Written by: Gail Carriger
Released: June 28, 2011 by Orbit
Summary: Lady Alexia Maccon, soulless, is at it again, only this time the trouble is not her fault. When a mad ghost threatens the queen, Alexia is on the case, following a trail that leads her deep into her husband's past. Top that off with a sister who has joined the suffragette movement (shocking!), Madame Lefoux's latest mechanical invention, and a plague of zombie porcupines and Alexia barely has time to remember she happens to be eight months pregnant.
Will Alexia manage to determine who is trying to kill Queen Victoria before it is too late? Is it the vampires again or is there a traitor lurking about in wolf's clothing? And what, exactly, has taken up residence in Lord Akeldama's second best closet?
I read this MONTHS ago (I’m that far behind in my review writing) but I absolutely adored this novel and it’s hard to forget.
I loved how huffy Alexia was with just about everything and especially her little quips about her pregnancy. She just made me smile the entire time with her sarcasm and sass since the entire novel you could see just how much she didn’t really mean it. Top it all off with growling werewolves and haughty vampires and you get this amazing combination of characters who do nothing but get in and out of trouble.
This novel was full of adventure, experiments, and fabulous fashion sense. It’s definitely not one of those novels where it wasn’t as good of a read as the first in the series; if anything these novels keep getting better.
I can’t wait for the next novel in the series and luckily I’ve already pre-ordered it from The Book Depository! 10/10.