14 Following

Just Another Belle

One day I'll be in the media field working to change gender stereotypes or I'll be writing about strong female characters. Preferably both. At the same time.  This girl has dreams.

Find me on wordpress: justanotherbelle.wordpress.com

Currently reading

And Then There Were None
Agatha Christie

Soulless, in which a book has stolen my heart & soul, by Gail Carriger

— feeling happy
Soulless - Gail Carriger, Gail Carriger

I just finished reading Soulless and I absolutely need to get the rest of the series.  I've been saying that all day but now I really mean it since I have no more of it to read. *makes grabby hands*


I had first come across this book when I was in high school. I thought it sounded interesting but didn't buy it since I probably didn't have any money.  Then I forgot about it. I know, how could I?! But never fear, the other day I was in Barnes & Noble and they had it listed in their bargain priced section. I immediately picked it up, whispered, "You're finally mine," and ignored concerned onlookers to purchase it. 


I started reading it and I couldn't help but giggle.  Out loud. In front of people.  


Alexia Tarabotti was perfect, witty, and entirely too amusing.  What a wonderful main character! She's intelligent, bossy, stubborn, witty, and gets herself into quite the scandalous situations.


Lord Maccon is an insufferable delight.  His interactions with Alexia soon became my favorite thing about the book and I hated whenever he left the page. 


Lord Akeldama and Professor Lyall were brilliant side characters. Lord Akeldama's scenes were among the ones I laughed most at. I loved the inflection in his voice and I must say, he may just be one of my favorite vampires. 


“A vampire, like a lady, never reveals his true age.”


I also adored every exchange that Alexia and Ivy Hisselpenny had about Ivy's hideous hats.


This book was ridiculous in the best possible way.  I loved the writing, the story, the setting, the characters- just all of it.  



All I have to say is that when I go out tomorrow, I better be coming home with Changeless (in the correct edition).  I'm looking at you, Barnes & Noble.