Book Review: The Reign of the Departed (The High and Faraway Book 1) by Greg Keyes

Errol attempts to commit suicide but instead wakes in the body of a wooden automaton, created by his classmate, Aster. Her father is under a curse, and she needs his help, plus the help of some others, to travel into the magical realms of the Kingdoms and find the water of health. If they find it---and survive---they'll be able to cure both Aster's father and Errol's human...
 

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: Bloom (Monster Love Novellas Book 1) by Desdemona Wren

Holly is used to the portal that shows up in her family's barn every year, but she's surprised when a nymph suddenly steps through it one day. Holly tries to send Nia back, but Nia is curious about the human world and set on staying until spring, and the more time Holly and Nia spend together, the more their feelings for each other...
 

Book Review: Dead Indian Wars (Damnation Book 2) by Clark Casey

When a new man shows up in the Afterlife town of Damnation, gets himself elected mayor, and gains control over the town's two vampires, it only worsens the problems with the Native Americans, who easily outnumber the outlaws. Meanwhile, food and booze become scarce, the weather starts changing, and the outlaws start getting restless as tensions...
 

Book Review: The Midnight Gardener (The Town of Superstition Book 1) by R. G. Thomas

Fifteen-year-old Thaddeus has spent his whole life moving from city to city with his dad. Upon moving to the town of Superstition, he becomes enamored with the mysterious neighbor who gardens every night. When he finally meets Teofil, he discovers that Teofil is a gnome and that there's a lot more to this world than he ever...
 

Book Review: Dance with the Devil (Dance with the Devil Book 1) by Megan Derr

Half-ghost Chris is consort to a powerful demon lord and runs his own successful detective agency with his friend, Doug, but it hasn't always been this way. Follow Chris and Doug as they solve cases, meet each other, find love, and get their happy...
 

Bookish Musings: Can You Guess Which Supernatural Creature Said These Quotes? (A Quiz!)

To celebrate Wyrd and Wonder 2018 (a bookish/blogging fantasy event taking place during the month of May), I thought it'd be fun to make a quiz! And it's no secret that I love supernatural creatures, so what better topic? Some of these quotes are probably pretty obvious, some are more vague, some might be tricks ;-) It's hard to find quotes for something like this, and I wasn't going to sit...
 

Bookish Musings: Thoughts on the Portrayal of Supernatural Creatures

I read a lot of books about supernatural/paranormal/mythological creatures, and seeing the different ways that authors portray different creatures is one of my favorite things about the fantasy genre! And yet, I sometimes see authors get bashed or picked on for not portraying supernatural creatures the "right" way. So here are my thoughts on why different portrayals of supernatural creatures...
 

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: 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...