Heartless by Gail Carriger
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Heartless is the fourth book in the Parasol Protectorate series, and it’s a wonderful addition to the series. I wasn’t completely content with Blameless, book three, meaning I enjoyed the highs of book four even more. This book moves the series forward, it introduces even more elements, and all the good stuff from the prior books (the humour, the interesting character storylines, and the intrigue) is upped in this book.
As I’ve said with the prior books in the series, the Parasol Protectorate series is a very relaxed read. It had action, drama, and mystery, but it is a much easier read than many books in the genre. Heartless is no different in this regard. It is an easy read, one you can complete in no time at all, and it has a rather light and airy feel (there are still heavy elements to be found, but it doesn’t come across that way).
Blameless introduced a few new elements to the Parasol world, and Heartless helps bring them to light in relation to the drama of this story. Things come together so well in this one, taking unexpected turns, leaving us with a number of questions we want answering as we enter into the final book. The possibilities opened up in this one, the things that could happen in the future, leave you super excited to grab the final book in the series. With each new book in the series, the world grows richer – and whilst you’re excited to see how this story arc comes together, you’re also broken-hearted to know it will be coming to an end in the future.
Overall, Heartless was a brilliant book. I was turning page after page, eager to see how things came together, jumping straight into Timeless upon finishing.
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