Book Review: What Man Defies (The Frost Arcana Book 2) by Clara Coulson

People have been mysteriously disappearing from Kinsale for weeks, and when they start showing up as angry ghosts, Vince takes action to figure out what's going on. With a team of cops and one magic practitioner, half-fae Vince sets out on a dangerous rescue mission into the faerie realm to save the rest of the missing victims and thwart another plan that will have disastrous effects for humans...
 

Book Review: The Gorgon Bride by Galen Surlak-Ramsey

After getting crushed by a whale, Alex arrives in the Afterlife, only to end up getting entangled with a bunch of Greek gods and married to a gorgon. But it's not all fun, games, and happy married life---Alex will have to go into battle, make deals with the gods, and best them at their own games if he's going to get the girl and get himself out of the feud he's stuck in the middle...
 

Book Review: Detox in Letters (Crowns & Ash Book 2) by Cheryl Low

Life in the Realm has continued on as mostly normal for Vaun, even though he no longer lives in the drug-induced ignorance he once did. But now rebellion is brewing, and Vaun fears for the safety of the rebellion leader, his defiant sister, and all the subjects in the Realm. When the Queen makes a demand of him, he'll have to decide how much is worth sacrificing for the right...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Hearts

This week's topic is hearts! And if you thought I was really crazy enough to base my post on actual, realistic-looking hearts rather than the cutesy heart shape... you would be correct ;-) Ten points to your Hogwarts House. And also ten points to Ravenclaw because this is my blog and I say so. Anyway, I did use some with cutesy heart shapes, but I also used some with realistic-type hearts...
 

Book Review: Kings Rising (Captive Prince Trilogy Book 3) by C. S. Pacat

Damen has some of his Akielon soldiers backing him as their king now that they've found him alive, but his identity has been discovered by the Veretians as well, and Damen will have to face Laurent, the prince who has sworn to kill him but who Damen was come to feel something for during their time together. The Regent is readying for war though and attempting to take over Akielos as well as Vere,...
 

Bookish News: More June/July/August 2018 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Releases to Get Excited About

Whew---try saying that title five times fast! ;-) In my last upcoming releases post, I wasn't able to include all the books I wanted to because they didn't all have covers or blurbs or Goodreads pages or even titles yet. I also knew I would end up finding more books I hadn't known about yet because that's always how these things go. So I'm back, and I'm just as excited to share with you all...
 

Graphic Novel Review: Sleepless Vol. 1 by Sarah Vaughn & Leila del Duca

Poppy is the illegitimate daughter of the late king, but now he's dead, her uncle has taken the throne, and someone at court is trying to have her assassinated. Unable to leave, she'll have to play the game of court politics and, with the help of her devoted Sleepless knight, figure out who's trying to kill her if she wants to...
 

Update: Life and Books (7/15/18)

Another two weeks gone by. Another post in which I have nothing exciting to report. But I did finally do something productive! There was a tweet going around at one point about how we all have a hard drive that just has a bunch of copies of nested older hard drives. Well, I actually organized my hard drive! It's not perfect, but I've deleted so many of the files that were just multiples, I've...
 

Book Review: The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy Book 1) by S. A. Chakraborty

Nahri is just trying to make a living as a thief when she accidentally summons a djinn and learns that she herself is part djinn and must go with him to the hidden city of Daevabad. But trouble is stirring within the city, and Prince Ali is caught in the middle, struggling to balance his morals and his loyalty to his family, and Nahri and Dara's arrival could stir things up even...
 

Book Review: What Fate Portends (The Frost Arcana Book 1) by Clara Coulson

Half-fae Vincent makes a living in the post-apocalyptic world by venturing out of the fae-protected safe zones to retrieve lost objects, but when a young man comes to him for help finding a family heirloom that was sold at a black market auction, Vince ends up in over his head. The object is more than what it seems, and it's up to Vince and his old partner from his days as a cop to save the...