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Subject: Soulless and Changeless (Parasol Protectorate)
Date Posted: 5/16/2010 11:22 AM ET
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I almost bought Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, Bk 1)  and Changeless by Gail Carriger last night. 

I read about the first 20 pages at B&N last night, was going to buy it until common sense prevailed upon me to read the 9 million books at home before buying new (I'm TRYING to rehab myself! lol).

Anyone read these? They seem so darned good .... maybe I can justify it by using a Borders coupon or knocking a few bucks off at Book Depository! lol 



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Date Posted: 5/16/2010 11:30 AM ET
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Hmmmm...  nope haven't read them but they went on my TBR list.  Fortunately my local library has them so when I can find the time to read them I won't have to get in the WL line.

Date Posted: 5/16/2010 11:49 AM ET
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I've read Soulless and it's a keeper for me!  One of the best books I've read in a while!  I haven't read Changeless yet...I'm told it has a huge cliffhanger and that I should read it closer to when the 3rd book comes out. 

Date Posted: 5/16/2010 1:22 PM ET
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Gail Carriger has been added to my auto buy list.  And my keeper shelf.  They have such a delicious wry sense of humor.  I did like the first one slightly more. 

Sort of a steampunk comedy of manners.  I highly recommend her books.  They also showed up on lists of books recommended for YA, even though they are marketed towards adults.

Date Posted: 5/16/2010 2:38 PM ET
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I loved Soulless as well!  I have Changeless TBR, but haven't read it yet.  Emily description is right on!

Date Posted: 5/16/2010 3:00 PM ET
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I really liked Soulless, and liked Changeless ok.  Don't get me wrong, Changeless was good, but I liked Soulless more, but that's just me.

Date Posted: 5/16/2010 5:43 PM ET
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Changeless had less of the interaction with "polite" society.  And I missed the tongue in cheek quality to the humor. 

Date Posted: 5/17/2010 1:29 AM ET
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Soulless was great, Changeless was good.

i know exactly what you mean though - i read the first chapter of Soulless at the store and wanted to buy it immediately, but had already used my coupon so i figured i'd wait.  and then someone took pity on me and posted it to me so i could enjoy it too.  :)

Date Posted: 5/17/2010 12:31 PM ET
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Oh boy .... I kind of thought that these books were going to get all sorts of "thumbs up."  Awesome premise, great writing (from what I could tell by the first 20 pges anyhow) .... now I wish I'd bought them the other night! lol

Ah well, read a bit more, purge a bit more then I won't feel guilty! lol

Thanks for everyone's input! (I'd love to hear more too!)

Date Posted: 5/17/2010 3:43 PM ET
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I'm glad to hear all the rave reviews... I got a WL book from someone the other day who was kind enough to notice I had Souless on my WL and posted that to me as well!  Just waiting to get it to add to Mt. TBR... but it sounds like I will need to move it closer to the front for sure!

Date Posted: 5/17/2010 10:09 PM ET
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I have Soulless on my book shelf right now - maybe I need to read it soon!!!

Date Posted: 5/17/2010 10:16 PM ET
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Do.  Soulless has such a wonderful sense of humor.  I was gushing last year about it.  Still feel giddy just thinking of it.

Date Posted: 5/17/2010 11:43 PM ET
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Emily, so where was I when you were gushing!?!? I'd never heard about it till a couple weeks ago!! I usually reserve my gushing for my "Pink Carnation" books!! 

Of course, I did my major purge (sending out something like 42 books so far) as I promised myself but postage for that used up my "book" money so it'll have to wait till next month to buy! lol 



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Date Posted: 5/18/2010 1:52 AM ET
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I almost bought them too Susan!  I could not decide between them or Hell Fire by Ann Aguirre.  I decided to go with Hell Fire since I already read the 1st book.  But from what everyone is saying, it looks like I will be buying them soon.

Date Posted: 5/18/2010 2:20 PM ET
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I read Soulless last November.  In December I must have mentioned it in the historical romance paranormal thread, the steampunk thread, and the books I've read thread.  Now I don't usually gush.  And I'm not long typed when I do.  But I kept mentioning it. 

 

Date Posted: 6/1/2010 4:33 PM ET
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Finished Soulless last week - just wanted to come back to this thread and say that this was one that lived up to the hype.  Liked the fact that the main character had such a strong character of her own, and really got into it.  Can't wait to continue the series!

Date Posted: 6/10/2010 8:46 PM ET
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I started Soulless today.   So far, so good.