Changeless (Series in September)

Book: Changeless by Gail Carriger

Series: The Parasol Protectorate

Book Order: Soulless* (1), Changeless* (2), Blameless (3), Heartless (4), Timeless (5)  * indicates a book I have read

Changeless, the second novel in Gail Carriger's steampunk romance series begins with a strange force temporarily wiping out the powers of London's supernaturals.  Amidst the clawless werewolves and fangless vampires, preternatural heroine Alexia is puzzled but determined to discover the source of the event - though some point to her as the problem.  Alexia boards an airship to Scotland accompanied  by her trying sister Felicity, her dear friend with a horrid fashion sense Miss Ivy Hisselpenny, Tunstall the valet turned suitor, and the enigmatic inventor Madame LaFoux.

I loved Soulless for its humor and though perhaps not as laugh out loud funny as the first, Carriger's witty style is equally present in Changeless.  This one is very decidedly a "book two" in that I don't recommend reading it before the first one and it definitely leaves off with a cliffhanger for book three.  Though some of the plot twists were predictable, Changeless is still highly enjoyable and an excellent entry into The Parasol Protectorate series.  

I read this one as an eBook on my Kindle, in which I purchased the first three in the series as a single package.  I was incredibly tempted to delve right into Blameless when I finished this one, but decided that some other series should be mixed into my Series in September reading plan.

I rarely binge read series and prefer to savor them with one book at a time and other works and authors in between.  How about you? Do you read series from start to finish or break them up book at a time?

4 Response to "Changeless (Series in September)"

  1. Beth D. says:
    September 9, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    I have been told countless times that I need to pick up this series.

    Beth ^_^
    http://sweetbooksnstuff.blogspot.com/

  2. StephanieD says:
    September 10, 2011 at 8:17 AM

    The last time I binge-read was for the Temeraire series. Read the first two books in a day and a half. Then stopped. I over-read. I might pick the series up again when I'm feeling dragon-ish.

  3. lisa :) says:
    September 13, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    Beth - The series is quite a bit of fun!

    Stephanie - I've only read the first Temeraire, I keep meaning to go back to them too!

  4. Laurie C says:
    September 15, 2011 at 8:55 AM

    I've read the first two, too. Didn't like Changeless as much as Soulless (probably because, as you said, it wasn't as funny) so I'm hesitant to go on to Blameless right away.
    I usually break up the series reading with other books. I wonder if that's because when they were originally published, some time would elapse in between so you had a natural break. With TV series on DVD, I tend to get addicted and watch one season after another, so have to be careful what shows I start!

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