Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: The Immortal Empire Trilogy

This is my weekly post where I highlight beautiful books from my collection. We all judge book covers to some extent – I created this feature to highlight and appreciate the art and design elements of some of the books I own. If covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many wonderful editions!

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Book Review

Book Review: Dreadful Company

Dreadful Company
By Vivian Shaw

My Edition:
Paperback, 399 pages
2018, Orbit
ISBN: 9780316434638

Greta Helsing is visiting Paris for a medical conference on the undead with her family friend, and vampire, Ruthven. Strange creatures start appearing in Greta’s hotel room and when Ruthven has to leave, Greta decides to speak to the local werewolf and honorary mayor of Paris about her hunch that something else is going on. Before she can meet up with the werewolf however, she’s kidnapped by a coven of uncivilized vampires who are living in the catacombs and whose leader is dead set on getting revenge against Ruthven.

As with the first book, Strange Practice, I was charmed by the characters and impressed with the way Shaw fits paranormal monsters into our modern world.

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Book Review

Book Review: Strange Practice

Strange Practice
By Vivian Shaw

My Edition:
Paperback, 357 pages
2017, Orbit
ISBN: 9780316434607

Dr. Greta Helsing has inherited her father’s practice and its paranormal patients. Amidst treating ghouls, mummies, werefolk and other creatures that remain hidden from the average eye, Greta finds herself caught up investigating a string of strange murders after a friend of a vampire friend is attacked.

I had the chance to buddy read this book with Ekho (their blog and Instagram), if you call the two of us finishing it in a span of two and four days, respectively, a buddy read. I’m pleased to be able to bring you our buddy review too!

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