Review: Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter by A.E. Moorat

Queen Victoria Demon Hunter by A.E. MooratQueen Victoria: Demon Hunter by A.E. Moorat

Publication Date: October 15th 2009
Details: Paperback, 376 pages
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781444700343
Source:Β My mom bought it for me. πŸ™‚

A.E. Moorat:
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The novel takes you to the smoggy, cobbled streets of Victoria’s vile and villainous Britain, but not as you know them …A layer of horror will be seamlessly woven in to comedic effect. You’ll meet Queen Victoria not as the bitter old widow forever draped in black, but transformed into an ass-kicking killer of evil creatures. It will be so scarily convincing that you’ll be certain that in the dark days of Queen Victoria, it was more than just the pick-pockets you had to look out for.


I don’t even know how long I’ve been wanting to read this book. All I know is that it’s been years and I can’t believe I have finally read it. After reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies when it came out, andΒ loving it. Then reading Romeo & Juliet & Vampires a couple years ago and not liking it, I wasn’t sure how I would feel about this one. I was hoping I would enjoy it, but I wasn’t going into with the expectations I had for it when I first found out about it and added it to my wish list.

It was so good. I didn’t want to put it down. I lost track of time while reading it and stayed up until 2 AM. I can’t even remember the last time that happened. It was so funny and had great action. There were so many times I was laughing out loud. There were times when I just had to go read bits of it to my dad. I couldn’t wait to see how it would end, but at the same time, I didn’t want it to end.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I can’t wait to read more by this author. I’ve hadΒ Henry VIII, Wolfman on my wish list for years as well. I might need to pick that one up soon.

If you want a fast, funny read, with strong female characters and you enjoyed books like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, you should check this one out.

Rating:Β πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€


Book Review: Covenant With the Vampire (The Diaries of the Family Dracul #1) by Jeanne Kalogridis

Covenant With the Vampire by Jeanne KalogridisCovenant With the Vampire (The Diaries of the Family Dracul #1) by Jeanne Kalogridis

Publication Date:Β September 1st 1994
Details:Β Hardcover, 324 pages
Publisher:Β Delacorte Press
ISBN:Β 9780385313131
Source:Β I bought it at Goodwill

Jeanne Kalogridis:
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A sensual, terrifying, incredibly accomplished first novel, this fascinating prequel to the classic and most popular horror novel of all time, Dracula, focuses on Dracula’s great-nephew, who inherits the job of managing his great-uncle’s estate…and his appetite. Written in diary form asDracula is, this compulsively readable book has revelations that will shock and delight readers of the original. More erotic than Anne Rice, Kalogridis is a major new voice in vampire fiction. The first chilling tale in an exciting new trilogy is a rich and terrifying historical novel set fifty years before the opening of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. At the castle of Prince Vlad Tsepesh, also known as Dracula, Vald’s great-nephew Arkady is honored to care for his beloved though strange great-uncle…until he beings to realize what is expected of him in his new role. It seems that either he provides his great-uncle with unsuspecting victims to satisfy his needs, or Vlad will kill those Arkady loves. He is trapped into becoming party to murder and sadistic torture. And it is in his blood. When Arkady learns that his newborn son is being groomed one day to follow in his footsteps, he knows that he must fight Dracula, even if it means death.


I found out about Covenant with the Vampire years ago and knew as soon as I read the synopsis that I had to read this book. I honestly have no idea why it took me so long to get to it, and you know what the sad thing is? If I hadn’t found it at Goodwill, I still probably wouldn’t have read it. I am so happy that the whole trilogy was there and that I bought it because I thoroughly enjoyed it.

It unfortunately took me an entire week to read this book. It had nothing to do with the book or anything. I wanted to read it, I was just having trouble at that time with concentrating. I just couldn’t stay focused of anything. However, I have no doubt that if I wasn’t having that problem, I would have read it in a day. I don’t normally read a lot of books in a single day, but I’m sure this would have been one that I would have flown through. It was just so good.

I think the only problem I had with it, and the reason I had to give it four stars instead of five, was the fact that Arkady drove me insane. There were so many times that I wanted to reach into the book and shake him. I’m pretty sure that at one point I even told my dad that I wanted to smack Arkady because he was being such an idiot.

Other than that small problem, I thought it was an amazing read. It was well written, I absolutely loved the atmosphere, and even though I kept getting distracted, I didn’t want to put the book down. Whenever I wasn’t reading, I wanted to be. I wanted to know what the characters were up to and how it would all end.

Again, I am so glad that I bought the whole trilogy, and I can’t wait to read the next book, Children of the Vampire. If you are into vampires, and you haven’t already read this book, please pick it up and give it a read. I would honestly be surprised it you didn’t enjoy. It was incredible, and I will now read anything and everything from this author.

