Book Review: Beckoning Blood (Bonds of Blood Book 1) by Daniel de Lorne

Thierry spends his days working in a filthy abattoir and dealing with an abusive father and an obsessive twin brother he can't escape from even in his own mind due to their empathic connection. The one good thing he has is his secret relationship with Etienne. But Olivier, wants Thierry all to himself, condemns them both to immortality as vampires when given the opportunity, and will continue to...
 

Book Review: The Nine (Thieves of Fate Book 1) by Tracy Townsend

When a book with God's ongoing notes on humanity is discovered, it ends up in 13-year-old Rowena's hands but gets stolen while she's making her delivery. She shows up at the Alchemist's beaten up and empty-handed, but he takes her in and they team up with retired mercenary Anselm as the group in search of the book's secrets set their sights on Rowena and her new...
 

Character Interview + Giveaway: Chatting with Simon & West from Waypoint + Win a Signed Hardcover!

I recently got to read Waypoint by Deborah Adams and Kimberley Perkins, and it was a great mix of likeable characters, cross-country trekking, technology hacking, romance, siblings, danger, and intrigue! All with a somewhat post-apocalyptic backdrop due to the widespread power outage. And to celebrate the book's release, I have something for you all that I've never had before on the blog: a...
 

Bookish News: Goldfinch Vol. 1 Kickstarter + 6 Fun Facts about the Series

I like to peruse Kickstarter sometimes and see if I can find anything good, and the other day I happened to stumble upon this graphic novel, Goldfinch Vol. 1. I haven't read it yet (since it's not out yet), but from what I can see, it's got a fantasy setting, gangsters, f/f romance, and gorgeous full-color art, and it looks super cute! If you're already interested, you can go support the...
 

Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels – Galdranorn and the Fury, iZombie Vol. 3, Sex Criminals Vol. 3

In Galdranorn and the Fury, Ceres, a snow creature, wakes up in Galdranorn's home after being poisoned and, upon realizing how terrible Galdranorn's life has been, decides to help him. In iZombie Vol. 3, zombie girl Gwen and her friends get into more supernatural trouble, and a bigger threat gets closer. In Sex Criminals Vol. 3, Jon and Suzie attempt to find others like them in order to join...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring POC Characters

In all the talk about diversity and inclusivity in books, it's been pointed out that there are not a lot of covers out there that feature POC characters---even when the book itself does. But representation is important, both in books and on the covers, and I love collecting pretty covers to share with you all, so I thought it would be a great idea to highlight some of the amazing covers out there...
 

Book Recs: 5 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books with No Romance (2)

My first post about sci-fi/fantasy books with no romance seems to be popular, so I figured everyone might appreciate some more recommendations! Romance is great and all, but sometimes it's nice to read a story that's about family, or growing up, or plain ol' taking down bad guys. I can't promise you books that have absolutely nothing related to romance whatsoever, but I did manage to find some...