Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1) Read Online Free - Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations.
First, she has no soul. Second, she's a 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.
With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?
|Title||:||Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1)|
|Format Type||:||Mass Market Paperback|
|Number of Pages||:||373 pages|
June 13, 2016
Here is a most edifying (and highly scientific) quiz you may use to ascertain whether this novel is one that you will enjoy.
* Is your bookcase overflowing with strong, decisive heroines?
* Do you chuckle over the animated Gorey titles preceding a PBS “Mystery!” presentation?
* Are you fond of the V...
June 14, 2010
So, I’ve got something else to blame on Glee. In addition to all the terrible eighties music that I’ve been listening to, and image of that terrible Mozart spaceman outfit gone wrong that they put Kurt in for the Gaga episode, I feel certain that the same people who decide on the structure and pe...
April 05, 2017
I thought the beginning of the book was hilarious. Alexia is something else and a danger with that parasol! She has no problems with whacking people in the head or men in their nether regions! Lol
Alexia is soulless <--- meaning just what I said, she doesn't have a soul and just her touch can t...
January 13, 2010
Ms. Carriger, congratulations! This was a great ride. I can honestly say that I laughed myself silly reading this book. This is one of those books that will probably embarrass you if you read it in public. You have been warned! This is the first novel that I've read that managed to cleverly and g...
August 24, 2016
Loved it! Why did I wait so long to read this???
- Alexia is my spirit animal. What an AWESOME female lead. "Spinster" who just doesn't give a crap. Smart as hell. Capable. Funny. Brash.
- Conall Maccon. Best werewolf ever! So sexy and gruff and grumpy. Big huge manly werewolf. Rawr.
- Loved al...
July 04, 2010
Remember in grade school, when the teacher would ask for a volunteer to give the first speech or present the first diorama or whatever? Public Speaking - that which is feared more than death. Comparisons were always inevitable. I learned to shoot that hand up like a game of "not-it," so th...
November 13, 2009
I wish I had written this book! Only because it combines two of my latest fetishes: Corsets and Paranormal creatures. After the first chapter this book is pretty good, I really enjoyed it (although it's not reinventing the wheel in any way). Nice romance, appealing characters, melding of the two...
November 08, 2010
If you've been on GoodReads for any decent amount of time then you probably know Tatiana. If you don't then she is a very popular, entertaining reviewer with almost flawless taste in books and you should go read and like all her reviews abunch.
Usually, we tend to agree on a lot of books. When com...
June 01, 2017
If Charlaine Harris and Jane Austen's ghost got together and had a love child, this book would be it.
Soulless plays in Victorian era England, in an alternate world where shifters and vampires have revealed their existence to the common folk (much like a historical True Blood). Our main character...
January 04, 2011
Well, the first thing I can tell you is that reading this from a critical, review-writing frame of mind is not the way to enjoy it.
I encountered this book when it first came out, lying on the new release table of the Union Square Barnes & Noble (that's San Francisco, not NY, B&N friends)...