Book Review: American Hippo by Sarah Gailey

In an alternate version of the Old West where people ride hippos instead of horses, Winslow Houndstooth and a team of outlaws have been hired by the government to remove the feral hippos from a certain waterway. Winslow has a plan for the hippos and for revenge against someone who wronged him, but he doesn't count on things going wrong... or falling for one of his fellow...
 

Book Review: Djinn City by Saad Z. Hossain

When Kaikobad, emissary to the djinn, gets put into a supernatural coma and his son, Indelbed, disappears (put into a murder pit with a djinn who may not be entirely sane), Rais becomes an emissary in order to find out what happened to his cousin Indelbed. But as Rais and his mother delve deeper into djinn politics, they discover a plot that could have serious consequences to humankind, and it's...
 

Book Recs: June/July/August 2018 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Releases to Get Excited About

Wow, that title was a mouthful! Next year I plan on sticking to two months at a time, but I started on an even month this year, so I'm making do. Anyway, here are some June/July/August 2018 releases that sound fantastic. I'm very grateful to have actually gotten ARCs for most of these, so this includes some books I haven't read and am looking forward to myself as well as some that I've already...
 

Book Review: Bloom (Monster Love Novellas Book 1) by Desdemona Wren

Holly is used to the portal that shows up in her family's barn every year, but she's surprised when a nymph suddenly steps through it one day. Holly tries to send Nia back, but Nia is curious about the human world and set on staying until spring, and the more time Holly and Nia spend together, the more their feelings for each other...
 

Bookish Musings: Character Description—Love It, or Hate It?

I love character description! No really, give me all the character description, and I will eat it up. I know some people don't like too much of it, but I love getting to see what every new character I meet looks like. So I thought it'd make a good post to explain why I love it so much, and then you all can tell me your thoughts on the...
 

Book Review: Dead Indian Wars (Damnation Book 2) by Clark Casey

When a new man shows up in the Afterlife town of Damnation, gets himself elected mayor, and gains control over the town's two vampires, it only worsens the problems with the Native Americans, who easily outnumber the outlaws. Meanwhile, food and booze become scarce, the weather starts changing, and the outlaws start getting restless as tensions...
 

Update: Life and Books (5/20/18)

I was in a mood last week. I didn't feel like doing this post. I didn't even end up posting on Wednesday because I've been exhausted and anxious about health/life stuff, and then a bunch of blog-related things came up that made me a million times more stressed. But, even though I still have the real life problems, I think I've taken care of the blog ones, and it has made me feel significantly...
 

Book Review: The Midnight Gardener (The Town of Superstition Book 1) by R. G. Thomas

Fifteen-year-old Thaddeus has spent his whole life moving from city to city with his dad. Upon moving to the town of Superstition, he becomes enamored with the mysterious neighbor who gardens every night. When he finally meets Teofil, he discovers that Teofil is a gnome and that there's a lot more to this world than he ever...
 

[Audio]Book Review: Cadaver & Queen by Alisa Kwitney (+ a Mini Discussion about Souls)

Lizzie has enough to deal with, being the first female medical student at Ingold, but then she comes across Victor, a bio-mechanical who seems more human than reanimated corpse, unlike all the others. Victor's memory is still fuzzy, but he's pretty sure he was murdered and that something sinister is going on. Victor doesn't want Lizzie putting herself in danger, but Lizzie is determined to figure...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Mermaids/Mermen

When I was a kid, there were only two things I constantly pretended to be, and one of them was a mermaid. I used to spread my parents' blue comforter out on their floor and drag myself around on it, pretend it was the ocean. In our little pool, and even in my grandparents' hot tub, I'd pretend I was, well, essentially a mermaid veterinarian, helping all the injured sea creatures. I don't really...