Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate) by Gail Carriger is unexpectedly fun. Imagine an alternate history, with all it’s repressed 19th century London mores, and a twenty-five year old spinster who keeps winding up next to dead supernaturals. This blend of parody, Victorian romance and paranormal mix together to form a delicious stew.
I loved Alexia’s prickly personality, obsession with food, and prideful low self-esteem that propelled her forward and ultimately landed her within the strong arms of Scottish Alpha werewolf Conall Maccon. There’s a great group of secondary characters and I’m starving to read the next in the series. maybe I better brew up a cup of tea and grab a muffin before I do.
Never has an obsurd, alternate history, felt so modern and true. It’s almost as if preternaturals and supernaturals always existed. In Carriger’s world, it’s true.