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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Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Warren the 13th (The Whispering Woods)

This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I do purchase special editions of books and multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

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Book Review, Judging A Book

Book Review: Warren the 13th

Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye
By Tania del Rio
Illustrated by Will Staehle

My Edition:
Hardcover, 216 pages
2015, Quirk Books
ISBN: 9781594748035
Expected Publication Date: November 24

I received this book for free from Quirk Books in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. All opinions in this post are my own.

Warren lives in a hotel that his family has run for generations. After the death of his parents, Warren’s lazy Uncle Rupert and mean-spirited Aunt Anaconda take over the hotel and under their neglectful eyes the hotel soon loses all business. But when a mysterious guest suddenly arrives, Warren finds himself in the middle of a battle for control over the hotel against his Aunt, who is searching for a powerful magical item that would grant her ownership over the hotel, despite Warren being the heir. 

First off, let me say this will be a review, Judging Book combo, because the illustrations in this book are divine!

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