Rating:Β πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€

Waiting on Wednesday: Dark Spirits: A Man Terrorized by the Supernatural by Stephen Lancaster


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill atΒ Breaking the Spine, andΒ spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.Β This week I picked:Β 

Dark Spirits A Man Terrorized by the Supernatural Stephen LancasterDark Spirits: A Man Terrorized by the Supernatural by Stephen Lancaster

Details: Paperback, 240 pages
Expected publication:Β August 8th 2016 by Llewellyn Publications
Buy it:Β Book Depository

Summary: Stephen Lancaster has been investigating haunted locations for the past 15 years, and these are some of his darkest cases, which have an eerie connection/familiarity. It also focuses on how the cases/investigations affect his life and what happens when an entity follows you home.

Waiting on Wednesday: A Strange Little Place: The Hauntings & Unexplained Events of One Small Town by Brennan Storr


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill atΒ Breaking the Spine, andΒ spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.Β This week I picked:Β 

A Strange Little Place The Hauntings & Unexplained Events of One Small Town Brennan StorrA Strange Little Place: The Hauntings & Unexplained Events of One Small Town by Brennan Storr

Details: Paperback, 264 pages
Expected publication: August 8th 2016 by Llewellyn Publications
Buy it:Β Book Depository

Summary: After a year and a half of research, discovering dozens of stories about ghosts, gremlins, strange lights in the sky, and other paranormal phenomena, author Brennan Storr has come to an unexpected conclusion: his hometown of Revelstoke, British Columbia may well be the most haunted place in Canada.

Stacking the Shelves: Catching Up


Stacking The Shelves is hosted byΒ Tynga’s Reviews.

I’m sorry I haven’t been around too much this year. I have been really sick and I’ve been getting a lot of headaches which is making it hard to read. I will do my best to pop on here every once and awhile, but I’m not sure how much I will post until I’m feeling better. I hope to start reading more soon and maybe writing some reviews. Anyways, here are a few books I’ve bought/received since my last Stacking the Shelves post.

Halloween Reading Challenge


Oct 1st – Oct 31st
Sign up here.

I haven’t exactly decided what books I will be reading this month. I will just list them as I finish them.

  1. Vlad: The Last Confession by C.C. Humphreys – πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€
  2. Christopher Pike’s Tales of Terror – πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€
  3. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Ghost Stories and Plays – πŸ’€πŸ’€
  4. MiseryΒ by Stephen King – πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€
  5. Creature by John SaulΒ –Β πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€

R.I.P. X


More information aboutΒ R.eaders I.mbibing in P.eril X can be found HERE.


Peril the First: Read four books, any length, that you feel fit (the very broad definitions) ofΒ R.I.P. literature.

  1. The Troop by Nick Cutter – πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€
  2. Carrie by Stephen King – πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€
  3. Vlad: The Last Confession by C.C. Humphreys – πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€
  4. Christopher Pike’s Tales of Terror – πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€
  5. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Ghost Stories and Plays – πŸ’€πŸ’€
  6. Misery by Stephen King –Β πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€
  7. Creature by John SaulΒ –Β πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€


Peril On the Screen: This is for those of us that like to watch suitably scary, eerie, mysterious gothic fare during this time of year.

  1. Hocus Pocus –Β πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€
  2. Halloweentown – πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€
  3. Halloweentown II – πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€
  4. Return to HalloweentownΒ – πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€
  5. Twitches – πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€
  6. Twitches Too – πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€
  7. My Babysitter’s a VampireΒ (The Movie)Β – πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€
  8. My Babysitter’s a Vampire (The Show) – πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€
  9. Halloween (Rob Zombies) – πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€
  10. Night of the Creeps – πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€
  11. Night of the Living Dead 3D – πŸ’€πŸ’€
  12. Urban Legends – πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€
  13. Hatchet II – πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€
  14. Texas Chainsaw – πŸ’€πŸ’€
  15. A lot of Ghost Adventures – πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€
  16. A lot of Ghost Hunters –Β πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€
  17. Mask Maker –Β πŸ’€πŸ’€
  18. The PitΒ – πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€
  19. Reaper (Season One) – πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€
  20. Casper Meets Wendy – πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€
  21. Into the Grizzly Maze – πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€
  22. Poltergeist (2015) – πŸ’€πŸ’€
  23. Curse of Chucky – πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€
  24. The Howling – πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€
  25. Howling II: … Your Sister Is a Werewolf – πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€
  26. From Dusk Till Dawn – πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€
  27. Sweet Sixteen – πŸ’€πŸ’€
  28. Tower of Terror –Β πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€
  29. The Purge –Β πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€
  30. It Follows –Β πŸ’€