I love the iZombie TV show, so when I found out that it was based on a comic book series I was very interested in checking it out. And since hubby fouI love the iZombie TV show, so when I found out that it was based on a comic book series I was very interested in checking it out. And since hubby found the four volumes at the library this week, I was super excited.
Gwen Dylan is a zombie. She's a gravedigger, lives in the cemetery and her best friend is a ghost. She's also friendly with a were-terrier who has a crush on her. Oh, and she has to eat a brain once a month or she'll turn into a shambling creature. But with this awful meal comes the person's memories, and her need to fulfill their final request. And that's how she stumbles on the cute mummy with bizarre theories.
But there are also some hot vampires being naughty, which attracts the attention of some pesky hunters. There's just so much going on, and Gwen has a lot to think about...
I loved this! Gwen is a great narrator. I like her as much as I like Liv. They're both very different, yet an echo of each other.
This world is a lot more supernatural than the show. It's filled with creatures of the night. Which is awesome! There are also a bunch of mysteries going on at the same time, and they intersect in different ways. Which is also awesome!
The actual artwork is gorgeous and colourful. The story is interesting and has me intrigued. These two things combined made it very easy to read. Plus the diversity--not just in supernatural creatures--is great too.
Luckily, I have the next three volumes waiting for me because I'm hooked. :D...more
I borrowed this book from the library, and man is it AWESOME! It's hard to pinpoint a genre for this book because it's an amazing mix of YA, western,I borrowed this book from the library, and man is it AWESOME! It's hard to pinpoint a genre for this book because it's an amazing mix of YA, western, paranormal, magic, myth & the supernatural.
Nettie Lonesome is a lot of things (which you can read about in the blurb), but the main thing is that she's brave and totally awesome. She might have been beaten down a lot and doesn't know her origins, but when it comes down to it she cares about people and never gives up.
Living in the shitty town of Gloomy Bluebird with a couple who treat her like crap isn't much fun, but she's good with horses so that gives her some worth. The night she kills a man who turns out to be some kind of monster, she decides to take life into her own hands and becomes a cowpoke.
Now that she's killed one creature, she starts seeing all of them. When disaster strikes and she loses her only friend, she's forced to run away. She meets a guy who calls himself Coyote Dan and his annoying sister, Winifred. Together, they set out to find the worst monster of all: Cannibal Owl, aka Pia Mupitsi. This means becoming a Durango Ranger, which involves facing monster ALL THE TIME...
OMG. This book is amazing. Awesome. Brilliant. Hooked me in from the very beginning and kept me glued to the page all the way through. I absolutely LOVED it and couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next. Not to mention that Nettie is such a cool and interesting character. Plus the cast of characters is so diverse and awesome. Seriously! ♡
I grabbed this book for FREE the other day and decided to read it on my Kindle. I was actually surprised by how much I enjoyed it.
DRUNK ON THE MOON
ThiI grabbed this book for FREE the other day and decided to read it on my Kindle. I was actually surprised by how much I enjoyed it.
DRUNK ON THE MOON
This is an introduction to Roman Dalton--PI and werewolf--and his associates--Duffy and Walker. It's an interesting story that reveals how Roman became a werewolf, what he does when the full moon hits, as well as showing us just how gritty and dangerous The City is. It's a place filled with crime bosses and killers.
Roman is being hunted by an assassin known as the Missionary. He's a killer who kills what he considers to be scum, and that includes those less fortunate than him. But taking him down is only the beginning...
BLACK MOON RISING
This gives us a glimpse into Walker and Duffy, who actually have a past together. It's not just that Walker is Dalton's former partner, there's more that ties these three men together.
THE BRAIN SALAD MURDERS
It seems like a killer from the past has returned and Roman might be responsible for his latest killing spree. This was really short, but I still enjoyed it.
SHE'S MY WITCH
Cool story with a macabre carnival atmosphere that ends in a very satisfying way. I particularly enjoyed Roman, Walker and Duffy working and getting caught together. And a siren femme fatale saving the day? Yeah, very cool! :)
BEFORE THE MOON FALLS
This was another violent, atmospheric story that also happened to be a prequel about Duffy and how he inherited the bar. I liked how even though it was in the POV if a different character, the setting retained its authenticity.
I really enjoyed this collection of stories about a werewolf and his friends, living in a shitty and very dangerous place called The City. The noir atmosphere drips off each and every page as much as the horror imagery. I loved that about this book....more
I've got the first book in this series on my bookshelf, but when I grabbed a free copy of this prequel for my Kindle, I thought I'd start here.
