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A Shade of Vampire popped up in a Facebook advert and seduced me with its high reviews. It said to be loved by Twilight lovers, for which I definitely fit the bill, so I decided to download it. The premise itself is an odd one and I’m not sure that it always sat comfortably with me. On the night of her seventeenth birthday, Sofia is kidnapped and taken to the Shade. The Shade is a magical haven for vampires where it always remains night. She is to be given to the…


I am not ashamed to admit I have loved all of the Twilight books and films. Perhaps not to the crazed heights some fans reached, but enough to have read the books more than once. The films are often on my comfort watching list too. Which meant when the sudden and slightly unexpected release of Life and Death was announced I was unable to resist purchasing it, despite its exorbitant price (£9.99 for an ebook – really?). The book is a retelling of Twilight with all of the characters gender swapped….

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*Contains spoilers for the previous books* Concluding the Ripper series, Resurrection by Amy Carol Reeves takes place immediately after the events of book two, leading in to the final hunt for the ruthless Max Bartlett. The hunt is on for the last member of the Conclave, as the grave robberies that began in book two are reaching new heights, with the dead being reanimated and launching attacks on Abbie, William and Simon. There is little chance for her to continue her hospital studies in such circumstances, with all focus set…

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[color-box]Renegade by Amy Carol Reeves (Ripper #2) Flux Books (1 Apr 2013), Ebook: 360 pages, Paranormal YA Website • Series Listing • Amazon UK / US Rating: [/color-box] *Contains spoilers for the first book in the series* Following on from solving the historical Ripper case in book one, Renegade by Amy Carol Reeves picks up where heroine Arabella Sharp left off, on the pursuit of villainous Max whilst trying to return to her medical career. The book opens with Abby still carrying out her studies at Whitechapel Hospital, under the…

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[color-box]Soul Storm by Kate Harrison (Soul Beach #3) Indigo (1st Aug 2013), Paperback: 311 pages, Paranormal YA Website | Goodreads | Amazon UK / US Rating: [/color-box] Warning: May contain spoilers for other books in the series Forming the dramatic conclusion to the Soul Beach trilogy, Soul Storm by Kate Harrison reveals the identity of the killer with a glamorous flair, with twists you won’t expect. The close of the last book saw Alice Forster getting closer to solving the mystery of who murdered her sister, Meggie, with the help of website…

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The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa (Blood of Eden #2) Mira Ink (May 2013) Paperback, 432 pages Paranormal YA At the end of The Immortal Rules, our lead protagonist Allison (Allie) managed to get her little human group to the safety of the only human city in existence, Eden. Of course Allie being a vampire couldn’t be permitted to stay and walked away from the only person she cared about Zeke, safe in the knowledge that he would be protected within the confines of Eden. The Eternity Cure is again written…

The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group by Catherine Jinks Quercus (Feb 2011) | Paperback, 397 pages Paranormal YA The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group by Catherine Jinks is a novel that aims to put a fresh twist on werewolf fantasy, taking place in Australia. Our story begins with Toby Vandevelde, a teenager who wakes up in hospital with no memory of what happened to him the night before. It seems that he was found naked in the dingo pen of the local wildlife park, which soon becomes a local news story. His mother is worried…


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