Tag Archives: urban fantasy

[Review] Deadline (Harrietta Lee #1) – Stephanie Ahn

Stephanie Ahn’s debut novel is, frankly, one of the finest urban fantasy books that I’ve read this year. Deadline is such a super rereadable book thanks to Harrietta Lee, our main character who happens to be flawed and fun, and … Continue reading

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[Review] Soulless (Awakening of the Spirit #3) by Montiese McKenzie

Soulless pulls zero punches and the serial killer plot is incredibly dark, but at the end of the day it’s a story about a supernatural found-family and what they have to do in order to protect the people they love and the world they live in. Continue reading

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Urban Fantasy 101: A Few of My Favorite Fang-Havers

I know I’m about to get my critical little claws all over vampires in the urban fantasy genre once more with my upcoming piece on vampire supremacy in the genre, but before I do, I want to shout out some … Continue reading

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[Review] Brooklyn Ray’s Darkling (Port Lewis Witches #1)

Note: I won an ebook copy of this novella from the author themselves in a giveaway last week. That has no influence on my enjoyment of the book and all opinions herein are my own. Darkling, the first novella in … Continue reading

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The Great Big Anita Blake Reread: Bloody Bones

For this installment of my reread series, I’ll be changing up the format in order to look at “The Good”, “The Bad”, and “The Just Plain Borked” parts of the novel. If this all goes well, this will be what … Continue reading

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[Small Stitch Reviews] May 21st

Whatever for Hire by R. J. Blain A paranormal romance novel with jokes everywhere and a minor enemies-to-lovers relationship between the main characters, what makes Whatever For Hire fall flat for me is the copious use of the g-slur. Yes, … Continue reading

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The Great Big Anita Blake ReRead – The Lunatic Cafe

Content/Trigger Warning: References to sexual violence, sex work/er shaming, and well… a snuff film in the text that I describe in medium detail. I still can’t believe it was in the book. I cover the ableist language in the title … Continue reading

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[Stitch Elsewhere] “Bright” Review @ Strange Horizons

Bright’s entire premise is weak and so’s its reliance on an allegory for racism that fuels its major plot points. In Los Angeles, Orcs are at the bottom of the metaphorical food chain, with many members of the species ostracized … Continue reading

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[Book Review] Gluttony Bay (A Sin du Jour Affair #6) by Matt Wallace

Title: Gluttony Bay (A Sin du Jour Affair #6) Authors: Matt Wallace (Twitter) Rating: So Funny I’m Gonna Die, So Highly Freaking Recommended Genre/Category: Politics, Urban Fantasy, Supernatural, Food, Cannibalism Release Date: November 7, 2017 Publisher: Tor.Com Publishing Order Here: BARNES AND NOBLE | AMAZON (KINDLE) I’ve been doing drunk … Continue reading

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Urban Fantasy 101: Mythology Soup

If you take an introductory anthropology or religion class, chances are that your professor will at some point bring up Joseph Campbell’s theory of the monomyth, boiling it down to “every culture shares these aspects of myth and all stories … Continue reading

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[Book Review] Sightlines (The Community #3) by Santino Hassell

Title: Sightlines (The Community #3) Author: Santino Hassell (Twitter) Rating: Super Highly Recommended Genre/Category: Urban Fantasy, Queer Fiction/Romance, Psychics Release Date: October 9, 2017 Publisher: Riptide Publishing Order Here: RIPTIDE PUBLSHING  Note: I received a free copy of this novella from the publisher in exchange for an honest … Continue reading

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The Great Big Anita Blake Reread – Circus of the Damned

“He’s dead, Richard, a walking corpse. It doesn’t matter how pretty he is, or how compelling, he’s still dead. I don’t date corpses. A girl’s got to have some standards.” — Anita on why she won’t give in to Jean-Claude … Continue reading

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[Book Review] Archangel’s Viper (Guild Hunter Series #10)

Title: Archangel’s Viper (Guild Hunter Series #10) Author: Nalini Singh (Twitter) Rating: Highly Recommended Genre/Category: Urban Fantasy, Angels and Demons, Vampires, Diverse Romance Release Date: September 26, 2017 Publisher: Berkley Purchase Links: AMAZON | AMAZON (PRINT) | BARNES & NOBLE … Continue reading

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[Book Review] Ride The Storm (Cassandra Palmer #8)

Title: Ride the Storm (Cassandra Palmer #8) Author: Karen Chance Rating: Your Cup of Tea Maybe? Genre/Category: Urban Fantasy, Vampires, Witches, Time Travel, Psychics Release Date: August 1, 2017 Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group Note: I received a free copy of this novel from the publisher … Continue reading

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Small Stitch Reviews: Wildfire  and Lover’s Knot

Two short reviews of urban fantasy books I’ve read recently!

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