Title(s): Soulless, Changeless, Blameless
Author: Gail Carriger
Like Jessi, I am also on a vampires and werewolves kick; but throw in a dash of steampunk, comedy, romance and mystery! Mixing so many genres should be a mess but I found it to be funny and engaging. I read this series a while back while I was looking for something to introduce me to steampunk writing and I guess you could call this steampunk light. Less automatons and dirigibles, more vamps, werewolves, & ghosts. I couldn't put the first book in the series down and quickly got the rest of them.
The Victorian mannerisms almost seem like a caricature and it's funny to see characters trying to keep up their decorum in situations that definitely do not call for it. "Mr. Vampire, if you would kindly stop trying to attack me maybe we could discuss this in a civilized manner?" I kind of love witty banter ... the same sort of thing that makes me watch old Bogey and Bacall movies :)
I also like it when love interests infuriate each other and there's plenty of that here! A stubborn, strong willed heroine and a fiery short tempered suitor? Yes, please! I can't wait for the next installment, Heartless, that's being published this summer!