The Heartstriker dragon clan is back and better than ever in NO GOOD DRAGON GOES UNPUNISHED, which introduces new characters, expands the world, and raises the stakes for our protagonists Julius and Marci.
DARK HEART OF MAGIC is classic Jennifer Estep, action-packed and full of badass characters. But despite its strengths and similarities to the first book in the series, this one didn’t really work for me.
Antiquities thief Owl is back with more action, quips, and globe-trotting. Although I really enjoyed the heroine and her vampire-hunting cat, some annoying secondary characters and a lack of world building prevented me from loving this one.
LED ASTRAY by Kelley Armstrong is a short story anthology meant to highlight some of her best work across genres and many series. While this dark read may not be the very best of Kelley Armstrong, it’s nonetheless a fun read for longtime fans.
While entertaining, Kelley Armstrong’s DECEPTIONS suffers from a lack of plot and several extremely aggravating moments. Thankfully Liv and company remain characters worth rooting for, and the series hasn’t lost its potential.
Beloved urban fantasy author Chloe Neill introduces us to a quasi-dystopian New Orleans and its supernatural ghetto Devil’s Isle in THE VEIL, the first in a new series. With strong world building and an atmospheric setting, THE VEIL should have been a slam dunk – but unfortunately I thought that its characters and romantic sub-plot fell flat.
Skinwalker, vampire hunter, and all-around badass Jane Yellowrock is back and better than ever in Faith Hunter’s BLOOD CROSS. You may recall how much I enjoyed the series debut, so it’s with excitement and glee that I say BLOOD CROSS was just as good as its predecessor.
Kristi Charish’s debut novel OWL AND THE JAPANESE CIRCUS is a fun, fast-paced, and clever addition to the urban fantasy genre. Charish is Canadian so there was no way I could resist giving her work a try – and I’m happy to report that I was pretty damn impressed with her originality and her plotting.
As the smallest dragon in the Heartstriker clan, Julius survives by a simple code: keep quiet, don’t cause trouble, and stay out of the way of bigger dragons. But this meek behavior doesn’t fly in a family of ambitious magical predators, and his mother, Bethesda the Heartstriker, has finally reached the end of her patience.
In DEAD HEAT the series arc is revealed and begins to gain momentum, as it becomes clear that the next few books will feature Anna and Charles tracking down the Fae who’ve been unleashed on the human population.
An Artificial Night by Seanan McGuire (October Daye #3) Genre: Urban Fantasy Publisher: DAW on September 7, 2010 Narrator: Mary Robinette Kowl for Brilliance Audio Source: Purchased October “Toby” Daye […]
Dark Alchemy by Laura Bickle Genre: Urban Fantasy Publisher: Harper Voyager Impulse on March 24, 2015 Source: Publisher via Edelweiss My thanks to Harper Voyager Impulse and Edelweiss for providing […]