Bookish Musings: I Want More Books about… Vampires without the Tropes & Cliches

Since I love vampire books, it makes sense that I do, in fact, enjoy some of the vampire tropes out there. If I didn't, I probably wouldn't be a fan. And some of my absolute favorite books are about pretty typical gorgeous, brooding vampires. So I'm not complaining that books with the tropes exist. But all tropes all the time can get repetitive and boring. That's why I also happen to love when...
 

Update: Life and Books (July/August 2019)

Technically, I'm not back from my hiatus yet, but, well, I'll explain. I've been having this problem with some of the muscles in my face, kinda like an RSI, but it gets worse and gives me bad headaches whenever I do anything that causes a lot of eye motion or anything that causes the muscles to move. So pretty much everything, but especially reading, using the computer (which includes...
 

Bookish News: Upcoming September/October 2019 Sci-Fi Fantasy Book Releases to Get Excited About

Oh boy, the titles for the later months in the year are really a mouthful lol. Anyway, I can't believe there are only four months left in the year. But there are still a lot of great books to look forward to! Especially in September and October, for some reason. So here are some of the books that I'm excited for that you all should be...
 

Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels – The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 1, The Woods Vol. 1, Y: The Last Man Vol. 1

In The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 1, gods come to earth, reincarnated as pop stars, and Lucifer creates quite a stir. In The Woods Vol. 1, an entire high school is transported to a faraway planet with dangerous monsters, but it turns out the monsters aren't the only danger when the people start turning on each other. In Y: The Last Man Vol. 1, a strange plague suddenly kills every living creature...
 

Book Review: Last Dragon Standing (Heartstrikers Book 5) by Rachel Aaron

A threat is facing the world that could wipe out the entire plane as everyone knows it. Humans, mages, spirits, and dragons from all the different clans will have to combine their powers and work together---a feat that has never been accomplished before---if they want any chance of stopping it, and it will be up to Julius the Nice Dragon to make it...
 

Book Review: Last Bus to Everland by Sophie Cameron

Brody is unhappy---feeling inferior to his brother, feeling invisible to his parents, being bothered by bullies, worrying about his future---so when a cute, confident boy chases off his bullies and invites him to hang out the next night, he goes. What he finds is an alternate dimension called Everland where he feels accepted and happy, but when the doors to Everland start disappearing, Brody and...