Monday, January 10, 2011

Book Review: Blameless by Gail Carriger

Blameless (The Parasol Protectorate)Title: Blameless
Author: Gail Carriger
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Orbit (September 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0316074152


Blameless is the third installment in Gail Carriger's The Parasol Protectorate series. The third novel continues picks up where Changeless left. I love this series and I love how Garriger made her series stand out but there are a lot of aspects in the book that I was not that happy about. In Blameless, Alexia is in a tricky situation wherein she tries to survive being killed by vampires and hunted down by her other enemies.

Alexia travels to Italy with Floote and Madam Lefoux to take a break from all the problems that she is facing. One of which is being cast out by her husband for bearing a child that he thinks isn't his. Another is the social dilemma which is connected with the casting out of her husband. and third is being a pregnant preternatural. You will definitely read a lot of Professor Lyall as he tries to save the packs reputation, Lord Akeldama and his drones to uncover a bit of the mystery, the Tunstell couple who are simply adorable and Alexia's estranged family. I so love the side adventure that Garriger wrote in this book.

The cliffhanger ending in Changeless was a disappointment and sad to say but Blameless followed the same path. I also didn't read more of the banter between husband and wife which I love to read as it gives me a good laugh and the reconciliation between husband and wife was somewhat too easy. I felt that Alexia shouldn't have forgiven her husband too quickly but it's not my story to write so I will just have to wait what Miss Garriger's plans on the characters are in book four titled Heartless.

Regardless of the shortcoming of Changeless and Blameless, I am still a fan and will continue to be a fan just because Garigger can definitely write a good story. I am anticipating book four which will be release in July. Readers who haven't read the series should pick their copy.


  1. I've started this book but had to put it down and just haven't gotten around to finishing it. I think I'm too mad about the ending of Changless. :)

    Jennifer (An Abundance of Books)

  2. @Jennifer - Changeless was a bit disappointing because of how Carriger ended it. I didn't think that Carriger needed that kind of ending to keep her readers reading.


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