North Tampa Branch Library,
8916 North Boulevard in Tampa
Curious about the steampunk genre? Then come to the first meeting of the Steampunk Book Discussion Group to talk about Soulless, by Gail Carriger! In its review of the novel, Publishers Weekly states “Prickly, stubborn 25-year-old bluestocking Alexia Tarabotti is patently unmarriageable, and not just because she's large-nosed and swarthy. She's also soulless, an oddity and a secret even in a 19th-century London that mostly accepts and integrates werewolf packs, vampire hives and ghosts. The only man who notices her is brash Lord Conall Maccon, a Scottish Alpha werewolf and government official, and (of course) they dislike each other intensely. After Alexia kills a vampire with her parasol at a party—how vulgar!—she and Conall must work together to solve a supernatural mystery that grows quite steampunkishly gruesome. Well-drawn secondary characters round out the story, most notably Lord Akeldama, Alexia's outrageous, italic-wielding gay best vampire friend. This intoxicatingly witty parody will appeal to a wide cross-section of fantasy, romance and steampunk fans.”
For adults. Copies of the book are available for check out at the library.
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