Category: Urban Fantasy

Review: Venom and Vanilla by Shannon Mayer

Review: Venom and Vanilla by Shannon Mayer

In an attempt to not judge this book by the same standard as Shannon Mayer’s other titles, I constantly readjusted my mindset while reading VENOM AND VANILLA. The tone was very light, I’d describe it as an Urban Fantasy parody, and the protagonist is a Firstamentalist (think religious zealot meets goody-goody). But, try as I […]

— Posted October 20, 2016 by Carmel / 5 Comments
Review: Demon Song by Cat Adams

Review: Demon Song by Cat Adams

So here’s the thing about DEMON SONG . . . Before this rerereread, it was my favorite book in the BLOOD SINGER series (thus far). It was actually one of my favorite installments of an urban fantasy series ever. BUT. This time around . . . not so much. Before I get into the specifics, […]

— Posted October 12, 2016 by Jessica / 4 Comments
Review: Made for Sin by Stacia Kane

Review: Made for Sin by Stacia Kane

Stacia Kane has been taunting readers with the prospect of a new DOWNSIDE GHOSTS novel for FAR too long by constantly referencing “book 6” in blog posts, listing the release date as TBA on her website, and don’t even get me started on GoodReads’ catalogue entry. So, when MADE FOR SIN was announced, I jumped […]

— Posted September 29, 2016 by Carmel / 8 Comments
Review: Siren Song by Cat Adams

Review: Siren Song by Cat Adams

It’s rare to get a really good first installment in an urban fantasy series—too much stuff has to happen. You’ve got world-building, laying the foundation for the series arc while telling an individual story that’s compelling by itself, character development, etc. All preferably in 40k words or less. On occasion, it does happen, but most […]

— Posted September 21, 2016 by Jessica / 5 Comments
Review: An Artificial Night by Seanan McGuire (@jessicadhaluska, @seananmcguire, @dawbooks)

Review: An Artificial Night by Seanan McGuire (@jessicadhaluska, @seananmcguire, @dawbooks)

For whatever reason, the third installment is almost always a game changer in an urban fantasy series. Iron Kissed is almost universally acknowledged as being when Mercy Thompson “gets good,” Faefever is when Mac finally starts being more kick-ass heroine than TSTL, and Magic Strikes is my favorite UF installment ever. “How many miles to […]

— Posted September 9, 2016 by Jessica / 3 Comments
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