Review: Blameless by Gail Carriger

February 22, 2015 4 stars, Book Review 13 ★★★★

Review: Blameless by Gail CarrigerBlameless by Gail Carriger
Series: Parasol Protectorate #3
Published by Orbit Books, Recorded Books Genres: Adult SFF, Steampunk, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 374
Length: 11 hours, 59 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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My Reviews in this series: Soulless, Changeless, Heartless, Timeless

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.
BLAMELESS is the third book of the Parasol Protectorate series: a comedy of manners set in Victorian London, full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.

four-stars

Blameless is third in the Parasol Protectorate series and here Lady Alexia Maccon has been shunned by her whole family and practically all of high society!

Beware spoilers of the first two books be plentiful in this review!

Why is she shunned? Well because as we found out at the end of Book 2, she is pregnant and no one believes that Lord Maccon could possibly be the father since he is a werewolf. But of course he is because Lady Alexia hasn’t been with anyone else. So Lord Maccon has made a proper big asshole out of himself at the end of Changeless and is now making an even bigger ass of himself by being mostly inebriated for the larger part of this novel. All the while Alexia has left the country and headed to Italy to try to find out anything she can from the Templars about Preternaturals based on a breeding program they used to have. She is in for a lot of assassination attempts and oodles of steampunk inventions, lots of time spent with her butler Floot and with Madame Lefoux who decided to travel with her to Italy. Alexia is definitely not going to sit around and take being accused of infidelity lightly.

What you can expect
– a very drunk Lord Maccon
– a hurry and embittered Alexia (tho she doesn’t let that stop her from trying to clear get name
– many more fabulous contraptions then the previous two books, giving it more of a steampunk feel.

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Tabitha (Pabkins)

When I'm in the zone I can flip book pages faster than the eye can see - screaming "More Input!" I'm a book, yarn, & art supply hoarding goblin who loves to draw, make toys and craft all sorts of creepy cute things. My current habit is to listen to audio books while I'm arting it up!
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13 Responses to “Review: Blameless by Gail Carriger”

    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      Oh I actually finished it weeks ago, and the first book in the YA series as well. I’m just spacing out the reviews. I’m trying to get more content prescheduled for March when the baby is due to arrive. I did enjoy it though. It was light and fun. Super easy to listen to rather than read.
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  1. Diamond Dee @ Dee's Reads

    I LOVE THIS SERIES >.<

    I flew this series (like you) except I stopped after this book, I think. I know I read this one, but I need to read the one that's purple. I think it's called Changeless? *shrugs* lol. I know I own it and it's waiting …
    I just love these books because they are so easy to get through and funny! Alexia is just an amazing character and I love her relationship with Lord Maccon (or marriage, I should say). lol. It was interesting seeing him in Scotland (that happened in this book, yes?) As you can see, I haven't read these since early last year. 😀

    Great review, Tabitha! By the way, I need to message you because I did receive the books from Tor Teen (Replica series) — THANK YOU— 🙂 AND I found I DO, in fact, have a copy of the second book Resistance that is totally extra (it's an ARC) so if you still want it maybe we can do a trade or something? I know you have a ton of books, maybe something you have that you don't really want or something. haha. Either way I'll send it to ya. k So email me if you want it!!! <3
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