Friday, July 15, 2011

BOOK REVIEW - BLAMELESS by GAIL CARRIGER - THE PARASOL PROTECTORATE # 3

By : Gail Carriger
Published By : Orbit Books
Released : Available Now
Details : Paperback, 355 Pages

RATING : 4 SLOSHED STARS!!!

Book Blurb : Taken From Goodreads

Quitting her husband's house and moving back in with her horrible family, Lady Maccon becomes the scandal of the London season. 


Queen Victoria dismisses her from the Shadow Council, and the only person who can explain anything, Lord Akeldama, unexpectedly leaves town. To top it all off, Alexia is attacked by homicidal mechanical ladybugs, indicating, as only ladybugs can, the fact that all of London's vampires are now very much interested in seeing Alexia quite thoroughly dead.


While Lord Maccon elects to get progressively more inebriated and Professor Lyall desperately tries to hold the Woolsey werewolf pack together, Alexia flees England for Italy in search of the mysterious Templars. Only they know enough about the preternatural to explain her increasingly inconvenient condition, but they may be worse than the vampires -- and they're armed with pesto.
 

BOOK REVIEW:

Thwack ! Thwack! Thwack! .....I’m imagining a certain person and family getting a thwacking from me.... well they all deserve a good thwacking...

Lots more shenanigans going on in ‘Blameless’, no homing pigeons needed just look for Fatty , ladybugs abound, Lord Maccon is rather pickled and Professor Lyall has his hands full babysitting a broken heart. Emmet Wilberforce Bootbottle – Fipps has a message and Madame Lefoux and her mustache take a liberty. There’s a bit of swarming going on and Biffy is in a bit of bother. Mudslinging is a nasty business that would be dealt with best head held high, whilst controlling an epileptic pink hat box.


The infant, inconvenience, is well, being inconvenient, whilst its father is downing formaldehyde and crunchy bits, singing bad Opera and being rather a nuisance to Randolph. Word has got around and a challenge has been sort for the title of Alpha that poor Randolph must protect, whilst solving the conundrums that are popping up, left , right and centre. Cravats are in need of straightening and Lord Akeldama is nowhere to be found.


Magpie is left in charge with a new fashion garnering attention and a craving for pesto is a must and bloomer showing Ornithopter seating can’t be helped.


The female specimen is well..a specimen that some nightgown embroidered wearing Italians need observed, ya!

Vampires are in a tizzy being rather insistent , whilst a masked rescuer who is sometimes a hairy beasty, slips in and out of diabolical situations in the name of keeping Alexia and co safe.


When one finally comes to their senses, will it be too late.....?

I can't wait for 'Heartless' to arrive in the mail. I just adore this series as it is a lot of fun to read, just a great time had with all the characters and their personalities.

I think loyal to the core, dependable Professor Lyall needs a vacation after his efforts in 'Blameless'.

FAVE QUOTES:

“My darling Chamomile Button!” he wrote. “I received your card, and given recent intelligence, it has occurred to me that you may be in ever-increasing need of accommodation but were far too polite to request it openly. Let me tender my most humble offer, to the only person in all of England currently thought more outrageous than myself.”


“Na drunk,” insisted his lordship, throwing one substantial arm across his Beta’s shoulders and leaning heavily upon it. “ Jush a tiny little slightly small bit’a squiffy.”



“You managed to break back into my specimen collection, didn’t you? Really, my lord, those were the last of my samples.”

“Ish good stuff, fermaldathdie.”



Lord Maccon came over slightly sober once more. “ That pansy. Missing, is he? Good. He reminds me of a limp custard filling, all cream and no crust. Never could understand what Alexia saw in that pointy-toothed ninnyhammer. My wife! Cavorting about with a crustless vampire. Least I know he isna the father.”



“Given that our Alpha is pursuing a new and glorious career as an imbecilic twit, we must prepare for the worst.”



“You are becoming, shall we say , of the biscuit inclination, my lord. “Lord Maccon took a deep breath and then sucked on his teeth, “ Gone loopy , have I ?”



“Necessity sometimes demands a sacrifice, young Randolph. Can I call you Randy? Or would you prefer, Dolphy? Dolly, perhaps? “ Professor Lyall flinched noticeably. “Anyway , as I was saying, Dolly....”


Michelle

2 comments:

  1. I love the quotes! I've been thinking about starting this series for a while now :)

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  2. Ahhh, I recommend cracking them open..I had a ball reading them..can't wait for Heartless.:D I think you will like them. Steampunk and a great cast of characters and going ons. If you don't like them..then you can tell me off:D

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