Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Why I Love Wednesdays...Favorite Character

Reflections of a Bookaholic

I am returning with my new feature... Why I love which takes place on Wednesdays. Today's proclamation of love concerns our Favorite Character

Why I Love...Alexia Tarabotti (from the Parasol Protectorate)

I need to go back and look at my comment so I can find the wonderful commenter that recommended this book to me.  I can't wait to continue with this series.  Review to come tomorrow :)

This series takes place in a Victorian steampunk age.  I love love Alexia Tarabotti!  Talk about a bundle of contradictions.  Alexia is an old-maid who adheres to society social expectations while breaking all the rules at the same time.  It's wonderful because I never really know what she will do.  I love how Alexia cares about etiquette and is continuously amused or annoyed by Lord Maccon (who is quite swoonworthy in my honest opinion) lack of etiquette (he is a werewolf after all...who can blame him).  At the same time, she is quick to sneak out to vampire hives and gallivant about at night.  Not very Victorian and I love it!  Oh and of course is witty, which is kind of a requirement to be one of my favorite characters.  Oh I have to stop now because the review is still to come.  Long story short... Alexia is a witty ball of contradictions and I LOVES it!

Which characters do you love? Feel free to create your own post and link up.  Don't want to create an entire post?  Tell me your favorites in the comments.  Thanks for stopping by for another week of Why I Love Wednesdays!!

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  1. Killing me here! Man soo hard!

    -Amanda P
    Paranormal Romance

  2. I've never heard of Parasol Protectorate, but I'm trying to break myself into reading steampunk. I may start with this book!

    This is going to be hard for me to choose one character! I've got to think on this a for a bit before I post mines! :-)

  3. I love that series, but I haven't quite finished it yet.

    I do like Alexia a lot - although I grew tired of reading about how pregnant she is - have that baby already!

  4. I love characters who are contradictions too :)

  5. Alexia sounds like a pretty awesome character :D

  6. I love Alexia. I love Alexia so much. Soulles was fantastic and I really need to get moving on reading the rest of the series.

  7. *jumping up and down* yes yes yes yes exactly!! :D I LOVE her

  8. I haven't read this book yet but it sounds wonderful. I love witty characters and if they are a bit feisty even better. Alexia Tarabotti sounds fabulous and thank you for introducing her to me.

  9. I love the banter between Alexia and Lord Maccon! They have such great chemistry.

  10. Oh! I'm going to have to add this series to my list, Alexis! Sounds good.

  11. I love Alex because she is freaking to smart for her own good. I seriously think she gets in her way more than anyone else. Her banter with Lord M is just fantastic :)

  12. aww, i haven't read this series yet, but i really want to!

  13. I'm clearly living under a rock, because I haven't heard of this series. Sounds awesome, though - I adore steampunk! Going to check it out now.

  14. This character definitely sounds interesting. I'm not a steampunk reader so this one might stay on my list for a long while. let me see if library has it i might decided to push it up.

  15. YES! I bought this one a couple of weeks ago and am looking for forward to meeting this characters, and of course the werewolf! I do love me some werewolves!

  16. I need to get to this book! I met the author and I love her. She is funny and I have heard so many great things about her writing.


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