A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

159. The Dusk Society by Sidney Williams & Mark Jones

The Dusk Society by Sidney Williams & Mark Jones. Illustrated by Naresh Kumar (Canada) - (US)
Campfire Originals

Pages: 88
Ages: 12+
Finished: Jul. 19, 2011
First Published: Jun. 7, 2011
Publisher: Campfire
Genre: graphic novel, YA, paranormal,
Rating: 4/5

First sentence:

Welcome, as the newest member of the Dusk Society...
...you must be told of the danger you face.

Acquired: Received a review copy from Steerforth Press.

Reason for Reading: I have become a fan of this publisher's graphic novels.  This standalone paranormal tale sounded fun.

A mysterious woman, whose job it is to recruit new members for the Dusk Society (a group of agents skilled in either magic or science who fight the forces of evil in the world, both human and non-human) centers in on a highschool where she had found a strong force and four subjects who are prime material to be trained as agents.  The teens are brought together quickly but time for explanations is cut quick when Pierceblood arrives on the scene, smelling the power also, wanting the magical teens for his plan to open a gateway to another dimension and bring forth a horde of creatures who will help him take over the world and shape it to his own desires.

A fast-paced, fun teen paranormal adventure.  Similar to a Buffy-plot where the teens form a secret organization that must rid the world of the bad guys: demons, vampires and others of that ilk.  The story was intense without being very creepy or gross.  A safe read for those who get scared easily.  The book ends on a proper note but could easily be expanded into a series. A good read.


  1. Thanks very much for the mention of The Dusk Society, Nicola.

  2. You're welcome! Looking forward to seeing more of your work in the future!