Mini Reviews: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy – Spinning Silk, Twice Bitten, Undeath & Taxes

In Spinning Silk, a Japanese silk weaver tells her life story. In Twice Bitten, a man and his vampire ex get hunted down by an anti-vampire group while rekindling their relationship. In Undeath & Taxes, vampire account Fred and his friends have more paranormal misadventures. Enjoy my mini reviews for these three paranormal/urban fantasy...
 

Book Review: Detox in Letters (Crowns & Ash Book 2) by Cheryl Low

Life in the Realm has continued on as mostly normal for Vaun, even though he no longer lives in the drug-induced ignorance he once did. But now rebellion is brewing, and Vaun fears for the safety of the rebellion leader, his defiant sister, and all the subjects in the Realm. When the Queen makes a demand of him, he'll have to decide how much is worth sacrificing for the right...
 

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: The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy Book 1) by S. A. Chakraborty

Nahri is just trying to make a living as a thief when she accidentally summons a djinn and learns that she herself is part djinn and must go with him to the hidden city of Daevabad. But trouble is stirring within the city, and Prince Ali is caught in the middle, struggling to balance his morals and his loyalty to his family, and Nahri and Dara's arrival could stir things up even...
 

Book Review: Lovesick Titans (Lovesick Part 2) by Amanda Meuwissen

Danny is wracked with guilt and knows he needs to confess to Mal, but he's terrified of how his nemesis-turned-lover is going to react when he finds out the truth about how their relationship started. Unfortunately, that's not Danny's only problem because Hades is still out there, he's determined to destroy Danny, and he'll use everything he can against...
 

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 Review: Inheritance (Dominion Book 1) by Lissa Kasey

Between a vampire lover, a fear of commitment, anxiety, bullying (for being the first male witch allowed to take magic classes), possible stalkers, and a controlling mother demanding a granddaughter and willing to do whatever it takes to get one, Seiran has his hands full. But then a serial killer starts targeting people close to vampires, and Seiran might be next---that is, if he's not burned at...
 

Book Review: Doom Sayer (City of Crows Book 4) by Clara Coulson

When people start rapidly falling ill, Cal and the DSI agents fear some sort of contagion---until a wizard contracts it, causing him to attack a bunch of people in a rage before dropping dead, and Cal can see with his magic-sensing ability that it's actually a curse. When the body count of magic practitioners, including minor practitioners, starts rising, it's up to the DSI to figure out who...