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Timeless by Gail Carriger

Goodreads: Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, has settled into domestic bliss. Of course, being Alexia, such bliss involves integrating werewolves into London High society, living in a vampire’s second best closet, and coping with a precocious toddler who is prone to turning supernatural willy-nilly. Even Ivy Tunstell’s acting troupe’s latest play, disastrous to say the least, cannot put a dampener on Alexia’s enjoyment of her new London lifestyle.

Until, that is, she receives a summons from Alexandria that cannot be ignored. With husband, child and Tunstells in tow, Alexia boards a steamer to cross the Mediterranean. But Egypt may hold more mysteries than even the indomitable Lady Maccon can handle. What does the vampire Queen of the Alexandria Hive really want from her? Why is the God-Breaker Plague suddenly expanding? And how has Ivy Tunstell suddenly become the most popular actress in all the British Empire?


I’m really sad this series is over, but I’m really glad Gail Carriger has two more series set in this world. She is such a brilliant writer, and the world and characters she created are just so fantastic and well-developed.

Timeless takes place a few years after the events of Heartless. Toddler Prudence is so adorable, and her interactions with her parents and Lord Akeldama were hilarious.

When I found out Ivy would be travelling to Egypt with the Maccons, I was a bit concerned that I would be extremely annoyed throughout the entire book like I was with Changeless. Thankfully Ivy was pretty chill.

While the Maccons and Tunstells are in Egypt, Lyall and Biffy stay behind in London. The split POV didn’t take away from the main story.

The last ~25% was a rollercoaster of emotions for me because of all the things happening to characters. Blooming romances, betrayal, deaths, secrets revealed, supernatural characters discovering their true potential, new supernaturals being made, etc.

Timeless was a good finale, but it left some things open that I’m sure (or hoping) will be wrapped up in The Custard Protocol duology.

I have a theory that Lord Akeldama is either Nero, or some other Roman now.

My Rating: tumblr_inline_nbptlpV9ce1qdokuq tumblr_inline_nbptlxaJcu1qdokuq tumblr_inline_nbptl5RKBV1qdokuq tumblr_inline_nbptlpV9ce1qdokuq 


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