Emma MoI've got the first book in this series on my bookshelf, but when I grabbed a free copy of this prequel for my Kindle, I thought I'd start here.
Emma Monroe is a Fallen Siren who was cursed by Demeter because she couldn't save Persephone. She's also an FBI agent who investigates missing persons cases.
When she goes to Charleston to help find a missing boy, she meets fellow agent Zack Armstrong. As soon as they meet she can tell he's a werewolf. He's also good at his job, and a total hottie. No matter how hard she tries to avoid the attraction, she can't pretend it's not there. But she can concentrate on her mission. She wants redemption, and this is her way of getting closer to it.
The little boy who's missing isn't the first one. Two more were abducted, but they were found dead. Emma and Zack have limited time to solve the case, but no matter how many questions they ask or how many times they interview the parents, they struggle to figure out what's going on.
Together, they push on because if they don't, another innocent child will be drowned...
I loved this novella! Not only was it fast-paced and hooked me in from the beginning, but I loved Emma and Zack. The mutual attraction is strong, and their separate secrets intriguing. I also love the addition of Greek mythology, and can't wait to find out more about Emma's former existence.
Looking forward to reading the first book! :)...more
OMG. This book is fantastic! I actually put it on hold as soon as it appeared at my local library, LOL. And just like the one before it, I enjoyed itOMG. This book is fantastic! I actually put it on hold as soon as it appeared at my local library, LOL. And just like the one before it, I enjoyed it so much that I plan to pre-order the paperback edition as soon as it's available.
I was hooked from the very beginning. This is fast becoming one of my favourite series. It's just so original, and so well written that everything about this alien world becomes so vivid while reading it... I love it!
Meg has been in the Lakeside Courtyard for a while now and she's settled into her job as Human Liaison very well. She's also accepted and protected by the Others and has even helped set up a 'human pack' that everyone recognises. She's also managed to make Simon Wolfgard a lot more sympathetic towards humans--and that includes the police--than even he ever imagined he could be.
But when humans start targeting crows as well as Crows, everything changes. There are humans who are starting to forget their place and instead want to stand up to the Others. When that happens, whole villages and cities can be wiped out or asked to relocate. And Meg is having prophecies about what's going on around her. Serious things that will impact all of them, and lead back to the place she escaped.
Once again, the POV changes were excellent and help the reader see the many angles of the same story. This very dangerous world is made even harsher by the stupid actions of humans, who even in a world run by other beings still want to exert their greedy, selfish ways. I also enjoyed getting a glimpse into the institution where the other blood prophets are imprisoned and experience the horrible things done to these poor girls who are born with enough of a burden without adding slavery, rape and domination to the mix.
The addition of Intuits was also interesting, and I hope we get to find out even more. It's just so great to see these characters all develop and change their attitudes towards each other because of one brave girl who dared to take a stand. It just proves that without the bad apples, all kinds of creatures--big and small--can learn to get along.
I love these characters. I especially love the special bond Meg and Simon are developing towards each other. Something so strong that it scares the hell out of both of them.
Can't wait to read more of this awesome series!...more
I like Naomi's UF stories, so I'd been looking forward to reading this free short story for a while.
Ayla is a werewolf. She's also got a human girlfriI like Naomi's UF stories, so I'd been looking forward to reading this free short story for a while.
Ayla is a werewolf. She's also got a human girlfriend and abandoned her pack years ago because of their prejudice. But her cousin was killed, so she heads back with Shannon to attend the funeral. She's nervous about returning, and introducing her mate to her parents but finds that a lot has changed since she left.
And discovering what really happened to her young cousin turns out to be a ghastly experience.
I really enjoyed this well-written and interesting shortie. Now I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series....more
By the time I found out about this book, it was too late to read it online. So I was very excited when it was released as an eBook.
Dina is just an aveBy the time I found out about this book, it was too late to read it online. So I was very excited when it was released as an eBook.
Dina is just an average girl running a nice B&B in small-town Texas. She has a cute Shih Tzu and is a good neighbour. Except, her one guest is an actual otherworldly lifetime visitor outrunning hideous crimes, and Dina happens to be an Innkeeper.
Inkeepers are connected to the house and land. They can wield magic and access other places. The inn can do some freaky stuff too.
