Miss Alexia Tarabotti was not enjoying her evening.
And the reason for Miss Tarabotti’s lack of enjoyment it that she was promised refreshment at a private ball, and when it didn’t arrive she absconded to the library and ordered some tea. And while there she was attacked by a vampire. How rude!
Where did I spot this book? I know it was on some other blogger’s site, for the life of me I just can’t recall, and unfortunately am on a temporary laptop so can’t check if I made a note of who reviewed it first. But whomever you are, I salute you :) because your review meant that I simply had to pick this up when I spotted it on offer while browsing Waterstone’s last week.
And it is one of those books that just makes you glad you’ve read it. Alexia is a wonderful heroine. Full of confidence and yet she suffers from low self-esteem. She wants to help out, but she isn’t about to go rushing off and become a damsel in distress. And if that does happen, she’ll have at least some ideas about how to free herself.
It is just a wonderfully entertaining read. And I did enjoy Carriger’s version of Victorian London, her characters may not go alone with all the social niceties that a Heyer character might, but then again, they have had centuries of vampires and werewolves to influence society. All in all, two thumbs up.