ARC Review: Dreadful by Caitlin Rozakis

Today’s review is about DREADFUL by Caitlin Rozakis. A standalone fantasy debut, this story follows the Dread Lord Gavrax try to remember who he is. His lab is on fire, he lost his eyebrows, and he has a kidnapped princess locked up in a cell. But as he learns more about this Gavrax, he’s not quite sure he likes his past self. Cue general mayhem and an upcoming demonic ritual that leave Gav with spare amounts of time to figure out who he is.

Author: Caitlin Rozakis
Series: None
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Titan Books
Publish Date: May 28, 2024
Print Length: 352

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ARC Review: The Fireborne Blade by Charlotte Bond

Today’s review is about THE FIREBORNE BLADE by Charlotte Bond. It’s the first novella in The Fireborne Blade series. However, it reads as a standalone. In this first installment, Maddileh, a female knight, embarks on a quest to claim back her favor with the King. To do so she chooses the dangerous goal of retrieving the Fireborne Blade from the legendary White Lady dragon.

Author: Charlotte Bond
Series: The Fireborne Blade, #1
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Tordotcom
Publish Date: May 28, 2024
Print Length: 176

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ARC Review: Evocation by S.T. Gibson

Today’s review is about EVOCATION by S.T. Gibson. It’s the first book in Gibson’s new The Summoner’s Circle series. It focuses on the psychic prodigy David Aristarkhov try to shake off an old family bargain with a demon.

Author: S.T. Gibson
Series: The Summoner’s Circle, #1
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Angry Robot
Publish Date: May 28, 2024
Print Length: 304

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ARC Review: Immortal Pleasures by V. Castro

Today’s review is about IMMORTAL PLEASURES by V. Castro. It’s a standalone novel about an ancient Aztec vampire searching for vengeance and love. After centuries of reckoning with her traumatic past during the Spanish conquest of America, Malinalli is finally ready to search for emotional intimacy.

Author: V. Castro
Series: None
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Publish Date: April 16, 2024
Print Length: 304

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King of Battle and Blood by Scarlett St. Clair

Today’s review is about KING OF BATTLE AND BLOOD by Scarlett St. Clair. It’s the first book in the Adrian x Isolde series. This is a dark fantasy romance with vampires, arranged marriage, and the beginnings of a “truth will out” reveal.

Author: Scarlett St. Clair
Series: Adrian x Isolde, 1
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Bloom Books
Publish Date: November 30, 2021
Print Length: 400

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