I loved this book. I loved almost everything about it. Mæve is an interesting character, and rooting for her is so easy because she’s fierce and courageous, but also kind, intelligent and humble. She’s given a task early in the novel, and no matter how dire things are, she does everything in her power to reach her goals.
Author: Val on the Moon
No Alcohol Beyond This Point – J.B. Teller
First of all, the title of this book is the best thing ever. It’s captivating and made me want to read this book on the spot. I requested No Alcohol Beyond This Point expecting a fun and surreal story, and the premise didn’t disappoint, since it begins with Mar seemingly drunk on the floor of her sister’s house with pieces of cupcakes in her hair. It piqued my curiosity: what was going on? What made her end up like that?
Ravens & Roses – A Women’s Gothic Anthology
Did you know that Quill & Crow came out with a new anthology in June? I got an ARC from the publisher and I started the book with a lot of enthusiasm. I finished Ravens & Roses a week ago, and here's my honest review. Ravens & Roses is a unique collection of Gothic stories … Continue reading Ravens & Roses – A Women’s Gothic Anthology
Better Off Dead – Martin John
You know that feeling when you find a book that's funny as hell but also moving and thought provoking at the same time? Well, this one ticks all the right boxes. What am I talking about, you ask? Here's my honest review of Better Off Dead by Martin John.
Panthera – Andreas Boesch
Hey, people! Yes, I'm talking to you. Wanna hear a shameful confession from yours truly? While I love the more contemporary Urban Fantasy because I enjoy seeing the repercussions of magic and monsters in the real world, High Fantasy doesn't have the same lure to me. Until a month ago, The Inheritance Cycle and A … Continue reading Panthera – Andreas Boesch
Not Meant for Each Other
I've been gifted an ARC of Not Meant for Each Other by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Let me show you cover and blurb before I explain why I loved this book. Sometimes, there is no happily ever after. In this anthology, talented writers craft 10 diverse tales of heartbreak and failed … Continue reading Not Meant for Each Other
Until Death Do Us Part – James Fuller
After a short hiatus from reading (and doing anything that didn't involve my job, actually), here I am with a new review. Truth be told, I've added this book to my TBR pile in March, after the author, James Fuller, asked me if I was interested in reading one of his stories. We talked a bit on Twitter, and he suggested this one based on my reading preferences. The blurb intrigued me, so here's my honest review of Until Death Do Us Part.
Points of Villany/Points of Virtue – P.A. Hayden, L.A. Cunningham
I've been offered an ARC of this book back in March. It took me a while to begin reading it, and now that I've finished it I'm so disappointed with myself for not reading it earlier. Let me present you the blurb, and then I'll tell you what made me love it so much.
How Not to Vampire – Rodney V. Smith
As a first-timer on Reedsy, the sensible thing I should have done was spending some time trying to figure out the platform. A book caught my attention instead, and I had to take it. The title promised a lot of irony and fun, and I was sold even before reading the blurb. The book in question is How Not to Vampire, by Rodney V. Smith, an Urban Fantasy that is so much more than your average vampire story! The first thing that comes to mind was that it gives the same vibes of some '90s movies I love, those irreverent and crude dark comedies so iconic that stuck with me till today.
Bottle Demon – Stephen Blackmoore
Urban Fantasy is my favorite genre ever. Seriously, read my bio and you'll find out how much I love its tropes, how curious I am to see mythological creatures interact with the modern world. Cue NetGalley, and me browsing for some new UF to read. When I found Bottle Demon, I wasn't sure reading it was a good idea, mainly because it is the sixth installment of an ongoing series and I was afraid I would not be able to understand what was going on. I asked for an ARC anyway and I am so glad I did it! I'll tell you why in a heartbeat, but let me show you the cover first.