Urban Fantasy

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Storm and Fury

I'm always on the lookout for new urban fantasy series featuring unusual creatures, so I was over the moon to learn that Jennifer L. Armentrout was writing a spin-off of her Dark Elements series - which happened to be the first series I ever read featuring gargoyles. Plus, Trinity, the heroine of St ...

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Diamond Fire

Diamond Fire by Ilona Andrews is book 3.5 in the Hidden Legacy series and moves the focus of the narrative from Nevada Baylor to her younger sister, Catalina.  On the verge of graduating from high school and having just come out to the magical families of Texas as a considerable talent known as a P ...

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Shadow and Ice

I absolutely adored Gena Showalter's Everlife series. It's a young adult fantasy trilogy that takes a unique look at the possibility of the afterlife, and it's a story I won't soon forget. So, when I learned that Ms. Showalter was starting a new urban fantasy series (Gods of War) for adults, I was e ...

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Diamond Fire

If you’re a fan of Ilona Andrews’ Hidden Legacy series, you’re definitely going to want to get your hands on the  novella Diamond Fire. If you’re not a fan of the series, A) you should be, and B) you should read all prior books before you even read this review. The series is wonderfully wri ...

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Embracing the Demon

In Embracing the Demon, readers are introduced to Dale Highland, a woman on the run from her past as well as those who would see her dead. It's a fast-paced novel that brims with action, but parts of the plot proved difficult for me to follow, and I came away from the book with an overall feeling of ...

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Iron and Magic

I read and enjoyed Ilona Andrews’ recent Hidden Legacy trilogy and was keen to read more of the authors’ work, so I nabbed a review copy of Iron and Magic without realising it’s a spin-off of the popular, long-running Kate Daniels series. Which I haven’t read. But I was intrigued by the blur ...

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Etched in Bone

In 2013, author Anne Bishop took the world by storm with Written in Red, the first book in what has fast become one of the most popular and unique urban fantasy series of recent years. I read and fell in love with each book as soon as it was released, so learning that Etched In Bone, the fifth book ...

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The Operator

In the fall of 2015, I fell in love with the world Kim Harrison created in The Drafter. In fact, I ended up counting that book as one of my top reads of the year, so you can imagine how excited I was to get my hands on The Operator, book two in the Peri Reed Chronicles. It's important to note tha ...

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Made for Sin

There's something about Vegas that makes it a great setting for urban fantasy. Perhaps it's the feeling of dark secrets simmering beneath the glittery facade that the city puts up for tourists.  Whatever it is, Stacia Kane takes that mood and runs with it in Made for Sin. Our hero, E.L. Speare, re ...

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Shadow Falling

Shadow Falling is the second book of Rebecca Zanetti’s Scorpius Syndrome urban fantasy series.  Characters in this world are the survivors of a genetically engineered plague that wipes out 90% of the world population, toppling governments and destroying society in its wake.  It’s an interestin ...