corpsecaddy:

So I found this harlequin romance paperback today, and normally I just toss those right over without paying them much mind, but the cover of this one made me pause. Sure that the artist was just taking liberties, I checked out the back.

I’m dubious. I should read a passage:

It is a literal bear.
Okay yeah I’ll admit it I’m going to read this but only because it sounds like the most fucked up romance novel in existence.
But wait….

You have some explaining to do, Canada.

corpsecaddy:

So I found this harlequin romance paperback today, and normally I just toss those right over without paying them much mind, but the cover of this one made me pause. Sure that the artist was just taking liberties, I checked out the back.

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I’m dubious. I should read a passage:

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It is a literal bear.

Okay yeah I’ll admit it I’m going to read this but only because it sounds like the most fucked up romance novel in existence.

But wait….

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You have some explaining to do, Canada.

(Source: weirdbooksifind)

Vanessa Edgington thinks her sexy friend Molly is just joking around about the supernatural being known as the Slenderman… until she discovers the horrifying secret for herself.

to boldly go something or other, am i right 

(cw: dub con)

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The real story behind the war over YA novels

Anonymous sent: Have you heard of the evermore books? I think theres six of them and theyre not as bad as most of the stuff you read but they literally exploit every fantasy cliche.

(cont’d) The social outcast who lost her family, the enemy who is a huge bitch and wants her boyfriend and the misterious dark haired guy whos new at her school and sits next to her, its just glorious

i actually read the first one when it came out and i remember being pretty unfazed about it… as you said it’s not as bad as what i tend to read for this blog but it was pretty standard YA lit (which is never a good thing)

i had no idea there were more but according to my goodreads account i also read book #2? I DON’T EVEN REMEMBER BUYING IT 

man it must have been a gr9 book 

Anonymous sent: Have you read Moon Called by Patricia Briggs?

Mercedes “Mercy” Thompson is a talented Volkswagen mechanic living in the Tri-Cities area of Washington. She also happens to be a walker, a magical being with the power to shift into a coyote at will. Mercy’s next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she’s fixing a bus for a vampire. This is the world of Mercy Thompson, one that looks a lot like ours but is populated by those things that go bump in the night. And Mercy’s connection to those things is about to get her into some serious hot water…

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is this gonna be another marked-style book because i’m not doing that again 

i guess i could read it though 

so it’s hotter than satan’s butthole and i’m sitting on the rooftop with cheap sangria and my regrets, blasting veggie tales songs because at some point my life went very wrong, and all of a sudden i’m thinking; hey, remember the tons of badlit you downloaded and never actually got around to reading because being a teacher is actually a terrible job that drains the life out of you? 

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well, here we go

Businessman Paul is on a beachside vacation to unwind and enjoy the sun, the sand and the surf - sometimes from below the waves. While scuba diving, he encounters a trio of cuttlefish that turn out to be much more than they seem: they’re shapeshifters, and they want Paul for their own! Warning: 18+ only! Contains partial shifting, hot gay sex, and a cuttlefish shifter gangbang!

sure why not   

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Underrated mythological creatures in YA books

grangerandherbooks:

I have always loved mythological creatures, but I think too many YA paranormal books focus on four creatures: vampires, werewolves, angels and fairies. So with the help of my followers (really they did all the work, I just wrote down the books into categories), I have compilied a list of books with underrated mythological creatures. Just to clarify, I haven’t read most of these books.

So if you like:

Mermaids:

  • Sea Change by Aimee Friedman
  • Siren by Tricia Rayburn
  • Fathomless by Jackson Pearce
  • Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
  • Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
  • Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz
  • Ingo by Helen Dunmore
  • Sirena by Donna Jo Napoli
  • Ascension by Kara Dalkey
  • Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly
  • Lost Voices by Sarah Porter
  • Wake by Amanda Hocking  
  • The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler
  • Tangled Tides by Karen Amanda Hooper
  • Tempest Rising by Tracey Deebs
  • Lies Beneath series by Anne Greenwood
  • The Siren by Kiers Cass
  • Daughters of the Sea by Kathryn Lasky

Ghosts:

  • Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
  • A Wounded Name by Dot Hutchison (A retelling of Hamlet)
  • Shades of London by Maureen Johnson
  • The Riddles of Epsilon by Christine Morton-Shaw
  • The Hollow by Jessica Verday
  • Shade by Jeri Smith Ready
  • Hereafter by Tara Hudson
  • Ruined by Paula Morris

Necromancers:

  • The Darkest Powers trilogy by Kelley Armstrong
  • Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen (a trilogy) by Garth Nix
  • Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
  • The Johannes Cabal series by Jonathan L. Howard 

Demons:

  • Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
  • Personal Demonsby Lisa Desrochers
  • Demon Lexicon series by Sarah Rees Brennan

Banshee:

  • My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent
  • Sidhe’s Call by Christy G. Thomas 
  • The Banshee Initiate by Kelly Matsuura

Goblins:

  • Runemarks by Joanne Harris
  • The Goblin Wood by Hilari Bell
  • The Hollow Kingdom by Clare B. Dunkle

Monsters:

  • The Monstrumologist series by Rick Yancey
  • Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link

Dragons:

  • Eon by Alison Goodman
  • The Dragon of Trelian by Michelle Knudsen 
  • Enchanted Forrest series by Patricia C. Wrede

Soul Colector:

  • The Collector by Victoria Scott

Water horses:

  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Pooka:

  • Other by Karen Kincy

Dracons:

  • Firelightby Sophie Jordan
  • Talon by Julie Kagawa


Unicorns:

  • Rampant by Diana Peterfreund

Greek mythology:

  • Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs
  • Pegasus by Robin McKinley
  • Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

The Devil:

  • Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke

Different creatures:

  • Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
  • Enchanted Ivy by Sarah Beth Durst
  • Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
  • The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
  • Beautiful Decay by Sylvia Lewis

Egyptian mythology:

  • The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

Chimaera:

  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Djinn:

  • The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud

Skin-walkers:

  • The Darkness Rising trilogy by Kelley Armstrong

Trickster gods and demons:

  • Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge (A retelling of Beauty and the Beast)

Original mythology:

  • Books of Great Alta series by Jane Yolen

Genies:

  • As You Wish by Jackson Pearce

Selkies:

  • Seven Tears into the Sea by Terri Farley
  • Half Human by Bruce Coville

Reapers:

  • The Madison Avery series by Kim Harrison

Polynesian mythology:

  • Wildefire by Karsten Knight

Nightmare:

  • The Nightmare Affair  by Mindee Arnett

mywaytoburn:

This is why they won’t let us get married.

(Source: berlynn-wohl)

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CW: racism, ableist language, slutshaming, body policing, i don’t even know anymore, this book is just lovely really. 

like, i read DINOSAUR PORN, right. AND THAT DIDN’T HAVE TO COME WITH A LIST OF CWs. I READ 

WHAT WAS THAT THE ONE WITH THE DETACHABLE DICKS AND CHEWABLE FORESKIN 

I EVEN READ A BOOK WITH WEREDOLPHINS FOR CRYING OUT LOUD

AND THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE TO ADD CWs TO A REVIEW

LET THAT SINK IN. 

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so i’m sitting here faffing about and trying to understand how my new phone works when suddenly post

i stared at it for a solid ten minutes trying to remember when or why the fuck i purchased this book but then i remembered. 

the shit i do for this blog sometimes