Thursday TBR: Lucifer by Mike Carey

I watched the TV series adaptation last year, which I really, really enjoyed. I mean, yeah, it was cheesy to some extent. The detective’s make-up was both on and horribly off point. But I’m a total sucker for snarky bad boys with a British accent. The graphic novel seems much darker, much grittier, and I’m tooootally down for that.



From the pages of THE SANDMAN, Lucifer Morningstar, the former Lord of Hell, is unexpectedly called back into action when he receives a mission from Heaven. Given free reign to use any means necessary, Lucifer is promised a prize of his own choosing if he fulfills this holy request. But once he completes his mission, the Prince of Darkness’ demand shakes the foundation of Heaven and Hell. Now as his enemies unite to stop his reemergence, Lucifer gathers his forces as he prepares to launch his new revolution.

Thursday TBR: Spells and Sorcery by S. Usher Evans

YA with some Harry Potter feels? Get in my face.


Spells and Sorcery

You have magic.

One sentence, three words, four syllables. Enough to change my life forever. And I’m not talking about the whole spells and sorcery thing.

Lexie Carrigan thought the weirdest thing about her was she preferred watching documentaries and reading the newspaper to reality TV and Twitter. But on the eve of her fifteenth birthday, her aunt and sisters drop a bomb–she’s magical.

Now the girl who never made waves is blowing up her nightstand and trying to keep from wreaking havoc on her school. When a kind stranger shows up with all the answers, Lexie hopes he’ll be able to help her control her newfound powers. But Gavon may not be as kind as he seems, and soon Lexie finds out that being magical is the least weird thing about her.

Spells and Sorcery is the first YA fantasy from S. Usher Evans, author of the Razia series, the Madion War Trilogy and Empath.

Thursday TBR: The Witches of Avalon by Lavinia Collins

Lavinia Collins writes beauuuuuutiful romances. I’ve only read the first in her Guinevere series, and I fell in love. Fan for life. I wasn’t huge on Arthurian fantasies until I started with Collins’s work, and now I’m so amped for them. This sounds fabulous!

25432079The Witches of Avalon

Morgan, the elder half-sister of newly crowned King Arthur, is on her way to becoming an accomplished witch. She learns quickly and soon makes a name for herself in Camelot.

Yet with war on the horizon, she puts more trust in her magic books and the sword Excalibur than in the people around her.

Morgan is never safe from the sinister, shape-shifting Merlin, or from the marriage plans that young King Arthur has made for her in order to secure his realm.

Will she listen to Merlin’s dark advice? And how far is she willing to go in her quest for freedom?

“It is as well to frighten people as to seduce them to get what you want.”

Enter Morgan’s world…

TBR Thursday: Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton


I had a fabulous time reading Crichton’s Jurassic Park, and as soon as I finished I went on the hunt to find what to read next. Vikings? Arab courtier in Scandinavia? Yaaaas please.

Eaters of the Dead

The year is A.D. 922. A refined Arab courtier, representative of the powerful Caliph of Bagdad, encounters a party of Viking warriors who are journeying to the barbaric North. He is appalled by their Viking customs — the wanton sexuality of their pale, angular women, their disregard for cleanliness , their cold-blooded human sacrifices. But it is not until they reach the depths of the Northland that the courtier learns the horrifying and inescapable truth: He has been enlisted by these savage, inscrutable warriors to help combat a terror that plagues them — a monstrosity that emerges under cover of night to slaughter the Vikings and devour their flesh . . .