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Book Review: The Silver Kiss


The Silver Kiss was first published in 1990, making it one of the oldest YA vampire novels around. The first book in the original Vampire Diaries quartet, The Awakening, would not be published until the next year, and the only other YA vampire novels preceding it are Meredith Ann Piece’s Darkangel series from the 80s and The Shiny Narrow Grin by Jane Gaskell which was published all the way back in 1964. Because of this, as well as its traditional gothic feel and heavy emotional weight, The Silver Kiss stands out among YA vampire novels – especially those of the post-Twilight era more than a decade later.

Manga Review: Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You, Vol. 1


Stop me if you have heard this before: shy, outcast girl dreams of being liked, only to find that the only person in their school that realises how wonderful she is just happens to be the most popular guy there. It’s a set-up that has been used so many times that, like many other reused concepts, can very easily become trite, or lost in a sea of similar works. But there are stories out that that despite having a reused premise, are so well done that they shine in amongst the common rabble.

Graphic Novel Review: Letters for Lucardo


In case you didn’t know, I am a big fan of anything vampire. I even run a podcast dedicated to the discussion of vampires in media. And in case you aren’t familiar with the Bloodsucking Feminists and our rantings opinions, you’ll know that vampire fiction tends to be about straight white pretty people. So when browsing Kickstarter for anything to do with vampires please somebody help me I discovered a kickstarter for a graphic novel about the same-sex romance between a 61 year old man and a vampire of colour I had to investigate.

Manga Review: Midnight Secretary


Anyone who knows me knows I am up for checking out any book that has to do with vampires. It’s just one of my things, you know? Some people like their billionaires, others their cowboys, and others still Highlanders or Vikings. Me, it’s vampires. So of course I was going to read a romance manga with vampires in it.

Catherine

Catherine

Kiwi. Writer. Reader. Graphic designer. Video games enthusiast. Bloodsucking Feminist and co-editor of Bibliodaze . Knows way too much about vampires than is healthy. Doesn't care.

Works in Progress

The Cantia Covenant
The Necromancer's Daughter

Latest Reviews

The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis KlauseAllegedly by Tiffany D. JacksonKimi ni Todoke: From Me to You, Vol. 1 by Karuho ShiinaThe Glass Demon by Helen GrantLetters for Lucardo Vol 1 by Noora HeikkiläStranger by Sherwood Smith, Rachel Manija BrownDuck, Death and the Tulip by Wolf ErlbruchAttack on Titan vol 1 by Hajime Isayama

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