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Changeless (Parasol Protectorate, #2)

Changeless (Parasol Protectorate, #2) - Gail Carriger,  Emily Gray Audiobook Notes at the End

I finally got around to continuing with this series and I was not disappointed. Carriger has a great wry, yet matter-of-fact, sense of humor that I adore. Felicity and Ivy being so matter-of-factly oblivious to everything happening around them made me giggle every time and I love the interaction between Alexia and Conall.

This book brings us more into the world of the Parasol Protectorate - there is more super/preternatural lore as well as more character background. It, however, has an extremely shocking cliffhanger ending. I definitely sympathize with the characters and their reactions to the situation - but seriously, the cliffhanger is intense. I plan on picking up the next book as soon as possible.

A minor issue I had was that Alexia and Conall always referred to each other as "Husband" and "Wife." Not in the "she's my wife" type of way, but in the "Oh please, husband, please stop" or "What were you saying, wife?" It may have been that the audiobook inadvertently emphasized this but it really irked me for some reason.

Audiobook Notes: After the first book in the series, I had sworn off the audio versions. Then I ended up with extra Audible credits and bought Changeless. Emily Gray is growing on me. I'm still not sold on her accents - her American accent from Soulless made me cringe and her Scottish seems awkward. But I love her as the voice of Alexia. Even though the books are written in the third person, I can really feel Alexia in the narration.