Mini Reviews: Fantasy – Rebel of the Sands, Bloody Acquisitions, Elemental Thief

In Rebel of the Sands, a girl flees her hometown with a mysterious stranger through lands filled with magic and danger. In Bloody Acquisitions, everyone's favorite vampire accountant deals with hunters, pocket dimensions, and rival vampire clans. In Elemental Thief, a thief with magic works with an enemy to get back an artifact she stole before it ends up in the wrong hands. Enjoy my mini reviews...
 

Book Review: Temper by Nicky Drayden

In a world where almost everyone has a twin, and twins share vices and virtues between them, lesser twins---ones with more vices---get the short end of the stick. Auben, a lesser twin, finds that his life gets even more complicated when he gets possessed and his relationship with his twin, Kasim, gets even more strained in their search for...
 

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...
 

Book Review: Kings Rising (Captive Prince Trilogy Book 3) by C. S. Pacat

Damen has some of his Akielon soldiers backing him as their king now that they've found him alive, but his identity has been discovered by the Veretians as well, and Damen will have to face Laurent, the prince who has sworn to kill him but who Damen was come to feel something for during their time together. The Regent is readying for war though and attempting to take over Akielos as well as Vere,...
 

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: A Wish Upon the Stars (Tales from Verania Book 4) by TJ Klune

Sam has done what was asked of him and spent nearly a year learning magic from the Great White, and now it's time for him to return and do his best to defeat Myrin. But a lot has changed during his absence, and he and his friends will have to come together and rely on each other if they're going to...
 

Book Review: The King of Forever (Scarlet & the White Wolf Book 4) by Kirby Crow

With the plans for a new king gone awry, Liall and Scarlet and now stuck staying in Liall's homeland for an indefinite amount of time, and the pressure for Liall to marry and have children with Ressilka has created a rift between Liall and Scarlet. Meanwhile, Liall is busy dealing with politics and Scarlet is having what may not be just dreams about the Red King, and the history of their...
 

Book Review: Prince’s Gambit (Captive Prince Trilogy Book 2) by C. S. Pacat

Laurent is heading out to the border, but Damen has convinced Laurent to let him go with him because Damen knows the only way to protect his own people is to help Laurent beat the Regent. Damen is close to having his freedom back, but he also finds himself drawn to Laurent as he spends more time with him. But neither his freedom nor his feelings will matter if they can't outwit, out-manuever, and...
 

Book Review: The Demon King and the Boy Who Hardly Knew Anything by Pat Ellis

When King Gregor attacks the country of Aranfeit and kills their king, princes Grey and Fry escape with two guards and a prisoner, Erik, who they believe can help in the country they're heading to. But Gregor has some hidden secrets and tricks up his sleeve, and when he allows a long-imprisoned demon into his body, demons are unleashed upon the land, the fate of the whole world is at stake, and...
 

Book Review: The Consumption of Magic (Tales from Verania Book 3) by TJ Klune

Sam already has two dragons on his side, but that still leaves three more he needs to find and convince to join him so that he can defeat Myrin and save the kingdom of Verania. But the scars left on his body after his last encounter with Myrin are evidence that Myrin's intent is even darker than anyone thought, the prophecy is still haunting Sam's thoughts, and there are still many secrets that...