On ‘Guilty Pleasure’ Reading

We love books, right? Otherwise you probably wouldn’t be reading this blog. And something I see often – especially among women readers – is that habit of saying they particularly enjoy this genre, or this series, or this author, or this book, but they stumble over the words and add on the end, like anContinue reading “On ‘Guilty Pleasure’ Reading”

iZombie, Vol. 2: uVampire [Graphic Novel]

Vol 1: Dead to the World Review As much as I love the iZombie TV show, I still wish we could get the graphic novel as a show. They’re two vastly different beasts, with iZombie taking on more of a paranormal, urban fantasy aspect, including vampires, wereterriers, and ghosts alongside the title zombie. The secondContinue reading “iZombie, Vol. 2: uVampire [Graphic Novel]”

The Darkwater Bride – Marty Ross [Books]

Genre: Horror Publisher: Audible Studios Rating:  Katrina believes her father to be a good man, honest and hard-working. He promises her he has to make one last business trip to London, and then he’ll never have to leave home again. But when his body is pulled from the Darkwater, Katrina travels to London to find out whatContinue reading “The Darkwater Bride – Marty Ross [Books]”

Penny Dreadful, Volume 1 [Books]

Genre: Horror Publisher: Titan Comics Rating: I really liked the TV series Penny Dreadful. (Not the ending though, but I can’t remember the last time a TV show ending actually left me satisfied) Penny Dreadful is what a good The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen adaptation should look like. Vanessa, in particular, is a fantastic character throughout the series, and I wasContinue reading “Penny Dreadful, Volume 1 [Books]”

Devolution – Max Brooks [Books]

Firstly, thank you to Cornerstone for providing me a copy of this book via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. After Mount Rainier erupts,  the assumption is the secluded community Greenloop will, like similar places, be self-sufficient enough to survive. But when rescuers do reach it, they discover the site of a massacre, andContinue reading “Devolution – Max Brooks [Books]”

iZombie, Vol 1: Dead to the World [Books]

Once I’d finished reading this, I checked out the Netflix series. If you’ve only experienced either the series or the graphic novel, be aware – they are completely different. Even the names of the characters are changed – Gwen in the graphic novel, Olivia in the series. So far I’ve only seen two episodes ofContinue reading “iZombie, Vol 1: Dead to the World [Books]”

April 2020 Reading Wrap Up – Part One [Books]

January / February / March Part 1 / March Part 2 I am not doing great at getting these up in a timely way. Ah well. April was another month in which I finished a lot of books, which means this is going to be another two parter. April also saw me complete my 2020 Reading Goal, whichContinue reading “April 2020 Reading Wrap Up – Part One [Books]”

Harrow Lake – Kat Ellis [WriteReads Ultimate Blog Tour]

Goodreads Summary Welcome to Harrow Lake. Someone’s expecting you. Lola Nox is the daughter of a celebrated horror filmmaker – she thinks nothing can scare her. But when her father is brutally attacked in their New York apartment, she’s swiftly packed off to live with a grandmother she’s never met in Harrow Lake, the eerieContinue reading “Harrow Lake – Kat Ellis [WriteReads Ultimate Blog Tour]”

Ghostland – Duncan Ralston [Books]

After a near-death experience, Ben is forced to readjust his life. Homeschooled, unable to do anything that could risk another heart attack, he has lost touch with his former best friend, Lillian. In turn, Lillian actively avoids anything that could risk her own life, scared so deeply from what happened to Ben. When the parkContinue reading “Ghostland – Duncan Ralston [Books]”

March 2020 Reading Wrap Up – Part One [Books]

January Wrap Up / February Wrap Up I read 16 books in March. It was a very strange month – GP advised me to remain isolated for 2 weeks, which meant I missed the last two weeks of my workplace being open. There was then a gap where they didn’t know if we’d be able toContinue reading “March 2020 Reading Wrap Up – Part One [Books]”