Dreamleaf Blues (The Book Wielder Saga)



Genevieve is a pretty normal college student. She lives with her best friend and love interest Annabelle. However, when Annabelle doesn’t come back from her shady job, Genevieve dives into the mystery to find her. However, things don’t go quite as planned when she’s attacked and wakes up as a vampire. Now she as she continues trying to find Annabelle, she must also become accustomed to her new life.

I really enjoyed this book. It was fast past and filled with a lot of character and world building. Though this book is an urban fantasy, there is a little bit of world building because this world is slightly different from our current world. I don’t really know what happened, but there seemed to be a war of some sort because things like cars, computers and fuel are super expensive. They use credits, instead of dollars, and it seems that the gangs have a lot more control of the society.

The 4 groups of supernatural beings are really interesting. It did feel like I was reading a Dungeons and Dragons handbook because the vampires, werewolves and sorcerers all have some groups because of their proficiencies. There was a lot to keep track of, however, it was laid out well in the book. Since this is almost like an origin story, since Genevieve is being inaugurated into the wo*rld, the readers get to follow along with her learning curve.

I enjoyed that the main character is a very strong gay female. The fact that she is gay isn’t the be all and end all of the book so she got to shine in her role. A lot of the females characters in this book are strong and very interesting. they were likable enough to actually want to know more about them and they were not one dimensional.

This was quite a fun book.

I received a copy of this book from the author via Voracious Readers Only.


Return to Wonderland (Looking Glass Saga #1)


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Alice has put the happening of wonderland behind her and is starting her new life at a new school. She is quick to make friends, however, when a purple haired boy shows up this go bad. The Cheshire cat is determined to get Alice back to Wonderland to fix the problems that have cropped up since the last time she was there. While trying to keep things under wraps so her parents don’t find out, Alice gets dragged back into Wonderland.

I really wasn’t sure I was going to enjoy this book, but it was surprisingly good. It did take a little bit to get into it, and I feel like it ended with a little awkwardly. It did end with a cliffhanger, and we all know how I feel about that.

What I liked about the book is that it gives you enough information on the previous visits to Wonderland that if you haven’t read the book Alice in Wonderland then it’s ok. I did enjoy the difference in this book to the original Wonderland, it gave it something to work towards. The Cat is aiming to return Wonderland to its old crazy world that it once was, however, Alice doesn’t want to be a part of it in any way. Alice also gets some interesting powers in this book that help her a great deal in Wonderland which is interesting.

I feel like the character development was interesting, however, the Cat’s personality was a little awkward and all over the place. Though I know in the original book, the Cheshire Cat was very sly and manipulative, this time he was a little more physical when he was trying to convince Alice to do something. I did enjoy Alice’s new friends, which is an entire family containing Twins and Triplets. I will say though, her friend Adrianne is a little nonchalant about Alice’s story of Wonderland. However, when you’re that age, I guess, you want to believe in believable things. Later in the book, it makes more sense that she believes Alice, as she can now see Wonderland in the mirrors.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book and might even pick up the next book… Even though the current Goodreads review is 1 star.

I received a copy of this book from the author via Voracious Readers Only.