Rummanah Aasi
  I had the pleasure of devouring Changeless, the second installment of the Parasol Protectorate series. Changeless is just as witty, smart, and fun as its predecessor, Soulless, which I really enjoyed. Gail Carriger is clearly a talented writer. I love her unique and detailed world building coupled with clever dialogue and a great cast of characters. 

Description: Changeless focuses on the disappearance of Lord Maccon as well as getting background information regarding his past and the status of his pack in Scotland. There is a strange phenomenon that is going on Scotland: many paranormal creatures are unable to shift to their true forms and are stuck as humans. Alexia is determined to solve the mystery and find Lord Maccon if she feels like it.

Review: I thought Changeless was much more a mystery novel than a romance like Soulless. Although romance is present, but only amongst the secondary characters. The quest of locating Lord Maccon and the mystery surrounding why the supernaturals became human was an interesting plot for the novel.The main cast of characters in book one is also present in book two. They are just as funny and sharp. The dialogue and the characters are mainly the reasons why I love this series. Ivy, Alexia's best friend, had me in stitches and kept the novel light when things turned serious. An additional bonus is learning about all the cool gadgets that Alexia uses. I can't help but think, "Man, I wish I had that!"
    I know that some readers were turned off by the cliffhanger ending, but I had a hunch of how the book would end. I was more shocked on how Lord Maccon reacted and how things were left. Needless to say, I'm really looking forward to the third installment, Blameless, which comes out this September.

Rating: 4 stars

Words of Caution: There is some language. Sex is implied, but not graphic. Teens who are looking for angst ridden werewolves and vampires might get bored. I think this book is more suited for adults and those who enjoy dry humor.  

If you like this book, try: Blameless by Gail Carriger, #3 of the Parasol Protectorate series (available in Sept. 2010)
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