Author: Gail Carriger
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Orbit (September 1, 2010)
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.