When a vicious alien animal starts killing dogs and soon escalates to humans, Dina can't ignore what's going on around her. Even if it means stepping outside the safety of her inn's boundary. And with the help of a werewolf and a vampire, she might be able to help save the neighbourhood.
Sean—the werewolf—and Arland—the vampire—are as fascinating as Dina. All three characters have interesting backstories. I'm also curious about Caldenia. Oh, and the thing about her missing parents is so sad. Hope she gets some answers.
I really enjoyed this story and loved the way an urban fantasy situation was blended with science fiction. Very well done....more
This is a book I've had my eye on for a while, and finally picked up a copy a few weeks ago during an insane Kobo sale.
Quinn is an ex-junkie, a liar,This is a book I've had my eye on for a while, and finally picked up a copy a few weeks ago during an insane Kobo sale.
Quinn is an ex-junkie, a liar, and two-kinds of monster. She was attacked by a werewolf and then bitten by a vampire. A scary, old vamp that turns Quinn into her pet and weapon. Did I mention that she's also a monster killer? No? Well, she is. And btw, adding previously withheld info is something Quinn continually does quite a bit.
After becoming a monster herself, she starts getting deeper and deeper into trouble. As well as losing total control and waking up all over the place with no memory of why. Well, she does find some answers in her puke. :P
Quinn is a very unreliable narrator. She's a total liar, and has lived a very hard life on the streets after she ran away from home. I usually have problems with unreliable narrators, but not this one. I really liked her and wanted her to come out okay at the end.
I really enjoyed this book! It's dark, gritty and totally raw. The kind of book that makes you want to take a shower after reading it. LMAO. But you know what? I loved every minute of it. And didn't even mind that it was kinda poking fun at other PNR & UF stories. ;)
I'm looking forward to getting my hands on Quinn's next adventure....more
OMG. This book is fantastic! I borrowed it from the library and enjoyed it so much that I pre-ordered the paperback edition today. I must have a copy.OMG. This book is fantastic! I borrowed it from the library and enjoyed it so much that I pre-ordered the paperback edition today. I must have a copy. ;)
Meg Corbyn is a blood prophet, and she's on the run. Her ability to see visions of the future via precise cuts to her skin makes her a sought-after tool. But after escaping from the Controller, she seeks shelter in a Courtyard. A place where monsters live and humans are rarely invited.
The night she arrives, Simon Wolfgard makes her an offer she can't refuse: a job and shelter. She's desperate enough to accept and her arrival turns the Courtyard upside down.
There are several words to describe this story: Wow. Amazing. Intoxicating. Yeah, I absolutely adored this book. It hooked me in from the beginning and kept me on the edge of my seat all the way through.
It was well written, the POV changes were perfect, the characters felt so real, and the world building was unique. This is a very dangerous world where the Others pretty much call the shots and humans can be wiped out if they anger them. These are frightening, ancient beings who crave human meat and blood, and take on the guise of wolf, bear, coyote, crow, hawk, etc. The vampires were also very interesting.
I loved Meg. She's such a fantastic, innocent character who is so selfless her kindness often puts her in harm's way. But that's just who she is. Her interaction with the Others transforms their way of thinking, and her friendship with the young wolf Sam is so cute. Let's not forget about Simon, and how their initial awkwardness towards each other becomes so much more.
Well, this is it. I've just finished reading the last book in the Sookie Stackhouse series, and it's left me... satisfied. :) I was really looking forWell, this is it. I've just finished reading the last book in the Sookie Stackhouse series, and it's left me... satisfied. :) I was really looking forward to reading it, but also sad about facing the end because it's one of my favourite series.
Either way, I couldn't wait to get stuck into it...
Sookie has been through a lot since the day she met the vampire Bill. She's had to deal with all sorts of vampire problems and politics, deal with human prejudice, got involved with werewolves, fairies, shifters, battled witches, and found out some pretty big secrets about her grandmother. But she's never lost herself along the way, remained strong and kept her dignity.
In her last adventure, she faces some pretty tough challenges. She's trying to get her life back on track after using the cluviel dor to save Sam's life and losing Eric in the process. Not that she really had him, since he'd been promised to a vampire Queen anyway.
She gets treated pretty badly by some, and several horrible characters from her past decide to return to Bon Temps to get revenge and cause her pain. She's betrayed, arrested, shot, ignored, dumped, stabbed, and mistreated, but there are also a lot of friends willing to stand beside her to try and figure out what's going on. I loved how things were finalised with everyone she's been personally involved with.
