I found this book thanks to the recommendation by [a:Deborah Harkness|3849415|Deborah Harkness|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1280280279p2/3849415.jpg], author of the great book [b:A Discovery Of Witches|10459837|A Discovery Of Witches (All Souls, #1)|Deborah Harkness|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1327926691s/10459837.jpg|13190160].I would call this book an urban fantasy taking place in the Victorian era. The main character, Alexia Tarabotti, is a 26 year old spinster who's clearly too well educated and independant for a woman of the era. Also, she has no soul. [a:Gail Carriger|2891665|Gail Carriger|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1257289860p2/2891665.jpg] has created a world where, in addition to supernatural creatures (vampires, werewolves and ghosts), there exist preternatural creatures - humans who have no soul. This gives them an ability to resist supernatural creatures, who, as a rule, prefer people with a big soul.The story takes place in London and begins with Alexia getting attacked by a vampire who doesn't know about preternatural creatures - so, he's in for an unpleasant surprise. Alexia accidentally kills the vampire, using her parasol. To investigate the circumstances, Lord Maccon arrives - a rude, but sexy werewolf who's working for Queen Victoria. In this world, the supernatural creatures have "come out", participate in the human society and politics.I really enjoyed reading this book - the text is witty and fun, and I liked the elegant language the author uses. Although the plot centers around a mystery Alexia's trying to solve, I'd say that the real main topic is the romance between - well, you can guess who. There's also lots of steampunk elements (like a carriage with a steam-powered tea-making kit - tea also plays an important part in the main character's life).As a whole, I'd say that it's a light, but very enjoyable and fun read.To those who enjoyed [b:Soulless|6381205|Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1)|Gail Carriger|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1314020848s/6381205.jpg|6569140], I also recommend the rest of the Parasol Protectorate series. In the following parts, there'll be a bit less romance and more action, but the elegance and wit remains.This review has also been published in Estonian on the blog Fantaasiajuttude muljed.