Reviews and Blog Posts: Urban Fantasy

Magic strikes

by Ilona Andrews

Reviewer Rating:
4

Looking for a new Urban Fantasy series with lots of action and just enough romance? Ilona Andrews delivers. In their (they are a husband/wife writing team) third installment in the Kate Daniels series, Kate fights for her friend in the Midnight Games, a forbidden survival-of-the-magical-fittest contest. But she doesn't count...

Red delicious : a Siobhan Quinn novel

by Kathleen Tierney

Reviewer Rating:
4

This sequel to Blood Oranges does not disappoint! Quinn (don't ever call her Siobhan) is still the same in-your-face cantankerous werewolf/vampire who can't seem to untangle herself from Mean Mr. B's dirty work. She is developing a persona not unlike Sam Spade and other hard boiled detectives: super cynical and an...

Kitty and the Midnight Hour.

by Carrie Vaughn

Reviewer Rating:
2

Carrie Vaughn is a Colorado author who writes the "Kitty Norville" series. "Kitty and the Midnight Hour" is set in Denver, Colorado. Kitty is a midnight DJ who hosts an advice/talk show geared towards the paranormal. Kitty is paranormal herself. She has been a werewolf for about 3 years. She...

Discount Armageddon : an Incryptid novel

by Seanan McGuire

Reviewer Rating:
4

The first of the Incryptid series, try this book if you like your strong women armed with both throwing knives AND attitude. Verity Price comes from a family of cryptozoologists. Generations ago, they broke with the Covenant of St. George over philosophical differences (the Prices wanted to study the cryptids...

Blood oranges

by Kathleen Tierney

Reviewer Rating:
4

Gritty, sarcastic, queer, violent, and foul-mouthed, Siobhan Quinn is a former junkie turned demon-hunter (sort of) turned, in one violent confrontation with both a werewolf and a vampire, into the very kind of creature she's been killing. It's all part of a complicated game involving other denizens of the Rhode...

A conspiracy of alchemists : book one in the chronicles of light and shadow

by Liesel Schwarz

Reviewer Rating:
3

A Conspiracy of Alchemists, the debut novel for author Liesel Schwarz, won the British Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Best debut novel for 2013.  Set in the Belle Époque, the novel is a genre defying blend of steampunk, paranormal romance, and urban fantasy. 

Sister Mine

by Nalo Hopkinson

Reviewer Rating:
5

Born into a family with mojo, Makeda has none, and the separation from her conjoined twin left Abby with a permanent limp. In an effort to get out from under her collective family’s thumb (and get on with her life as a ‘regular’ human), Makeda moves out and that’s when...

The rook : a novel

by Daniel O'Malley

Reviewer Rating:
4

If you lost your memory--not only things you've learned, but also the baggage you carry--would you still be the same person? Daniel O'Malley explores this provocative question in a fun urban fantasy novel. Myfanwy Thomas is the agent of a secret government organization dedicated to protecting Britain from paranormal threats....

Tempest rising

by Nicole Peeler

Reviewer Rating:
4

Jane True is your ordinary small town girl, she works at the local coffeehouse/bookstore she lives with her dad and she hangs out at the local tavern. But her small town isnt as normal as it seems, and neither is she. Jane's true (HA!) nature gets revealed and it has...

Dead Witch Walking.

by Kim Harrison

Reviewer Rating:
4

Rachel Morgan is a cop, she is also a Witch. Living in Cincinnati in a world that has been devastated by a tomato borne virus that wiped out half of the human population, some people just didn’t get sick and it turns out it's because they aren't exactly human. Witches,...

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