A Deadly Education

A Deadly Education (The Scholomance #1) by Naomi Novik (2020)

Fiction | Dark Fantasy | Magic School

Blurb:

Lesson One of the Scholomance: Learning has never been this deadly.

A Deadly Education is set at Scholomance, a school for the magically gifted where failure means certain death (for real) — until one girl, El, begins to unlock its many secrets. 

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Comics & Graphic Novels: what do YOU recommend?

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I confess I’m not the biggest reader of comics, manga, graphic novels, or anything really within that general style, but that doesn’t mean nothing ever catches my eye. Many of you who do love this world will probably laugh at my limited knowledge but I’m counting on you to help give me some recommendations because I’d love to read more! Continue reading

Fangs

Fangs by Sarah Andersen (2020)

Comics | Fiction | Paranormal Romance

BLURB:

A new gothic romance story from the creator of the enormously popular Sarah’s Scribbles comics.

Vamp is three hundred years old but in all that time, she has never met her match. This all changes one night in a bar when she meets a charming werewolf. FANGS chronicles the humor, sweetness, and awkwardness of meeting someone perfectly suited to you but also vastly different.”

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The Lives of Saints

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Guess what! I succumbed to weakness and ordered a copy of Leigh Bardugo’s latest contribution to her Grishaverse, a collection of short stories called The Lives of Saints. It’s just so pretty and I couldn’t stop my curiosity from wanting to read these tales! If you’ve been curious about this one as well then keep reading this post where I’ll include info on what the book is about, my review, and a look at the artwork inside! And don’t worry if you have no idea what the Grishaverse is, I’ve included a bit about that as well. Continue reading

Certain Dark Things

Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (2016)

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Fiction | Paranormal Thriller
3 StarsBlurb:

Welcome to Mexico City… An Oasis In A Sea Of Vampires…

Domingo, a lonely garbage-collecting street kid, is busy eking out a living when a jaded vampire on the run swoops into his life.

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Mercy Thompson Series

Mercy Thompson Series

Mercy Thompson #1-12 by Patricia Briggs (2006 – 2020)
Fiction | Paranormal Thriller
5 stars

The Mercy Thompson series currently includes 12 books with the latest installment released this year (and I think there may be more on the way?) but for this review I’m only covering the series as a whole. I was able to get my hands on all twelve books from my State’s Digital Library but I thought it might be way too much to write out twelve entire individual reviews and figured I’d consolidate it into a series overview. There are also more books in The World of Mercy Thompson which expand the world to include Mercy’s first encounter with Adam and her new job as a mechanic as well as to follow a new pairing, Charles and Anna (also called the Alpha & Omega series). Continue reading