Summary: Life’s always an adventure for the Athena Club...especially when one of their own has been kidnapped! After their thrilling European escapades rescuing Lucinda van Helsing, Mary Jekyll and her friends return home to discover that their friend and kitchen maid Alice has vanished— and so has their friend and employer Sherlock Holmes! As they … Continue reading Book Review: The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl by Theodora Goss
Well, I've been binge reading over the last month or so and my reviews are really piling up again so it's time for some more mini-reviews! So excited to get these out of my drafts folder, weee! All of these books contain vampires and all but one I read for my r/fantasy bingo card (I'm … Continue reading Mini Reviews – Vampires, Vampires, Vampires!
Summary: In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored, and utterly out of place. Then she finds a strange book. A book that carries the … Continue reading Book Review: The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
Summary: It’s the end of the Nineteenth Century. San Francisco’s cobblestone streets are haunted, but Chinatown has an unlikely protector in a young Daoist priestess named Li-lin. Using only her martial arts training, spiritual magic, a sword made from peachwood, and the walking, talking spirit of a human eye, Li-lin stands alone to defend her … Continue reading Book Review: The Girl with No Face by M.H. Boroson
Summary: Eighteen-year-old Liobhan is a powerful singer and an expert whistle player. Her brother has a voice to melt the hardest heart, and a rare talent on the harp. But Liobhan's burning ambition is to join the elite warrior band on Swan Island. She and her brother train there to compete for places, and find … Continue reading Book Review: The Harp of Kings by Juliet Marillier
Summary: Margerit Sovitre did not expect to inherit the Baron Saveze’s fortunes—and even less his bodyguard. The formidable Barbara, of unknown parentage and tied to the barony for secretive reasons, is a feared duelist, capable of defending her charges with efficient, deadly force. Equally perplexing is that while she is now a highly eligible heiress, … Continue reading Book Review: Daughter of Mystery by Heather Rose Jones
Summary: When 11-year-old Ren's master dies, he makes one last request of his Chinese houseboy: that Ren find his severed finger, lost years ago in an accident, and reunite it with his body. Ren has 49 days, or else his master's soul will roam the earth, unable to rest in peace. Ji Lin always wanted … Continue reading Book Review: The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo