Saturday, 16 October 2010

Blameless - Review and yet another Giveaway

Blameless by Gail Carriger (The Parasol Protectorate #3)

What is it about:
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.

What did I think of it:
I wasn't happy with the ending of Changeless (the second book) so it took me awhile to pick up Blameless, but I can tell you I'm glad I did. Where I found Changeless a bit stiff and emotionless Blameless makes up for that and got me firmly addicted to this series again. It's a fun, actionpacked story with old and new cool characters you can't help loving or in some cases hating.

I loved the fact that my favourite returning character Professor Lyall had quite a cool storyline and lots of screentime in this book and I must even admit I thought his storyline was cooler than Alexia's storyline (not that her storyline wasn't cool I must say).
There were quite a few events that may have their consequences in future books, but luckily this time it didn't end in such a grueling cliffhanger to keep me upset for months to come. So now I'm eagerly awaiting any further installment in this cool, steampunk series.

Why should you read it:
It's got Steampunk, Templars, Werewolves and Vampires!!
(review of Soulless can be found here and of Changeless here

And now for yet another giveaway:

Due to a mix up a friend of mine ended up with two copies of Blameless and kindly donated her second copy to giveaway to one of the readers of my blog.

So if you want a chance to win Blameless:
- Leave me a comment to let me know you want to be entered
- Leave a way for me to contact you
- You do not need to be a follower (only become a follower if you like my blog)
- Giveaway ends on Oktober 29th so comment before then.
- Open internationally

ps: Don't forget to check my other giveaways. Links to those are in the sidebar on the right.


Linda Henderson said...

Please enter me in this book giveaway. I haven't read this series yet and I've been wanting to.

seriousreader at live dot com

Fi-chan (Bookish-Escape) said...

Oh count me in! Surprisingly I find the covers pretty nice.

I already am a follower, so. :D
thank you for this giveaway and for making it international!

feeyonachan at gmail dot com

*yadkny* said...

Please enter me... I would absolutely love to win this book! The covers to this series are so interesting. I'm also a sucker for a great story with Wolves and Vampires.

Great review!

titania86 said...

Blameless was awesome! I'm glad you liked it too. I also liked the focus on Lyall. :) I would love to win a copy! Great review!


Enbrethiliel said...


Oh, I feel so greedy to be entering so many of your contests at once, Sully . . . but that's not stopping me, is it? =P

I'm actually just getting started with this trilogy (series?) so I'd love to be entered in this giveaway. Thanks!

Sullivan McPig said...

No need to feel greedy!
I enter every giveawayat your blog too. It just happens to be a very giveaway-week this week.

buddyt said...

Thanks so much for opening so many of your giveaways to worldwide entries.

I get so depressed when I see "USA/CAN only" on so many giveaways although I can understand why people have to do that.

You rock !

Please enter me.

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmailDOT com

Sullivan McPig said...

@Carol: I so understand how you feel about usa/can only giveaways as I myself am not from the US myself either

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Oooh, I have been really wanting to read this one! I love anything steampunk, and I've heard these are great! Thanks!!!

inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

LAMusing said...

Count me in please!

Alice Audrey said...

Count me in.

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

Please enter me as well. Steampunk is my new lust. :)

mdwartistry at yahoo dot com

debbie said...

I would love to read this.

Found art blog said...

OH!! I don't usually enter your book giveaways but this one sounds cool!! Besides, it's in London and it's steampunk!! Please enter me in this!

Birdie said...

I've yet to read this series, but I'm having tons of fun playing with the online dress up doll version of the heroine
(yup, 'cause I'm cool like that hahahaha)

Sullivan McPig said...

An online dress up doll? *runs off to check*

Aleksandra said...

I'm already a follower, so please enter me...

Thanks for the giveaway!

M.A.D. said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Well, you had me at *Parasol* (not to mention steampunk, vampires & werewolves lol)
Please pretty please enter me and thanks a whole bucket o' braiiiiinnnnz!

PS - And thanks to your awesome friend for donating her copy :D

Sarah said...

I haven't read a steampunk book yet but would love to win this one!

Spav said...

I would love to win this one. Count me in, please.


PinkStuff28 said...

I would really enjoy reading this one..
Enter me !

I'm a followrer

raluk.93 at gmail (dot) com

Thanks to your friend :)