With the exception of this one thing that I’ll get to later, there really isn’t much to say about this book. Carriger’s writing continues to be witty and fun, and sly in all the best ways. Her sense of humor is definitely in line with mine. Her characters are flawed and lovable. Her sense of atmosphere is impeccable.
Basically, if you liked the first two books, you will like this one.
It picks up a few weeks after Changeless. Alexia is living back with her family, but when news of her scandalous predicament breaks, her family kicks her out, and she and Madame LeFoux decide it’s high time to visit Italy and find out more about what Alexia is now calling her “infant inconvenience”. Meanwhile, back in London, all the vampires have collectively gone insane and decided that Alexia needs to die, Lord Akeldama has skipped town, and the dum-dum Lord Maccon is constantly drunk, trying to buck up the courage to admit he was wrong to treat Alexia as he did at the end of last book.
Not all that much actually happens, but that’s okay, really. I’m not in this for the plot.
I’m not quite sure however, and spoilers here, that I think the reunion between Alexia and Lord Maccon was handled right. I liked how upset Alexia was at the beginning, and how betrayed she felt by him not trusting her. I just don’t think Lord Maccon was appropriately sorry when they finally met again. It was a little too light-hearted, and he didn’t grovel nearly enough, in my opinion. It also seemed like he was mostly miserable for himself, rather than what he did to Alexia.
Whatever, though. It’s not a dealbreaker for me. I’m still having too much fun. Only two books left now!