Supernatural Category

Comic Review: Locke & Key vol.1: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez

Locke and Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill I grabbed the hardcover copies of these books the moment I saw them and warned the librarian that they would look lovely on my bookshelf. She politely reminded me that she has my address on file. I’ve heard good things about this series from […]

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Review Bites

Water Witches by Chris Bohjalian Scottie Winston’s wife, sister-in-law, and daughter are all dowsers or “water witches,” meaning they can divine the location of water sources. He finds himself at odds with his family when he lobbies for a ski resort that wants to move into the drought stricken town and use the river to […]

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Book Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater Every now and then, a book attacks me and holds on tight and when I finish with it, it refuses to let me go. That’s the case with the first book in the Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater, whom I declare to be my new favourite author. I came […]

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July Book Club Read: The Drowning Girl

With the winners of the 2012 Nebula Award announced last month, members of the LeVar’s Rainbow Book Club selected The Drowning Girl by Caitlín R. Kiernan from the list of nominees. India Morgan Phelps – Imp to her friends – is schizophrenic. Struggling with her perceptions of reality, Imp must uncover the truth about her encounters […]

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Audiobook Review: Turn Coat by Jim Butcher

Turn Coat by Jim Butcher I seem to have developed a habit of reading the first book in a series then skipping a whole bunch to read from the series again. It worked well for me with Star Wars: A New Jedi Order and I can’t complain about my recent run with The Dresden Files. […]

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Werewolves on SPACE

Laura Vandervoort as Elena Michaesl Bitten was my first real introduction to urban fantasy and supernatural books. I fell in love with Kelley Armstrong‘s Women of the Otherworld series. Part of my love comes from national pride: both Armstrong and her main character Elena Michaels are Canadian and it’s always nice to find the familiar […]

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Book~Film Comparison: Nightwatch by Sergei Lukyanenko

Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko This book, along with the movie, was chosen for February 2012’s book club read based on the praise of some members who really loved the film. The premise involves the existence of supernatural beings, “Others,” who choose to ally themselves with the Light or the Dark. Both sides, through the […]

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Archive Book Review: Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines

Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines My rating: 3 of 5 stars Libriomancers have the ability to “pull” things such as objects and even people/animals (albeit, it’s a bit dangerous to pull anything other than objects from the books) from books. Isaac is a libriomancer who has been delegated to a librarian job after something went […]

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Book Review: Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake I’ve been watching horror movies and reading horror books nearly as long as I’ve been reading. Nothing much scares me or surprises me anymore with the genre, but I still enjoy the genre because of the atmosphere the stories present as well as how the stories are told. […]

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Book Review: Bloodshot by Cherie Priest

Bloodshot by Cherie Priest Aside from the overindulgence in semi-colons and “And” at the beginning of sentences, this was a fun read. The plot is a bit predictable and leaping from time to time, but the main character is interesting enough to keep me reading. Her neurosis goes overboard from time to time, but usually […]

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