This is one excellent book. I enjoyed it from start to finish and was equal parts surprised, excited and sad as I read Sookie's story. She goes through some pretty bad things, but I was very happy with The End and how her friendships and past relationships turn out. After everything she's been through that she's able to stand on her own two feet is an awesome thing, and I loved that.
Dead Ever After is another awesome Sookie book, and a wonderful end to a series that I've enjoyed reading for many years. I'm going to miss Sookie, her friends, family, and the always fascinating--but sometimes terrifying--world she lives in. The final chapter really made me smile, and when I closed the book I was very content. For that, I have to thank Charlaine Harris.
This is another awesome addition to this series. No wonder it's already made it onto my Most Fave UF Series List. I loved it!
Christmas and the New YeaThis is another awesome addition to this series. No wonder it's already made it onto my Most Fave UF Series List. I loved it!
Christmas and the New Year might be around the corner, but if Edie is going to make ends meet she has to keep working through the holidays. She's a nurse in the County Hospital’s Y4 wing, which is where they take care of supernatural creatures.
Except, now that she's been introduced into this world she keeps getting deeper into it. And when she witnesses an old man getting run over by a truck in front of the hospital and he turns out to be an alpha werewolf, she suddenly becomes involved in another messy situation and makes herself an easy target. Not only that, but she's also agreed to be Anna's Ambassador when the teenage vamp gets initiated into the Sanguine.
Between having to put up with her family visiting for the holidays, her brother getting caught up in a dangerous situation, several bizarre houseguests, Grandfather messing with one of these guests, Asher the shapeshifting 'friend', and a werewolf she might not be able to keep her hands off... her life gets more complicated every single day.
I love Edie. She might seem like a human being thrown into a shark pool, but she's always kind and willing to help. She's also stronger than she realises, and not afraid to get her hands dirty. I do feel bad about her not wanting to get involved with anyone after what happened with Ti. Oh, and the ending, didn't expect that!
The third book is on its way as I type this, so I can't wait to see what's next for Edie Spence. :)...more
I really like this series, so I was looking forward to reading this book.
After what Lucas did to her, Secret wants nothing to do with him. She's alsoI really like this series, so I was looking forward to reading this book.
After what Lucas did to her, Secret wants nothing to do with him. She's also keeping her distance from Desmond, though she misses him like crazy. Instead, she's looking for comfort in Holden.
So when Lucas (can't stand this guy) demands that she find his missing sister Kellen, or he'll send Desmond away, she agrees. After all, Kellen is her friend.
What follows is a trail of murders that lead to the beautiful but dangerous world of the Fairies. But everyone knows that dealing with these creatures is not easy. Things are never what they seem, and deals made with the fae are never straightforward.
Secret finds out the hard way when she bargains with their king. :/
I enjoyed this book because it's part of a great series and keeps expanding Secret's world. I do have to admit that because of a few things that happened, it's not one of my fave installments.
Still looking forward to reading the next one, though. :)...more
I just finished this book and really enjoyed it! It's an UF with a new spin, where the Fangborn--werewolves, vampires, oracles--are very different toI just finished this book and really enjoyed it! It's an UF with a new spin, where the Fangborn--werewolves, vampires, oracles--are very different to what we're used to. I liked that!
Zoe is an archaeologist who loses her mother. She's been running most of her life because her mother wanted them to stay a step ahead of Zoe's father's family. But shortly after her mother dies, Zoe gets caught up in something she has no idea about. And when her cousin is abducted, she has no choice but to use her skill and wit to find an artifact the kidnapper wants. She starts following clues to an ancient mystery. One that might actually be closer to her than she ever expected...
I had no idea this book would turn out to be such an international adventure. Zoe ends up going to London, Paris, Berlin, Venice, Greece and Turkey. Wow! It makes me tired just thinking about it, especially since there's a new threat at every turn. Sometimes it's hard to guess who's friend and who's foe. But when Zoe starts using her Beast side, instead of trying to suppress it like she's done most of her life, she slowly learns to use her gifts to her advantage.
This turned out to be a fun book with an interesting heroine, a large cast of characters, and an intriguing adventure dealing with a myth that I personally find fascinating--Pandora's Box. I also found the worldbuilding different, refreshing, and all the archaeology stuff was great too!
I'm looking forward to reading the next installment to see where Zoe ends up next....more