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PJV’s Quickie POV: A charming and very witty mix of a multitude of sub-genres. Soulless kept me fixated on the plot while entertaining me throughout with laugh-out-loud moments and I think I might have even blushed a few times. Even the author description was entertaining in its hilarity.
Review: Miss Alexia Tarabotti has accepted her spinster status and the fact that she is not in possession of soul like a true lady. Her mother and two half-sisters might be veritable dim-wits and they even might have given her the worst room in the house, but life isn’t that bad. She has a wonderful library left to her by her deceased father (the originator of her soulless status) and she is allowed a bit more freedom now that she is a spinster.
Miss Tarabotti’s life has taken on a certain pattern, that is of course until she kills a vampire – and all she really wanted was to get something to eat! Lord Maccon, a werewolf, whom seems to be just barely civilized, is sent to investigate the murder of the ill-fated vampire and the shenanigans begin.
This novel is in possession of a wonderfully witty tone, a boat-load of refreshing secondary characters and descriptions that suck you in and make you believe you are in the Victorian age. I enjoyed everything about this book. The plot is deep and well thought out. The main characters are wonderful and very likable. The tone is consistent with gritty humor and almost a sexy innocence. The dialog was excellent! I’m usually not a historical fan, but I’m a fan of this book. Can not wait to read Changeless.
Problems with the book were few and far between. The author does tend to be a bit long winded, but the descriptions paint a wonderful picture. I thought the epilogue was a bit too much, could have edited a bit of that out.
Recommendations: This is an adult novel, but is not over the top in the sexual escapades or violence, I would not be opposed to passing this on to a teen. Pick a sub-genre any sub-genre, fans of urban fantasy, steampunk, historical – take your pick fans of any and all of those genres should read this book. I must state that I am not the biggest fan of steampunk or historical and I still very much enjoyed this book.