Grumpy Book Grrrl

a writer and reader

This is a book for people who aren’t afraid of vampires being vampires. Ariane is a graduate student in animal biology who is in her mid-20s, has frizzy dark-red curls, and is a PoC. John is her older boyfriend and a professor. A freak encounter in her lab changes her life forever, and the story progresses through Ariane’s …

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Y’all, this book was the perfect palate cleanser! Mission:Improper was my first Bec McMaster’s book, but it certainly won’t be my last. I have a feeling I’m going to be a big fan. There’s mystery, there’s mayhem, there’s blood, and (of course) there’s a romance featuring a blue-blood (think vampire-lite) and a verwulfen (think werewolf-lite). …

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Warning: Sucky vampire puns ahead. Proceed at your own risk. I’m a huge fan of the new series, Vampire Blood, by Juliette Cross. When I found out there was a chance to sink my teeth into an ARC,  I couldn’t get my greedy little hands on it fast enough. I loved the first book in …

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The Red Lily is book two in the Vampire Blood series by Juliette Cross. The kingdoms are ruled by the dark and powerful Varis vampire family. One of the royals is pulling the strings and powering the soldiers with a blood madness, called sanguine furorem, giving them extra strength and an indiscriminate urge to murder …

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So, if you’ve read any of my reviews over at Goodreads, you might be aware that I love me some vampurrs. I have been fascinated with them ever since reading Dracula in high school, followed by Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles (there were only three when I first started reading them – yes I’m old). …

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