Adult, book review

The Southern’s Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix (ARC Review)

Fried Green Tomatoes and “Steel Magnolias” meet Dracula in this Southern-flavored supernatural thriller set in the ’90s about a women’s book club that must protect its suburban community from a mysterious and handsome stranger who turns out to be a blood-sucking fiend. Patricia Campbell had always planned for a big life, but after giving up her career as a nurse to marry an ambitious doctor and become a mother, Patricia’s life has never felt smaller. The days are long, her kids are ungrateful, her husband is distant, and her to-do list is never really done… Read More The Southern’s Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix (ARC Review)

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Witches of Ash and Ruin by E. Latimer (Review)

Seventeen-year-old Dayna Walsh is struggling to cope with her somatic OCD; the aftermath of being outed as bisexual in her conservative Irish town; and the return of her long-absent mother, who barely seems like a parent. But all that really matters to her is ascending and finally, finally becoming a full witch-plans that are complicated when another coven, rumored to have a sordid history with black magic, arrives in town with premonitions of death. Dayna immediately finds herself at odds with the bewitchingly frustrating Meiner King, the granddaughter of their coven leader… Read More Witches of Ash and Ruin by E. Latimer (Review)

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The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman (Review)

Uprooted from the city, Violet Saunders doesn’t have much hope of fitting in at her new school in Four Paths, a town almost buried in the woodlands of rural New York. The fact that she’s descended from one of the town’s founders doesn’t help much, either—her new neighbours treat her with distant respect, and something very like fear. When she meets Justin, May, Isaac, and Harper, all children of founder families, and sees the otherworldly destruction they can wreak, she starts to wonder if the townsfolk are right to be afraid… Read More The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman (Review)

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Chosen by Kiersten White (ARC Review)

Now that Nina has turned the Watcher’s Castle into a utopia for hurt and lonely demons, she’s still waiting for the utopia part to kick in. With her sister Artemis gone and only a few people remaining at the castle—including her still-distant mother—Nina has her hands full. Plus, though she gained back her Slayer powers from Leo, they’re not feeling quite right after being held by the seriously evil succubus Eve, a.k.a. fake Watcher’s Council member and Leo’s mom… Read More Chosen by Kiersten White (ARC Review)

Adult, book review

The Unkindest Tide by Seanan McGuire (Review)

Hundreds of years ago, the Selkies made a deal with the sea witch: they would have the sea for as long as she allowed it, and when the time came, she would call in all their debts at once. Many people assumed that day would never come. Those people were wrong. When the Luidaeg—October “Toby” Daye’s oldest and most dangerous ally—tells her the time has come for the Selkies to fulfill their side of the bargain, and that Toby must be a part of the process, Toby can’t refuse. Literally… Read More The Unkindest Tide by Seanan McGuire (Review)

Adult, book review

Night and Silence by Seanan McGuire (Review)

Things are not okay. In the aftermath of Amandine’s latest betrayal, October “Toby” Daye’s fragile self-made family is on the verge of coming apart at the seams. Jazz can’t sleep, Sylvester doesn’t want to see her, and worst of all, Tybalt has withdrawn from her entirely, retreating into the Court of Cats as he tries to recover from his abduction. Toby is floundering, unable to help the people she loves most heal. She needs a distraction. She needs a quest.… Read More Night and Silence by Seanan McGuire (Review)

Adult, book review

The Brightest Fell by Seanan McGuire (Review)

Things are slow, and October “Toby” Daye couldn’t be happier about that. The elf-shot cure has been approved, Arden Windermere is settling into her position as Queen in the Mists, and Toby doesn’t have anything demanding her attention except for wedding planning and spending time with her family. Maybe she should have realized that it was too good to last. When Toby’s mother, Amandine, appears on her doorstep with a demand for help, refusing her seems like the right thing to do…until Amandine starts taking hostages, and everything changes… Read More The Brightest Fell by Seanan McGuire (Review)

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Calendar Girls (April 2019): April Fools: Favourite Book with a Surprise Ending

It’s time for another Calendar Girls Books post, and this month our prompt is April Foos: Favourite Book with a Surprise Ending. Once I started looking for my pick of the month, I realized that I read fewer books with surprise endings than I’d thought! So, it took me a bit to actually find one… Read More Calendar Girls (April 2019): April Fools: Favourite Book with a Surprise Ending

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In the House in the Dark of the Woods by Laird Hunt (ARC Review)

In this horror story set in colonial New England, a law-abiding Puritan woman goes missing. Or perhaps she has fled or abandoned her family. Or perhaps she’s been kidnapped, and set loose to wander in the dense woods of the north. Alone and possibly lost, she meets another woman in the forest. Then everything changes.… Read More In the House in the Dark of the Woods by Laird Hunt (ARC Review)

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January 2019 TBR

Hello everyone! And welcome to my January 2019 TBR post! Are you ready for 2019? And what are you most excited to read in the new year! For those of you who have kept an eye on my reading progress and my TBR lists for September to December 2018 might know that I fell behind… Read More January 2019 TBR