Skip to main content

Timeless (Alexia Tarabotti Series Book 5) by Gail Carriger Review.

Hi ForeverBookers! Wow - I've just finished this series with the final book Timeless and it was REALLY good!

5 Stars!

It's set a few years after Heartless, book 4 finishes. Alexia and Conall's daughter, Prudence is a toddler now. Both Alexia and Conall, along with Prudence and Ivy, and her family, as well as Madame Lefoux go to Egypt to see Matakana, an ancient vampire and to see what the God Breaker Plague is doing to the supernaturals in Egypt. The majority of the book is set in Egypt with these characters, however we still get a few scenes with the likes of Lyall, Biffy, two of Lord Maccon's pack as well as Lord Akeldama and Lady Kingair in England

Spoilers below...

The reason that Alexia and Conall go to Egypt is to try and uncover the truth behind their friend and pack member's death. When they get there, they're taken to see Matakana. She lives a horrible life, however. She has to keep living for her people as they would die if she died. However, she doesn't want to keep living. Matakana is stuck in a chair like contraption because she's too old to still be alive. Alexia can see how unhappy Matakana is.

While this is going on in Egypt, we see Lyall and Biffy get closer in England. This book shows LGBT relationships, which is good. Biffy, it's discovered is of alpha quality, as he can take on the Anubis form, something only Alphas can do. He's young so it's rare but with training he will one day take over Lord Maccon's pack.

Back to Egypt, Ivy and Tunstall follow Alexia and Conall because Ivy is a part of the Parasol Protectorate, the secret band of protectors against the evil/wrong. They go as part of their acting troop as Matakana wants to see their performance. Ivy is just as funny in this book as she has been in the previous books. She has more of a role to play in this book. I won't spoil why, exactly but she's necessary towards the end of the novel. Ivy's daughter, Primrose is taken instead of Alexia's daughter. Alexia, Conall, Ivy, Tunstall, Madame Lefoux as well as the minor characters in Egypt do everything to get her back. This leads to a big battle scene.

Instead of dirigibles, in Egypt the characters fly by hot air balloon. They do this when they're trying to find Primrose. They have to fly over the God Breaker Plague. Conall doesn't like this because werewolves don't like flying but Alexia can't cross through it on foot, otherwise she'll feel sick because of the preternatural mummies, so Conall doesn't mind. The English characters get shot at here. Do Conall, Alexia and Prudence make it through? You'll have to read to find out!

NOTE: there are other bits that I have left out of this review as well because it would be too long.

Well, I loved this book. It was funny and light hearted as well as being serious in some aspects. I laughed out loud in a couple of places. I liked how the author took relationships of the characters and kept them as some authors change up the relationships throughout series'. I like how these stayed the same throughout. It wrapped up nicely as well. Gail Carriger has a YA series that follows this one so I might pick that up at some point.

Stand by for my next review soon...

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

This Side Of Murder (Verity Kent #1) by Anna Lee Huber Review...

Hi ForeverBookers, 

I've just finished This Side Of Murder by Anna Lee Hubert and it was great! This isn't my normal type of read but I still enjoyed it. 

NetGalley allowed me access to This Side Of Murder so thanks to them for letting me read and review it.

This Side Of Murder tells the story of widower, Verity. She's going to a house party on an island near England. This story is really about Verity trying to figure out a code as she was a secret code breaker in the war. Verity lost her husband in the War, or so she thinks...
4 Stars
The book is set just after World War 1 so there are some customs that are different to now, smoking being seen as a good or relaxing thing, for example. 
Verity meets another attendee of the party, Max on the way there. They strike up a friendship. The other attendees are rather hostile to Verity. The other women treat her terribly and the other men just seem to ignore her. 
This is a mystery novel where we're trying to work out lots of things.…

The Fifth Letter by Nicola Moriarty Review.

Hi ForeverBookers, a belated Happy New Year to you all! I hope you all had a great Christmas as well. The Fifth Letter was my first read of 2017, and I enjoyed it. It wasn't all that I thought it would be but it still held my attention.

I got The Fifth Letter as a NetGalley arc so thank you to NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read it.


The Fifth Letter is published on January 24th 2017 but it's is very much an ADULT read! It's is about 4 girls, Joni, Deb, Trina and Eden who were friends at school. They go away to a house for a get together trip in their 30's. The main part of the story is set while the girls are in their 30's. One of them has the idea for them each to write a secret - something they've never told anyone else before but it's kept confidential. Then each one of the girls will read a random secret, and try to work out who it belongs to.

It's  set in Australia, which is a little different as most books I read are set in the USA/th…

This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada Review

Hi ForeverBookers, 

I've just finished an awesome book! I got This Mortal Coil from NetGalley so thanks to them for letting me read it. It was soooo good!! 
5 Stars!!!
This Mortal Coil is a dystopian story that tells the story of Catarina who, along with friends has to find out who she is among the strife of a deadly plague that's killing off the worlds population through hydra clouds. 
The story is told from first person POV, which I loved! I thought the author did a great job at tackling different emotions that our main character, Catarina went through. 
There are too many good parts to quote. I'm not going to do that as this review would be so long if I did but I've summarised what happens below...SPOILERS!!!  
We see Catarina start as a shy girl with not much experience of the outside world become a warrior. Some may class this as a "special snowflake story", whereby Cat is the special one that everyone has been waiting for. She doesn't know this, tho…