Book Review: Ascendance (Dominion Book 4) by Lissa Kasey

Seiran is just generally unhappy about the Christmas season, stressed about graduation, and feeling like Gabe doesn't have time for him anymore, so when he gets a letter about an estate in California that his deceased father left to him, he goes to check it out, hoping to sort out his troubles and to learn more about his father. But when Seiran discovers a faerie ring on the property that's been...
 

Mini Reviews: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy – Deadly Assessments, Cupcakes … Deadly Magic, Trinkets … Bloody Magic

In Deadly Assessments, Fred gets evaluated by a vampire from the Blood Council and gets into more dangerous situations while Krystal is away on business. In Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic, Jade, a half-witch, gets pulled into a serial murder investigation by shifters and a vampire who suspect she had something to do with the killings. In Trinkets, Treasures, and Other Bloody Magic,...
 

Graphic Novel Review: Letters for Lucardo Vol. 1 by Otava Heikkilä

Ed, an older scribe working for a family of immortal beings, is surprised but not displeased when one of the immortals admits to having feelings for him. Their newfound relationship doesn't lack passion, but Ed's age and mortality and the lack of acceptance from Lucardo's family make it fraught with difficulties that might tear them...
 

Book Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

When Tana wakes up after a party to find everyone but herself, her now-infected ex-boyfriend, and a tied-up vampire have been slaughtered by vampires who are still in the house, she quickly rescues the other two survivors and escapes with them to the nearest Coldtown---a walled city where vampires are sent to live. Knowing she might be infected herself, she plans to wait out the time and then go...
 

Mini Reviews: Classics – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Alice in Wonderland, Dracula

In Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a scientist struggles with his morality while his friend tries to solve the mystery surrounding recent events. In Alice in Wonderland, a young girl falls down a rabbit hole and encounters all sorts of strange creatures. In Dracula, an infamous vampire terrorizes a town. Enjoy my mini reviews for these three...
 

Book Review: Reclamation (Dominion Book 2) by Lissa Kasey

The serial killer is gone, but Seiran still has just as many problems to deal with, including more bullying and worsening mental health. Seiran is finally ready to commit to Gabe but fears more than ever that Gabe will get tired of him, especially now that his trauma is interfering with their relationship. But between Roman trying to get revenge on Gabe and Seiran getting mysterious emails and...
 

Book Review: As Shadows Fade (The Gardella Vampire Hunters Book 5) by Colleen Gleason

Victoria may be struggling with matters of the heart, but she has a job to do as a Gardella, and the demons that have found their way to earth through a portal are proving to be a much bigger problem than any vampire. The Venators will have to strike a deal with the one vampire they hate most if they want to succeed, and both Max and Sebastian will have difficult choices to...
 

Book Review: Binding Blood (Bonds of Blood Book 3) by Daniel de Lorne

When Aurelia asks Oberon to provide blood for Olivier while he's locked away, he agrees, seeing it as his chance to get revenge on the vampire. Meanwhile, Aurelia's plans are finally coming together with the help of all her witches, only for them to suddenly start falling apart. It will take everyone working together, and possibly some sacrifices, if they're going to defeat Xadrak once and for...