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Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse

Read May 2019 Recommended for fans of Kate Daniels ★   ★   ★     The short version: Kate Daniels fans need to give this one a try. The long version: Interesting world-building, taking off on the Native American idea of … 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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Black Arts by Faith Hunter

Read January 2019 Recommended for fans of vampires ★     ★    ★   2019: past-carol. either had a much better attention span or lower standards. Let’s be honest: probably a bit of both. So what happened is that I started … Continue reading

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Broken Soul by Faith Hunter

Read December 2018 Recommended for fans of Jane Yellowrock ★     ★    ★     The Post in Which I Muse on the Series. I dropped this series a few years back. Heavy on vampire politics and with a lead … Continue reading

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Blood Challenge by Eileen Wilks

Read September 2018 Recommended for fans of kick-ass women, myths, shapeshifters ★     ★    ★    ★   Another surprisingly solid entry in the Lily Yu series. I say ‘surprising,’ not because Wilks a bad writer–she’s definitely not–but because my … Continue reading

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Rivers of London: Detective Stories by Ben Aaronovitch

Read July 2011 Recommended for fans of Neil Gaiman ★     ★     ★   Ben Aaronovitch is a talented writer. And a very, very slow one. I try not to complain, because at least his books are dense enough that … Continue reading

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American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Read July 2011 Recommended for fans of Neil Gaiman ★     ★     1/2 American Gods, a meandering tale of a book, took me at least two tries to get through, despite my gravitation towards urban fantasy.. The concept of … Continue reading

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Strange Practice by Vivian Shaw. I agree.

Read August 2018 Recommended for ★     ★    ★  Thanks to my friends at Goodreads, I’ve been slowly resuming my relationship with urban fantasy. (As Alex recently pointed out, occasionally my statements that appear to be compliments may not … Continue reading

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Midnight Curse by Melissa F. Olson

Read July 2018 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy twenty-somethings ★     ★    ★    A very, and somewhat surprisingly, good popcorn read. You know what I mean, right? How often had you had a conversation when a friend asks … Continue reading

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