Category Archives: Urban fantasy

The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle

Read October 2018 Recommended for fans of  Bloody folk tales ★    ★    ★    1/2 Nominated for a Hugo, Nebula, and Shirley Jackson Awards,* The Ballad of Black Tom is a fine little novella, made accessible to horror dilettantes by … Continue reading

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Blood Challenge by Eileen Wilks

Read September 2018 Recommended for fans of kick-ass women, myths, shapeshifters ★     ★    ★    ★   Another surprisingly solid entry in the Lily Yu series. I say ‘surprising,’ not because Wilks a bad writer–she’s definitely not–but because my … Continue reading

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Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews

Read September 2018 Recommended for fans of kick-ass women, myths, shapeshifters ★     ★    ★     ★   The last book in a ten-book series. By all means, don’t start here. However, I do recommend reading this series if you enjoy … Continue reading

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Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero

Read August 2018 Recommended for fans of ScoobyDoo! ★     ★    ★    ★   Put on your pajamas, grab a bowl of Apple Jacks (my mom wouldn’t let me have Lucky Charms, my first choice in ridiculous sugars disguised … Continue reading

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Rivers of London: Detective Stories by Ben Aaronovitch

Read July 2011 Recommended for fans of Neil Gaiman ★     ★     ★   Ben Aaronovitch is a talented writer. And a very, very slow one. I try not to complain, because at least his books are dense enough that … Continue reading

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American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Read July 2011 Recommended for fans of Neil Gaiman ★     ★     1/2 American Gods, a meandering tale of a book, took me at least two tries to get through, despite my gravitation towards urban fantasy.. The concept of … Continue reading

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Strange Practice by Vivian Shaw. I agree.

Read August 2018 Recommended for ★     ★    ★  Thanks to my friends at Goodreads, I’ve been slowly resuming my relationship with urban fantasy. (As Alex recently pointed out, occasionally my statements that appear to be compliments may not … Continue reading

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Midnight Curse by Melissa F. Olson

Read July 2018 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy twenty-somethings ★     ★    ★    A very, and somewhat surprisingly, good popcorn read. You know what I mean, right? How often had you had a conversation when a friend asks … Continue reading

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The City of Lost Fortunes by Bryan Camp

Read May 2018 Recommended for fans of Neil Gaiman ★    ★    1/2   The City of Lost Fortunes has an intriguing premise. Set in New Orleans post-Katrina, it’s about the son of a magician finding his way when the local … Continue reading

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Touch by Clare North. Actually, read.

  Read May 2018 Recommended for fans of mindbenders, maybe Dark Matter ★    ★    ★    ★    1/2     Kate Griffin–excuse me, Claire North–is one of a handful of writers on my ‘will probably read everything they write’ list … Continue reading

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