1) Dracula by Bram Stoker Rating: 4/5 I've been a horror fan for a long time and I can't believe it took me until 2019 to read one of the genre's all-time classics. It was so cool to see where a lot of the vampire mythos originated in Dracula - the bloodsucking, the ability to transform into a bat, the … Continue reading March 2019 Reading Wrap-Up
1) The Vagrant (The Vagrant #1) by Peter Newman Rating: 4/5 The Vagrant is an incredibly unique fantasy with elements of steampunk/sci-fi woven in to the story. This book takes the 'showing, not telling' rule of storytelling to the extreme - we are not given access to any of the character's inner thoughts and there's hardly any exposition. Instead, … Continue reading February 2019 Reading Wrap-Up
I had a very strange, varied reading month in January. Overall, I'm pretty happy with what I read. 1) The Light at the End John Skipp & Craig Spector Rating: 3.5/5 A bloody fun read featuring a vampire hunting for victims in the New York subway system. Lots of gratuitous sex, violence, and gore - maybe not the … Continue reading January 2019 Reading Wrap-Up!
1) A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Rating: 3/5 An enjoyable introduction to literature's most famous sleuth with an engaging mystery. It does feel a little quaint by today's standards but that's not necessarily a bad thing. 2) The Deal (Off-Campus #1) by Elle Kennedy Rating: 4.5/5 OMG this book is adorable! … Continue reading April 2017 Wrap-Up
1) Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories edited by Doug Murano & D. Alexander Ward Rating: 4/5 Any anthology subtitled 'Beautiful horror stories' is bound to get my attention. And while some stories were better than others, I found the majority of the tales to be beautiful, horrific - and so so heartbreaking. 2) Bedtime Stories by Diana Secker Tesdell Rating: 4/5 I … Continue reading March 2017 Wrap-Up
I had a pretty great reading month in February. I read a total of 11 books, most of them in the fantasy genre with one horror novel thrown in for variety. That brings my total for 2017 so far up to 27 so that means I am more than a quarter of the way through … Continue reading February Wrap-Up
I wanted to start 2017 off right - I wanted to read something I knew I would enjoy and that would inspire me. So of course, I reread the entire Harry Potter series! Not only is it my favourite book series of all time, but it also serves as an inspiring and hopeful story that is especially … Continue reading January 2017 Reading Wrap-Up