Alexia Tarabotti Novels Changeless & Blameless by Gail Carriger
When I first read Souless, I wasn't sure what to think. The style of writing was a bit different and I wasn't sure about it being a series. I have said before how I don't really like series. It's just that by book 5, or if we're lucky book 7 or 8, the story tends to get repetitive. Or worse the characters change so much you don't recognize them anymore ~coughanitablakeseriescough~!!
All the books are stand alone stories, but they do follow a timeline. So, if you are curious you can start with Souless and stop if you want. Which is what I did, until after I reread it and wanted to know what happened next. So, I picked up Changeless (2) and Blameless (3) I also just ordered Heartless (4) and Timeless (5). Will be updating shortly on those! ;0)
Changeless starts with all the supernatural folk becoming human, which is greatly concerning. Oh, to go back a second Alexia Tarabotti is souless and lives in a Victorian England with scientific advancements (aka Steam Punk) and where supernaturals have been given rights (in England). Souless people are rare; when they touch a supernatural they become human. Which vampires and werewolves don't like very much. So, when everyone becomes human they think she has something to do with it. To prove her innocence she goes on a search to find out what is going on!
I have to say about all the books so far is they are very funny and clever!
Then in Blameless she is forced to leave England to Italy to find out more about herself and her father's history. What I find frustrating is when there is a character who could answer her questions, but won't. Her butler, Floote, was her dad's butler and knows stuff!! Yet, he won't tell her things that would be useful to her! This was less satisfactory then Souless and Changeless as the other two had more interesting insight!
I am stuck into book 4 at the moment and will let you know how it goes!
I highly recommend this series and that's a lot coming from me, who doesn't like series'!