Mini Reviews: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy – The Well of Tears, The Fangs of Freelance, Straight Outta Fangton

In The Well of Tears, a teenager and his gnome boyfriend end up on a quest to find a mythical well with healing waters. In The Fangs of Freelance, a vampire accountant and his friends deal with ghosts, gangs, grand mages, and other sorts of trouble. In Straight Outta Fangton, a fairly young vampire gets mixed up in the nefarious plans of a powerful old vampire. Enjoy my mini reviews for these...
 

Book Review: Escaping Exile (The Escape Trilogy Book 1) by Sara Dobie Bauer

Andrew is a vampire currently living in exile on a remote island as punishment for crimes against humans. One night, a ship wrecks, and Andrew saves Edmund, hoping the one who's punishing him will reward him for keeping a human alive instead of killing them. He doesn't expect to fall in love with the...
 

Book Review: Amendments by Hannah Lynn

In Unity, everyone gets two amendments---two chances to go back in time and change something from their past. Em would love to use hers to make a happy life with Gabe and get a job she can enjoy, but her sister's alcoholism and reckless decisions are on ongoing problem, and Em might have to choose between the...
 

Book Review: Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton

Every seven years, the people of Strange Grace send a willing sacrifice into the forest in exchange for health, crops, and a comfortable life, but it's only been three years, and the Slaughter Moon has risen. Rhun has always known he'd be next, but Arthur wants to be the one to go, and Mairwen is inexplicably drawn to the forest, and each will have their part to play in uncovering the secrets...
 

Book Review: Temper by Nicky Drayden

In a world where almost everyone has a twin, and twins share vices and virtues between them, lesser twins---ones with more vices---get the short end of the stick. Auben, a lesser twin, finds that his life gets even more complicated when he gets possessed and his relationship with his twin, Kasim, gets even more strained in their search for...
 

Book Review: Space Unicorn Blues by T.J. Berry

Gary, a half-unicorn, is finally free after years of imprisonment and just wants to take back his ship and his life. But Jenny, the woman who once captured and tortured him, needs Gary and his ship in order to make a drop-off and rescue her wife. When Jenny helps Gary escape a bar brawl, these unlikely allies will have to work together to make the delivery on...
 

Book Review: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Scientist Victor Frankenstein creates a being and gives him life, only to realize he's made a horrifying mistake in doing so. He abandons the monster he's created but can't seem to escape the effects of his actions. Meanwhile, the monster suffers in isolation and decides to find his maker and make a request of...
 

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, & Jack Thorne

It's not easy being Harry Potter's son, at least not for Albus, who doesn't fit the mold everyone was expecting him too. But it's not easy being Harry Potter either, nor is it easy being a father. When dark magic may be lurking once again, friends, family, and old enemies will have to figure out how to unite and work...
 

Book Review: Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman

Carol has a condition that sometimes puts her into a coma-like state that makes her appear dead, except she can still hear everything going on around her. When her best friend dies and she falls into the coma, her husband, thinking he's the last person left who knows, pretends she dead and enacts his plan to finally get rid of her. Except he forgot about James, her ex-lover, and the one other...
 

Mini Reviews: LGBT+ Paranormal/Urban Fantasy – Stake Sauce, Kelpie Blue, Caroline’s Heart

In Stake Sauce, a vampire hunter struggling with grief meets a cute punk vampire. In Kelpie Blue, a boy and a kelpie grow closer and work together to overcome everyday struggles and fae-related ones. In Caroline's heart, a cowboy and a witch meet and help each other. Enjoy my mini reviews for these three LGBT+ paranormal/urban fantasy...