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The Furthest Station by Ben Aaronovitch

Read April 2017 Recommended for fans of UF police detectives ★    ★    ★   ★    ★     A delightful side adventure in the Peter Grant universe. I found myself chuckling, highlighting as a went, enjoying Grant’s wry observations of the city … Continue reading

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Chasing Embers by James Bennett

Read August 2016 Recommended for fans of purple prose and dragons  ★     ★     1/2 There’s a lot to enjoy here. A dragon. A fast moving plot. A dragon. Realized settings from NYC to London to Berlin to Cairo. Oh, … Continue reading

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Summerlong by Peter Beagle

Read June  2016 Recommended for people who want to feel melancholic  ★     ★     ★     1/2 Peter S. Beagle has long been one of my favorite authors. It is not that I love everything he writes as much … Continue reading

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Pride’s Spell by Matt Wallace

Read June  2016 Recommended for  ★     ★     ★    1/2 Wallace is doing an interesting thing with his urban fantasy series wrapped around the adventures of a catering firm the works with the supernatural. As he states on his … Continue reading

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The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

Read February 2016 Recommended for fans of vague, undefined heroines  ★    ★ Two things attracted me to The Passenger: Lisa Lutz, the author of the daffy, emotionally complicated and entertaining Spellman Files series (review of the first), and the … Continue reading

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City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett

Read January 2016 Recommended for fans of tough-as-nails, supernatural mysteries  ★    ★    ★    ★    1/2  This was not what I expected. Enchanted by City of Stairs (my review), I worked my way backward through some of … Continue reading

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Owl and the City of Angels by Kristi Charish

Read September 2015 Recommended for fans of Kim Harrison  ★    ★    ★      Owl is in trouble. Again. She’s incognito at an archaeological dig in Egypt and can’t escape a leering post-doc student long enough to steal a Medusa … Continue reading

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Falling in Love with Hominids by Nalo Hopkinson. Worth dating.

Read July 2015 Recommended for fans of fantasy/sci-fi  ★    ★    ★    ★    1/2 In the foreword to Falling in Love with Hominids, Nalo Hopkinson writes that as a teen she despaired of the human race. I remember that feeling; … Continue reading

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The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump by Harry Turtledove

Read June 2015 Recommended for UF readers  ★    ★    ★    1/2 I’ve always thought of much of the urban fantasy field as taking off with Ann Rice and Laurel Hamilton books, so when I saw this book was … Continue reading

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The Journeyman: The Commons #1 by Michael Alan Peck

February 2015 Recommended for fans of Harrison Squared, fans of new Weird  ★    ★    ★    ★   “Paul Reid died in the snow at seventeen. The day of his death, he told a lie–and for the rest of his life, … Continue reading

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