As befits a steampunk novel set in Victorian London, "Soulless" combines the humor and romance of a Julia Quinn novel with a heroine who wields a parasol as effectively as Amelia Peabody. Throw in some vampires, werewolves and, of course, dirigibles, and you have a most original, highly entertaining creation.
This is one of the few books I frequently visit, like a good friend who I haven't seen in a long time, and we just sit down and drink tea together. It is a highly researched but deeply personal memoir about having bipolar disorder, and the fears that surface upon being diagnosed. She shares her downfalls and the coping skills she learned for them. It is a beautiful journey of finding balance, accepting the long-windedness of recovery, and the magic and familiarity of feeling good, after spending a long time being nostalgic for it.
Reading this book is like experiencing the best parts of growing up and art school and learning theory and finding community and breaking your heart and collaborating and falling in love all smashed into one story that's so big and so small it must be a life. It's a rare thing to hold a book in your hand that feels like the key to another world, and you want to give that world to everyone you meet. Tomorrow is that key.