Soulless by Gail Carriger

I borrowed this from a coworker who told me it was a historical fantasy mystery with steampunk and werewolves and vampires, and the vampires weren’t ninnies. You can see she knows my taste in books extremely well– probably because I complain to her whenever I have a problem with a book! I’m always telling her I want to see something different in fantasy books, not just the same old stuff rehashed and stuffed into a Read More …

REVIEW: Dead End Dating by Kimberley Raye

Okay, you know how there’s some books that are funny and enjoyable and even kind of cute, except that after reading them you feel sort of like you’ve eaten too many chocolate covered cherries and now your mouth is all filmed over and you sort of regret eating that many candies? Well, that’s kind of like how I feel about this book. Its all those things nice I described, but after reading it I felt Read More …

Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Jennifer Rardin (2007)

In one sentence: Miss Buffy? Try Jaz. (Now I sound like a tagline. Is that a tagline already?) This was one of the $1 Orbit deals a few months ago, and while I was a little worried about slightly fugly cover (at least she doesn’t have a tattoo on her back), $1 for a book ain’t bad at all. The book ain’t that bad, either, though I’m on the fence on how much I actually Read More …

The Demon Ororon Vol. 1

When I was younger and untrained in the ways of manga, I’d read whatever I could get my hands on and not care about the art style or story content. Now that Ive branched out beyond shonen and shoujo (into seinen, actually), I’m much more picky, and unfortunately this manga does not make the cut. The plot is a feasibly interesting one: king of Hell runs away to Earth, meets a angel-human hybrid, falls in Read More …

REVIEW: Cocktails for Three by Madeleine Wickham

I’m done with my finals and on winter break, which means I have time for reviews again. Hurrah! First I’ve got to get through the backlog of books I need to review, which starts with this one. Cocktails for Three is about three friends who have terrible secrets. There’s Roxanne, who’s having an affair with a married man, Maggie, who’s pregnant but not sure she wants to be, and Candice, who holds onto enormous guilt Read More …