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still like the series, but this book a fail for me
on 24 March 2015
Conall: "So, yeah, like despite doing nothing wrong, sorry I immediately distrusted you, called you horrible names, disparaged your character, rejected you, threw you out of your home such that you were then turned away by your family, shunned by society, dismissed from your position, insulted, captured, experimented on, narrowly avoided vivisection and had to fight off numerous attempts at assassination. Tee-hee, my bad. But I've forgiven you now. So, hurry up and get naked so we can have some of that 'bed sport' you know I love so much."
"Alexia: "Sure, ok."
Really Carriger, this is what you offer us? No, thank you.
I still enjoyed Alexia, her friends (Floote & Lyall were the primary redemptive qualities of the whole book) and the sarcastic humour of the series, but Conall has proven himself to be such an ass I may not even continue with the series. And I do not at all feel that he in any way made up for the harm he caused (let alone the potentially fatal position he placed the woman he is supposed to love in).