1.) Faery Tales & Nightmares, by Melissa Marr -Unfortunately I won’t be able to give a great review because this is a collection of short stories from Marr, and it has been quite a while since I have read them. However, I do remember thinking that they were all very wonderful and that the Wicked Lovely connected short stories answered many questions that I had with the series. And as with all of Marr’s work fantasy, horror and folklore are all delightfully intermixed and wonderfully told. I highly recommend this collection to anyone who enjoys fae folklore or someone who is familiar with Marr’s Wicked Lovely series.
2.) Texas Gothic, by Rosemary Clement-Moore -First off I am a born, bread and inhabitant of Texas, therefore, I had to read this to see if it is up to snuff with the creepy history that Texas claims. And, ultimately I came to the conclusion that yes, this story holds up well. I loved the witchy side of this story. It made me feel that this is a Texas good-ole southern version of Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman. If you love a good witch story and are a Texan, I believe that you will adore this novel.
3.) The Last Echo, by Kimberly Derting -I absolutely LOVE this series. It is creepy and keeps the reader on their toes. I love the chemistry between Violet/Rafe/Jay. However, this addition to the series threw me off because it seems to only be about Rafe, which was hard to handle. However, this is a great story and like the previous books Derting keeps you on your toes till the very end. A great read for a lover of suspense, however, you do need to read the two previous books in the series to understand the content in this novel.