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Little Read Riding Hood

Blog owner of Little Read Riding Hood - http://littlereadridinghood.com - and reader of all things fiction. Mainly PNR, UF, Fantasy, Contemporary, Horror, and whatever else strikes my interest. YA/NA/Adult

The Mysterious Madam Morpho - Delilah S. Dawson This is a novella taking place in the world of Sang, a place where all animals are "blud" creatures, meaning they are basically vampires. Those that didn't evolve into bluds, from my understanding, went extinct. This story does take place after the events in Wicked as They Come (Blud) but I do not believe it necessary to read that first. Though there will be some things spoiled, it wouldn't ruin the story.I didn't realize how much I could miss a fictional land until I read Morpho. I mean, vicious killer bunnies and steam punk, what's not to love? Ms. Dawson does a wonderful job with world building, as I can picture the carnival, the clock-work creatures, and the fantastic clothing worn by everyone.Madam Morpho is running from something, and it is revealed, bit by painful bit, that she has had nothing but horrendous things happen to her. But talk about turning lemons into freaking lemonade, I would have not turned out half as good and smart as she did. Though her spunk is believable.And the love story aspect - though it moves fast (it is a novella after all) it is SO SWEET. Morpho and Murdoch sitting in a tree ... f-u-c ... well, you get the picture. ;-) I love me a hot recluse. There is something about getting a man to tell you all his secrets that gets me all hot and bothered. And apparently Madam Morpho feels the same way.While I found the ending rather predictable, it really couldn't (and shouldn't!) have ended any other way. Of course, those of us that know and love Criminy know he takes care of his own. I give the whole thing a good 4 stars