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Book Review: North to Zombieville (Zombieville Book 1) by Meg Bawden

When the world as they knew it was destroyed by the zombie apocalypse, Dallas and Raleigh got separated in the chaos and were unable to find each other for a whole year. But now that they're reunited, Dallas is worried that the hardships have changed Raleigh from the soft-hearted person he always was, and Raleigh is struggling to figure out who he is and whether he still wants to be that person...
 

Bookish Musings: Realism in Books – Injuries

A few weeks ago I talked about how realistic I like characters to be in the books I read, but this time I want to talk about injuries. Unrealistic injuries seems to be a big problem---nay, an epidemic---in books, at least the ones I read. And once again, I'm on the side of realism. I want characters to have realistic injuries. Give me the realistic injuries! (Well, don't give me the injuries. I'm...
 

Book Review: Roadside Magic (Gallow and Ragged Book 2) by Lilith Saintcrow

Robin is back on the run, wanted by both Summer and Unwinter, and all Jeremiah wants to do is find and protect her. But Jeremiah is also on the run and has problems of his own, like the poisoned wound that's slowly killing him and the reappearance of an old friend-turned-enemy. They will both have to figure out who they can trust if they're going to escape the clutches of the Seelie and Unseelie...
 

Book Review: Tainted Heart (Mi Corazon Sangrante Book 2) by Melissa Graves

It's been a year since they started dating, but with Brian so busy working as a vampire doctor and part-time researcher and Kyle so busy with school and a newfound social life, their relationship becomes strained. But when anti-vampire activists start putting more effort into their fight against the vampires, more than just Brian and Kyle's relationship could be in...
 

Bookish Musings: Feminism and Double Standards in Books – Emotion

Last week I talked about the double standard about sexual promiscuity in books (I'll link to that post below), but this week I want to talk about characters getting emotional. If you know me, you know that emotion is my favorite thing about books. I love to FEEL things, and I do that through the characters, by feeling what they feel. So this particular topic is something I've thought about for a...
 

Book Review: No One Dies in the Garden of Syn (The Garden of Syn Book 1) by Michael Seidelman

Syn has spent her whole life struggling with cystic fibrosis, until one day she's pushed into a pond and wakes up in a strange place called "the garden" where illness doesn't exist and she can live symptom-free, but the longer she stays, the more danger she finds. She wants to get home, but, when she realizes this place might have something to do with her parents' disappearance, she's determined...
 

Book Review: Girl on a Wire (Girl on a Wire Book 1) by Gwenda Bond

Jules, a wire walker, gets an opportunity to join a traveling circus with her family of performers, and she persuades them to take it despite the bad blood between her family and the Garcias, another family in the show. Jules just wants to follow her dreams to be like her wire walking idol, but strange, magical, dangerous things start happening, and Jules teams up Remy Garcia, the boy who's...
 

Book Review: Triad Blood (Triad Blood Book 1) by ‘Nathan Burgoine

Luc (a vampire), Anders (an incubus), and Curtis (a wizard), shunned and bullied for being lone creatures and thus easy targets, have defied tradition by creating their own triad rather than joining others of their own kind. But not everyone in the supernatural world is happy about their bond and the strength that comes with it, and they'll have to face-off against the powerful vampire Renard if...
 

Short Story Review: Three (Triad Blood Prequel) by ‘Nathan Burgoine

Luc, a vampire, and Anders, an incubus, are both alone without a coterie or pack to keep them safe. When they both go for the same prey on one of the few nights they're able to hunt without being harassed by others of their own kind, they decide to work together, and they end up finding a chance at freedom neither of them realized they could...
 

Bookish Musings: Why Is It Always Love?

I know many people are tired of almost every single book they read, especially young adult, having romance in it. But that's not what this post is about. I actually do like when books have romance in them. My issue is that the romance is always an all-powerful, consuming, life-altering, earth-shattering love. Why is it always like that? I don't know why it's always like that, but it bothers me...