Book Review: Blameless (Parasol Protectorate #3) by Gail Carriger

Quitting her husband's house and moving back in with her horrible family, Lady Maccon becomes the scandal of the London season.

Queen Victoria dismisses her from the Shadow Council, and the only person who can explain anything, Lord Akeldama, unexpectedly leaves town. To top it all off, Alexia is attacked by homicidal mechanical ladybugs, indicating, as only ladybugs can, the fact that all of London's vampires are now very much interested in seeing Alexia quite thoroughly dead.

While Lord Maccon elects to get progressively more inebriated and Professor Lyall desperately tries to hold the Woolsey werewolf pack together, Alexia flees England for Italy in search of the mysterious Templars. Only they know enough about the preternatural to explain her increasingly inconvenient condition, but they may be worse than the vampires -- and they're armed with pesto.

Release Date: September 1, 2010
Age Group: Adult
Publisher: Orbit
Source: Purchased

This is such a fun series!  It is light-hearted, funny, satirical, and interesting.  I love the historical aspect to The Parasol Protectorate.  Most of all, I like Alexia.  She is so pragmatic, there are no emotional hissy fits from her, no matter what happens.

I did feel like there was something missing in Blameless.  It almost felt like half of a story to me.  I got to the last page, and thought, "that's it?"  I just wanted more.  More to the plot, more action, more of Alexia and Conall, and more Lord Akeldama (who is my favorite character).

Blameless was a fun read, but not my favorite in the series.  It kind of felt like a middle-of-the-series-slump book to me.  I'll definitely keep reading the series, but I expected more out of a book I bought for myself.  I hate that I do that--expect more out of books I've purchased--but I do. I want them all to be five-star books, and feel disappointed when they are not.  Furthermore, it irks me that my library had the first two Parasol Protectorate books but not any of the others.  It doesn't make any sense!

I would recommend Blameless, along with the rest of Carriger's series, but I better be in love with book four, or I'm going to be upset!


1 comment:

  1. I haven't read any in this series but glad you liked even if you didn't love.


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