One Book A Week Review: THE QUEEN OF THE CICADAS, by V. Castro

What It’s About – Belinda Alvarez is going through a midlife crisis. When her best friend asks her to attend a wedding, Belinda accepts. Once she arrives, she realizes that the location where the wedding is being held was the spot of an infamous hate crime from the 1950s. What’s more, an Aztec goddess of death, Mictecacíhuatl, is determined to seek vengeance on the victim’s behalf.

One Book a Week Review: SPELLBOUND, by Cara Lynn Shultz

What It’s About – SPELLBOUND follows sixteen-year-old Emma Connor, a teen girl who moves to Manhattan to live with her aunt after a series of family deaths. Depressed and suffering from visions, Emma catches the eye of Brendan Salinger, a rich, aloof bad boy with bright green eyes, a mysterious past, and a secret.

One Book a Week Review: DRACULA, by Bram Stoker

What It’s About – A London solicitor named Jonathan Harker arrives at the Count’s Transylvania castle, to help him sort out his legal affairs. While there, Jonathan leans that he’s been lured to the castle under false pretenses, and that the Count is a vampire, determined to feast on his blood.

One Book a Week Review: WICKED, by Jennifer L. Armentrout

What It’s About – Ivy Morgan has a busy schedule. As a stressed-out university student who works as a fairy hunter, she spends her days studying for exams. Her nights are devoted to keeping New Orleans safe from supernatural creatures. When she meets a fellow hunter named Ren, her dedication to her job (and her emotional distance) begin to falter.