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Soulless
Soulless | Gail Carriger
Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire -- and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate. With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?SOULLESS is the first book of the Parasol Protectorate series: a comedy of manners set in Victorian London, full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking. The Parasol ProtectorateSoullessChangelessBlamelessHeartlessTimelessFor more from Gail Carriger, check out:The Custard ProtocolPrudenceImprudenceFinishing School (YA)Etiquette & EspionageCurtsies & ConspiraciesWaistcoats & WeaponryManners & Mutiny
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DebinHawaii
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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#BookMoods

The Parasol Protectorate series is #SetInAnotherCentury - a steampunk alternative history version of Victorian Britain. They are also fun & funny books. ☂️ 💜

ladym30 Love this series!❤️ 1mo
Eggs How fun 🤩 1mo
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rwmg
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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Alexia Tarabotti is attacked by a vampire who seems to be unaware of her status as immune to attack since her touch makes supernatural creatures human again until the touch is broken. Alexia and the werewolf Lord Maccon investigate why the vampire is so ignorant and why vampires and werewolves are going missing in London.

Great world-building and story-telling that sucks the reader in, curious to know more about this world and the characters.

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rwmg
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Karisa
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Vampires, Werewolves, and Queen Victoria… oh my! This was fast-paced, fun, full of adventure, and even a little steamy. The mc is a fierce “spinster” of 25. 😂 Great steampunkish brain candy!

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galueth28
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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Just for fun, my first #bookspin list, from back in February. Kind of amazed I managed to read all those books 🤗

UwannaPublishme How cool is that! 🙌🏻 7mo
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Deifio
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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A grand adventure. I really love Alexia!

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Deifio
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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Finally starting this series. Haven't gotten too far in yet, but I really like the characters and the plot is intriguing!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I enjoyed this series! 8mo
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Ash.on.the.line
Soulless: The Manga | Gail Carriger
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This was a quick read. Follows the book pretty closely and the artwork is good. Fun to see things in pictures when I didn‘t really know how to picture them. #bookspinbingo

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BethM
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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Thank you, thank you, thank you @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm !! I‘ve not heard of the tagged book but it sounds great! And thank you so much for thinking of Wes! I can‘t wait to read these to him tomorrow! #allhallowsread Thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for organizing this lovely swap again!

MaleficentBookDragon I really liked 9mo
SilverShanica Be prepared to laugh out loud. Often. 9mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm You‘re very welcome! I was thinking of sending him a treat too, but didn‘t know what was safe for him to have. Soulless is one of the VERY few paranormal romance type books I actually enjoy. I hope you like it! 9mo
Avanders Ooh I think you‘re going to like Soulless!! And that bakeshop one sounds awesome 🖤🎃🧡 9mo
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Littlewolf1
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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Mehso-so

I‘m not ready to give this book a rating because I‘m not really sure how I feel about it yet. There was so much I liked about it, but other parts it just drove me crazy it almost had me DNF it. I think I‘m gonna work on reading book to you before I really make a decision.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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#scarathlon #photochallenge #supernatural @Linsy

I adore Gail Carriger and her supernatural series.

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LokiDokey
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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This week's wine and book for #FridayNightBookClub
I saw that this canned wine is equivalent to half a bottle of wine. So I had to try it myself. 🥰📚🍷

SamAnne I love the rainbow wine can! 10mo
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hissingpotatoes
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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Shout-out to my favorite dapper vampire, Lord Akeldama!

#haunted October 2021 day 5: Vampire @eggs @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🩸🧛🏻‍♂️🖤 10mo
Eggs ❤️🦇🖤 10mo
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Nessavamusic
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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Today‘s #LittensDressedinBlood prompt:

“Werewolves in London”

Love this series, actually the paranormal romance that led to my love of historical romance too!

kplovesbooks This was such a fantastic series!!! 11mo
MidnightBookGirl Love this series- especially on audio! 11mo
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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I missed yesterday‘s #LittensDressedInBlood prompt so making it up today. I tried to think outside the obvious werewolf related books, but the tagged one wouldn‘t let me go once I associated it with the song. 😅 I don‘t normally like the heroines in paranormal romances, but I ADORE Alexia, the parasol wielding, magic-canceling, ladylike badass. Image is from the manga which I haven‘t read yet but definitely want to.

DGRachel Ooh, I think I have this manga. I need to go check. Maybe that will break through this anti-reading funk! 11mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @DGRachel I really loved the novel and want to read the rest of the series. I think I might do that before I delve into the manga. I hope it cures your reading slump! ❤️ 11mo
DGRachel I listened to the whole series on audiobook. They‘re fun books. 11mo
MidnightBookGirl Love this series and the manga! For romance book club we recently read The Wisteria Society for Lady Scoundrels and the audio gave me happy Soulless vibes 11mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @MidnightBookGirl Ooooh, definitely stacking that! It sounds great! 😍 11mo
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mars.beautiful
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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⭐⭐⭐

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ChaoticMissAdventures
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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#conflictedworlds a day late on #supernatural
I adore Gail Carriger 😍

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤📚🙌🏻 12mo
Eggs Lovely set 📚👍🏼🤗 12mo
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galueth28
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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Loved this one ❤❤❤ It's very fun, the worldbuilding is great and Miss Alexia Tarabotti is the most delightful protagonist, with a deserving and hot love interest.

