Category Archives: Urban fantasy

Book Burners by Gladstone, Dunlap, Lafferty, and Slattery

Read  September 2017 Recommended for fans of serials. Not the edible kind. ★    ★   Book Burners is an urban fantasy series about a five-person team that works to recover dangerous magical artifacts and lock them away beneath the Vatican. The … Continue reading

Posted in Book reviews, Urban fantasy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Borderline by Mishell Baker. Yep.

Read  August 2017 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy looking for a new take ★    ★    ★      One of my friends once called me ‘The Anti-Drama.’ It was one of those moments of startling clarity, when one thinks, ‘wow; … Continue reading

Posted in Book reviews, fantasy, Urban fantasy | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Lumberjanes: A Terrible Plan. Vol.3

Read  August 2017 Recommended for fans of girrrl-power ★    ★    ★    It was somewhat with surprise that I found myself enjoying the first two Lumberjanes graphic novels, as it’s not a form I’m drawn to (ha-ha) normally. Unfortunately, the third … Continue reading

Posted in Book reviews, Urban fantasy | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Dead Things by Stephen Blackmoore

Read  August 2017 Recommended for fans of Butcher and noir PI ★    ★    ★      I see dead people. Well, I don’t, not really, although I do regularly encounter the dying. But I was curious to see how a urban … Continue reading

Posted in Book reviews, fantasy, Urban fantasy | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Vampire Blues by Stephany Simmons

Read  June 2017 Recommended for fans of very light PNR ★    ★    ★    Adventures of the first book over, Eleanor Figg and Lian Cairn are now a couple. They’ve decided to remodel his Irish pub into a bar and grill. … Continue reading

Posted in Book reviews, fantasy, Urban fantasy | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Mercy Blade by Faith Hunter. Or, Mercy me.

Read  July 2017 Recommended for fans of kick-ass-lady urban fantasy. And vampires ★    ★    ★    I’m always on the lookout for the next Kate Daniels, and the Jane Yellowrock series comes close. Like Kate, she lost parents to violence, and … Continue reading

Posted in Book reviews, fantasy, Urban fantasy | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Dispatcher by John Scalzi

Read  June 2017 Recommended for people who want a fast read, Scalzi fans ★    ★    1/2     Written at the proverbial, easy-to-access, reach-all-literacy-levels eighth-grade level, The Dispatcher has an intriguing core idea. Unfortunately, the writing kept it only two … Continue reading

Posted in Book reviews, Urban fantasy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Bone Song by John Meaney. Or, Good Bones, but Needs More Flesh

Read  May 2017 Recommended for fans of UF police detectives ★    ★    ★ An intriguing but wildly inconsistent book. Imagine, if you will, J.D. Robb’s In Death series redone with the deathworld of Chronicles of Riddick, the sensibility of a … Continue reading

Posted in Book reviews, fantasy, Urban fantasy | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Voodoo Dues by Stephany Simmons

Read May 2017 Recommended for fans of light PNR ★    ★    ★ A lot like Jello with whipped cream; light, a bit forgettable, and sweet. A few sections felt first novelish, kind of wish-embodiment on the part of the author, … Continue reading

Posted in Book reviews, fantasy, Urban fantasy | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Marked In Flesh by Anne Bishop. Or, chocolate that doesn’t melt in your hands.

Read December 2015 Recommended for fans of Speshul Snowflakes and ecological wins ★    ★    ★   ★   Oink, oink! For those who follow my reviews, I’m unable to stop myself from comparing this series to candy. As I learned in Salt … Continue reading

Posted in Book reviews, fantasy, Urban fantasy | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments