Genre: Dark Fantasy

Book Review: The Never King ..

Book Review: The Never King by Nikki St. Crowe

CW: Sexual Activity, Some Non-Consensual/Semi-Consensual Sex, Language, Kidnapping, Dark Themes, Polyamory, Violence, Murder If you’re looking for a Peter Pan retelling that is full of angst and is spicy, I’d recommend picking up The Never King by Nikki St. Crowe. Holy cow… In all honesty, I couldn’t tell you what attracted me to The Never […]

08/30/2022
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What We Devour by Linsey Mil..

What We Devour by Linsey Miller

CW: Death Before I start, allow me to thank NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for the opportunity to read and review this book. I wasn’t expecting I would get approved for this one, but I was pleasantly surprised when I was. Now… on to the review. The Characters So we all know that one of the […]

05/12/2021
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Tales from the Hinterland by..

Tales from the Hinterland by Melissa Albert

CW: Violence, Death Tales from the Hinterland is the book of fairy tales that is featured in The Hazel Wood and The Night Country. Weirdly enough, I could never seem to get into either The Hazel Wood or The Night Country. Perhaps I just needed to read the fairy tales the fueled the story. I […]

03/31/2021
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Halloween Carnival Volume 5 ..

Halloween Carnival Volume 5 by Brian James Freeman

You would think with a high profile author like Peter Straub contributing to this anthology, it would have been better. But nope. We start off with Devil’s Night. It wasn’t the greatest story, but it wasn’t a horrible one either. It was a little bit on the messy side, but hey, it was a short […]

08/04/2019
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Halloween Carnival Volume 4 ..

Halloween Carnival Volume 4 by Brian James Freeman

I have no words. This anthology in the Halloween Carnival series was terrible. Literally, the only story that was in any way particularly memorable was The Mannequin Challenge. Even that story wasn’t all that great. The Mannequin Challenge was the best story in the book. Even then, it seemed like I’d read it before – […]

08/03/2019
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Halloween Carnival Volume 3 ..

Halloween Carnival Volume 3 by Brian James Freeman

Ok, so this one was better than Volume 2, but not quite as good as Volume 1. But I will say, Halloween Carnival Volume 3 is a solid offering for horror fans and for those who prefer more tame Halloween stories. The Way Lost was one of my favorites out of Volume 3. I found […]

08/02/2019
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Halloween Carnival Volume Tw..

Halloween Carnival Volume Two by Brian James Freeman

While I loved Halloween Carnival Volume One, I wasn’t quite as impressed with Halloween Carnival Volume Two. To my idea, the best story in this batch of five stories was Mr. Dark’s Carnival by Glen Hirshberg. It added a twist at the end that I honestly didn’t see coming. I’m not sure why, but I […]

08/01/2019
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The Cruel Prince by Holly Bl..

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Stories about Faerie fascinate me. The many different takes that never fail to include one common thread – Faerie is cruel, violent, & just plain a place no one should want to go. The Cruel Prince is everything Faerie is made out to be, but with one twist – mortals, humans, can play the games […]

04/10/2019
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Priest of Bones by Peter McL..

Priest of Bones by Peter McLean

It took me a good long time to read this book. I started reading it and I would stop, then I’d try to start it again. Then I decided to just buckle down and read the book. I have to say it was a pretty darn good book. I wasn’t expecting it to be the […]

03/05/2019
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Book Review: Halloween Carni..

Book Review: Halloween Carnival Volume 1

Halloween is my favorite holiday. This is something that anyone who knows me will tell you. I am a Halloween fanatic. So when given the chance to review books with stories based on Halloween and Halloween traditions – and those books are horror novels, you can bet I jumped at that chance. Halloween Carnival Volume […]

09/25/2018
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City of Ashes by Cassandra C..

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

The sequel to City of Bones, City of Ashes is no less addicting and action packed than it’s predecessor. Just like City of Bones, I didn’t want to put the book down. Lately, that seems like a near impossibility for me. I realized after perusing the library’s website that there are actually six books in […]

07/19/2018
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City of Bones by Cassandra C..

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

I’ve been dying to get my hands on this series for a LONG time, so when I saw all five were available at my local library, I pounced. I read City of Bones in 2 days, which is pretty fast for me with a book that is 485 pages. This book was definitely worth the […]

07/16/2018
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