November 2020 Reading Wrap Up

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I am going to be honest – I very much forgot to do a November wrap up! Things have been hectic, to say the least. But here it is! And the next one will be for December and…well, depending on how things go, I may or may not continue doing them into 2021. We shall see. Anyway! I am still trying to catch up on my reviews for November, so there aren’t many links here. Sorry! But keep an eye on Divination Hollow for the reviews.

We Are Wolves – Edited by Gemma Amor, Laurel Hightower, and Cynthia Pelayo

Rating: 5/5 Stars
Format: MOBI

The proceeds for this book go to charity, to help survivors of sexual assault and abuse and if that isn’t enough of a reason to pick up this book, I am here to tell you it is a really fantastic anthology. I received an incomplete version of this anthology to review, but the stories I read were powerful and strong, and the women involved really bled onto the page. Definitely check this one out.

There Were Other Versions of Us – Edward Lorn

Rating: 4/5 Stars
Format: Audiobook

A short listen, but worth it. Intriguing, creepy, and with some real gasp out loud moments. I picked this up for a couple of quid on Audible, and my understanding is you can also read it via Lorn’s Patreon. There’s also a version on YouTube which you can check out here. This is one of the ones where you’ll be able to read my review on Divination Hollow soon.

Blood Sisters: Vampire Stories by Women – Edited by Paula Guran

Rating: 5/5 Stars
Format: Paperback

Okay, this is a big book. And it took me months to read, mainly because I started it at the beginning of summer, then kind of had to switch focus to ARCs for a while, so I’ve been dipping my toe in and out. I say this because it’s actually a fantastic anthology, with a great mix of authors and some really interesting takes on vampires. Review should hopefully be up on DHR fairly soon.

The Doll’s House, Sandman Vol 2

Rating: 5/5 Stars
Format: Paperback

Oh yay, the review is actually up for this one. Volume 2 of The Sandman, and this really adds extra layers to the world being built within the pages. We get to see a lot more, and are introduced to some very intriguing characters, less grounded in DC than Volume 1. It’s really good, and IO look forward to checking out Volume 3.

Hooker – M. Lopes da Silva

Rating: 4/5 Stars
Format: MOBI

As I state in my soon-to-come review, Hooker is the first book I’ve read for Unnerving’s Rewind or Die series, and after this I definitely want to check out more of them. A powerful story, great cast of characters, and pretty quick to read, tight paced and action packed. Another one worth checking out.

Glitter Vipers – Joe Glass

Rating: 4/5 Stars
Format: Paperback

I read Joe Glass’ The Pride not long ago, and loved it. I backed Glitter Vipers through his Kickstarter, and was really excited when my copy came. It’s good, not as good as The Pride (but I do have a soft spot for Superheroes), but both cover similar themes in different ways. Vipers is more gritty and serious, with a couple of really dark moments. We need more comics like this out in the world, and we definitely need more comics from Joe Glass.

Captive of Wolves – Eva Chase

Rating: 5/5 Stars
Format: MOBI

A paranormal romance I received via NetGalley, this is about fae who are sort of like werewolves. Or werewolves who are actually fae? Either way, it was a really enjoyable read, with some good tension, some sexy moments, and a strong handle on the romance aspect.

Gothic Blue Book VI: A Krampus Carol – Edited by Cynthia Pelayo

Rating: 5/5 Stars
Format: Paperback

Another Burial Day anthology, this one kind of perfect for the festive season. If you like your Christmas stories with a strong dose of horror, this is one to check out. Will make for perfect curled up by the tree on Christmas Eve spooky readings. I promise. Though maybe make sure you’re not alone, otherwise there’s a chance you won’t be able to sleep and we all know Krampus – err Santa – prefers his victims – I mean, prefers people – to be safely in the land of nod when he arrives.

The Hobgoblin of Little Minds – Mark Matthews

Rating: 4/5 Stars
Format: MOBI

The last book for November, and this felt like a good winter read. It’s made for dark days. In Hobgoblin, Matthews looks at bipolar through the lens of the werewolf myth, without actually using the word ‘werewolf’. And yes, sometimes not calling a duck a duck can be a bit annoying, but here it works really well. The mental health aspect is handled delicately, as we follow Kori, trying to find any trace of her father before the hospital he was in is knocked down. It’s good, and I look forward to reading more by Matthews.

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