Category Archives: Urban fantasy

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Recommended for:  fans YA UF, Pride reads Read in August 2021 ★   ★   ★    Oh, I knew what I was getting into. You should too. Cemetery Boys is definitely young adult, young teenage level with angst on the level … Continue reading

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Lake Silence by Anne Bishop

Recommended for:  Hardcore Bishop fans Read in August 2021 ★   1/2 You know how you feel when you eat too much candy? That’s how I felt reading this book. A blip of satisfaction followed by feeling really gross, and that … Continue reading

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What Abigail Did That Summer by Ben Aaronovitch

Read May 2021 Recommended for Abigail fans ★  ★  ★  ★ This was mostly a delight. It won’t work for everyone, I’m sure, but for me it was strongly reminiscent of The Furthest Station and a delightful return to the … Continue reading

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On the Wings of War by Hailey Turner

Read May 2021 Recommended for fans action-packed UF ★  ★  ★  ★ My favorite installment in the series yet. It’s full of a variety of types of action with a little more emphasis on the human political sphere and less … Continue reading

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Voodoo Killings by Kristi Charish

Read March 2021 Recommended for UF who want something a little different  ★     ★     ★     1/2 Always on the look-out for something new in urban fantasy, Charish did not disappoint with her light-hearted take on death magic. … Continue reading

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A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow

A really fabulous idea, lots of potential but awkward execution. For a book that is ostensibly about Tavia, a young woman recently relocated from LA to Portland, and her bestie, Effie, there’s an awful lot here that has nothing to … Continue reading

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The Portable Door by Tom Holt. Or, Use the Door to Exit, ASAP

Read February 2021 Recommended for fans of snark  ★     1/2   After thirty years in emergency response and nursing, and a lifetime of being associated with law enforcement people, I like to think I’m somewhat of an expert on snark. … Continue reading

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The Album of Dr. Moreau

Read February 2021  ★     ★    ★    1/2 Daryl Gregory always gets a second look from me. I thought Afterparty interesting and clever, Harrison Squared interesting and clever, We Are All Completely Fine interesting and disturbing, Pandemonium interesting … Continue reading

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Blood Heir by Ilona Andrews

Read January 2021 Recommended for fans Kate Daniels  ★     ★     ★ Short version? Kate 2.0. WinKate98. There you go. Move along. The long version? (Let’s be honest–there’s always a long version, right?). The long version is that I’m … Continue reading

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Ring Shout by P. Djeli Clark

Read December 2020 Recommended for fans of Lovecraft, time period UF  ★     ★     ★     ★    1/2 Ring Shout is Clark’s entry in the revisionist Lovecraft genre, and I have to say, it ranks as one of … Continue reading

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