Wednesday, March 18, 2015

2015 book 69

Gail Carriger's Prudence
The long-awaited sequel series to Carriger's Soulless books is finally here, hooray! And it's as charming as its predecessors, focusing on Prudence and Prim and basically all the other baby characters from the other books, grown up and being sent on a tea-related business trip to India. Now, there was definitely waaaaay too much about how their ladybug-looking dirigible was getting from place to place (I hate steampunk and have little patience for discussions of fake science like aetheric currents), but otherwise this was super cute. Prudence and Prim are great and their friendship is great, and it was awesome getting to see glimpses of the characters from the earlier books. And there are some exciting new were-creatures and lots of other crazy things and political drama going on. I was a little eh on the romance (it doesn't hold a candle at all to the one in Soulless) but it wasn't a huge part of the book or anything. Looking forward to the sequel. A-/B+.

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