Category Archives: Urban fantasy

Uncanny Collateral by Brian McClellan

Read January 2020 Recommended for fans tough guys with tats  ★     ★     ★      A decent urban fantasy; for those who follow the field, I’d say better than the first books in the Dresden series and on … Continue reading

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Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews

Read January 2020, 2015 Recommended for fans of magical inns  ★     ★     ★     ★    Surprisingly, I liked this even better than the first novel in the Innkeeper series, Clean Sweep. I expected a paranormal romance direction … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Gotham by Craig Schaefer

  b Read November 2019 Recommended for people with tolerance, fans of Schaefer ★   ★    1/2 Well, if I hadn’t already been well and favorably acquainted with Schaefer’s Daniel Faust series, I might have given up on this … Continue reading

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Lizard Music by D. Manus Pinkwater

Read November 2019 Recommended for ten-year-olds and Reynolds ★   ★    ★   ★    I had lizards when I was young, so it stands to reason that a book titled “Lizard Music” would appeal. With allergies to fur and … Continue reading

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Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence by Michael Marshall Smith

Read September 2019 No recommendations come to mind ★    ★     I don’t know what Marshall Smith was thinking, I truly don’t. Too casually dark for your average young adult and with themes of estrangement that will barely be … Continue reading

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The Toll by Cherie Priest

Read July 2019 Recommended for fans of Southern Gothic ★   ★   1/2    Loosely billed as ‘horror,’ I don’t think that The Toll earns the genre. With a Southern Gothic atmosphere, it has a dual plot line that only … Continue reading

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Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse

Read June 2019 Recommended for fans of UF ★   ★  ★   ★ Fast-moving, moving from a straight-forward confrontation to a search and rescue. There are a lot of similarities with the Kate Daniels series: a heroine with a … Continue reading

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Wild Country by Anne Bishop

Read May 2019 Recommended for fans of The Others ★   ★  ★    The short version: Wild Country is All The Books in The Others series thrown in a food processor then tossed together in a fruit salad. In … Continue reading

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The October Man by Ben Aaronovitch

Read March 2019 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy police procedural ★     ★    ★    ★   You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally … Continue reading

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Helen and Troy’s Epic Road Quest by A. Lee Martinez

Read February 2019 Recommended for fans of YA road trips 2.75 ★      A. Lee Martinez is hit and miss for me; two of his books are ridiculously fun (Gil’s All Fright Diner, Emperor Mollusk), a couple absolutely aren’t, … Continue reading

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