I liked the friendship with her friend Miss Hisselpenny and was hoping for a love connection there too.
I did like the romance between Lord Maccon and Alexia. It seemed real enough and loved that she stood her ground when talking with him. It seemed that they have known each other for some time and finally realized their attraction to one another. Curious about the gold Octopus mentioned through out the story. This a book that I will pass along to my friends to read. It so different but a pleasant change and loved the parasol aspect of it.
www.orbitbooks.net/soulless/ -- dress up doll game
written by Julie@My5monkeys