If you are looking for some amazing steampunk fiction, look no further. Gail Carriger is the author for you.
The series starts with Souless.
"Carriger debuts brilliantly with a blend of Victorian romance, screwball comedy of manners and alternate history. Prickly, stubborn 25-year-old bluestocking Alexia Tarabotti is patently unmarriageable, and not just because she's large-nosed and swarthy. She's also soulless, an oddity and a secret even in a 19th-century London that mostly accepts and integrates werewolf packs, vampire hives and ghosts. The only man who notices her is brash Lord Conall Maccon, a Scottish Alpha werewolf and government official, and (of course) they dislike each other intensely. After Alexia kills a vampire with her parasol at a party—how vulgar!—she and Conall must work together to solve a supernatural mystery that grows quite steampunkishly gruesome. Well-drawn secondary characters round out the story, most notably Lord Akeldama, Alexia's outrageous, italic-wielding gay best vampire friend. This intoxicatingly witty parody will appeal to a wide cross-section of romance, fantasy and steampunk fans.." - Publisher's Weekly
|“Lyall understood a broken heart, but it could not be allowed to rumple perfectly good shirtwaists.”|
|“Ivy Hisselpenny was the unfortunate victim of circumstances that dictated that she be only-just-pretty, only-just-wealthy, and possessed of a terrible propensity for wearing extremely silly hats.”|
"Soulless is a character-driven romp with great worldbuilding and delicious rapier wit that recalls Austen and P.G. Wodehouse." - io9.com
|“Many a gentleman had likened his first meeting with her to downing a very strong cognac when one was expecting to imbibe fruit juice - that is to say, startling and apt to leave one with a distinct burning sensation.”|
Many readers find the book quotable as well. You'll find Carriger's writing smart, funny and engaging.
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