Category Archives: Urban fantasy

Double or Nothing by Craig Schaefer

Read January 2018 Recommended for fans of noir urban fantasy ★    ★    ★    ★   1/2 Schaefer does the unthinkable in urban fantasy: he stays true to the beginning of his series while consistently writing satisfying stories that include new … Continue reading

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The Secret History of Moscow by ekaterina sedia

Read  December 2017 and January 2018 Recommended for fans of Cat Valente ★    ★    ★    ★   1/2 The Secret History of Moscow is, judging by the wide range of reviews, the literary equivalent of an optical illusion: You might … Continue reading

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The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman. I’d go there.

Read  January 2018 Recommended for YA adventurers and librarians ★    ★    ★    1/2 Titles with ‘library’ and ‘bookstore’ are irresistible to readers. Add in a cover that looks like faded and cracked leather with gilt lettering and it is … Continue reading

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Rolling in the Deep by Mira Grant

Read  December 2017 Recommended for fans of Mira Grant ★    ★    1/2 My success with Into the Drowning Deep led me to this novella and nominal prequel. Sadly, this feels more like the Seanan McGuire I am familiar with; the … Continue reading

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Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews

Re-read  December 2017 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy ★    ★    ★   ★   1/2   About a year after my initial read, I think it’s time for a decent review. More relaxed reading time raised my rating; I actually think … Continue reading

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Rivers of London Black Mould by Aaronovitch Cartmel, Sullivan

Read  December 2017 Recommended for fans of Peter Grant, graphic novels ★    ★    ★   I read these out of fan appreciation for Aaronovitch’s Peter Grant series, not because I’m attracted to the graphic novel form. That said, the graphics finally … Continue reading

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Pack of Lies by laura anne gilman

Read  December 2017 Recommended for fans of CSI, urban fantasy ★    ★    ★   I have to tell you, reviews I wrote in 2011 were pretty shitty. Bad enough that I only had the vaguest idea of the plot. So, I’ve … Continue reading

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So You Want to be a Wizard by Diane Duane

Read  November 2017 Recommended for people who want to think ★    ★    ★    1/2 Why yes, yes I do. Based on the title, I expected something rather light and possibly silly. What I got was something more substantial, an old … Continue reading

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Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Read  November 2017 Recommended for fans of skewed myths ★    ★    ★    ★     Fairy tales, myths, folklore; these small, archetypal tales that have endured through generations of childhood. Seanan McGuire reinvented them once again for the current decade. … Continue reading

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Hidden Blade by Pippa DaCosta

Read  October 2017 Recommended for fans of action!UF!action! ★    ★   I’m a bit bummed, because my friends have such enthusiastic reviews and now I’m going to harsh all over their mellow. It could be the Kindle; I’m not known … Continue reading

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