A review by library_bookwyrm
Changeless, by Gail Carriger


This second novel in the Parasol Protectorate series was just as good as the first (Soulless), with an excellent job by the author in carrying over characterization. The writing remained witty and light, and I giggled almost as much, but there was an important shift in the nature of the story. Soulless was primarily, it seemed, a romance - one with a rather clever mystery story carrying it. Like most romances, obstacles are overcome and things are wrapped up very neatly in our lovers' favor. Changeless, on the other hand, is primarily a mystery/adventure story, and the end - though wrapping up the mystery very nicely - demands that you pick up the next book immediately.

While Soulless made me curl up with a nice cup of tea and left me giggling, Changeless had me on the edge of my seat, and I may have caught myself chewing my nails at times. (The cup of tea, of course, was still mandatory.) Highly recommended for those who read and liked the first book, and for those who like steampunk and/or paranormal mysteries with strong female protagonists (but who don't mind flighty sidekicks with ghastly hats).