Thursday, May 31, 2018

Books from the Backlog #10


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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This week's neglected book


Soulless by Gail Carriger
Series: Parasol Protectorate #1
Release Date: October 1, 2009
Publisher: Orbit
Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations.

First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.

Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire--and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.

With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?

Why did I add Soulless to my bookshelf?

I bought the bundle of the first three books of this series on July 30, 2011.  I remember that I read the sample and really liked it before I decided to make the purchase.  I have no idea why I haven't read this yet.  It sounds like my kind of book and most of the reviews that I have seen for it are quite positive.  Maybe I will get around to it someday!

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it to others?






26 comments:

  1. OMG you have to read it, I adored it! Though then the series started to drag around...4`?

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    1. I have the first three so we will see how it goes.

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  2. I am putting this on my to read list Carole. Thanks so much for sharing it this week:)

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  3. I never read this series but have seen such good buzz for it. I'm trying to figure out exactly what genre(s) this set falls into. Rather different, isn't it? Thanks for your rec!

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    1. Paranormal Steampunk? Sounds like a fun series anyway. Thanks, Ruth!

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  4. I always meant to read this one too!! I hope you end up loving it when you do get a chance to read. :)

    Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  5. Don't read my review of it! *giggles* Actually there was nothing wrong with the book or the writing, it just wasn't to my personal taste. I hope you enjoy it when you get the chance to read it!

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    1. You know I am going to have to check out your review now!

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  6. This author is on my TBR but I think for another series. This sounds interesting.

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    1. I think that I have another series that she wrote on my tbr as well.

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  7. Love this series. I just finished it last year and hope to get to the side series soon.

    Hope you like it when you get the chance.

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    1. So happy to hear that you liked this one, Sophia Rose!

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  8. It sounds interesting and different than my usual thing. I like this concept - Books from the Backlog. It's not unlike what we are doing with COYER or even my Thrifty Thursday. I've been working my Netgalley backlist and have it down to 3 which aren't current. I hope to finish them up this summer. We will see. There's a reason I haven't read them which was the same as the other two I finished up recently. Anne - Books of My Heart

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    1. I am really focused on my NetGalley backlist this year as well. I wish I could say I am in single digits but at least I got my NetGalley pile under 100 this month.

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  9. Oh I like this series and I need to read the last book

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    1. Yay! Glad to hear that you enjoyed this one, Melliane :)

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  10. True story...I have the first 4 books in a boxed set, unopened. *headdesk*

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    1. At least I have company...my 3 book bundle is sitting unread on my Kindle.

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  11. I've heard good things about this series, I even had a blogger recommend it to me once as a series they'd thought I would like.

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    1. I have seen some really great reviews for it. I just need to actually read it :)

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  12. I love the steampunk genre and think it is highly underrated! I have this one on my wishlist!

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