Blog Tour + Book Review: Keeper of the Bees (+Black Bird of the Gallows) by Meg Kassel

Harbingers of death, creatures with bees in their chest---this series sounded way too unique for me to pass up, what with my love of unusual paranormal creatures. I couldn't resist joining the blog tour, courtesy of YA Bound Book Tours and Entangled Teen. I enjoyed both these books, and hopefully you all will too, so keep reading for more information, my reviews, and a giveaway, and be sure to...
 

Book Review: The Root (Wrath & Athenaeum Book 1) by Na’amen Gobert Tilahun

When Erik's berserker powers awaken, he discovers a whole supernatural side to the world that he never knew existed and, under the training of Matthias, joins other "Blooded" in their fight against monstrous beings from another realm whose attacks and kidnappings are getting more frequent. Meanwhile in another realm, Lil works hard to figure out how to stop the living darkness that's spreading in...
 

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: The Last Sun (The Tarot Sequence Book 1) by K. D. Edwards

Rune lives in New Atlantis and is the sole survivor of the Sun Throne. He and his bodyguard/best friend, Brand, do mercenary-style jobs for Lord Tower. When they get tasked with finding a missing scion from another court, they end up discovering a monster of myth and a bigger problem than anyone first...
 

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: Sleight (AVRA-K Book 1) by Jennifer Sommersby

Geni's mother has always talked to ghosts and been haunted by a demon of some sort; when she dies, Geni finds that those things have now passed on to her, along with the responsibility to protect a magical book. The problem is, Geni doesn't know where her mother hid it, so, along with the help of her father figure and possibly a boy she's just met, she'll have to piece together the clues and find...
 

Book Review: Shatter Me (Shatter Me Book 1) by Tahereh Mafi

When Juliette touches people, it hurts and sometimes kills them, and she has no control over it. At 14, she was taken from her parents and eventually ended up being left to die in an asylum, watching through her one window as the world outside continued to collapse. But then a boy is put into her cell with her, she finds out things she never knew, and she's given a chance to live a better life......
 

Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels – iZombie Vol. 2, Whispers Vol. 1, Sex Criminals Vol. 2

In iZombie Vol. 2, zombie girl Gwen eats the brain of someone she used to know as a child and finds out some things she forgot about her own life while her were-terrier friend attempts to reconcile with his grandfather. In Whispers Vol. 1, a guy with OCD discovers he can travel in a ghost-like form separate from his body as he sleeps and manipulate people's thoughts. In Sex Criminals Vol. 2, Jon...
 

Book Review: Thorns and Fangs (Thorns and Fangs Book 1) by Gillian St. Kevern

When Nate gets hired for his escort services by a family of vampires, he meets Ben, a vampire who isn't like the others and always keeps himself in control so that he won't become a monster. But getting closer to Ben puts Nate in the cross-hairs of a villainous necromancer, one who's been murdering people in the city and who just might choose Nate as his next...
 

Graphic Novel Review: Saga Vol. 8 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

After the events of the last volume, Alana's health is in danger, so the group travels to a planet where they might be able to get help. Meanwhile, The Will becomes unwilling helper to a villain, and Ghus's group struggles with impending starvation while waiting for the others to come back for...