Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social ...
Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire -- and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.
With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?
SOULLESS is a comedy of manners set in Victorian London: full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.
Amo Alexia ç_çE Lord Maccon, ovviamente.Che teneri insieme! "Why must you always be so difficult?" wondered Lord Maccon in utter exasperation.Alexia grinned. "No soul?" she suggested."No sense!" corrected the earl.The Loontwills returned from
The Loontwills returned from their shopping expedition flushed with success. Except for Squire Loontwill, who was now less flush than he had been and wore an expression more often seen on men returning from battle -one that had been badly lost with many casualties.
I do not want to die -thought Alexia- I have not yet yelled at Lord Maccon for his most recent crass behavior!
"Let us be perfectly clear here", said Squire Loontwill. "You are willing to marry our Alexia, even though she is... Well...", he floundered. Felicity came to his rescue. "Old". Evylin added, "And plain". "And tan" said Felicity. [...] Lord Maccon glanced about at Alexia's family. No wonder she devalued herself, growing up in this kind of environment. He looked at Felicity. "What should I possibly want with a silly chit out of the schoolroom?" At Evylin. "PErhaps our ideas on beauty do not ally with one another. I find your sister's appearance quite pleasing".
As though her family were not watching, he touched the side of her face, stroking the cheek her mother had hit. "I understand that you have been taught for far too long that you are unworthy". Miss Tarabotti felt inexplicably like crying. She turned her face away from his caress.
The vampire's eyes were open, and he was staring at her intently. It was as though he were trying to speak to her with simply the power of a glare. Alexia did not speak glare-ish.Continua...Nascondi
Not really my style. It wasn't a bad book but it is skewed more to women's than to a man's like me. If you like fashion and clothes you mite give this book a try but if you look for more action stay away.