Book Review: Creatures: The Legacy of Frankenstein by Various Authors

This anthology has five stories, each inspired in their way by Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. In one, a man uses Victor's notes to figure out how to make his own creation. In the next, a couple combines taxidermy and science to resurrect a beautiful woman. In another, a man recalls his young life and his run-in with a monster. In yet another, a detective takes on a case involving stolen body parts....
 

Book Review: This Dark Endeavor (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein Book 1) by Kenneth Oppel

When Victor's twin, Konrad, comes down with a mysterious illness, Victor, Elizabeth, and Henry set out to use alchemy to make an elixir that will heal him. But many things stand in their way, including dangerous quests to get ingredients, Victor's father, and Victor's struggle with his own feelings toward his brother and...
 

[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...
 

Book Review: This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee

When Alasdair's older brother, Oliver, dies, he resurrects him, only to realize Oliver isn't quite the same person he was in his first life. For two years he keeps Oliver hidden away, riddled with grief and guilt, but when his family gets caught for being mechanics who illegally help people with mechanical parts and Alasdair gets offered refuge and everything he's always wanted from an old family...
 

Book Review: Argonauts by Kevin Kneupper

When Jason's father dies, he's finally give the opportunity he's always wanted and is recruited to be an Argonaut for the Argo Corporation. Medea just wants to help people through genomancy, but she gets involuntarily dragged on a mission despite not being a warrior. When Jason's very first mission---retrieve some data called the "Golden Fleece" that was stolen by another Corporation---turns out...
 

Book Review: The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle

While in the woods one day, Skye gets lured in by goblins and cursed, fated to become one them, only the curse won't allow her to speak of it to anyone, not even to Grady, whom she accidentally pulls into the curse with her. The only other person who knows of the goblins is Kit, their human liaison and Grady's cousin. When Skye, Livy (her sister), Kit, and Grady get entangled in relationships and...
 

Book Review: Creatures of Will & Temper by Molly Tanzer

Evadne is not happy when she gets sent to London to chaperone her 17-year-old sister, Dorina, especially since she and Dorina don't get along. When Dorina starts spending a lot of time with the improper Lady Henry, she's even more unhappy. But then she joins the Westminster Fencing Academy where she feels a sense of belonging and meets George, a handsome fencing instructor who not only seems to...
 

Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels – Taproot, Ninety-Nine Righteous Men, The Little Red Wolf

In Taproot, a ghost must decide if his existence is worth giving up to save the human he loves. In Ninety-Nine Righteous Men, two priests try to help a friend who's been possessed while dealing with their own complicated history. In The Little Red Wolf, a little wolf strays from the path and finds out first hand why he was warned to stay away from the humans. Enjoy my mini reviews for these three...
 

Book Review: Hyde (Hyde Book 1) by Lauren Stewart

Mitch has spent half of his life learning to tame the violent, raging monster inside him, Hyde, by being a jerk to everyone, but then he meets Eden. The real problem though is that Eden doesn't even remember who Mitch is when she wakes up in his bed. When she keeps waking up in strange places (usually Mitch's doorstep) and not remembering how she got there, she turns to Mitch for help, and no...
 

Book Review: All Darling Children by Katrina Monroe

Madge has been raised by her Grandma Wendy since she was a child, always told that her mother died in an accident, but Madge is certain her mother is alive and is determined to find her. When a boy named Peter Pan shows up one night offering to bring Madge to her mother, she goes with him to Neverland where she discovers more about her family than she ever imagined and comes to realize the havoc...