The life of a spinster in Victorian London isn’t an easy one on the best of days, but such a life becomes infinitely more complicated when said spinster is “soulless” – a preternatural bridging the gap between the natural and supernatural worlds. Miss Alexia Tarabotti has this unique distinction, and when she is assailed at a formal gathering by a rove vampire, an encounter that results in the death of the half-starved creature, her circumstances become exponentially more complicated indeed! Now caught up in an intrigue with life or death stakes, Alexia must rely on all her talents to outmatch the forces conspiring against her, but it may be the man who has caught her eye – Lord Conall Maccon – and their budding flirtation that truly drives her to her wit’s end
Soulless: The Manga is a nice condensed version of Soulless: The Book without losing any of the amazing-ness and humour and now with the perks of pretty artwork to go with it!
The manga reminds true to plot with the book though obviously with slightly less dialogue and details. It’s a vampires/werewolves/supernatural/steampunk adventure story with mystery, intrigue and a little romance. The lack of details in description is made up for with the artwork. It’s beautiful and provides a nice visual guide. The random bits of chibi art is adorable and a perfect fit for those hilarious and zany moments.
If you’re a fan of the book, you’ll enjoy the manga and if you’re unsure of reading the book*, the manga will get you in the mood.
*Here’s my review for Soulless (the book)
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