Category Archives: Urban fantasy

The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch. Or, Audio is Awesome!

Read January 2017 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy mixed with police procedural All the stars I know, I know: I’m always waxing enthusiastic over Kobna’s reading of this series, but the audio version of a story set in London, … Continue reading

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Harmony Black by Craig Schaefer

Read January 2017 Recommended for fans of UF mixed with thriller  ★     ★     ★       For those of you who wear make-up, I have a little quiz. Quickly name three items you consider essential. Got them? Okay, now pick an additional … Continue reading

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Pocket Apocalypse by Seanan McGuire. It’s an apocalypse, all right.

Read December 2016 Recommended for fans. Forgiving ones.  ★     1/2 It’s an apocalypse, all right–a three-hundred page written disaster. I’ll be blunt. I don’t read this series for the gorgeous writing; I read for the fun menagerie of fantastical … Continue reading

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The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch

Read November 2016 Recommended for fans of supernatural detective  ★     ★     ★     ★     ★   Possibly perfect. The more I love a book, the harder it becomes to review, because I don’t want to move out of my state of enjoyment … Continue reading

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One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews. Looking forward to reading in one fell sweep.

Read January through October 2016 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy  ★     ★     ★     ★     First, sincere thanks to the Andrews for making this available for free as an on-line weekly serial. That was very kind and generous, … Continue reading

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Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson, or Author’s Notes to Way of Kings

Read August 2016 Recommended for librarians, fans of Lemony Snicket and Artemis Fowl  ★     ★     ★      Also known as The Official Author’s Notes for The Way of Kings. Stay with me. The first clue is in Chapter 2. “I’ve … Continue reading

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Chasing Embers by James Bennett

Read August 2016 Recommended for fans of purple prose and dragons  ★     ★     1/2 There’s a lot to enjoy here. A dragon. A fast moving plot. A dragon. Realized settings from NYC to London to Berlin to Cairo. Oh, … Continue reading

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The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky

Read August 2016 Recommended for fans of Greek myths  ★     ★     ★    1/2 Like many myth geeks, I loved reading D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths. I followed the trail of magical into fairy tales and down the slide … Continue reading

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The Creeps by John Connolly. More like The Laughs.

Read August 2016 Recommended for fans of clever YA books  ★     ★     ★     ★    1/2   I confess: I’m still not entirely sure who the ‘creeps’ are. Is it Samuel Johnson, his dog Boswell, and his compadres from … Continue reading

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Trailer Park Fae by Lilith Saintcrow

Read August 2016 Recommended for fans of fae and ornate language  ★     ★    Lilith Saintcrow’s blog was one of the few I read regularly, and I have fond memories of reading her Jill Kismet series Night Shift when … Continue reading

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