Soulless #2 Forbandelsesbryder
Series: Parasol Protectorate#2
Author: Gail Carriger
Published in English: 2010
Dansk titel: Forbandelsesbryder
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2015
Finished Reading: December 2019
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
Alexia Maccon, the Lady Woolsey, awakens in the wee hours of the mid-afternoon to find her husband, who should be decently asleep like any normal werewolf, yelling at the top of his lungs. Then he disappears; leaving her to deal with a regiment of supernatural soldiers encamped on her doorstep, a plethora of exorcised ghosts, and an angry Queen Victoria.
But Alexia is armed with her trusty parasol, the latest fashions, and an arsenal of biting civility. So even when her investigations take her to Scotland, the backwater of ugly waistcoats, she is prepared: upending werewolf pack dynamics as only the soulless can. She might even find time to track down her wayward husband, if she feels like it.
Alexia is a unique character and even though the subjects of vampires and werewolves aren’t exactly something new and exciting, the characters and the writing makes this one hell of a story. I must say that the first book was better than this one only because I was bored at times. Some of the content felt incredible tedious and drawn out and frankly, I just wanted to skip past these parts, but other than that I had a good time.
Some of the subjects that was dealt with in this book was a lot more entertaining than I had anticipated. Madame Lefoux became my favorite character and was one of the only characters that wasn’t boring and downright flat. The interaction between Alexia and Madame was very interesting and I was downright intrigued by their little dance.
Maccon had me a little disappointed. He was gone for most of the book and the time he had in the spotlight was completely ruined by the way he acted when we finally saw him. Sorry, but somethings just wasn’t up to par with the first book. Alexia too suffered too. She felt judgy and snobbish instead of her funny self in Soulless; I’m not sure if it’s just a onetime thing or if the author has decided that, this is now her personality. The humor felt flat and I rarely laughed this time around.
Even though I mention all these negative parts it doesn’t mean that it’s a bad book, because I really did enjoy reading this, it’s just that, I’ve read the first book and it was amazing! I’m planning to get started with the third book today because I really want to know how it ends.