Changeless reached #20 on the New York Times Mass Market Paperback bestseller list on April 3, It was the first of Gail Carriger’s books to hit the list. Changeless is the second installment in the delightful historical fantasy Parosol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger. If you prefer to be unspoiled I suggest skipping this review. Dear Ms. Carriger: Changeless starts of slow and ends with a big cliffhanger.

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Also, Conall does have a temper, but I still think him being so mistrusting of Alexia is vaguely out of character.

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Likewise, the focus of this book is ever so slightly different than its predecessor. Lord Maccon was a huge character in the last book.

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Changeless fits under the Steampunk genre. That ending is NOT okay. I liked csrriger being there, regardless of the whole “questionable motives” bit. Preview — Changeless by Gail Carriger. The plot is serviceable, less contrived and silly than the last book, with a mild mystery for our protagonist to solve.

Buddy read with the MacHalo group starting October 6, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Ivy continues to be her usual clueless self. Christian Grey rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’m loving the way she’s building the world out through new characters and concepts. For all the pronunciation differences between this and the Finishing School books, I still enjoyed the czrriger immensely.


And here’s what I thought once I got my hands on it. Changeless is a hilarious novel up to the point it becomes fucking rage-inducing. Therefore, it’s fast forward to Lady Maccon and a step up the Victorian social ladder for Alexia. I actually think I’m going to start foaming at the mouth waiting for Blameless!

But Alexia is armed Alexia Maccon, the Lady Woolsey, awakens in the wee hours of the mid-afternoon cariger find her husband, who should be decently asleep like any normal werewolf, yelling at the top of his lungs.

I shudder in delight at the possibilities. But Alexia is armed with carfiger trusty parasol, the latest fashions, and an arsenal of biting civility. Much of the novel is sharp, witty and hugely entertaining, but towards the end, the tone turns darker with a dramatic plotline that should have most readers eagerly anticipating the third instalment.

Sep 18, Sh3lly grumpybookgrrrl. Jul 20, Sophia rated it it was amazing Shelves: I finished this book last night and actually carrifer off writing my review overnight, but I am still so enraged at the events of the ending.

The book is fast-paced and very fun to read. Carriger is on fine form once again with her delightful and bitingly no pun intended clever style.


This is shown most of all with Alexia, but also with two other female characters. Changeless is set in an alternate history version of Victorian era Britain where werewolves and vampires are accepted as functioning members of society. When Alexia and Conall first met, they could barely stand to be in the same room with one another. I’m so upset right now, I just want to cry for Alexia. Retrieved March 31, The humor this time fell flat for me.


We also got to get some really fun scenes from Lord Maccon and Professor Lyall. She is thought a danger to other supernaturals, but not weak.

Changeless: The Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger – book review

I love the whole concept of supernaturalism being caused by an excess of soul, and the counter-balance of that being a breed that has a lack of soul. Lots of grunts in the appropriate places as well as the careless tossing aside of flimsy underthings by Lord Maccon make for great reading. I really didn’t suspect what would cause the cliffhanger caeriger I’ve heard so much about, but I was pretty angry.

What brings me back, since I’m no fan of the Victorian romance excepting the escapades of poor Bertie?

Ivy is absolutely adorable, although she comes across as a loveable twit. Trivia About Changeless Paras Onto the next book because I must know what happens.

Oh, also, this audiobook did that annoying thing where they changed a pronunciation from book one to two.