Tagged: urban fantasy

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New Series or Standalones to Look For in 2016

During this season of List Making and Anticipation for the year to come, I really enjoy focusing on the books that anyone can jump into. This means brand new series and standalone novels that don’t require previous reading. As always, there are many great books to look forward to! I tried to mark if the book is a standalone or...

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Backlist Burndown Review: California Bones by Greg van Eeckhout

California Bones is a gritty, slightly canabalistic urban fantasy, but trust me, it’s quite a good read. I know, how can something be “slightly canabalistic“? Either there are canabals or there are not. Well, there are. But, it’s osteomancers that eat other osteomancers once they run out of their special magic bones to chomp down on. (Osteomancers are the magic users)....

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Backlist Burndown Review: Nice Dragons Finish Last By Rachel Aaron

I’ll admit it. I would never have picked up this book if it were not for rave reviews and recommendations from fellow bloggers. I know I really shouldn’t, but I guess I sometimes judge a book by its title. As a reader who tends to prefer darker books a title like “Nice Dragons Finish Last” just leaves me a bit...

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Review: Deadly Spells by Jaye Wells

Deadly Spells regains what I felt was a bit lost in Cursed Moon. This is a stronger and more enjoyable book and I never felt the pace slow down or my interest waiver. There is a murder in the beginning of the book (this is hardly surprising, I mean Kate is a detective). But this turns out to be a...

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Review: Cursed Moon by Jaye Wells

Cursed Moon is the second in the Prospero’s War series by Jaye Wells. I have really enjoyed listening to these as audiobooks, I find them to be light and fun compared to much of what I typically read. Really a nice change of pace for me. But, don’t take that to mean they are completely mindless either. A reader can...

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Review: Flex by Ferrett Steinmetz

Reading Flex is like ingesting a solid dose of some seriously bad-ass magic. The world comes to life, possibilities that you hadn’t thought of suddenly present themselves, you find yourself immersed in words that portray a familiar, but yet much more magical world. Flex is in some ways, reminiscent of Breaking Bad with a Ready Player One slant but with an added twist all...

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Review: Dirty Magic by Jaye Wells

Be aware that if you tend to get offended or bothered by swearing or crude language, you might want to pass on this book as it has more than its fair share. That said, I this book was just a ton of fun. The world is vivid, it’s an urban fantasy where magic comes in two forms: clean and dirty. Clean magic is...

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The Cormorant by Chuck Wendig

Miriam Black is back. Irreverent and sardonic as ever. I don’t know how Chuck Wendig manages to find that balance of brash irreverence without taking it too far, but he is a master. I’ll also be honest, while still good, I did have a couple issues with Mockingbird, the second Miram Black book, so I wasn’t sure what to expect...