Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels – iZombie Vol. 2, Whispers Vol. 1, Sex Criminals Vol. 2

In iZombie Vol. 2, zombie girl Gwen eats the brain of someone she used to know as a child and finds out some things she forgot about her own life while her were-terrier friend attempts to reconcile with his grandfather. In Whispers Vol. 1, a guy with OCD discovers he can travel in a ghost-like form separate from his body as he sleeps and manipulate people's thoughts. In Sex Criminals Vol. 2, Jon...
 

Book Review: Prince’s Gambit (Captive Prince Trilogy Book 2) by C. S. Pacat

Laurent is heading out to the border, but Damen has convinced Laurent to let him go with him because Damen knows the only way to protect his own people is to help Laurent beat the Regent. Damen is close to having his freedom back, but he also finds himself drawn to Laurent as he spends more time with him. But neither his freedom nor his feelings will matter if they can't outwit, out-manuever, and...
 

Book Review: The Consumption of Magic (Tales from Verania Book 3) by TJ Klune

Sam already has two dragons on his side, but that still leaves three more he needs to find and convince to join him so that he can defeat Myrin and save the kingdom of Verania. But the scars left on his body after his last encounter with Myrin are evidence that Myrin's intent is even darker than anyone thought, the prophecy is still haunting Sam's thoughts, and there are still many secrets that...
 

Book Review: Love Song for a Vampire (Dale Bruyer Book 2) by J.L. Aarne

Dale's retired from monster hunting, but it turns out running a bar doesn't have quite the same level of excitement, so, when he gets an email about vampires in New Orleans, he decides to go check it out with Coyote. But what he thought was a simple case of vampires selling their blood turns out to be much more complicated and dangerous, and Dale soon finds himself choosing sides and helping a...
 

Book Review: The Pirate of Fathoms Deep (Tales of the High Court Book 2) by Megan Derr

A year and a half ago, Lesto was punched in the imperial pavilion by Shemal, a pirate criminal; but unable to deny the chemistry between them, they snuck away to an empty room later that day where they did far more inappropriate things before Shemal immediately ran off, and neither has been able to forget the other since. When Lesto gets kidnapped and dropped on Shemal's doorstep, both men are...
 

Book Review: The High King’s Golden Tongue (Tales of the High Court Book 1) by Megan Derr

Prince Allen has trained his whole life for something like this---learning as much about the languages, politics, and in-and-outs of royal court as possible---and now he's been chosen to be the High King's Consort... which is why he's crushed when High King Sarrica humiliates him and dismisses him from court mere minutes after meeting him. Sarrica never planned on taking another consort after...
 

Book Review: A Destiny of Dragons (Tales from Verania Book 2) by TJ Klune

Sam finally has his cornerstone, he's surrounded by friends and family, he's even bonding with Prince Justin (kinda), and life is great---until his grandmother shows up and tells him he's part of a prophecy and has a destiny involving the five dragons of Verania and an evil man of shadows. Sam doesn't want to part of a destiny, but he'll do whatever it takes to keep his loved ones safe... if he...
 

Book Review: Real Vampires Take No Prisoners (Real Vampires Don’t Sparkle Book 3) by Amy Fecteau

Matheus thought getting Quin back would fix everything, but now he has even more problems. Between Apollonia's attempts to take down Matheus's group, Carsten going completely crazy in his quest to eradicate all vampires, Fletcher's concern that her unborn baby is in danger, Alistair's heartbreak, Quin's amnesia, and all the pressure of being a leader and feeling responsible for everyone, Matheus...
 

Book Review: When Twilight Burns (The Gardella Vampire Hunters Book 4) by Colleen Gleason

Victoria is back in London only to discover the Venators have lost their advantage as there is a vampire who has found a way to disguise himself and walk among them in broad daylight. But that's not Victoria's only problem because not only is her heart torn between two men, one of whom is in danger, she's now battling a new darkness inside her very own...
 

Book Review: Captive Prince (Captive Prince Trilogy Book 1) by C. S. Pacat

Damen is the crown prince of Akielos, but, when the King dies, Damen's half-brother betrays him, takes the throne, and sends Damen to be a slave for Laurent, the cold, manipulative prince of the enemy nation of Vere. Further complicating the situation is that, in Vere, Damen is hated and known as the prince-killer for killing Laurent's older brother, and he'll have to keep his identity hidden if...