The Human Zoo

The Human Zoo by Kasey Rocazella (2021)

-ARC Review-

NA Fiction | Dystopia

Blurb:

Jax Cooper lives a comfortable life, maybe too comfortable. Born into a powerful family, Jax is the son of the largest mogul in the world. As a journalist for The Globe, he takes on a unique, self-assigned piece: to investigate his father’s empire, The Human Zoo. Disguised as one of the animals and stripped of his identity, wealth, and eugenic luxuries, Jax is challenged by what it means to be human when he meets Priya.

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Poison Study Trilogy

Poison Study Trilogy (Chronicles of Ixia #1-3) by Maria V. Snyder (2005 – 2008)

Fiction | Dystopian Fantasy

Blurb:

POISON STUDY (Book One)

Choose: A quick death… or slow poison…

About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.

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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.

Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood drinkers, must feast on the young to survive and Domingo looks especially tasty. Continue reading

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

Blog Tour | Warping Minds & Other Misdemeanors

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The Guild Codex world has a new series coming out and of course I am excited for it! I first fell into this world through The Guild Codex: Demonized but after reading the only book (at the time) published in that series I had to search for something else to fill my sudden hunger for Urban Fantasy and dove into The Guild Codex: Spellbound. Ever since then I’ve been bouncing back and forth reading both series in the official recommended timeline order as new books are released and I’m ready to add a third! Keep reading this post to find out more about The Guild Codex world especially the latest edition, The Guild Codex: Warped, which brings in a shiny new co-author PLUS enter a giveaway!
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Blog Blitz | Beneath the Blood Moon

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Are you a fan of werewolves? Melissa S. Vice, Editingle Indie Book Cafe, and Rockstar Book Tours have revealed the cover and the trailer for their upcoming Urban Fantasy Romance, which releases on October 15, 2019! Check out the awesome cover, watch the trailer, read an excerpt, and enter the giveaway! Continue reading

The Poppy War

The Poppy War (The Poppy War #1) by R.F. Kuang (2018)

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Fiction | Military Fantasy | (TV-MA)
5 stars
Blurb:

“When Rin aced the Keju, the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies, it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn’t believe a war orphan from Rooster Province could pass without cheating; to Rin’s guardians, who believed they’d finally be able to marry her off and further their criminal enterprise; and to Rin herself, who realized she was finally free of the servitude and despair that had made up her daily existence. That she got into Sinegard, the most elite military school in Nikan, was even more surprising.

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The Reckoning Trilogy | (book roulette)

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I am happy to share that today I’ve got another Book Roulette post and this time I get to help promote an exciting Urban Fantasy/Apocalyptic series. Candace Wondrak’s novel, A MARK UNWILLING, kicks off The Reckoning Trilogy with a sassy heroine who started her day as a college student and ends it facing down the horsemen of the Apocalypse. She was marked at birth, her soul sold to an unknown master. Today she finds out who, and with any luck why. Keep reading to find out more about this series including a few exclusive excerpts!  Continue reading

The Goblins of Bellwater (Q&A + Giveaway!)

The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle (2017)
-eARC Review-

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NA Fiction | Paranormal | Romance | (TV-14)
3 Stars
Blurb:

A contemporary romance inspired by Christina Rossetti’s eerie, sensual poem, “Goblin Market.” Four neighbors encounter sinister enchantments and a magical path to love in a small, modern-day Puget Sound town, where a fae realm hides in the woods and waters…  Continue reading