Book Review: Heartless by Tom Leveen

Book Review: Heartless by Tom Leveen Book Review: Heartless by Tom Leveen Originally posted November 13, 2018 Bram Stoker Award nominee Tom Leveen (Sick; Shackled) asks: What price will you pay for immortality?   Urban legends of a murderous figure called Springheel Jack date back to the 19th century. What Baylee is about to learn …

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The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec: Enchanting and Powerful

When a banished witch falls in love with the legendary trickster Loki, she risks the wrath of the gods in this moving, subversive debut novel that reimagines Norse mythology.  Angrboda’s story begins where most witches’ tales end: with a burning. A punishment from Odin for refusing to provide him with knowledge of the future, the …

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Book Review: Roar of Sky by Beth Cato

Book Review: Roar of Sky by Beth Cato   Originally posted October 30, 2018   Thanks to her geomantic magic, Ingrid has successfully eluded Ambassador Blum, the power-hungry kitsune who seeks to achieve world domination for the Unified Pacific. But using her abilities has taken its toll: Ingrid’s body has been left severely weakened, and …

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All the Tides of Fate by Adalyn Grace: Complex and Emotional

Through blood and sacrifice, Amora Montara has conquered a rebellion and taken her rightful place as queen of Visidia. Now, with the islands in turmoil and the people questioning her authority, Amora cannot allow anyone to see her weaknesses. No one can know about the curse in her bloodline. No one can know that she’s …

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All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace: Dark and Thrilling

As princess of the island kingdom Visidia, Amora Montara has spent her entire life training to be High Animancer – the master of souls. The rest of the realm can choose their magic, but for Amora, it’s never been a choice. To secure her place as heir to the throne, she must prove her mastery …

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Book Review: Call of Fire by Beth Cato

Book Review: Call of Fire by Beth Cato   When an earthquake devastates San Francisco in an alternate 1906, the influx of geomantic energy nearly consumes Ingrid Carmichael. Bruised but alive, the young geomancer flees the city with her friends, Cy, Lee, and Fenris. She is desperate to escape Ambassador Blum, the cunning and dangerous …

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Book Review: Breath of Earth by Beth Cato

Book Review: Breath of Earth by Beth Cato Originally posted Oct. 16, 2018 In an alternate 1906, the United States and Japan have forged a powerful confederation— the Unified Pacific—in an attempt to dominate the world. Their first target is a vulnerable China. In San Francisco, headstrong secretary Ingrid Carmichael is assisting a group of …

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Calculated Risks by Seanan McGuire: Brilliant and Emotional

The tenth book in the fast-paced InCryptid urban fantasy series returns to the mishaps of the Price family, eccentric cryptozoologists who safeguard the world of magical creatures living in secret among humans. Just when Sarah Zellaby, adopted Price cousin and telepathic ambush predator, thought that things couldn’t get worse, she’s had to go and prove …

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Book Review: The Clockwork Crown by Beth Cato

 Originally posted October 9, 2018 Book Review: The Clockwork Crown by Beth Cato. Narrowly surviving assassination and capture, Octavia Leander, a powerful magical healer, is on the run with handsome Alonzo Garrett, the Clockwork Dagger who forfeited his career with the Queen’s secret society of spies and killers—and possibly his life—to save her. Now, they …

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