Book Review: Immortal Pleasures by V. Castro
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by Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum
3M ago
I received a review copy from the publisher. This does not affect the contents of my review and all opinions are my own. Immortal Pleasures by V. Castro Mogsy’s Rating: 2.5 of 5 stars Genre: Horror, Romance Series: Stand Alone Publisher: Del Rey (April 16, 2024) Length: 304 pages Author Information: Website I probably should preface this review with a caveat: Immortal Pleasures by V. Castro is not going to be for everyone. It caters to a specific kind of reader, perhaps one who is a little more into the spicier side of things than I am. Apparently, the “seductive dark fanta ..read more
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Tour Review: The Lights of Prague by Nicole Jarvis
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by Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum
7M ago
I received a review copy from the publisher. This does not affect the contents of my review and all opinions are my own. The Lights of Prague by Nicole Jarvis Mogsy’s Rating: 4 of 5 stars Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction Series: Stand Alone Publisher: Titan Books (May 25, 2021) Length: 416 pages Author Information: Website | Twitter Set in 19th century Prague, Nicole Jarvis’ historical fantasy debut opens on a world at the cusp of great change. Society has been introduced to countless wonderful new scientific technologies, paving the way for an era of cultural and a ..read more
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Book Review: Vampires of El Norte by Isabel Cañas
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by Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum
7M ago
I received a review copy from the publisher. This does not affect the contents of my review and all opinions are my own. Vampires of El Norte by Isabel Cañas Mogsy’s Rating: 3 of 5 stars Genre: Historical Fiction, Horror Series: Stand Alone Publisher: Berkley (August 15, 2023) Length: 371 pages Author Information: Website It is 1846 in Mexico, shortly before the invasion by the United States Army. On the Rancho Los Ojuelos lived Nena Serrano, the eldest daughter of a ranchero, and Néstor Duarte, the son of a vaquero training to follow in his father’s footsteps. The two had ..read more
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Audiobook Review: A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising by Raymond A. Villareal
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by Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum
7M ago
I received a review copy from the publisher. This does not affect the contents of my review and all opinions are my own. A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising by Raymond A. Villareal Mogsy’s Rating (Overall): 3.5 of 5 stars Genre: Horror Series: Stand Alone Publisher: Hachette Audio (June 5, 2018) Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins Author Information: Website | Twitter Narrators: Jim Meskimen, Christine Lakin, Robert Petkoff, full cast Three and a half years ago, a body of a seemingly dead woman walks out of an Arizona morgue, confounding everyone from ..read more
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Book Review: Night’s Edge by Liz Kerin
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by Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum
7M ago
I received a review copy from the publisher. This does not affect the contents of my review and all opinions are my own. Night’s Edge by Liz Kerin Mogsy’s Rating: 4 of 5 stars Genre: Horror Series: Book 1 of Night’s Edge Publisher: Nightfire Books (June 20, 2023) Length: 278 pages Author Information: Website One can argue that vampires are so overdone in fiction these days that anyone still writing about them need to tackle the subject from new and unique angles just to stand out from the crowd. Of course, this has spawned many interesting vampire books in recent years, and Liz Kerin’s grueso ..read more
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#WyrdandWonder Book Review: Scarlet by Genevieve Cogman
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by Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum
7M ago
I received a review copy from the publisher. This does not affect the contents of my review and all opinions are my own. Scarlet by Genevieve Cogman Mogsy’s Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction Series: Book 1 of Scarlet Publisher: Ace (May 9, 2023) Length: 339 pages Author Information: Website Being a huge fan of Genevieve Cogman’s The Invisible Library series, I was quite excited for Scarlet, as you can imagine. That said, when I started seeing the early mixed reviews, I had to remind myself to keep those sky-high expectations in check. The book has b ..read more
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Book Review: A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson
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by Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum
7M ago
I received a review copy from the publisher. This does not affect the contents of my review and all opinions are my own. A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson Mogsy’s Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Genre: Horror, Fantasy Series: Book 1 of A Dowry of Blood Publisher: Redhook (October 4, 2022) Length: 304 pages Author Information: Website | Twitter After I finished A Dowry of Blood, I went to look up the book on Goodreads and was not surprised to see that the ratings for it were all over the place. Because this one is very much a niche book. I have a feeling it will strike the perfect note for ..read more
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Audiobook Review: Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff
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by Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum
7M ago
I received a review copy from the publisher. This does not affect the contents of my review and all opinions are my own. Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff Mogsy’s Rating (Overall): 4 of 5 stars Genre: Fantasy Series: Book 1 of Empire of the Vampire Publisher: Macmillan Audio (September 14, 2021) Length: 27 hrs and 10 mins Author Information: Website | Twitter Narrator: Damian Lynch Jay Kristoff has called Empire of the Vampire the best book he’s ever written, and while my Mia Corvere loving heart might have a thing or two to say about that, I do have to admit ..read more
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YA Weekend: Slayer by Kiersten White
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by Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum
7M ago
I received a review copy from the publisher. This does not affect the contents of my review and all opinions are my own. Slayer by Kiersten White Mogsy’s Rating: 4 of 5 stars Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult Series: Book 1 of Slayer Publisher: Simon Pulse (January 8, 2019) Length: 404 pages Author Information: Website | Twitter Well, I had my doubts, but not anymore. In Slayer, Kiersten White has accomplished the formidable feat of writing a novel in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe that not only provides a wistful trip down memory lane but also thoughtfully ..read more
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Audiobook Review: Dracul by Dacre Stoker & J.D. Barker
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by Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum
7M ago
I received a review copy from the publisher. This does not affect the contents of my review and all opinions are my own. Dracul by Dacre Stoker & J.D. Barker Mogsy’s Rating (Overall): 4 of 5 stars Genre: Horror Series: Stand Alone Publisher: Penguin Audio (October 2, 2018) Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins Author Information: Dacre Stoker | J.D. Barker Narrators: Various If the darkly atmospheric and intricately woven tale of Dracul feels personal, that’s because it is. Described as the prequel to the classic 1897 Gothic horror novel Dracula, the novel is penned by the great-g ..read more
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