Book Review: The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle

While in the woods one day, Skye gets lured in by goblins and cursed, fated to become one them, only the curse won't allow her to speak of it to anyone, not even to Grady, whom she accidentally pulls into the curse with her. The only other person who knows of the goblins is Kit, their human liaison and Grady's cousin. When Skye, Livy (her sister), Kit, and Grady get entangled in relationships and...
 

Bookish Musings: Top Ten Characters from Books I Read in 2017

This post was harder than I thought it would be. Not because I didn't read about any great characters but because---and this sounds weird to say---I don't know what I should consider my "favorite" anymore. Characters who are complex and superbly well-written? Characters who are likeable people? Characters who make me feel for them? Characters I want to date or be friends with? So I decided to...
 

Book Review: When Twilight Burns (The Gardella Vampire Hunters Book 4) by Colleen Gleason

Victoria is back in London only to discover the Venators have lost their advantage as there is a vampire who has found a way to disguise himself and walk among them in broad daylight. But that's not Victoria's only problem because not only is her heart torn between two men, one of whom is in danger, she's now battling a new darkness inside her very own...
 

Book Review: Nightingale Girl (Sparrow Man Book 2) by M. R. Pritchard

It's been weeks since Meg arrived in her father's kingdom, and life should be great, but she's growing restless and Sparrow is starting to act strange. Meg soon finds out Sparrow's craziness wasn't because his memory was wiped but because he's cursed. In order to regain his sanity, Sparrow will have to go back to the place where they met, and Meg is determined to go with him in order to not let...
 

Bookish Musings: Top Ten Female Characters from Books I Read in 2016

Yay, time for another character post! I do so love these, guys. Except, unfortunately, I didn't seem to find very many female characters I loved this year. I really don't know why I struggle so much to find female characters I like. Well, I suppose part of the problem could be that I read a lot of M/M fiction and therefore read about females less, proportionally speaking, but never fear, I still...
 

Book Review: Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones (Zoraida Grey Book 1) by Sorchia DuBois

Zoraida's grandmother has always taught her about magic, but it's not until Granny sends Zoraida to Scotland, to visit relatives she never knew she had in order to steal a healing stone, that she realizes there's a lot Granny never told her. Once in Scotland, Zoraida and her best friend, Zhu, find themselves surrounded by betrayal, family intrigue, and witches far more powerful than they...
 

Book Review: The Hypnotic City (The Gold and Gaslight Chronicles Book 2) by Andrea Berthot

It's 1904 and Philomena has moved from London to New York to finally be free and to follow her dreams of performing, so when the famous theatre owner Tom Casey hires her to be his next star, it's her dream come true. But her new boyfriend isn't quite as excited about it as she is, and as Philomena starts noticing more and more strange things, she realizes something suspicious is going on, and...
 

Book Review: The Bleeding Dusk (The Gardella Vampire Hunters Book 3) by Colleen Gleason

The vampires in Rome have allied themselves with demons, and it's now up to Victoria to lead the hunters and figure out how to stop them from their latest plans. She turns to Sebastian and Max for help, but Sebastian's games and Max's secrets make Victoria unsure of who she can trust, and when a certain vampire sets his sights on her, things get even more complicated than...
 

Book Review: Rises the Night (The Gardella Vampire Hunters Book 2) by Colleen Gleason

Victoria is back to slaying vampires after a much needed leave of absence, but this time her duty as a Venator takes her to Italy where a powerful vampire is working create his own army of the dead using, something that will have disastrous consequences if he succeeds. But turning to Sebastian of all people for help is not something Victoria is happy about, especially as she uncovers more secrets...
 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Traits that Make Me Love a Character

I have no idea what characters other people like or dislike, and I mostly read indie books, so this week's topic is another one of those topics that's just too difficult for me. That's why I've tweaked it! I've come to realize there are certain things that usually make me immediately start to love a character. I'm not talking the typical personality traits like brooding or sarcastic---those are...