A review by leewicks
Changeless, by Gail Carriger


4.25 stars.

Ooh, damn! Okay, so the title of the next book in the series has potentially and suddenly made sense within the last few pages of this book. Hot damn. Again, the same praise for this book as I had for [b:Soulless|6381205|Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1)|Gail Carriger|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1314020848l/6381205._SY75_.jpg|6569140], including the brilliant audiobook narrator. However, I had a couple of issues with this book that knocked down my rating.

One is that I now detest both Ivy and Felicity, and failed to understand why their presence was necessary. They're so incredibly irritating, and their constant selfishness and almost monologue-like ramblings did nothing but take away from my enjoyment of the novel.

My second complaint irritated me less than the previous point, and that is that it simply took a while for the plot to really kick in. Usually, I don't mind that. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that I prefer that, but I was around 60% of the way through the book, and still no "real" plot felt particularly evident. Once it did kick in, it was worth the wait, but I could've done with some more adventure and a little less of Ivy being so dense and selfish!

Despite that, though! Really enjoyed it, and I'll be picking up the next book soon.