Title: Timeless (The Parasol Protectorate #5)
Author: Gail Carriger
Publisher: Orbit 2012
Genre: Steampunjk Paranormal
Rating: 5/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Fantasy; A to Z -- T; Mount TBR
How I Got It: I own it!
Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, has settled into domestic bliss. Of course, being Alexia, such bliss involves integrating werewolves into London High society, living in a vampire's second best closet, and coping with a precocious toddler who is prone to turning supernatural willy-nilly. Even Ivy Tunstell's acting troupe's latest play, disastrous to say the least, cannot put a damper on Alexia's enjoyment of her new London lifestyle.Until, that is, she receives a summons from Alexandria that cannot be ignored. With husband, child, and Tunstells in tow, Alexia boards a steamer to cross the Mediterranean. But Egypt may hold more mysteries than even the indomitable Lady Maccon can handle. What does the vampire Queen of the Alexandria Hive really want from her? Why is the God-Breaker Plague suddenly expanding? And how has Ivy Tunstell suddenly become the most popular actress in all the British Empire?
I am in love with each and every one of the characters in this series. I love them all equally. I really cannot decided who is my favorite. Ms. Carriger has made me want to live in her version of Victorian England. I want to be best friends with Alexia. I want to run into Lord Akeldama and his drones at social gatherings. I want to see the productions of the Tunstells. I want to buy a hat from Biffy. I want to peruse Madame Lefoux's gadgets. And I want to marvel at the dirigbles and ballon travels and general wonderment. This series is one of my favorites in a very long time.