1. Reasons why I am already stanning hard for this series (spoilers ahead):
It is both a steampunk romance and a parody of steampunk and romances
The author’s real name is Tofa Borregaard and she has a Master’s in archaeology or something
The heroine’s name is Alexia.  Unfortunately, Alexia is a medical condition which involves a person sustaining a brain injury that renders them unable to read
Because of our buddy Tofa’s background, I think she knows this.  
Alexia doesn’t speak Latin, so she refers to octopi as “octopuses”
Ivy’s awful hats
The two protagonists are totally useless!  Whenever they need to Solve a Crime or Save a Life, they just make out.
The vampire Lord Akeldama, who is a fabulous queen
Romanticized Scottish werewolves!
Everything is so tongue-in-cheek, winking at the reader, as if to say, “It’s all right, bb, you are smarter than this, but it’s okay to indulge when you have been working this hard in grad school.”  Once you realize that the narrative is smart satire of itself, it works.
I am about to write a screenplay of this ridiculous/amazing book and make millions because it is self-aware fluff and I am on this crazy train in the long run.

    Reasons why I am already stanning hard for this series (spoilers ahead):

    • It is both a steampunk romance and a parody of steampunk and romances
    • The author’s real name is Tofa Borregaard and she has a Master’s in archaeology or something
    • The heroine’s name is Alexia.  Unfortunately, Alexia is a medical condition which involves a person sustaining a brain injury that renders them unable to read
    • Because of our buddy Tofa’s background, I think she knows this.  
    • Alexia doesn’t speak Latin, so she refers to octopi as “octopuses”
    • Ivy’s awful hats
    • The two protagonists are totally useless!  Whenever they need to Solve a Crime or Save a Life, they just make out.
    • The vampire Lord Akeldama, who is a fabulous queen
    • Romanticized Scottish werewolves!
    • Everything is so tongue-in-cheek, winking at the reader, as if to say, “It’s all right, bb, you are smarter than this, but it’s okay to indulge when you have been working this hard in grad school.”  Once you realize that the narrative is smart satire of itself, it works.

    I am about to write a screenplay of this ridiculous/amazing book and make millions because it is self-aware fluff and I am on this crazy train in the long run.

Notes

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    I want to read this!
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    Bought it. Now to see when it comes in so I can read it.
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    ^ THIS I ALWAYS HAVE TO TELL PEOPLE THAT PLURALIZING -US TO -I ISN’T ALWAYS CORRECT. I MEAN, YOU DON’T WAIT FOR BI, DO...
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  7. fablesinafreeworld reblogged this from nudityandnerdery and added:
    A friend just lent me the whole series recently. Can we say “devoured in short form”!!
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    Ahhhh, I have had these books sitting on my Kindle for ages it feels like! Maybe time to jump in to the first one...
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    OCTOPUS IS A GREEK WORD. NOT LATIN. “OCTOPI” IS NOT THE CORRECT PLURALISATION. The Greek pluralisation is “octopodes”,...
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    Also: Professor Lyal. Dapper. Badass. Werewolf beta.
  16. ishouldbewhat reblogged this from brightshinyoverrated and added:
    All of the above.
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    Oh yes, please! Let somebody write a screenplay to this… to all the Parasol Protectorate books while they’re at it. If...
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    I finally updated Bright, Shiny, & Overrated with a brief but hopefully enlightening post, because I have discovered the...
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