Tag Archives: Mental Illness

Book Review: When Planets Fall (Stars Fall Circle Book 1) by Abby J. Reed

The planet of Scarlotti is divided by three groups, but tensions between them are high and a war is closer than ever. When Breaker gets captured by Herons and forced into fixing a starship, he agrees in order to keep his people safe and tries to keep his deal secret in order to avoid giving his chief a reason to incite war, but rescuing Malani wasn't part of his plan and her mysterious wings...
 

Book Review: Bleed Through by Adriana Arrington

Liam thinks his schizophrenia is mostly under control and that he's close to finally being independent, but then he starts seeing strange paranormal visions, like one of a murder that may or may not have really happened. Convinced his meds are causing the new visions, he stops taking them, but as his symptoms get worse and he gets more wrapped up in the murder, Liam struggles to figure out what's...
 

Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels – Sex Criminals Vol. 1, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Day Men Vol. 1

In Sex Criminals Vol. 1, a woman who stops time when she orgasms finally meets a man who can do the same. In The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a naive couple finds themselves in a creepy mansion when they try to get out of the rain. In Day Men Vol. 1, David, the man who protects a family of vampires during the day, finds himself in the middle of the start of a war between two vampire families. Enjoy...
 

Bookish Musings: Disabilities Being Magically Cured in Books

We already have so little diversity in books, and we have even less diversity of the disability kind. Then, on top of that, the portrayal of disability is often riddled with problems---a big one being disabilities---whether physical or mental---being magically cured or turning out to be something paranormal. I feel like some people may not fully understand why this is so harmful though, so I...
 

Book Review: Obscura Burning by Suzanne van Rooyen

Kyle can't remember what happened the night of the fire, but, ever since then, he's been stuck alternating between two realities---one in which his boyfriend, Danny, is alive but paraplegic and their friend, Shira, is dead, the other in which Shira is alive but Danny is dead and Kyle is horribly scarred from the burns. But shifting between realities is killing Kyle, both literally and...
 

Book Review: Shadows of Humanity (The Immortal Coil Book 2) by J. Armand

Dorian is back in New York after two years of training, but something strange is going on yet again---a mysterious being is killing all the vampires in the city. Then Dorian runs into William, a member of a brotherhood that hunts supernaturals, and William befriends Dorian, believing him to be the one who did all the vampire killing. Dorian goes with him to England thinking he might be able to...
 

Book Review: Shade Chaser (City of Crows Book 2) by Clara Coulson

It's been a couple months since the incident in the first book, things have slowed down a bit, and Cal is trying to get to know his new team members and learn how to cope with the unsettling deja vu he acquired from his trip to the Eververse. But then a werewolf, a wizard, and a former mayor are murdered, causing the different supernatural factions to start blaming each other, and it's up to the...
 

Book Review: Something Wicked by Carol Oates

Henry has spent most of his time as a vampire in self-imposed isolation, but when a cult becomes determined to awaken the first vampire and a women who seems to be in the middle of it all comes crashing into Henry's life, something compels him to protect her... all while fighting his dark desire to drain her. Henry, his long-time friend Dougal, and Ari will have to figure out what the cult is...
 

Book Review: The Ferryman Institute by Colin Gigl

Charlie has been a ferryman, an immortal who guides recently passed souls into the afterlife, for 250 years and has never failed a single assignment. But one day he gets special instructions---save Alice before she commits suicide, or continue being a ferryman. Charlie saves the girl, but when Inspector Javrouche finds out that Charlie broke the most important rule of the Institute, it puts both...
 

Book Review: Shatterproof by Xen Sanders

Grey is tired of struggling with depression and doesn't want to live anymore. Saint doesn't know anything about himself or his life other than the fact that he's not human and accidentally kills everyone he loves when he feeds from their life in order to fuel his own, but he hates himself for it. When Saint and Grey cross paths, it seems like a perfect exchange---Grey gets the death he wants and...