Also, my #bookspin for July.

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wideeyedreader
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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This book was absolutely ridiculous and I loved it! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Chrissyreadit It is a fun read. 13mo
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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4 ⭐️s
A cute and steamy paranormal romance that didn‘t have me rolling my eyes at the MC! Alexia is a strong yet flawed character that I could actually relate to. I started and finished in a matter of days and am eager to hunt down the rest of the series since more than one person has mentioned they get even spicier. 🤭😜 I loved the steampunk aspects of the world-building. Laughed out loud often. Sad I have to return this copy to a friend. 😅

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galueth28
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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#bookspin list for June. Now, i just need to finish May' book 😋

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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galueth28
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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#bookspin list for May. Had to do some last minute adjustmen😆
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks haha mine is still in progress! 😂 1y
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IndoorDame
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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This was fantastic! What could be better that a paranormal steampunk regency romance heavy on wry British humor? I have to read the rest of this series and see what new adventures the crew gets up to! #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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catsuit_mango
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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Christmas morning when all but one presents were books (and the other one a comfy jumper to read in) :) merry indeed🎄🎅🤶📚

TrishB Happy Christmas, I got this book too ❤️ 2y
catsuit_mango @TrishB my present to myself this year the complete series in that paper edition ;) I have read them on epub before. 2y
TrishB They must be good then! 2y
catsuit_mango @TrishB really enjoyable but prepare to fell thirsty and wanting cakes as the author loves food and describes it ;) 2y
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ChaoticMissAdventures
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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#AlphabetTitles #LetterS 3/3
Escapism - sci-fi, fantasy, dystopian and magical realism. I love it all. A really good book should transport you so far you look up from the page and have to shake yourself back to reality. All of these books do that for me.

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WOWreader
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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Vampires, werewolves, and humans oh my

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PandaPanda
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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This was so good! Set in a world where the supernatural (vampires, warewolves, ghosts) exist and are an integrated part of society. The main character is spunky and the Victorian Romance is really delightful and hilarious. Will definitely read the rest of the series.

ladym30 Love this series!❤️ 2y
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Ash.on.the.line
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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I didn‘t really like this at first. I just kept losing interest. I kept with it and finally I had that wide eyed oooooo moment (just me?) I ended up liking this and actually want to continue the series! I like that anticipation of a next book! #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Actually I‘ve been on a very long hiatus with this book myself. A friend let me borrow it close to a year ago and I couldn‘t really get into it, but she insisted. It‘s just been sitting there, but now that I see you had a stop and go relationship with it too, it gives me hope. 😅 I may have to put it in my bingo for next month. 2y
Ash.on.the.line @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Definitely was stop and go. I don‘t think it‘s for everyone. Still once it got more into the vampire and werewolf stuff I started to like it, but I‘ve always liked that stuff! 😅😂 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @Ash.on.the.line And I still managed to forget to add it to my bookspin list for September! 😂🤣😂 Guess maybe it‘s still not time for me. 😅 2y
Ash.on.the.line @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm 😂 I just made my list and forgot a couple books too! Oh well it will happen at some point! 🤣 2y
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GypsyKat
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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I actually have the tagged book, I just haven‘t read it yet.

https://bookstr.com/list/5-steampunk-books-to-read-next/

vivastory I have #5 on the list, still TBR 2y
SW-T I‘ve read the Cherie Priest and Gail Carriger series on the list and enjoyed them both. Would recommend. 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I have Boneshaker & Soulless in my stacks but haven't read them yet. 2y
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Lucy_Anywhere
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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This is such a fun historical fantasy series! Set in an alternative steampunk Victorian London rife with werewolves and vampires and mad scientists, the series has lots of romance and banter and a heroine who is as irrepressibly curious as she is capable.
#20series20days @Andrew65

bookandbedandtea This is a great series! I just love Alexia. (And Lord Maccon.😉) 2y
Andrew65 This is one that keeps catching my eye. 2y
MsMelissa Great choice! 2y
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Mollyanna
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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Day 1 of #20series20days #top20series

I adored this steampunk series. It had everything: Victorian sensibilities, dirigibles, automaton ladybugs, ghosts, werewolves, vampires and of course Alexia. Lots of fun, romance, adventure and crazy hats.

There are five books in this series, plus a couple of spin off series.

