November 18, 2015

Wednesday Wishes

Well I’ve been away. That’s right, building the mysterious new chicken coop that I’ve been talking about endlessly. (Well else where anywho.)

Now that I’m no longer wishing that the chicken coop will finally be done, I have time for other things. Such as wishing after books. (Ah, see how I tied it in. Boom.)

Geekomancy by Michael R. Underwood

geekomancyGet it: Amazon | Goodreads
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Ree Reyes, book 1

Clerks meets Buffy the Vampire the Slayer in this original urban fantasy eBook about Geekomancers—humans that derive supernatural powers from pop culture.

Ree Reyes's life was easier when all she had to worry about was scraping together tips from her gig as a barista and comicshop slave to pursue her ambitions as a screenwriter.

When a scruffy-looking guy storms into the shop looking for a comic like his life depends on it, Ree writes it off as just another day in the land of the geeks. Until a gigantic BOOM echoes from the alley a minute later, and Ree follows the rabbit hole down into her town's magical flip-side. Here, astral cowboy hackers fight trolls, rubber-suited werewolves, and elegant Gothic Lolita witches while wielding nostalgia-powered props.

Ree joins Eastwood (aka Scruffy Guy), investigating a mysterious string of teen suicides as she tries to recover from her own drag-your-heart-through-jagged-glass breakup. But as she digs deeper, Ree discovers Eastwood may not be the knight-in-cardboard armor she thought. Will Ree be able to stop the suicides, save Eastwood from himself, and somehow keep her job?

I’ve been meaning to buy this series for so long! I saw it randomly in someone’s feed and remembered that this was a series I had actually wanted to read! Ha-ha!

The Diabolical Miss Hyde by Viola Carr

The Diabolical Miss HydeGet it: Amazon | Goodreads
Genre: Steampunk
Series: Electric Empire, Book 1

Magic, mystery, and romance mix in this edgy retelling of the classic The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde–in which Dr. Eliza Jekyll is the daughter of the infamous Henry

In an electric-powered Victorian London, Dr. Eliza Jekyll is a crime scene investigator, hunting killers with inventive new technological gadgets. Now, a new killer is splattering London with blood, drugging beautiful women and slicing off their limbs. Catching "the Chopper" could make Eliza's career—or get her burned. Because Eliza has a dark secret. A seductive second self, set free by her father's forbidden magical elixir: wild, impulsive Lizzie Hyde.

When the Royal Society sends their enforcer, the mercurial Captain Lafayette, to prove she's a sorceress, Eliza must resist the elixir with all her power. But as the Chopper case draws her into London's luminous, magical underworld, Eliza will need all the help she can get. Even if it means getting close to Lafayette, who harbors an evil curse of his own.

Even if it means risking everything and setting vengeful Lizzie free . . .

Female Hyde? Yes please. The Steampunk Chronicles have introduced me to the concept and I love it!

Cinderella’s Dress by Shonna Slayton

cinderellas-dressGet it: Amazon | Goodreads
Genre: Young Adult Historical Fantasy
Series: Cinderella’s Dress, Book 1

Being a teenager during World War II is tough. Finding out you're the next keeper of the real Cinderella's dress is even tougher.

Kate simply wants to create window displays at the department store where she's working, trying to help out with the war effort. But when long-lost relatives from Poland arrive with a steamer trunk they claim holds the Cinderella's dress, life gets complicated.

Now, with a father missing in action, her new sweetheart shipped off to boot camp, and her great aunt losing her wits, Kate has to unravel the mystery before it's too late.

After all, the descendants of the wicked stepsisters will stop at nothing to get what they think they deserve.

Holy cow! How did not know about this series? What an original idea! I love it and shall go forth and buy it.

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