Here’s hoping everyone escaped the cold that I caught. I also hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. Here in the US we are experiencing winter at it’s finest. Which, with it being cold out, means I get to read a bit more! So, without further ado…
Heartless By Gail Carriger
Alexia Maccon is eight months pregnant and should be slowing down. But when a ghost appears with a warning about the queen’s life Alexia, in character, launches into action. More like hobbling. Not only is she on the case of the queen she is moving her residence. After Lord Akeldama agrees to adopt the baby Maccon, at the sacrifice of his second and third best closets, the Lord and Lady decide to move into the townhouse next door. When werewolves are in the mix nothing is easy.
So while renovations are underway Alexia decides to investigate her case going undercover as a pregnant “Mrs. Floote”. But something seems odd. Some of the pieces aren’t fitting together properly. And when Formerly Lefoux, in her increasingly maddened state, exclaims the she’s on the wrong track Lady Maccon may have two cases to solve. However, it may be best to let sleeping dogs lie. Especially when lineage is involved. And Why does Madame Lefoux look so exhausted?
After solving the lesser of the two, Alexia has to start from square on all over again. Heading back to Madame Lefoux’s chamber she seeks to further question the aunt. But things are getting worse for the poor poltergeist. A terrible wailing can be herd even among the noisy contraptions. And where has Madame Lefoux vanished to?
Alexia must waddle around London and find the inventor before the worst can happen. Finally on the right track Alexia Maccon ends up in a dirigible, a hive, an octopus, and eventually her own bed. With only her poor bustle being the worse for wear.
I know this review seems a bit vague but it is very difficult for me to describe it without giving away very crucial details. So… as always take the time! I give this book a nine out of ten for yet again making me laugh and being filled with intrigue. Gail Carriger is a literary genius. I have never read a book, let alone a series, so well choreographed from beginning to end. These novels are like fine artwork in their construction.