Soul of the Crow: #bookreview

In Soul of the Crow: Reapers of Veltuur by Jessaca Willis, the King of Oakfall requests that a reaper execute his own daughter, Gem. It is easy to imagine that the underworld in the book is the stuff of nightmares. I picture it as something similar to the underworld of Greek mythology – everything isContinue reading “Soul of the Crow: #bookreview”

Favorite Shows for #Spooktober: Grimm

Grimm is a fantasy/police drama that is inspired by Grimms’ Fairy Tales. Nick Burkhardt, a Portland homicide detective, has discovered that he can see supernatural creatures who also have a human form. Before she passed away,his aunt told him that he is a descendant of the Grimms, who hunted the wesen (supernatural beings). There areContinue reading “Favorite Shows for #Spooktober: Grimm”

Favorite Shows for #Spooktober: AHS Coven

American Horror Story: Coven is part of the horror anthology series American Horror Story. Every season is different but all scary in some way. American Horror Story usually has a large cast. AHS: Coven includesJessica Lange, Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates and Sarah Paulson as the main witches/voodoo priestesses. It takes place in New Orleans inContinue reading “Favorite Shows for #Spooktober: AHS Coven”

Favorite Shows for #Spooktober: Penny Dreadful

Penny Dreadful is a Gothic Horror show. The show is set in London during the Victorian Era. Penny Dreadfuls refers to the popular serial dime novels published in the United Kingdom during this time. Eva Green and Josh Hartnett are two of the main characters. Other cast members include Timothy Dalton, Patti LuPone, Reeve Carney,Continue reading “Favorite Shows for #Spooktober: Penny Dreadful”

Voodoo Dreams, A Novel of Marie Laveau: #Spooktober Book Review

. Most of the Voodoo Dreams: A Novel of Marie Laveau by Jewell Parker Rhodes is set in New Orleans. Some of the book is set in what is known as the Bayou Teche are of Louisiana, which is mostly a rural waterway. Marie Laveau was a real person. In fact, Marie Laveau had twoContinue reading “Voodoo Dreams, A Novel of Marie Laveau: #Spooktober Book Review”

The Woman in White: #Spooktober Book Review

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins was not exactly what I expected. I thought it would be more of a Gothic novel but it’s more of a mystery novel. It was still a great book. The Woman in White is considered to be Collins’ greatest work. The book is set in the United KingdomContinue reading “The Woman in White: #Spooktober Book Review”

Favorite Shows for #Spooktober: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is loosely based on “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.” Think of the Netflix adaption as the darker, spookier sister of the 90s sitcom. Both shows are based on the comic book series, Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” which debuted in October 1962. So far there are two seasons with a third seasonContinue reading “Favorite Shows for #Spooktober: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”

Stolen Bloodline: #Spooktober Book Review

Stolen Bloodline by L.G. Rollins is set in London, possibly in the late 1800s or early 1900s. There wasn’t a specific year listed anywhere but I didn’t get the feeling that it was set in modern times. There aren’t telephones, televisions or computers. If I had to guess, the book takes place during the EdwardianContinue reading “Stolen Bloodline: #Spooktober Book Review”

Her Dear and Loving Husband: #Spooktober Book Review

. The book is set in Salem, Massachusetts. It’s the perfect setting for a book about vampires and witches. Sarah has had awful nightmares for many years. She has also recently divorced her husband and moved to Salem. In many of the dreams, it’s like she’s seeing someone else’s memories. She also sees a manContinue reading “Her Dear and Loving Husband: #Spooktober Book Review”

Thorfinn and the Witch’s Curse: #Spooktober Book Review

Thorfinn and the Witch’s Curse by Jay Veloso Batista is set in a Viking settlement in England as well as a realm beyond Midgard, where humans live. Thorfinn, also known as Finn, has had an incident with a witch that cursed his family. After this event, Finn becomes a vardoger or a forerunner. This meansContinue reading “Thorfinn and the Witch’s Curse: #Spooktober Book Review”

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