Posts Tagged: urban fantasy

Review: Disturbed Earth by E.E. Richardson

Review: Disturbed Earth by E.E. Richardson

August 8, 2015 2015, B, book rating, COYER Scavenger Hunt, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 4

Disturbed Earth by E.E. Richardson Series: Ritual Crimes Unit #2 Genre: Urban Fantasy (police procedural) Setting: An alternate North Yorkshire, England Published by Abbadon, 2015 E-book, purchased 256 pages Grade: B Synopsis: A hard-nosed career officer in the male-dominated world of British policing, DCI Claire Pierce of North Yorkshire Police heads Northern England’s underfunded and understaffed Ritual Crime Unit. Injured in the line of duty, Pierce returns to work to find her new Detective Inspector has brought in a self-proclaimed necromancer to question the victim of a murder, there’s a coven of druids outside protesting the sale of their sacred site, and an old iron lantern in the evidence room has… Read more »

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August books on my radar . . .

August books on my radar . . .

August 1, 2015 2015, Books on my radar 8

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and sometimes new author strikes my fancy. I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read. I’m trying to limit the new books I buy each month to the ones I’m going to read soon. But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books. And I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too! I also hope they will point me… Read more »

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Review: One Good Dragon Deserves Another by Rachel Aaron

Review: One Good Dragon Deserves Another by Rachel Aaron

July 31, 2015 2015, A-, book rating, COYER Scavenger Hunt, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 10

One Good Dragon Deserves Another by Rachel Aaron Series: Heartstrikers #2 Genre: Urban Fantasy Setting: Detroit DFZ, New Mexico and a few other places Published by Aaron/Bach LLC, 2015 Format: e-Arc (Release Date: August 1, 2015) –I received a review copy of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated here are entirely my own. 404 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: After barely escaping the machinations of his terrifying mother, two all knowing seers, and countless bloodthirsty siblings, the last thing Julius wants to see is another dragon. Unfortunately for him, the only thing more dangerous than being a useless Heartstriker is being a useful one,… Read more »

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Review: Under the Skin by E.E. Richardson

Review: Under the Skin by E.E. Richardson

July 24, 2015 2015, B, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 0

Under the Skin by E.E. Richardson Series: Ritual Crime Unit #1 Genre: Urban Fantasy (police procedural) Setting: An alternate North Yorkshire, England Published by Abaddon Books, 2013 E-book, purchased 99 pages Grade: B Synopsis: A tough, hard-nosed career officer in the male-dominated world of British policing, DCI Claire Pierce of North Yorkshire Police heads Northern England’s underfunded and understaffed Ritual Crime Unit. Unregarded by the traditional police, struggling with an out-sized caseload, Pierce is about to tackle her most shocking case so far. Following reports of unlicensed shapeshifters running wild in the Dales, DCI Pierce leads a failed raid to capture the skinbinder responsible. While the dust is still settling, a… Read more »

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Celebrating diversity

Celebrating diversity

July 21, 2015 2015, Top Ten Tuesday 6

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme I take part in when I can think up answers! It’s a great meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week a new topic is presented. It’s not only fun to think about my list, but to read what other people come up with! This week I’m listing books which celebrate various kinds of diversity. I’ve noted the type of diversity found in each book. Most of the books I’ve listed I’ve read. Those I haven’t read I own and hope to read one of these days. I’ve added 11 books–the last one a memoir–Notes of a Native Son by… Read more »

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My TBR books for summer

My TBR books for summer

June 16, 2015 2015, Top Ten Tuesday 3

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes each week. Check out their blog for more information. This week we talk about our TBR books for the summer. All these books are from my TBR pile. Last week I talked about books I especially want that come out this summer. (See the list at the end of TBR list). The Ghost Brigade Author: John Scalzi Series: Old Man’s War #2 Genre: Science Fiction The Seat of Magic Author: J. Kathleen Cheney Series: The Golden City #2 Genre: Fantasy… Read more »

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The rest of the year . . . most anticipated books

The rest of the year . . . most anticipated books

June 9, 2015 2015, Top Ten Tuesday 10

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes each week. Check out their blog for more information. This week we talk about the books we’re most excited about for the rest of the year…the books we didn’t know about when we created a similar post last December. I added 12 more books to my rest of the year books! And I already have five books for the period from June to the end of the year from my original books. June Stories of the Raksura, Vol. 2: The… Read more »

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June books on my radar . . .

June books on my radar . . .

June 1, 2015 2015, Books on my radar 7

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and sometimes new author strikes my fancy. I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read. I’m trying to limit the new books I buy each month to the ones I’m going to read soon. But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books. And I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too! I also hope they will point me… Read more »

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Review: Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs

Review: Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs

May 30, 2015 2015, A-, book rating, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs Series: Alpha & Omega #4 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by Ace, 2015 E-book, purchased 336 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: For once, mated werewolves Charles and Anna are not traveling because of Charles’s role as his father’s enforcer. This time, their trip to Arizona is purely personal, as Charles plans to buy Anna a horse for her birthday. Or at least it starts out that way… Charles and Anna soon discover that a dangerous Fae being is on the loose, replacing human children with simulacrums. The Fae’s cold war with humanity is about to heat up—and Charles and Anna are in the cross fire. She’d learned to… Read more »

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WoW: A Red-Rose Chain by Seanan McGuire

WoW: A Red-Rose Chain by Seanan McGuire

May 27, 2015 2015, Waiting on Wednesday 4

I’m participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to coming out in the next few months. Check out Breaking the Spine for more information.   A Red-Rose Chain by Seanan McGuire Series: October Daye #9 Publication Date: September 1, 2015 Genre: Urban Fantasy Synopsis (from Goodreads): None so far! …………………………….. Why I want this book One of my favorite urban fantasy series. This is a great cover. I love the world Seanan McGuire has created in the San Francisco area and want to visit old friends again and see what they’re up to.

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