Guilty of an indiscretion Time to marry a werewolf New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger brings you a charming stand alone story set in her wildly popular Parasolverse WEREWOLVESThe monsters left Faith ruined in the eyes of society, so now they re her only option Rejected by her family, Faith crosses the Atlantic, looking for a marriage of convenience and revenge But things are done differently in London Werewolves are civilized At least they pretend to be AMERICANSBackward heathens with no culture, Major Channing has never had time for them But there s something special about Faith Channing finds himself fighting to defend his species and his honor what little he has left But this werewolf has good reason for not trusting human women Even if they learn to love, can either of them forgive From the author of the Parasol Protectorate books Look out for appearances from favorite characters and the serious consequences of unwarranted geology A Note On ChronologyThe Claw Courtship novellas can be read in any order This book can be enjoyed without having read any of Miss Carriger s other works Set in the spring of 1896 this story occurs after events chronicled in Romancing the Werewolf and concurrent with those in Reticence Want hot gruff werewolf gentlemen and practical tough ladies Try Soulless....
|Title||:||How to Marry a Werewolf: A Claw & Courtship Novella (English Edition)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Publisher||:||GAIL CARRIGER LLC Auflage 1 13 Mai 2018|
|Number of Pages||:||362 Pages|
|File Size||:||794 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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How to Marry a Werewolf: A Claw & Courtship Novella (English Edition) Reviews
So. This is Channing's book. Channing Channing of the Chesterfield Channings (no, really, that's his name) has been a polarizing character from the very beginning when he first appeared in the Parasol Verse (and he's been there almost from the very beginning.) He made me snicker but he also made me sneer, with his grumpiness, arrogance, eating dogs and comments about women. He's made quite the journey since then - there are stark differences in his portrayal in the Parasol Protectorate series versus in Supernatural Society. The latter very much serve as a setup for this book, in my opinion, not only making him more likeable to the reader but also hinting at what's beneath the facade.I was very curious about what would be revealed once those first cracks showed, and boy, How to Marry a Werewolf did NOT disappoint.Despite all the talk of how this ties in with Gail Carriger's other books, How to Marry a Werewolf can very much be read as a standalone, and is probably one of the easier books of hers to read on its own than many others. References will be missed and hints not understood, but even without those the book is beautiful and heartbreaking.And complex. There are so many layers to unravel I hardly know where to start.Let's begin with the plot. It's fairly straightforward: Faith, young, american and of high-ish standing, has fallen from grace and is sent to London to marry a werewolf (surprise) for Reasons. Channing, werewolf, gamma of the London pack, has his own worries related to his job, which is basically head detective for supernatural stuff. They meet, and they can't forget each other, and with the help of basically the entire London high society who is totally rooting for them they keep crossing paths and fall in love.But of course there are Circumstances.I admit I was a bit wary of how they would fit. Faith keeps being referred to as "girl", and in general the way she’s talked about makes her seem much younger than her actual 24. Which is still very young given that Channing is around 100. Combined with how the talked about women before in other books and his hinted sexual preferences I was very sceptical how this could possibly end well.Luckily, the way they meet and their relationship overall was not creepy, uncomfortable or imbalanced at all.Faith is wonderful, unafraid and her honesty and openness makes her incredibly strong and admireable. She’s vulnerable and guarded but earnest and resilient, making the London society and Channing fall for her just as hard as I did.Channing was mostly in her shadow, but I enjoyed reading about him too, especially in relation to his pack. My favourite parts about Channing’s POV were his interactions with Lyall, London pack’s beta. There is so much history there, not many words but so many years side-by-side, and reading about glimpses of their history and relationship (both new parts and parts known from other Parasol Verse books) were bittersweet.The sass and snark that’s typical for Carriger’s books is there and I laughed out loud several times, but I also got very close to crying. Both Faith and Channing have Pasts with a capital P, combined with hints at very tragic events from previous books, which absolutely broke my heart.Content warnings include (view spoiler)The book still has a wonderful and warm and calm ending, which these characters absolutely deserved.How to Marry a Werewolf is an emotional journey that I found incredibly rewarding and is probably one of my favourite books by this author.Since this is first in a new series, I'm definitely looking forward to more pack members - who get more and more notice in the last few books - getting their own happy endings, be in in a more or less heartwrenching matter.
Ein Muss für Fans von Gail Carriger. Eine sehr eingehende Geschichte, die uns den Gamma des Werwolf Packs aus den Soulless Romanen näher bringt. Ms Gail beschreibt sehr feinfühlig, wie Channing Channing von den Chesterfield Channings lernt, dass vergangener Schmerz nicht immer die Zukunft bestimmen muss. Faith, die weibliche Hauptfigur, ist eine klassische Carriger’sche Heldin, die nicht unbedingt den gesellschaftlichen Normen entspricht und lernt, sich zu emanzipieren. Eine wunderbare Ergänzung und Fortführung der “Hauptgeschichte” (5 Soulless Romane plus 2 bisher erschienene Prudence Romane). Sie kann eigenständig gelesen werden; aber ich würde empfehlen, die Hauptromane zuerst zu lesen, um Ms Gails Welt und die dort etablierten Normen besser zu verstehen.
Die Idee, dem bereits seit Alexa bekannten Major Channing eine Frau zu verpassen, erschien mir auf den ersten Blick dermaßen schwierig, dass ich diese Novella vorbestellen musste.Und ich muss sagen: das ist absolut gelungen! Und seine Partnerin ist keine simple Miss, sondern hat eigene, schmerzliche Erfahrungen, aber ein Rückgrat aus Stahl. Letzteres ist ein Voraussetzung zum Umgang mit besagten Major. Aber zu lesen, wie beide in diesem sehr speziellen Steampunk-Universum zueinander finden, ist höchst amüsant. Volltreffer!
It is amazing. It explores characters from a side never seen before and it looks like it should have been so since Gail Carriger first took a pen in hand.Well, I missed Imogene. And I had hoped for a little bit more sex. But I am deeply in love with Teddy and Faith.
Channing and Faith make such a beautiful kind pair. It's really heart warming because they each are damaged by their own past but they don't use that as an exuse to tear the other down but use their past as learning empathie to understand the other and be kind to the others. also Biffy is match making and meddling which is great. Thanks Miss Carriger for writing this.