by Gail Carriger | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 9780316402415 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingperryfranwing of Elk Grove, California USA on 1/23/2024
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Journal Entry 1 by wingperryfranwing from Elk Grove, California USA on Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Buffy meets Jane Austen in the first book of this wickedly funny NYT bestselling series about a young woman whose brush with the supernatural leads to a deadly investigation of London's high society.

Journal Entry 2 by wingperryfranwing at Elk Grove, California USA on Friday, January 26, 2024
Interesting paranormal/historical/romance tale involving werewolves, vampires, and touches of steampunk including dirigibles and a nasty automaton. The novel takes place in Victorian era London and revolves around Alexia Tarabotti, a spinster with half Italian blood who is considered by her half-sisters and mother to be less than desirable. But Alexia is also a preternatural, a being with no soul who is able to counter supernaturals including werewolves and vampires by merely touching them. This comes in handy near the beginning of the novel when she is attacked by a vampire who she accidentally kills after rendering him normal and then using her parasol weighted with brass to drive a wooden hairpin through its heart. This leads to an investigation by the BUR, the Bureau of Unnatural Registry, and its emissary, Lord Maccon, an Alpha werewolf. All of this turns out to be related to unexpected vampires appearing and other known ones disappearing. So what is actually happening? Is it a nefarious plot to rid the land of supernaturals?

I'm not a big fan of modern vampire literature where the vampires are less than gruesome but I did find this novel to be engaging and somewhat fun. I also don't really care for romance novels and this can definitely be considered one with Alexia and Lord Maccon being the involved parties. But it did include a lot of humor and the antics of Alexia and the supernatural cast were quite entertaining. Overall, a mild recommendation and I will probably be reading more in this series.

Journal Entry 3 by wingperryfranwing at A RABCK, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, April 11, 2024

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RABCK heading to bamaforever who requested it as part of the Reading it, want it? US thread. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by bamaforever at Clanton, Alabama USA on Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Thank you so much perryfran!

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