Posts Tagged: urban fantasy

Review: Boundary Crossed by Melissa F. Olson

Review: Boundary Crossed by Melissa F. Olson

May 9, 2015 2015, B+, book rating, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

Boundary Crossed by Melissa F. Olson Series: Boundary Magic #1 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by 47 North, May 2015 E-book, purchased 302 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: After her twin sister’s brutal murder, former US Army Sergeant Allison “Lex” Luther vowed to protect her niece, Charlie. So when two vampires try to kidnap the baby, it quickly turns into a fight to the death—Lex’s death, that is. She wakes up to two shocking discoveries: she has miraculously survived the fight, and baby Charlie is a “null,” gifted with the ability to weaken supernatural forces…and a target for creatures who want to control that power. Determined to guarantee her niece’s safety, Lex… Read more »

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May books on my radar . . .

May books on my radar . . .

May 2, 2015 2015, Books on my radar 2

  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… Read more »

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WoW: Dark Ascension by M. L. Brennan

WoW: Dark Ascension by M. L. Brennan

April 22, 2015 2015, Waiting on Wednesday 6

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.   Dark Ascension by M. L. Brennan Series: Generation V #4 Publication Date: August 4, 2015 Genre: Urban Fantasy Synopsis (from Goodreads): After a lifetime of avoiding his family, Fort has discovered that working for them isn’t half bad—even if his mother, Madeline, is a terrifying, murderous vampire. His newfound career has given him a purpose and a paycheck and has even helped him get his partner, foxy kitsune Suzume, to… Read more »

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April books on my radar . . .

April books on my radar . . .

April 4, 2015 2015, Books on my radar 2

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and other times by some new author I might try. The list helps me not forget books and the Goodreads links help me keep track of the books. And I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too! This month I only have a few books to add to my lists! April 7 The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley is one of my favorite books. I need to read some more books by Ms. Kearsley. A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley Series: None Published by Sourcebooks Landmarks Genre:… Read more »

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TBR Review: Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews

TBR Review: Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews

March 18, 2015 2015, A-, book rating, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 2

Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews Series: Kate Daniels #7 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by Ace, 2014 E-book, purchased 348 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she still struggling to keep her investigative business afloat, she must now deal with the affairs of the pack, including preparing her people for attack from Roland, a cruel ancient being with god-like powers. Since Kate’s connection to Roland has come out into the open, no one is safe—especially those closest to Kate. As Roland’s long shadow looms ever nearer, Kate is called to… Read more »

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WoW: Hallow Point by Ari Marmell

WoW: Hallow Point by Ari Marmell

March 11, 2015 2015, Waiting on Wednesday 1

  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. ………………….. Hallow Point by Ari Marmell Series: Mick Oberon #2 Publication Date: May 12 Genre: Urban Fantasy Synopsis: The Spear of Lugh, one of the four Kingly Hallows of Ireland is in Chicago. And everyone, everyone wants it, for it is said that he who carries the spear into battle cannot be defeated. Among those who seek it are an agent of the infamous Wild Hunt; a mobster who knows far more… Read more »

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Review: Hot Lead, Cold Iron by Ari Marmell

Review: Hot Lead, Cold Iron by Ari Marmell

March 5, 2015 2015, B, book rating, COYER Winter, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

Hot Lead, Cold Iron by Ari Marmell Series: Mick Oberon #1 Genre: Urban Fantasy (Historical) Published by Titan Books, 2014 E-book, purchased 400 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Chicago, 1932. Mick Oberon may look like just another private detective, but beneath the fedora and the overcoat, he’s got pointy ears and he’s packing a wand. Oberon’s used to solving supernatural crimes, but the latest one’s extra weird. A mobster’s daughter was kidnapped sixteen years ago, replaced with a changeling, and Mick’s been hired to find the real child. The trail’s gone cold, but what there is leads Sideways, to the world of the Fae, where the Seelie Court rules. And Mick’s not… Read more »

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March books on my radar . . .

March books on my radar . . .

March 2, 2015 2015, Books on my radar 3

  Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and other times by a new author. I don’t buy all the books since I already have way too many books to read and sometimes these new books have high prices 🙁 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! March 3 One of my favorite series! Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop Series: The Others #3 Published by Penguin Genre: Fantasy 400… Read more »

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Review: Turn Coat by Jim Butcher

Review: Turn Coat by Jim Butcher

February 16, 2015 2015, B+, book rating, COYER Winter, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

Turn Coat by Jim Butcher Series: The Dresden Files #11 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by Roc, 2009 E-book, Library 540 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: When it comes to the magical ruling body known as the White Council, Harry keeps his nose clean and his head down. For years, the Council has held a death mark over Harry’s head. He’s still thought of as a black sheep by some and as a sacrificial lamb by others. But none regard him with more suspicion and disdain than Morgan, a veteran Warden with a grudge against anyone who bends the rules. Like Harry. So when Morgan turns up asking for help, Harry isn’t exactly… Read more »

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Review: Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch

Review: Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch

February 5, 2015 2015, A-, book rating, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 3

Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch Series: Peter Grant #5 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by DAW, 2015 E-book, purchased 377 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: In the fifth of his bestselling series Ben Aaronovitch takes Peter Grant out of whatever comfort zone he might have found and takes him out of London – to a small village in Herefordshire where the local police are reluctant to admit that there might be a supernatural element to the disappearance of some local children. But while you can take the London copper out of London you can’t take the London out of the copper. Travelling west with Beverley Brook Peter soon finds himself caught up in… Read more »

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