3 books to read if you enjoyed Stoker’s Dracula

3 best vampire books after Dracula

If Stoker’s Dracula fascinated you, you’re not the only one. Vampire stories have a way of capturing the reader’s attention (which is why this isn’t the first time we’ve written about vampire books!)

If you don’t want to stop reading vampire stories at this ultimate classic, here are three excellent reads you can continue your quest with: Continue reading “3 books to read if you enjoyed Stoker’s Dracula”

Elves, Goblins, and all kinds of madness: The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge

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Elf on a mission

Historian elf Brangwain Spurge has a very clear mission. He must travel to the land of goblins and present their King with a mighty present. But there’s a catch : the king is a dark, mysterious alien.

Goblin archivist Werfel has his own mission. He is Spurge’s host, and he’s determined to please his guest and assist him in any way possible. Continue reading “Elves, Goblins, and all kinds of madness: The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge”

Children’s book: The Girl with the Dragon Heart

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Welcome to Drachenburg

In the beautiful kingdom of Drachenburg lives a bright young girl, who tells stories like no other human can. Silke’s ability to weave stories is so good, that even the crown princess has noticed it. And now that she has, she will need Silke to work for her on a dangerous task that requires a lot of intelligence.

The fairies are coming to the Kingdom of Drachenburg, and nobody knows why. Having lived underground years, the fae are cunning, secretive people. And very, very dangerous. Continue reading “Children’s book: The Girl with the Dragon Heart”

Dreams shattered and lives regained: Brave Enough, by Kati Gardner

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Meet Cason and Davis

Cason Martin is a teenager with high ambitions. She is one of the finest ballerinas, and one day she is going to be the best there is. But things start to change when Cason, for the sake of an audition, hides a painful injury. As her knee snaps, things start to go downhill. Cason is diagnosed with cancer, and her life changes dramatically. Continue reading “Dreams shattered and lives regained: Brave Enough, by Kati Gardner”

The Darkest Star, by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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In a world where humans co-exist with aliens, seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher has experienced the war between the two species first-hand. With a mother working in military and a father that died in the war, Evie has learned to keep away from the Luxen.

But then, thanks to a friend, she is caught up in a club that is notorious for letting the Luxen roam unsupervised from humans. That’s where Evie will meet Luc. Continue reading “The Darkest Star, by Jennifer L. Armentrout”

Victorian thrillers: The Corset, by Laura Purcell

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A woman is dead. And a Corset is to blame.

Ruth is in prison for murder. But it is the way in which she causes people’s deaths that is chilling: the teenage seamstress says she does it all with a needle and some thread. Her dark thoughts and anger, she claims, are sewn into the clothes she makes. And people who wear her clothes soon meet their untimely end. Continue reading “Victorian thrillers: The Corset, by Laura Purcell”

The 5 best graphic novels to read this Fall

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Let’s admit it: we’re not always in the mood for a long read. War and Peace might be your thing, no questions asked. But at some point, you’re going to need something lighter. And this is where graphic novels, mangas and comics come in.

An art form of its own, this category of reading has its own charm. There’s something about the beautiful artwork that makes you fall into the story so hard and fast, it is almost magical. So, here are our best 5 recommendations if graphic novels are your thing! Continue reading “The 5 best graphic novels to read this Fall”

The Sentence Is Death : Another compelling story from the mind of Anthony Horowitz

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A death, a bottle, and a number

High-end divorce lawyer Richard Pryce is found dead in his apartment, brutally murdered. On the wall over his words a cryptic number is painted: 182. And his last words indicate that the murderer was someone Pryce had definitely known. Continue reading “The Sentence Is Death : Another compelling story from the mind of Anthony Horowitz”

Dystopian worlds and glimmering hope : Fury, by Rachel Vincent

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1986. The Reaping.

On a warm night in 1986,  Rebecca Essig comes home during the night to find her siblings slaughtered. Her own parents are covered in blood. Soon enough, she’ll realize that this has happened to others: during the same night, in the same circumstances. This will be a night remembered for ever; this is the night of the Reaping.

Present day

Thirty-something years later, Delilah is on the run, along with some fellow cryptids. The world seems to be against them, and Delilah is determined to protect her unborn child and help her friends reunite with their families.

But along with her own serious problems, some even worse begin to arise. Humans are being massively murdered again, and the blame is cast on cryptids.

Can Delilah figure out how to help humanity while remaining free and building a future for her child? Is her calling waiting for her out there?

The third book in the Menagerie series, Fury is a dark, yet beautiful tale of oppression, love and sacrifice. Rachel Vincent has managed to cleverly balance the dark, ominous setting of the story with the heroes’ love, hope and willingness to survive and thrive, even under the worst of circumstances.

Moving back and forth between two timelines seems easy and straightforward, while the plot remains immensely interesting for the reader, who tries to figure out the connection between the two stories. But don’t worry, this is done gradually and in a very enjoyable way. One piece of the puzzle each time you go back, until you get the full picture together – and you will be amazed. Bonus points, there is a very strong and exciting finale.

Fury is probably one of the best fantasy books of 2018, definitely not to be missed. Strongly recommended to all fans of the fantasy genre.