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Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate) by Gail Carriger
I’ve read about 80 pages into this ARC. The setting is Victorian London, but there are supernatural creatures mixed in with High Society. The heroine is amusing me - she smacks a vampire with a parasol, and then screams and fakes a faint (somehow landing on a pillow of course). And the hero is both a Lord and a grouchy werewolf!
It. is. AWESOME. You want this book. You do.
Here’s the blurb:
“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 is being rudely attacked by a vampire to whom she has not been properly introduced!
Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire, and 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?
Who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?”
The book comes out in October, but you can read it earlier, because I got an extra copy of the ARC at BEA! All you have to do to win it is please send an email to janicu[AT]gmail[DOT]com. I will send the book outside the US, so anyone can enter. I’ll draw a name next friday (June 12th).