Sound Alike – 5 – Soulless

Have you ever asked for a book with a specific title and ended up with something completely different?

In a similar fashion to “The Artsy Shelf” and other covers’ look-alike features across the blogosphere, “Sound alike” will present books with similarities… but in their titles. Some books share incredibly similar names, and sometimes – gasp! – they’re exactly the same!

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As I was finishing my review of Soulless (coming soon on your computer screen!), I discovered it, too, had a twin title. Here it is!

Soulless by Gail Carriger

Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she’s a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. Where to go from there?

From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire — and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate. With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London’s high society? (summary from Goodreads)

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Soulless by Christopher Golden

Times Square, New York City: The first ever mass séance is broadcasting live on the Sunrise morning show. If it works, the spirits of the departed on the other side will have a brief window — just a few minutes — to send a final message to their grieving loved ones.

Clasping hands in an impenetrable grip, three mediums call to their spirit guides as the audience looks on in breathless anticipation. The mediums slump over, slackjawed — catatonic. And in cemeteries surrounding Manhattan, fragments of old corpses dig themselves out of the ground….

The spirits have returned. The dead are walking. They will seek out those who loved them in life, those they left behind…but they are savage and they are hungry. They are no longer your mother or father, your brother or sister, your best friend or lover. They are soulless. (summary from Goodreads)

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Have you read one of these two soulless books? Or have you planned on reading them?

I read Carriger’s one and thought it was okay enough to want to read the next in the series. As for Golden’s Soulless, I am now really intrigued by the summary, I think I’ll try to read it at some point!

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7 responses to “Sound Alike – 5 – Soulless”

  1. Michelle says :

    I read Carriger’s Soulless and absolutely loved it. You have definitely piqued my interest with Golden’s version!

  2. Catherine says :

    I’m another who read Soulless and loved it (I reviewed it if you want to know my thoughts in greater depth). I haven’t read the Golden version though. I’ve seen it about and read some of his other work (his Buffy novels, alone and with Nancy Holder) but that’s about it.

  3. bermudaonion says :

    I haven’t read either and don’t have plans to in the near future.

  4. Alyce says :

    I don’t read paranormal fiction, so I haven’t read either of these. It fun to run into duplicate titles though, especially if one of them is an older book – then cover comparison can be amusing too. 🙂

  5. Lenore says :

    Another one is Gone by Michael Grant and Gone by Lisa McMann. I’ve read both…can’t really say which I prefer…they are so different. Though they are both depressing!

  6. kay says :

    Michelle : Yes, Golden’s version sounds intriguing! I like the cover, too.

    Catherine : I’ve never read anything he wrote, either, but I am really interested in this one.

    Kathy : Hehe! I read one and would like to read the other 🙂

    Alyce : Yes! I saw many of those and they’re on my list for future features! Old cover can be both awesome of disastrous!

    Lenore : Oh yes, I read both! And you’re right, very depressing, especially McMann. At least Grant’s Gone is the beginning of the series, so there’s still some hope left that it wont all end in a disaster.

  7. Heather says :

    I have been wanting to read the Carriger novel. Good to know… I’ll need to be careful to get the right one. (Although, I agree, the other one is intriguing as well.)

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