One of the books that I will be suggesting for an October read is Soulless by Gail Carriger.While I haven’t read this book the premise seems very interesting.The book looks like a great mixture of alternate history, paranormal and romance.The book is set in the Victorian era where vampires, werewolves and ghosts co-mingle with humans. But even in this society Alexia Tarabotti is a bit of an oddity because she is a spinster and also doesn’t have a soul, which is not generally known.Trouble starts when Alexia is at a party and she kills a vampire with her parasol.This does get the attention of Queen Victoria, who sends Lord Conall Maccon, who happens to be a Scottish Alpha werewolf, to investigate. The reviews that I have read make me think that this is a great blend of romance, paranormal, with some steampunk thrown in for good measure.As I said I haven’t read it yet but I probably will before September’s meeting so I can give the book group members a little more insight.
The Library will be ordering a copy of the book for our collection. If you can’t wait there are available copies on the MaineCat system.