Tag Archives: Historical Fantasy

Book Review: Braineater Jones by Stephen Kozeniewski

When Braineater Jones wakes up in a swimming pool with a bullet hole in his chest, he doesn't know who he is, where he is, or how he died, but he soon finds out that alcohol is the only thing that keeps him from turning into a true brain-eating monster. He quickly gets himself set up as a private detective for the dead, ends up with a severed head as a partner, and starts off his new undead life...
 

Book Review + Quiz: A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly + Who Would You Be in a Magic Prohibition Era?

Joan never wanted her magic, especially not after she saw how dangerous it was, but when a man shows up offering to let her compete against 14 other sorcerers for the chance to make the money she and her family so desperately need, she can't turn that down. Meanwhile, Alex, a young, corrupt cop, gets blackmailed into going undercover in an attempt to take down the gangs and stop all their illegal...
 

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...
 

Book Review: The Rest Falls Away (The Gardella Vampire Hunters Book 1) by Colleen Gleason

Victoria Gardella may be a debutante in 19th century London, being pushed into finding an eligible bachelor to marry, but she's also a vampire hunter by blood, born with the extra capabilities it takes to fight the creatures. Victoria chooses to accept her calling, but, when she unexpectedly falls in love with the Marquess of Rockley, she realizes she has a difficult choice to make between love...
 

Book Review: His Master’s Summons (Azgarth’s Chosen Book 1) by Cassie Sweet

When famous violinist Andres Valentine is murdered, Dr. Stanslovich, a man who has been studying the art of reanimation, refuses to let the object of his obsession stay that way. But when Andres comes back to life, he forms a bond with Dr. Stanslovich's assistant, Henri, and Andres's dark fae master sets his sights on all of them, causing the scientists to question everything they know and Henri...
 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Historical Fantasy Books I’ve Read

This topic came at a perfect time because I've recently discovered, contrary to what I previously believed, that I really like historical fantasy. I know historical *fantasy* is not quite the same as non-fantasy historical books since they often alter the history, but I've found they still make interesting use of the settings and cultures, and it's still different than if the book had been set in...
 

Book Review: The Heartless City (The Gold and Gaslight Chronicles Book 1) by Andrea Berthot

It's 1903 and the city of London has been quarantined for 13 years due to the Hyde drug, originally created by Dr. Jekyll, an experiment that went horribly wrong and created a city of heart-eating monsters. Elliot, a 17-year-old who accidentally made himself an empath when he tried to escape his troubles with a serum he created, is struggling to cope with his new abilities and his life in general...
 

Book Review: Winterspell by Claire Legrand

With Clara's mother murdered and her father a mayor-turned-gang-lord who has spent the past few years succumbing to his grief, Clara has become increasingly close to her unusual, story-telling godfather and harbored a crush on the beautiful statue in his shop. But on Christmas Eve, her life gets turned upside-down when Godfather's stories start becoming reality, his statue becomes a live person,...
 

Book Review: Drown by Esther Dalseno

The little mermaid never felt like she fit in with her beauty-obsessed, emotionless, underwater world, so, when she finally gets to go to the surface and falls in love with a beautiful, depressed prince, she eventually decides to trade her voice for legs and start a new life at the palace. But, while she discovers the joys and pains of love, relationships, and humanity above ground, a mysterious...
 

Book Review: The Master Magician (The Paper Magician Book 3) by Charlie N. Holmberg

It's been two years since Ceony defeated Grath, and, during that time, Ceony's been practicing other forms of magic in secret, enjoying her relationship with Emery, and preparing for her magician's exam. But then Saraj, the Excisioner Emery put behind bars, escapes, and Ceony has to use her newfound magic abilities to keep herself and her loved ones...