Tag Archives: urban fantasy

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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Blood Trail by Tanya Huff

Read  October 2017 Recommended for fans of vampires, werewolves, female PIs ★    ★    ★    Huff takes on werewolves, 1992 style. Henry tempts Vicki with a case needing discretion–a possible murder of werewolves. Since they were shot in wolf form … Continue reading

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Blood Price by Tanya Huff

Read  October 2017 Recommended for fans of vampires, female PIs ★    ★    ★      I wish I had found this series when it was written, way back in 1991. One of the earliest entrants in the urban fantasy/paranormal romance … Continue reading

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Magic for Nothing by Seanan McGuire. Nothing to see here.

Read  October 2017 Recommended for Srs Fans Only ★      Magic for Nothing, whether intended or not, has the plot of a classic spy caper: an agent belonging to Group One needs to infiltrate Group Two. In the context of … Continue reading

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The Castle Doctrine by Craig Schaefer

Read  October 2017 Recommended for fans of UF detective noir ★    ★    ★    ★ The sixth installment in the Daniel Faust series is a solid entry into one of the better urban fantasy series out there. “Now I was free … Continue reading

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Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory

Read  September 2017 Recommended for fans of Unique Families ★    ★    ★     1/2   Imagine you live with a baker. You are treated weekly to such home-baked deliciousness as double-chocolate peppermint cookies, lemon squares, blueberry puree oat bars, lemon ricotta … Continue reading

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Book Burners by Gladstone, Dunlap, Lafferty, and Slattery

Read  September 2017 Recommended for fans of serials. Not the edible kind. ★    ★   Book Burners is an urban fantasy series about a five-person team that works to recover dangerous magical artifacts and lock them away beneath the Vatican. The … Continue reading

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Borderline by Mishell Baker. Yep.

Read  August 2017 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy looking for a new take ★    ★    ★      One of my friends once called me ‘The Anti-Drama.’ It was one of those moments of startling clarity, when one thinks, ‘wow; … Continue reading

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Dead Things by Stephen Blackmoore

Read  August 2017 Recommended for fans of Butcher and noir PI ★    ★    ★      I see dead people. Well, I don’t, not really, although I do regularly encounter the dying. But I was curious to see how a urban … Continue reading

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