August 30, 2011

obsessed.: The Parasol Protectorate series

If I had the time, the skills and the confidence, I think I'd want to be more into Steampunk. The clothes, at least. All the buckles and brass and top hats ... gorgeous.

Since I'm lazy, and ever-so-comfortable in my t-shirts and jeans, I have to live out my steampunk fantasies through fictional venues like The Parasol Protectorate series of books by Gail Carriger.

I've read books one through three--SoullessChangeless and BlamelessHeartless is sitting on my shelf waiting to be read, and I'm looking forward to March, when Timeless is released. To avoid too many spoilers, here's a synopsis for only the first novel:
Soulless is set in an alternate history version of Victorian England where werewolves and vampires are accepted as functioning members of society. Alexia Tarabotti is a woman with several critical problems: she is still searching for a husband, her late Italian father complicates her social standing in a rigid class system, and she has no soul. The fact that she is "soulless" leaves her unaffected by the powers of supernatural beings which only further complicates her life when she accidentally kills a vampire that had attacked her. Queen Victoria sends an investigator, Lord Maccon, who is himself a werewolf. As disappearances in the vampire population of London's high society increase, Alexia becomes the prime suspect. She must solve the mystery, all while maintaining proper decorum and a delicate social balance. (via)
Alexia is an awesomely badass lady, and Carriger's writing style is so entertaining to read. Definitely pick these books up if you're a paranormal fan and need a new series to be obsessed. with too.


  1. Oooh, interesting - I've never actually read any steampunk, I've just admired the clothing (I have a little, but not a lot). I may have to give these a try, though!

  2. Steampunk. The Euro-trash of the nerd world.

  3. Zoë-They're really great reads. :)

    Wes-Be nice. ;)