Its hard to review this book without referencing what happened at the end of the previous book, Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson book 3) because it has a huge impact on the characters and tone of this book (you can read my mini review of Iron Kissed here). That being said, I’ll try to be as spoiler free as possible. But if you haven’t read the previous books in this series; one, you’re missing out because they are among the best urban fantasy books out their; and two, prepare for a huge spoiler.
Monthly Archives:: September 2009
EW talks to the best-selling authors behind the current vamp vogue including Stephanie Meyer, Melissa de la Cruz, Anne Rice, P. C. Cast, Laurell K. Hamilton, and Charlaine Harris Did you guys read this article in Entertainment Weekly a few weeks ago? Some of our favorite authors weighed in on the Vampire phenomenon, and answered some questions regarding their books, their vampires, and each other. I’m posting just a snippet from each author (P. C. Cast’s answers had me rushing to my computer to finally buy her books). You’ll have to click the link at the bottom to read the… Read more »
Award-Winning Author Terry Spear was kind enough to stop by for an interview about the next installment of her urban fantasy romance series, To Tempt the Wolf. Terry will be giving away a copy of her new book and answering comments throughout the week. See below for all the giveaway details. Award-winning author of urban fantasy and medieval historical romantic suspense, Heart of the Wolf just named in Publishers Weekly’s BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR, NOR Reader Choice for BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE. Originally from California, she’s lived in eight states and now resides in the heart of Texas. She is… Read more »
I’ll probably be saying this a lot on this blog, but I love Patricia Briggs. She manages to breathe life into everything she writes (I’m even enjoying her early straight fantasy works, though admittedly I haven’t been able get a hold of a copy of Masques yet, but I will, someday…) And the Mercy Thompson books are my favorite urban fantasy series so far, with this third addition to the series being the best yet.
The beginning of the end for both Anita and me. What do we say about the girl with the bad reputation? I had decided to suspend judgment on the Anita Blake books until I had read some of them. I thought the first three were pretty fun (click here to read part 1 of Anita Blake: Love her or Loath her), but after reading Midnight Cafe (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Omnibus books 4-6 Lunatic Cafe, Bloody Bones and Killing Dance) I’m less then keen. In The Lunatic Cafe there are scenes of rape and bestiality. In Bloody Bones we are… Read more »
So I know The Host isn’t an exactly an urban fantasy, but if you haven’t read it yet, go, right now. I picked up The Host the same day as Breaking Dawn, but after being somewhat disappointed by the latter I wasn’t exactly eager to read the former. The description of The Host sounded like a very hardcore science fiction effort, one that I was afraid would not be able to support a credible love story. I am more delighted than I can say that I was wrong. This book has one of the most gut wrenching love stories ever… Read more »
Welcome to the Bite Club! My fellow blogger over at VampChix is starting up a Bite Club—sorry, Book club. Every month a new book with bite will be chosen. You can read the details below and even find out about winning the first official selection of Bite Club: The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2 On a related note, Ann Aquirre is giving away a copy of the Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2 on her blog -enter by 9/29 CLICK HERE TO ENTER “We all share a common vein here at VampChix- we love our vampires! So, we’re… Read more »
Long before I fell in love with Urban Fantasy as a genre, I had heard about Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake series. And I mean that in the most disparaging sense possible. Every time I read something about the series it was sex, sex, and more sex. The word pornography was thrown around very casually. And as I hate it when the plot of a book serves merely as a pretense for endless sex scenes that add nothing to the story/characters, I avoided this series much in the same way that I avoid blow drying my hair in the shower. … Read more »
Courtesy of Bloody Bookaholic Betrayal Covers Fot those who don’t know, Betrayals is the sequel to Strange Angels. A little summary on Strange Angels: Dru Anderson has what her grandmother called “the touch.” (Comes in handy when you’re traveling from town to town with your dad, hunting ghosts, suckers, wulfen, and the occasional zombie.) Then her dad turns up dead—but still walking—and Dru knows she’s next. Even worse, she’s got two guys hungry for her affections, and they’re not about to let the fiercely independent Dru go it alone. Will Dru discover just how special she really is before coming… Read more »
Variety reports: Universal makes ‘Wicked’ deal Thompson to adapt first book in Marr’s series By MICHAEL FLEMING Universal Pictures has acquired screen rights to “Wicked Lovely,” the bestselling first book in a fantasy series written by Melissa Marr that will see its fourth installment published next year by Harper Collins. The studio bought the book to be produced by Wild West Picture Show Prods., and has hired “Edward Scissorhands” scribe Caroline Thompson to adapt it. Wild West is Vince Vaughn‘s U-based shingle. The protagonist is a 17-year-old girl who can see fairies, and must fend off the advances of a… Read more »