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Book Review: Season of Mists, by Jen Corkill

Penny Dreadful won’t be back until next summer, and the end of the season left me with a hangover. No worries, though, there’s a plethora of novels and book series in the same vein that can give me the same fix Penny Dreadful does. Season of Mists, by Jen Corkill, is the first book in […]

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Crosspost: The Exhumation of Elizabeth Siddal

Since it’s close to Halloween, I thought I would share this morbid little tidbit about Sir Edward Burne-Jones’s fellow Pre-Raphaelites, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Elizabeth Siddal, and how he had her grave dug up so he could get the book of his poems that he had buried with her.

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Book Review: Forever Your Earl, by Eva Leigh

Eva Leigh begins with a promising start to her new Wicked Quills of London series with its first installment, Forever Your Earl. Leigh takes us from the finest houses to the poorest slums of Regency London in this delectable treat of a book.

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Book Review: The Middle of Somewhere, by Sonja Yoerg

In Sonja Yoerg’s novel The Middle of Somewhere, Liz Kroft is about to turn thirty, but for someone so young, she has a lot of emotional baggage she needs to work through. The opportunity presents itself when she decides to take a solitary hike on the John Muir Trail in the Yosemite Valley. When her boyfriend Dante […]

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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 […]

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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!

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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!

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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 […]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×03, “Nightcomers”

Vanessa emerges from the bathroom, having just washed. She encounters Ethan in her bedroom, and he asks her about the scorpion sigil she had scrawled on the floor in blood. She is unwilling to speak of what it is at first, but Ethan is determined to help her and begs her to tell him what […]

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New Show Recap: Wolf Hall 1×06, “Master of Phantoms”

It’s now 1536. Anne Boleyn has lost the child she was carrying and her marriage to the king is falling apart. The members of the court see this, and it’s only a matter of time before, and it’s common knowledge that the king is very interested in Jane Seymour. Following Henry VIII’s instructions, Cromwell begins […]

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New Show Recap: Penny Dreadful 2×02, “Verbis Diablo”

Vanessa is alone in her room after the witches appear to her. After some time, she goes to Sir Malcolm to tell him about what happened. Vanessa is upset because she believes the witches are threatening not only her, but the people she loves. Sir Malcolm assures her he will help her fight whatever opponent […]