Reviews and Blog Posts: vampires

Soulless, the manga. Vol. 1

by Gail Carriger

DPL Rating:
4

This steampunk style paranormal romance graphic novel based on the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger is a fun, sexy little story about a feisty female in Victorian England who is unhappy with the restrictions placed on her gender.  Bursting with curiosity and especially interested in scientific discoveries and inventions,...

Upside down : a vampire tale

by Jess Smart Smiley

DPL Rating:
3

Harold is a candy-loving vampire is losing his teeth! The dentist says it's from all the candy, but Harold just can't give it up!  What's a vampire to do?   His predicament is made worse by the witch Vermillion's evil plot.  Vermillion is the last witch left on the face...

The coldest girl in Coldtown

by Holly Black

DPL Rating:
4
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Holly Black has done the impossible: imagined a new way for vampires to live in our world. This unique, compelling and provoking novel really tackles vampires in a whole new way. Vampires have been around forever but due to an uncontrolled new vampire their presence has been revealed to the...

Lover Awakened.

by J. R. Ward

DPL Rating:
3

I found this to be a really quick read, I tore through it in three days. Very compelling, great chapter breaks really kept you going. There are a lot of characters in this book that you want to see fleshed out and with the number of JR Ward books out...

Tempest rising

by Nicole Peeler

This is the first book that I have read by Peeler. It’s also the first book in the series of fast-paced funny paranormal romances.

This series was recommended to me because of my fondness for the Sookie Stackhouse novels. Both series have strong female characters that grew up and live in...

Dead until dark

by Charlaine Harris

DPL Rating:
3

The HBO series, True Blood​, based on the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris, has been a very popular show for the last several seasons.  After having watched the first few seasons of True Blood, I wondered what Charlaine Harris's series would be like.  Would some of the characters be more...

Fear : 13 stories of suspense and horror

DPL Rating:
3

  This young adult fiction book contains thirteen stories from writers such as R.L. Stine, Jennifer Allison and others.  Some of the stories deal with typical horror story material: vampires, people with strange powers and other weird creatures. Other stories deal with perfectly normal situations that turn out to be anything...

Soulless, the manga. Vol. 1

by Gail Carriger

DPL Rating:
3

Lots of folks have raved about Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series, so I thought I'd try the manga version of the first book, Soulless. In it, we meet Miss Alexia Tarabotti, a preternatural, meaning that she can suck the supernatural out of werewolves, vampires, and the like. Her versioin of Victorian...

Nice girls don't have fangs

by Molly Harper

DPL Rating:
3

Jane Jameson is not having a great week, she just got fired from her job as the local children's librarian and all she got for her severance was a gift certificate to the only chain restaurant in town. So here she is drinking away her pain with electric lemonades, but...

Tantalize : Kieren's story

by Cynthia Leitich Smith

DPL Rating:
1

This is the graphic novel version of the book Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith, told from the point of view of the male character, Keiren.  Keiren's best friend Quincie has lost her parents and is struggling to keep their restaurant going with a new vampire themed design and menu.  The...

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