New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×10, “And They Were Enemies”

In Penny Dreadful’s season finale, we get a lot: a slam poetry showdown with an automaton, the final battle between Evelyn and Vanessa, Caliban deciding to go to the North Pole to see Santa, werewolf!Ethan saving the day, Evelyn’s prize doll collection being destroyed, Lyle escaping the clutches of the witch holding him captive without ruining his hair, an end-of-the-world party at Dorian’s house, Natural Born Killers Victorian style, and a sad good-bye to the stalwart Sembene. Read More New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×10, “And They Were Enemies”

Penny Dreadful 2×09, “And Hell Itself My Only Foe”

Hello, all! Time for episode nine of season two of Penny Dreadful! We’re just one episode away from the season finale, and trust me, the suspense in this one is enough to keep you up all night! Read More Penny Dreadful 2×09, “And Hell Itself My Only Foe”

New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×08, “Memento Mori”

Well, kids, this is it! Episode 8 of this season of Penny Dreadful! So much has yet to happen! And did you hear the good news? Penny Dreadful has been renewed for a third season! Read More New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×08, “Memento Mori”

New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×07, “Little Scorpion”

In the morning after Ethan’s transformation, Sembene remarks on what he saw. When he was younger, he had heard stories of humans who could shift into animals as well from the shamans of his tribe. He knew that many shifters couldn’t remember what they had done in their animal forms. Ethan’s ability is neither a gift nor a curse, but something that he needs to learn to live with. Read More New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×07, “Little Scorpion”

New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×06, “Glorious Horrors”

This week’s episode of Penny Dreadful took an almost Dickensian turn as everyone’s stories are starting to come together to be part of this season’s main storyline. Secrets are starting to come to light, battle lines are being drawn, and alliances are being forged. Also, we have major dress porn in this episode. Read More New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×06, “Glorious Horrors”

Book Review: Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan

Part Revenge, part Pretty Little Liars, Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan is an absolute summer treat. In this delightful melange of suspense and romance, Ryan keeps you on the edge of your seat guessing until the very end. Read More Book Review: Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan

New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×05, “Above a Vaulted Sky”

On this week’s Penny Dreadful, everyone does the mattress mambo. Except for Ethan. No sex for you, Ethan. Read More New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×05, “Above a Vaulted Sky”

New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×04, “Evil Spirits in Heavenly Places”

Vanessa tells Malcolm, Professor Lyle, and Victor about her time with the Cut-Wife and what the Nightcomers really are: witches and evil spirits bound to do the devil’s bidding to serve their own ends. Victor is reluctant to believe Vanessa, but when she tells him that these witches do walk in London, he apologizes. Malcolm decides that they must decipher the writing on the relics. Professor Lyle explains that the writing on the relics is not just one language, but a collection of languages, including Greek, Latin, and Arabic, that tell the story of God casting Lucifer and the angels out of heaven. The monk who had written the story on the artifacts had been compelled by a demon to do so. Professor Lyle suspects that the story is the memoir of the devil. Read More New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×04, “Evil Spirits in Heavenly Places”