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 Ex-Princess (The Borderline Chronicles Book 1) by Fiona West

Princess Abbie ran away from her queendom years ago and is content making a life of her own until two people show up and tell her that her father is dying, she's still contracted to marry Prince Edward, and that it's their job to bring her back home. She has no plans of going through with the marriage, but when Edward himself comes to aid her journey, feelings start getting in the...
 

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: 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: The Root (Wrath & Athenaeum Book 1) by Na’amen Gobert Tilahun

When Erik's berserker powers awaken, he discovers a whole supernatural side to the world that he never knew existed and, under the training of Matthias, joins other "Blooded" in their fight against monstrous beings from another realm whose attacks and kidnappings are getting more frequent. Meanwhile in another realm, Lil works hard to figure out how to stop the living darkness that's spreading in...
 

Graphic Novel Review: Sleepless Vol. 1 by Sarah Vaughn & Leila del Duca

Poppy is the illegitimate daughter of the late king, but now he's dead, her uncle has taken the throne, and someone at court is trying to have her assassinated. Unable to leave, she'll have to play the game of court politics and, with the help of her devoted Sleepless knight, figure out who's trying to kill her if she wants to...
 

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...