Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Blameless by Gail Carriger

Book Summery:
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.

Book Review:
Another fantastic piece of work by Gail Carriger! What I really enjoyed about this Blameless, was the primary focus on Alexia. While I love all the colorful characters in Ms. Tarabotti's world, having the main focus on her was rather refreshing. It allowed the reader to grasp a bit more insight and detail into Alexia's mind, which is a tantalizing and most interesting place. I also enjoyed Alexia's trip to Italy and all the stops she made along the way. Some of the characters that were introduced this time around, were most amusing and original. The mechanical ladybugs were a hoot! I just love Carriger's snarky, yet proper tone. It makes for a most entertaining read! I am soooo disappointed that Carriger's follow-up Heartless isn't released until next July! I am anxious to read it now! If you haven't yet read the Parasol Protectorate series, you should immediately! For more fun and wit, visit the author's website.

Favorite Quote:
"Alexia felt a token to protest was called for at this juncture. 'I mean to say, really, I am near to developing a neurosis-is there anyone around that doesn't want to study or kill me?'

Floote raised a tentative hand.

'Ah, yes, thank you Floote.' " (p.337)

Cover Art Commentary:
The cover of Blameless is just gorgeous and goes well with the other covers from the series. I really like the contrast of the gray and red. :)

Overall Rating:


  1. Great review and I agree, a great book.
    I'm also super excited for the next book in this fantastic series.

  2. I should probably catch up on this series in October...

  3. Oh you wicked thing! Thanks for getting me excited for yet ANOTHER series! :P Awesome review Lily!

  4. Wow 5 stars. I keep saying this but one day I will read this series.

  5. @Sabrina
    Thanks! Such a fun series, right?!

    Looking forward to your review!

    Thanks love! :)

    You crack me up! This is really a fun series though! You should definitely pick it up!

    It's really a fun, witty series! I do hope you try it! :)

  6. OMG, I'm dying to read this one. With that awful (but great) cliffhanger from the last book I have to read this one. Glad to hear that it's good! :) I hope for a happy ending...