Posts Categorized: Paranormal

Jul 08
Review and Giveaway: Breaking Glass by Lisa Amowitz

Review and Giveaway: Breaking Glass by Lisa Amowitz

Jeremy Glass has a lot on his plate.  His mother committed suicide when he was young.  He’s been in love with Susannah since they were children, but when they became teenagers, his best friend, Ryan, got the girl.  Jeremy attempts to numb himself with alcohol, and one night, he makes an ill-fated decision to drive drunk, leading to an accident that causes him to lose his leg.  That same night, Ryan and Susannah fight, and Susannah disappears.  Whew! As Jeremy… Read more »


Jun 13
Review: Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn

Review: Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn

I knew I wanted to read Another Little Piece as soon as I saw this blood-spattered cover.  The story certainly lived up to the cover, as it has gore and violence that surpasses what one may expect to see in YA.  Interestingly, Another Little Piece contains a plot line similar to two other books I’ve read this year – that of a girl who vanishes and returns home with a mysterious long-term memory loss.  (If you’re interested, those books are… Read more »


May 10
Review: The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong

Review: The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong

The Gathering is a fun little paranormal novel, set on a tiny island in Canada.  The setting, in fact, was one of my favorite parts of the story.  It was so richly drawn, I found myself wishing I could visit.    We also get a little bit of Native American lore, an interesting topic that I hope is explored more in the sequel.  I wish the same attention had been paid to Maya, a very bland character, despite her…unusual abilities…. Read more »


May 06
Review: School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins

Review: School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins

How come Rachel Hawkins has slid under my radar until now?  I’ve heard of her, of course, but somehow I’ve managed to not read any of her books until School Spirits.  That will change, because I’m happy to tell you that School Spirits was wonderful. Izzy Brannick comes from a long line of ass-kicking monster slayers.  But with the mysterious disappearance of Izzy’s sister, Finn, it’s up to Izzy and her mother to hop from town to town, dispatching evil… Read more »


Apr 22
Review: The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

Review: The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

If you haven’t yet read the first book in the Blood of Eden series, The Immortal Rules, you can get by with just this second book, The Eternity Cure.  But why would you want to???  The Immortal Rules was freakin’ amazing.  Events from the first book are summarized in the first couple of chapters here, so you won’t feel lost.  But again, you will be missing out on an awesome book! I’ve made no secret of the fact that Julie… Read more »


Apr 14
Review: The Collector by Victoria Scott

Review: The Collector by Victoria Scott

It took me a long time to accept Dante.  A looong time.  I’ve never liked people (real or fictional) who advertise any aspect of their supposed greatness.  I mean, if you’re a genius, beautiful, an athletic superstar, or just an overall wonderful human being, you shouldn’t have to tell everyone, should you?  People should be able to spot these magnificent qualities without any assistance from the magnificent quality-possessor.  So, about Dante….  He’s got the looks.  He’s got the swagger.  And… Read more »


Apr 05
Review: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Review: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

“It’s like you’re…something else.” Simply put, I loved Unearthly. It is the perfect blend of a wonderful young heroine, two believable love interests (an area where so many other writers stumble), great supporting characters, action, fantasy, and romance. OK, enough raving for the moment. In Unearthly, sixteen year-old Clara is Quartarius – the daughter of a half-angel mother and a human father. All angels have a life Purpose, and Clara’s is to rescue an unknown teenage boy from a forest… Read more »


Mar 28
Review: In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters

Review: In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters

1918 is a scary time in American history.  We are at war with the Germans, a people portrayed as closer to animal than human, while at home, we battle an outbreak of the deadly Spanish influenza: “Children dropped dead from the flu, boys got transported out of the country to be blown to bits, and the government arrested citizens for speaking the wrong words.”  Mary Shelley’s father is one those arrested, and she’s shipped off to live with her Aunt… Read more »