Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Timeless (Parasol Protectorate #5) by Gail Carriger

Book Summery (Via Goodreads): Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, has settled into domestic bliss. Of course, being Alexia, such bliss involves integrating werewolves into London High society, living in a vampire's second best closet, and coping with a precocious toddler who is prone to turning supernatural willy-nilly. Even Ivy Tunstell's acting troupe's latest play, disastrous to say the least, cannot put a damper on Alexia's enjoyment of her new London lifestyle.

Until, that is, she receives a summons from Alexandria that cannot be ignored. With husband, child, and Tunstells in tow, Alexia boards a steamer to cross the Mediterranean. But Egypt may hold more mysteries than even the indomitable Lady Maccon can handle. What does the vampire Queen of the Alexandria Hive really want from her? Why is the God-Breaker Plague suddenly expanding? And how has Ivy Tunstell suddenly become the most popular actress in all the British Empire?

Book Review:
Such a wonderful ending to this series! I rather enjoyed the Egyptian setting. Prudence was a delightful addition! I'm just sad this series has come to a close. Looking forward to Carriger's upcoming new series!

Favorite Quote:
“She took a moment to lament her lack of parasol. Every time she left the house, she felt keenly the absence of her heretofore ubiquitous accessory.” 

Cover Art Commentary:
Love the covers of this series! They're fun and whimsical! Love the Egyptian theme in the background as well!


Friday, July 13, 2012

Reading Reflections: June 2012 (late edition)

 Books Read in June:

Total Number of Books Read this Month: 3

Total Number of Books Read this Year: 30

Most Anticipated: Timeless (Parasol Protectorate #5) by Gail Carriger

Biggest Letdown: Changeling (The Order of Darkness #1) by Philippa Gregory

Favorite Read: Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy #1) by Leigh Bardugo

Highest Rank: 5

Lowest Rank: 1 -DNF

Overall Reflection:
June was a slooooow reading month. Between work, classes, and family, I had very little extra time, which meant my reading suffered. :(  On the bright side, both Timeless and Shadow and Bone were 5 star books. I tried so hard to get through Changeling, and eventually gave up. So far, July has proven to be a more productive reading month, so hopefully that continues!