Changeless takes up the story of Alexia, now Lady Woolsey. Unfortunately, several things weren't as much fun in this novel.
1) Ivy Hisselpenny turns into a real dope. Not a little flighty, as in the first novel, just...dumb and annoying. I really liked her in Soulless, but not at all in this one.
2) Other characters were slightly off-kilter, including werewolf husband. No, he was more than just off-kilter at the end. It will be difficult to see him in any other light.
3) Some of the wit that was fresh in Soulless, was repetitious and stale in this second go round.
4) Wrapped up current sequence of events, then a bad cliffhanger.
Can't say I didn't enjoy it to a degree, but certainly disappointing.
Blameless didn't much improve my attitude. If at all. Ivy Hisselpenny improves some, but not enough. The reconciliation made me doubt Alexia's sanity. The plot races from England to France to Italy and new characters are added (and some are subtracted), but I didn't really feel any suspense. I still like Professor Lyall, Lord Akeldama, Floote, and Madame Lefoux.
I had so looked forward to these books, but won't be waiting breathlessly for the next two in the series.
Kalaidoglide (neat name, eh?)
What I'm Reading