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: Inversion Point (Chaos Station Book 4) by Jenn Burke & Kelly Jensen

A new gate has opened, and when the new species finally starts making contact, it becomes Zander's job as the Guardian's emissary to facilitate contact and peaceful relations among them and all the other species. But Zander's new role is exhausting, and it doesn't help his mood any that the human ambassador is Felix's ex. Meanwhile, Felix has his own problems to face when the very same stin who...
 

Book Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

When Tana wakes up after a party to find everyone but herself, her now-infected ex-boyfriend, and a tied-up vampire have been slaughtered by vampires who are still in the house, she quickly rescues the other two survivors and escapes with them to the nearest Coldtown---a walled city where vampires are sent to live. Knowing she might be infected herself, she plans to wait out the time and then go...
 

Bookish Musings: I Want More Books about… Supernatural Slice of Life & Gritty Supernaturals (+ Some Recs!)

I started this "I Want More Books About..." series a while ago, made a bunch of posts, and then never got around to posting any more than that first one. Oops. But hey, I'm finally doing another one! And this time it's about---surprise, surprise---supernatural creatures! I kind of stumbled upon both of these... sub-subgenres, and it turns out I love them, so let's chat about it, and hopefully you...
 

Book Review: Wasteland King (Gallow and Ragged Book 3) by Lilith Saintcrow

The plague is loose upon the fae realms, but, as a half-sidhe, Jeremiah remains unaffected and has other things to worry about, like the deal he makes with Unwinter that might end in his (Jeremiah's) death but will at least keep Robin safe. Robin, however, having no where else to go, makes a deal of her own with Unwinter, and the only thing on her mind is getting revenge on...
 

Mini Reviews: Classics – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Alice in Wonderland, Dracula

In Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a scientist struggles with his morality while his friend tries to solve the mystery surrounding recent events. In Alice in Wonderland, a young girl falls down a rabbit hole and encounters all sorts of strange creatures. In Dracula, an infamous vampire terrorizes a town. Enjoy my mini reviews for these three...
 

Update: Life and Books (Feb 2019)

Let's see, real life updates... Nobody ask me about my dental situation. It's still not any better, and I don't want to talk about it. I also managed to bend back like a third of my big toe nail when I hit it with my other heel, so that was fun. I don't know how I even do these things. But my parents' shower still has a chunk of tile missing from where I once slipped and hit my heel against it...