Andrew65 Will have to check into these. 2y
Lynnsoprano I‘ve read the first and had great intentions of continuing the series, then got distracted. Thanks for the reminder! 2y
Mollyanna @Andrew65 and @Lynnsoprano I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. ☺️ 2y
Nute I might have to do this just for an encounter with automaton ladybugs!😀 2y
Mollyanna @Nute ☺️. They are quite the little pests... 2y
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Cedricsmom
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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I think we've all read this and loved it, but when I saw this illustrated version at Warwick's in La Jolla well, you know what happened.

SW-T How fun! And yes, loved the book😂 2y
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SamLBooks
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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#BookSpin Excited to get back into Litsy games/challenges! Thanks @TheAromaofBooks 📚 #BookSpinBingo

ozma.of.oz Love that background! And the list is great too! 😁 2y
SamLBooks Thank you! @ozma.of.oz 🥰 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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"Miss Alexia Tarabotti was not enjoying her evening."
#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl
#great2020parasolversedoover

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Michollio
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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👍 👍 👍 👍 👍

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sydneyerin
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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I enjoyed this audiobook. I loved the narration of Emily Gray and the story was a fun way to stay entertained at work.

#audiobook #vampire #werewolf

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AbbaZabba02
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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Book 13 of the year

A sum of the bit of my life played out in the books I was reading at the time:

Prologue: Aug 2019, husband receives life changing job offer from the VA, changes in both income and physical location will comence sometime in Nov.

Nov 2019-Feb 2020, a whole lot of the gov't acting with every bit of the good communication and timeliness it's known for. (that is none. At all.)

I found this book and it had me hooked instantly.

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DebinHawaii
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#QuotsyFeb20 #inconvenience

“Miss Tarabotti‘s breath caught. Until that moment, she had not actually thought of the earl as pretty. But when he smiled. Oh dear, it was most inconvenient to deal with. Particularly before breakfast. She wondered what exactly was involved in making a first move. She removed her paisley shall.”

mydearwatson This is a great series. 2y
DebinHawaii @mydearwatson Yes! One of my favorites! 👍 2y
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DebinHawaii
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#QuotsyFeb20 #humble

Alexia‘s observation of Professor Lyall...

“He grinned at her and doffed his hat, which was of first-class design and sensible material. His cravat was similarly subtle, for, while it was tied expertly, the knot was a humble one.” 🎩🌂

Cathythoughts 👍🏻❤️ 2y
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Auntynanny
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I really enjoyed this. It's steampunk, but with vampires and werewolves. The main character is preternatural. When she touches someone supernatural, they turn completely human. Also, how great is this author photo?

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DebinHawaii
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#QuotsyJan20 #inane

From one of my favorite series.💜

“From that moment on, every time Lord Maccon entered a room, Miss Tarabotti arranged to leave it. When he moved purposefully across the receiving area toward her, Alexia sidled sideways and inserted herself seamlessly into a nearby conversation. It was usually something inane like the latest perfume from Paris, but it also involved various marriageable girls causing Lord Maccon to balk.”

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ladym30
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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Finally, the hedgehog incident revealed!

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jpmcwisemorgan
Soulless | Gail Carriger

I think there are actually TWO games based on the #ParasolProtectorate in the works! All fan-made did free, and I think I may get to help test one!

Eyelit That‘s fantastic! (edited) 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Oh! Have fun! 3y
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jpmcwisemorgan
Soulless | Gail Carriger

Some happier news - Parasol Protectorate fans are creating a free table top RPG. I‘ve seen it talked about in the FB group and they‘re also on Twitter @ parasolverse is the username. I hope I get a chance to play it. 😀

#ParasolProtectorate

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sammisho
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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Vampires and werewolves set in a steampunk Victorian London. This was a lot of fun and I look forward to reading the rest of the series. #pop19

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London_St_J
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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As much as I reread Carriger, it‘s been a minute since I went back to this first. It‘s charming to@think of the complexity and depth of personality the characters have gained over the series, as compared to this first introduction; Alexia really comes into her own later, and secondary characters earn far greater characterization. A comfortable bedtime companion.

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ApplesandSpindles
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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Funny, smart and with a heroine that is shaped like a real woman! Carriger has created a fun steam punk world and I can't wait to read more in the series!

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Literaturenut
Soulless | Gail Carriger
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This is always delightful. I forgot how much I absolutely adore this book.

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PurpleyPumpkin
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Just finished listening to this audiobook and have to say how very much I enjoyed it! Loved the strong female MC and enjoyed her take-no-guff attitude. Also enjoyed this different take on werewolves and vampires. Looking forward to reading the next in the series. 5/5⭐️

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staci.reads
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Well...that was fun 😁

vonnie862 My words exactly when I read this one! 3y
Jesstifies Strong agree! I enjoyed all of them in the series a lot. I had no expectation when I started but was delighted with it. Are you planning to read the next one Changeless?! 3y
Centique I was very unsure when I started this book but I ended up loving this series. It just has this tongue in cheek humour that really made me smile. 😊 3y
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