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Review of ‘A Shade of Vampire’ by Bella Forrest

Hundreds of 5-star reviews and a growing fanbase surrounds Bella Forrest’s young adult novel A Shade of Vampire. So of course I had to give the book a read myself, and well, let’s just say I am a bit more critical than the average reviewer. A Shade of Vampire tells the tale of Sofia Claremont,…

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Review of ‘The Night Eternal’

Perhaps appropriate, the latest film in the “Twilight” franchise follows hot on the literary heels of a trilogy in some ways intended as its antithesis. Guillermo del Toro, the visionary film director behind “Hellboy” “Mimic” and “Pan’s Labyrinth,” makes no secret of his desire to see vampires portrayed as monsters. He openly rejected the more…

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The Moth Diaries Review

Some months ago, the title “The Moth Diaries” by Rachel Klein wandered into my awareness. A rave review from a friend whose tastes I often share, then news of a joint Irish-Canadian film production (the finished movie, now at the Venice Film Festival, is looking for a distributor) in various locations, including Fangoria magazine and…

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Review of Vampries’ Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Bloodthirsty Biters, Stake-wielding Slayers, and Other Undead Oddities

This vampire book with what may be the longest title ever is by author Laura L. Enright, and as I’m sure you can guess, Vampires’ Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Bloodthirsty Biters, Stake-wielding Slayers, and Other Undead Oddities is a book packed full awesomely awesome vampire lists. There are lists on the top…

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Review: ‘Hunt the Moon’ by Karen Chance

After two very long years of waiting the latest book in the Cassandra Palmer series is finally out! Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance is the fifth book in the series and it was definitely worth the ridiculously long wait. The Cassandra Palmer series tells the tale of Cassie, a powerful clairvoyant who not only…

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Review: Werewolf Descent by Elizabeth J. Kolodziej

Book review time! Werewolf Descent is the second book in the Last Witch Series by Elizabeth J. Kolodziej, the first being Vampyre Kisses which I read and reviewed last year. I absolutely loved Vampyre Kisses and began reading Werewolf Descent with my hopes high. Luckily, Elizabeth didn’t disappoint. Werewolf Descent tells the story of Faith…

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Review: Sleeping Beauty Vampire Hunter by Maureen McGowan

I know I know, you’re all probably thinking “great another clichéd vampire mashup,” but I assure you, this one is unlike any other, because while it is the tale of Sleeping Beauty retold with vampires, it is also a ‘choose your own path’ book. Some of you may remember these from when you were a…

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Book Review: ‘Aleron’ by Kane

So Dear Readers, I just finished reading Aleron, the first novel in Kane’s Strigoi series, a novel in which the author weaves a historical story of blood, death and immortality – the three things every vampire story needs. Kane’s debut novel chronicles Aleron’s life as a mortal, his death and his rebirth as an immortal…

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Review: Black Heart by Justin Somper

Black Heart is the fourth book in the Vampirates series, a series which tells the tale of vampire pirates! It follows the adventures of two teenage twins, Grace and Connor Tempest, after they are shipwrecked and rescued by two very different ships. Connor is rescued by an ordinary pirate ship, while Grace is saved by…

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Review: The Truth About Vampires by Theresa Meyers

It’s book review time Dear Readers! The Truth about Vampires by Theresa Meyers is a vampire romance that tells the tale of Kristin Reed and Dmitri Dionotte, a reporter looking for a big story and a vampire that’ll give it to her. Kristin, the classic tough chick with daddy issues, is looking for her breakout…

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Review: All Just Glass by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Back in my teen years I was absolutely in love with Amelia Atwater-Rhodes’ vampire novels, and I still am, so I was pretty geeked when I learned that she was coming out with All Just Glass, a sequel to Shattered Mirror, the story of a vampire hunter and the vampire she falls for. In spite…

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Review: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Deborah Harkness, a professor of history at the University of Southern California, is the brilliant author behind “A Discovery of Witches,” an incredibly innovative and enchanting novel about a witch and a magical manuscript that changes her life forever. “A Discovery of Witches is the story of a lost alchemical manuscript—Ashmole 782—and its discovery. The…

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