Alexia Tarabotti finds herself in an unfortunate situation at a ball as a vampire corners her in the library. So she stakes it with her hair sticks - and quite rightly, because the vampire didn't even ask for introductions! But unfortunately that's the least of her troubles as the supernatural world finds interest in her, both foppish vampires and burly werewolves alike. Oh, and of course she's soulless. How's a girl to maintain proper etiquette when all this is happening?
This is a reread because I realized I couldn't remember much of this series, except for the odd emotions of fondness and appreciation for the wit in the book. I believe I went on a series rampage when I read this series (which makes it hard to remember specifics after reading such large quantities at a single time).
I love this book. It's steampunk, set in a supernatural 19th century London. Alexia's wit is always so clever - and I love how formal the times are there.
The plot is interesting and I love how it develops the world. The characters really do come to life.
Three and a half stars rounded up to four because I did reread it. And it was still good the second time around.