"They are what?" Lord Conall Maccon, Earl of Woolsey, was yelling.
–Gail Carriger - Changeless - c.2010 - pg. 1
If you haven’t yet read Soulless then I am afraid that this review will contain spoilers. It is the second book in a series after all. However, the spoilers are, in a way, not spoilers, because you pretty much knew what was going to happen simply because of the conventions of a romance. But nevertheless, consider your self warned.
Soulless ended with Alexia becoming Lady Maccon after marrying Conall Maccon, as well as muhjah to Queen Victoria. Muhjah being the traditional preternatural advisor to the monarch, alongside a hiveless vampire and a packless werewolf. Changeless begins with her husband disappearing off to Scotland after his old pack. A strange lack of supernatural ability in London. And Alexia following Conall to Scotland on the trail of whatever caused the temporary supernatural-less-ness. And she travels on a dirigible. How very steampunk!
This series is just so much fun. I really enjoyed every moment of it. Although I do wish that Alexia had some capable female friends. I mean Ivy is all very well as a comic foil, but she does play her part as the overly sensitive Victorian fainting woman a little too well. But I’m being picky, because there are some straight-forward and more than capable women in this book. They just may not be all that friendly towards Alexia.
I do enjoy the banter between the characters, especially Alexia and her husband, however, you do understand why many people don’t see their as a love match.
The one issue I did have with this book was the ending. First of all, it was easy to predict that Show Spoiler ▼
I do hate cliff-hanger endings. Hate them hate them hate them! Luckily enough I have the next book on hand, so it isn’t much of a cliff-hanger to me. But I do hope that book 3 doesn’t end in such a too be continued fashion.