My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Blameless picks up almost immediately after the previous book’s cliffhanger ending. There’s not much external drama in this book — most of what comes up is directly due to Alexia’s situation. I like how she has to slowly come to terms with it instead of automatically accepting it.
The book’s a fun little romp through two European countries, has lots of fantastical steampunkish gadgets, and best of all, has some logical (to the world in the book) explanations of things that happen. I was disappointed that we didn’t get a better glimpse into Floote’s mysterious past, but I assume from hints that it’s to come in the next book.
The best part about this third book in the series is I think it only mentioned Alexia’s ample bosom a few times instead of in every chapter like the previous books.