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Blameless by Gail Carriger

*WARNING: THIS CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR BOOK TWO*

Goodreads: Quitting her husband’s house and moving back in with her horrible family, Lady Maccon becomes the scandal of the London season.

Queen Victoria dismisses her from the Shadow Council, and the only person who can explain anything, Lord Akeldama, unexpectedly leaves town. To top it all off, Alexia is attacked by homicidal mechanical ladybugs, indicating, as only ladybugs can, the fact that all of London’s vampires are now very much interested in seeing Alexia quite thoroughly dead.

While Lord Maccon elects to get progressively more inebriated and Professor Lyall desperately tries to hold the Woolsey werewolf pack together, Alexia flees England for Italy in search of the mysterious Templars. Only they know enough about the preternatural to explain her increasingly inconvenient condition, but they may be worse than the vampires — and they’re armed with pesto. 

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After the cliffhanger in Changeless, I had to immediately start Blameless.

A pregnant Alexia, Madame Lefoux, and Floot were chased by vampires on their way to Italy. Their part was pretty repetitive until they were captured by the Templars. While they were on their expedition, some pretty interesting things were happening with the Woosly pack… Like a hilarious drunken Lord Maccon and a new werewolf pup that may cause some drama with the vampires.

The side characters felt more like how they were in the first book. I enjoyed the lack of Ivy and Alexia’s half sisters, Lyall is starting to grow on me, Madame Lefoux still has me feeling cautious, Floot has his goofy moments, and I demand more Akeldama!

Overall, I enjoyed Blameless more than Changeless, but not as much as Soulless. There was non-stop action until the very last page, which was awesome considering how bored I was with the last book.

I’m glad we finally got a little bit of information on Alexia’s father, and finding out what kind of creature Alexia and Conall’s baby may be was pretty interesting! I feel like I know where the rest of the series is going now.

The one thing I really didn’t like was that Alexia forgave Conall too quickly, but I’m glad he came to his senses.

My Rating: tumblr_inline_nbptlpV9ce1qdokuq tumblr_inline_nbptlxaJcu1qdokuq tumblr_inline_nbptl5RKBV1qdokuq tumblr_inline_nbptlpV9ce1qdokuq 

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