Category Archives: Urban fantasy

The Iron Khan by Liz Williams. Or, Sheer Gold.

Read February 2022 Recommended for fans of Chinese mythology ★   ★   ★   ★       1/2 Currently the last in the Detective Inspector Chen series. It deserves more than this partial review, but I am, after all, on vacation, so … Continue reading

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The Best Thing You Can Steal by Simon R. Green

Read December, 2021 Recommended for Green fans ★   ★    1/2   110% beach read. Personally, I’m a sucker for a heist. Bringing in a magical component can up the fun. Sure, magical means might make the process that much … Continue reading

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The Stranger Times by C.K. McDonnell

Recommended for Read October  2021 ★   ★   ★   1/2 Fun but awkward. I was intrigued by this one because of a friend’s review who thought it may be appreciated by Aaronovitch fans. I’d disagree on the fan base, as it’s … Continue reading

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Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews

Recommended for fans of Kate Daniels, slow burns Read October  2021 ★   ★   ★   ★ I never read paranormal romances. lie Ok, fine. And I’m not in the Andrews fan club, either. lie I’ve only read this book one. Oooh, … Continue reading

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Nalini Singh and Psy Changling

Recommended for: fans of shifty romance, psychic powers Read in September 2021 ★   ★   ★     1 /2   #2 in my chain-smoking. I don’t know what’s happened, truly I don’t. I probably have QB™ again. At any rate, now … Continue reading

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Steel’s Edge by Ilona Andrews

Recommended for: people that read the rest of The Edge series Read in August 2021 ★   ★   1/2   Fourth and currently last in the Ilona Andrews ‘Edge’ series, Steel’s Edge ends the current arc that began in Bayou Moon. … Continue reading

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A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

Recommended for: fans of magic schools, Murderbot Read in August 2021 ★   ★   ★   ★   ★  Undoubtedly five stars. What makes it so? The ability to capture my attention and hold until finished, the daze of finishing, and the desire … Continue reading

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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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