Graphic Novel Review: Letters for Lucardo Vol. 1 by Otava Heikkilä

Ed, an older scribe working for a family of immortal beings, is surprised but not displeased when one of the immortals admits to having feelings for him. Their newfound relationship doesn't lack passion, but Ed's age and mortality and the lack of acceptance from Lucardo's family make it fraught with difficulties that might tear them...
 

Book Review: The Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy Book 2) by S. A. Chakraborty

It's been five years since the events of the last book. Unrest between the Daeva and shafit in the hidden djinn city of Daevabad is growing while Ghassan continues to rule with an iron fist, squashing anyone who opposes him into submission, including Nahri and, when he's forced into coming back, Ali. But outside the city, dangerous plans are brewing as well, plans that could drastically change...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring POC Characters

In all the talk about diversity and inclusivity in books, it's been pointed out that there are not a lot of covers out there that feature POC characters---even when the book itself does. But representation is important, both in books and on the covers, and I love collecting pretty covers to share with you all, so I thought it would be a great idea to highlight some of the amazing covers out there...
 

Book Review: Spell Caster (City of Crows Book 6) by Clara Coulson

When Cal's team gets put on a murder investigation, Cal is happy to finally be working on a case that doesn't involve the safety of the entire city being at stake, but the case quickly goes south when they discover the culprit is a magic practitioner serial killer and an Eververse monster. More secrets are revealed as the murderer attempts to close in on his next victim, and Cal will have tough...
 

Book Review: Day Killer (City of Crows Book 5) by Clara Coulson

Finally finished with rehab for his injuries, Cal is spending his first night back home in months, but he's interrupted by a severely injured vampire showing up at his door. Thanks to Lucian, Cal gets mixed up in the middle of vampire politics and will have to spend the next 24 hours trying to keep the vampire in his care safe, trying to outrun those who are after them, and trying to save the...
 

Mini Reviews: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy – The Well of Tears, The Fangs of Freelance, Straight Outta Fangton

In The Well of Tears, a teenager and his gnome boyfriend end up on a quest to find a mythical well with healing waters. In The Fangs of Freelance, a vampire accountant and his friends deal with ghosts, gangs, grand mages, and other sorts of trouble. In Straight Outta Fangton, a fairly young vampire gets mixed up in the nefarious plans of a powerful old vampire. Enjoy my mini reviews for these...
 

Book Review: Time’s Children (The Islevale Cycle Book 1) by D. B. Jackson

Tobias is a Walker, which means he can travel back in time. When he gets sent to serve at the royal court of Daerjen, he agrees to walk back 15 years in order to prevent a war, even though his body will age 15 years on the trip to the past and 15 more years on the return trip to the present. But things go wrong, and Tobias gets stuck in the past, protecting the infant princess, creating a future...
 

Book Review: Obsessions of a Djinni (The Djinn Chronicles Book 1) by Claudia Herring

Hundreds of years ago, the djinni Yasir was separated from his love and bound to an urn to be a wish-granting slave. In 1811, Peter finds the urn on an expedition, and Yasir is reunited with his love, who is also his new master's wife. Yasir will do nearly anything to get his life back, and Lavinia gets caught in the middle of two dangerous men while struggling to reconcile with memories of her...
 

Book Review: Shadow of the Fox (Shadow of the Fox Book 1) by Julie Kagawa

Half-kitsune Yumeko has lived her whole life in the temple where she was raised, until one night demons attack and she flees, the sole survivor, with a mission to deliver part of a special scroll to another temple where it can be protected. Tatsumi, an assassin sent to steal the scroll, believes Yumeko that it was sent away and agrees to protect her on her journey in exchange for information....