Friday, March 16, 2012

FRIDAY: Timeless by Gail Carriger

Timeless (The Parasol Protectorate, No. 5)

Alexa is juggling her life in the city, her unusual housing situation, her toddler daughter, her daughter's guardian, and all the "usual" paranormal business in her life. Then she is summoned by a vampire queen to Egypt where mysteries abound. Final book in the Alexia Tarabotti series.

I was sad to read this would be the last book in the series, but I have found out that the author is working on two new series related to this world that will come out in 2013. I love the dynamics in this book that are brought about by Alexa's daughter, Prudence. I think she really brings a freshness to the series. The rest of the regulars are present and continue to be fun to spend a few hours with. You can read about the rest of the books in the series here. I have really enjoyed this take on the paranormal fervor that has taken over much of the publisher world in the last few years. The steampunk elements make for another fun and unusual twist compared to most of the books I read.

4 out of 5 stars

Recommended for: sci-fi/fantasy/steampunk fans, fans of the previous books in the series, romance fans who want paranormal elements in their stories. 

Cautions: romantic relationships and alternate lifestyles

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