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: Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day

Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day
By Seanan McGuire

My Edition:
Paperback, 182 pages
2017, Tor
ISBN: 9780765391421

Jenna blames herself for her sister Patty’s death. She blames herself for her own death too. Now she works in New York City as a suicide prevention hotline rep, trying to help the living hold on to life a bit longer. Jenna is serving out her time, waiting for her haunting to end, when the ghosts of New York begin to disappear. She must tame up with a witch, despite the risks, and figure out who or what is behind her missing friends.

I bought this book with exactly zero idea of what it was about. Seriously. It was on Book Outlet and it had Seanan’s name on it, so I added it to my cart without even reading the blurb. I’m not the least bit disappointed.

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Book Review: The Oversight (and The Paradox…sort of)

The Oversight
By Charlie Fletcher

Not My Edition:
Paperback, 434 pages
2014, Orbit Books
ISBN: 9780316279512

The border between the natural and supranatural is thin and growing thinner. The Oversight must keep the peace between the magical and non-magical beings of this world, but with their membership dwindling and the forces of darkness growing bolder, they’re finding it harder than ever to do their jobs. Will a mysterious girl dropped at their doorstep be their savior or their undoing?

This book is a wonderful mix of Victorian and paranormal fantasy. I was lured in by the premise (okay, and the cover too!) and hooked by the characters and setting.

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