This book gets four stars from me, almost exclusively because of the inclusion of a nonbinary POV character. I enjoyed the humor in this a lot as well. I also was a big fan of the worldbuilding around merpeople — I enjoyed that this was A Paranormal Book that involved merpeople instead of your standard […]
Pitched as Riverdale meets Stranger Things, I found this short comic to be neither of these things but it is definitely a readalike for Teen Wolf. Unfortunately this eARC was ‘printed’ in black and white, which caused it to be very dark and impossible to see anything, similar to Teen Wolf. I thought a lot […]
There is way too much going on in this book! I know it’s a first in a new series but I’d like there to be way! less! exposition! Also there are a couple of references to Harry Potter, which is a HUGE GROAN. Cozy mysteries don’t usually have pop culture references, so I thought I […]
This is a really cute book! I love Violet’s raincoat and her polka-dot wellies, and the way she deals with change. Five stars. Bookshop link here.
Ravenous Things by Derrick Chow 336 pages published July 26th, 2022
Ah, Branderson. How I hate this man. All the more annoying that he is once again successful at writing for children as well as sitting upon his piles of money. Incredibly snarky humor. Great breaking of the fourth wall. Fantastic use of mayhem as a weapon. Four stars and I’m so mad about it. Storygraph […]
This book started out really good, but as it continued it felt like it dragged on a lot for me. I mostly wanted to find out what the ending was which is why I continued slogging through it, and the end delivers well. It’s also about generational trauma and that’s always pretty neat. I’m not […]
This is a wild, surreal book about a wife who loses everything under the sea. It’s a weird book that is …. extremely British. I read this on audiobook and I think this was the only thing that allowed me to keep the two different perspectives of each wife straight (they are narrated by different […]
This is definitely a great readalike for someone who has just finished reading Coraline. It’s also a great introduction for readers who are reluctant to start graphic novels. Fantastic character dynamics, cryptozoology, interesting mystery. I really enjoyed the color palette of this book. There’s also promise for a future sequel! Four stars. Bookshop link here.
This cover might actually genuinely kill me. LOOK AT IT. Jeez Louise. Anyhow, this is definitely marketed as horror (see: the COVER,) and there are some tension-filled parts, but it’s more fabulist than it is horror. What did I just compare to “burn our bodies down” by Rory Power? I think it was “Queen of […]