Heartless by Gail Carriger
Book 4 of the Parasol Protectorate Series
Releases July 1, 2011
Galley Provided by Orbit
You all know how much I love these books. Gail Carriger is one of my favorite authors. When this surprise landed in my mailbox I didn’t read it, I devoured it in two sitting, while the hubby looked on in worry asking me why I was laughing so hard.
A ghost is on the loose and threatening Queen Victoria, Felicity has (gasp) joined the suffragette movement, there’s an infestation of zombie porcupines, and Madame Lefoux is inventing strange things. Alexia must deal with these while in her most delicate condition.
Carriger has done it again, taking us on a hilariously adventurous romp through supernatural society, complete with giant octopi, porcupines, and, of course, treacle tart.
I love that these very proper books don’t take themselves seriously and that they’re funny. Now, I do love dark books, but sometimes you need a book that makes you snort in an unladylike fashion and laugh so hard you nearly upset your tea.
I for one, love these covers, but then I also know the cover model.
Overall this was a wonderful, quick read. There is plenty of humor in Heartless. There’s all our favorite characters including plenty of the ever fabulous Lord Akeldama and sweet Biffy. There’s Alexia’s baby…and, well, we can’t forget the porcupines!
My only problem with this book, is, as usual, that I have to wait a year for the next.