Soulless 3: Uskyldig
Series: Parasol Protectorate#3
Author: Gail Carriger
Published in English: 2010
Dansk titel: Uskyldig
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2016
Finished Reading: Januar 2020
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
Quitting her husband’s house and moving back in with her horrible family, Lady Maccon becomes the scandal of the London season.
Queen Victoria dismisses her from the Shadow Council, and the only person who can explain anything, Lord Akeldama, unexpectedly leaves town. To top it all off, Alexia is attacked by homicidal mechanical ladybugs, indicating, as only ladybugs can, the fact that all of London’s vampires are now very much interested in seeing Alexia quite thoroughly dead.
While Lord Maccon elects to get progressively more inebriated and Professor Lyall desperately tries to hold the Woolsey werewolf pack together, Alexia flees England for Italy in search of the mysterious Templars. Only they know enough about the preternatural to explain her increasingly inconvenient condition, but they may be worse than the vampires — and they’re armed with pesto.
After the second book, I feared that this would become even worse, and I was right in that assumption. This is less than the second is and a lot, less than the first, which is sad, since the first book was so unique and estranged from anything I’ve ever read before. I found myself falling asleep during this read multiple times since it was so boring, and nothing really happen in a lot of the sections, of course it had its moments, which is why I don’t give it a one star rating.
I’m not a huge fan of new character introductions but know that it’s sometimes necessary to get the story going again, but I must agree with the author here, that getting those new characters made the read slightly better. They were actually good and made the section where we followed Alexia’s travels that more interesting. When we had chapters following Lord Maccon I was about to skip to be perfectly honest, since there were no interaction between him and us readers.
When I think about it, the only characters I did like were Floote and Lyall, they stayed true to their original characters. Alexia had her moments but they were few unfortunately. Lord Maccon I downright hated in this book. I enjoyed moments of the book, but in seventy percent of the book, I was tempted to skip.