A review by missbookiverse
Heartless by Gail Carriger


+ I loved that Alexia was pregnant throughout basically the whole novel. Pregnant protagonists are rare (at least in my reading universe) and they're different and refreshing. There are so many things you have to pay attention to, you're less mobile, more tired, hungry (especially in Alexia's case ;) etc. Furthermore, the author never shies away from delicate topics like sexual urges or expanding breasts. I loved how flustered Alexia got when she had to talk about the latter xD

+ Ivy's initiation into the "Parasol Protectorate" was marvelous. The ritual Alexia made up for her on the spot and how seriously Ivy took everything.

+ Zombie porcupines

+ Prof. Lyall got a back story. And it broke my heart. Spin-of prequel please!

+ Biffy and Lord Akeldama. This subplot has been going on for several books which I think is very well done. I love how Biffy is so conflicted about being a werewolf. But seriously, like Alexia said: if you cannot dance the same dance, then you should change the music!!

- The only thing I didn't really care for was like, the actual plot? The ghost, the assassination etc. It dragged.

+ Epic showdown. That Octomaton combined with Alexia giving birth, wow.

+ Prudence and her skin walker ability. How she turns into a pup when her father picks her up, is the absolute cutest. Can't wait to find out more about her in the last book and her own series.