Book Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

I don’t really tend to read a lot of vampire books anymore, especially when they’ve been labeled young adult. Holly Black’s The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is definitely an exception to that habit. I needed a break from flipping pages and wanted to get in a little bit of time gaming. …

Book Review: The Motion of Puppets by Keith Donohue

In Keith Donohue’s modern retelling of Orpheus and Eurydice, The Motion of Puppets, we’re introduced to a range of characters from a besotted husband and his missing wife, to an emotionally unstable puppet girl as the husband embarks on a journey to save his wife from eternity as a doll. For …

Book Review: The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike

I’ve spent the past few days buried up to my eyeballs in Mariko Koike’s The Graveyard Apartment, and to say I thoroughly enjoyed the book would be a lie; in fact, it failed to live up to my expectations and I am left wanting. Before I delve into my review, I …

Thoughts: American Horror Story Season 6 Episode 1

When it comes to Wednesday’s premiere of the latest season of  American Horror Story, the first thoughts that cross my mind are laden with expletives. Fortunately, I was able to reign in that overly-excited fangirl side of me — a task that, under most circumstances is fairly easy, but in …

Book Review: The Devil’s Prayer by Luke Gracias

First and foremost, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to NetGalley, the author, and Australian eBook Publisher for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for a honest, unbiased review. Second, before I delve into my thoughts on this novel, I would like …

Thrift Picks: Demon Seed by Dean Koontz

Synopsis: “Susan Harris lived in self-imposed seclusion, in a mansion featuring numerous automated systems controlled by a state-of-the-art computer. Every comfort was provided, and in this often unsafe world of ours, her security was absolute. But now her security system has been breached, her sanctuary from the outside world violated …