Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Lady Who Lived Again by Thomasine Rappold

Title: The Lady Who Lived Again (Soul Survivor #1)
Author: Thomasine Rappold
Publisher: Kensington Books
Genre: Historical Fiction, Victorian, Fantasy, Romance
Publication: December 8, 2015

My Rating: 4/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Madeleine Sutter was once the belle of the ball at the popular resort town of Misty Lake, New York. But as the sole survivor of the community’s worst tragedy, she’s come under suspicion. Longing for the life she once enjoyed, she accepts a rare social invitation to the event of the season. Now she will be able to show everyone she’s the same woman they’d always admired—with just one hidden exception: she awoke from the accident with the ability to heal.

Doctor Jace Merrick has fled the failures and futility of city life to start anew in rural Misty Lake. A man of science, he rejects the superstitious chatter surrounding Maddie and finds himself drawn to her confidence and beauty. And when she seduces him into a sham engagement, he agrees to be her ticket back into society, if she supports his new practice—and reveals the details of her remarkable recovery. But when his patients begin to heal miraculously, Jace may have to abandon logic, accept the inexplicable—and surrender to a love beyond reason…

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Alice Takes Back Wonderland by David D. Hammons

Title: Alice Takes Back Wonderland
Author: David D. Hammons
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tale, Adventure, Action, Retelling, Young Adult
Publication: September 28, 2015

My Rating: 4/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

After ten years of being told she can’t tell the difference between real life and a fairy tale, Alice finally stops believing in Wonderland. So when the White Rabbit shows up at her house, Alice thinks she’s going crazy. Only when the White Rabbit kicks her down the rabbit hole does Alice realize that the magical land she visited as a child is real. But all is not well in Wonderland.

The Ace of Spades has taken over Wonderland and is systematically dismantling all that makes it wonderful. Plain is replacing wondrous, logical is replacing magical, and reason is destroying madness. Alice decides she must help the Mad Hatter and all those fighting to keep Wonderland wonderful. But how can she face such danger when she is just a girl?

Alice must journey across the stars to unite an army. She discovers that fairy tales are real in the magical world beyond the rabbit hole. But they are not the fairy tales she knows. Fairy tales have dangers and adventures of their own, and Alice must overcome the trials of these old stories if she wants to unite the lands against Ace.

With the help of Peter Pan, Pinocchio, Snow White and heroes old and new, Alice may have the strength to take back Wonderland.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Death Vigil: Volume One by Stjepan Šejić

Title: Death Vigil: Volume 1 (Death Vigil #1-8)
Author: Stjepan Šejić
Publisher: Image Comics
Genre: Comic, Graphic Novel, Supernatural, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Publication: October 14, 2015

My Rating: 5/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Gifted? Join the Death Vigil in their ongoing war against the ever-growing power of the Primordial Enemy! Only catch is you have to die first. Become a corporeal immortal Death Knight and obtain reality-altering weaponry in the never-ending battle between good and evil.

It's been a mixed bad for Clara Jenkins. Bad news? Her boyfriend turned out to be a necromancer, determined to sacrifice her in order to bring a primordial monster into the mortal plane. Good news? She's just joined up with the Death Vigil, a group of immortal Death Knights led by Bernadette the Reaper, dedicated to wiping out necromancers once and for all. Joined by gruff Sam, geeky James, and the mystical raven-to-T-Rex-shape-shifter Hugen, Clara and the rest of the Vigil battle to keep humanity safe from the eldritch monstrosities that make up the mythical Pale Court!

Collects DEATH VIGIL #1-8.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Immortal Kiss by Laura Daleo

Title: Immortal Kiss
Author: Laura Daleo
Publisher: World Castle Publishing
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Mythology
Publication: February 15, 2015

My Rating: 2/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Centuries ago ten powerful vampire gods first walked the earth; their blood thirst knew no boundaries. The destruction of mankind was inevitable. Recognizing their weakness, they selected twelve wise human beings to transform with their godly blood. These twelve, known as The Old Ones and The Council, govern The Ten. A blood lottery appeasing The Ten’s hunger was set forth into the human world and passed down every fifth generation, continuing into the present day.

All of Beth Ryan’s life a mysterious mist watched over her, a mist she believed to be a vampire. On a cold winter night, she comes face to face with Philippe Delon, a 700 year old vampire with a human soul. Beth is certain Philippe is the vampire behind the mist. She is drawn to him, accepting his immortality without question or fear.

Beth and Philippe cannot deny their love for each other, nor do they try to fight it. Within days of their encounter, Beth accepts Philippe’s invitation to move into his mansion. The mansion unlocks the door to the vampire world and exposes secrets from Beth’s past. Within its walls, she learns the true identity of the mist, her link to the blood lottery, and betrayal of her loved ones. Surrounded by lies, Beth stands before The Council begging for resolution.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Title: Hex Hall (Hex Hall #1)
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Publisher: Hyperion
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy, Supernatural
Publication: March 2, 2010

My Rating: 2/5

Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father—an elusive European warlock—only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.

By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tag-along ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire student on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Harrow County, Vol 1: Countless Haints by Cullen Bunn, Tyler Crook

Title:Harrow County, Vol 1: Countless Haints (Harrow County Single Issues #1-4)
Author: Cullen Bunn, Tyler Crook
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Genre: Comic, Graphic Novel, Horror
Publication: December 2, 2015

My Rating: 4/5

Source: Publisher on Edelweiss

Emmy always knew that the woods surrounding her home crawled with ghosts and monsters. But on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she learns that she is connected to these creatures--and to the land itself--in a way she never imagined.

Collecting the first four issues of the southern gothic fairy tale from the creator of smash hit The Sixth Gun, beautifully and hauntingly realized by B.P.R.D.'s Tyler Crook!

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