With this sequel to THE SHAMBLING GUIDE TO NEW YORK, Mur Lafferty returns her readers to a world of vampires, zombies, dragons, and gods, most of whom are just looking for ways to pass their lengthy, or even immortal, lives. The pressure’s on Zoe Norris in GHOST TRAIN TO NEW ORLEANS, as the urban jungle she’s scouting for her next supernatural travel guide recognizes her as a rare citytalker, and doesn’t want to let her go – especially when she’s determined to go straight into danger. GHOST TRAIN is a fun urban fantasy, with some clever ideas in a rich setting, but it’s tripped up by repetition, a few too many characters, and some flaws in the internal logic of the universe.
2074: RM remains uncured. No human has seen a Partial since the Break, but hatreds are still strong. No new human child has been born with an immunity to RM, meaning that no child lives longer than two or three days. The human survivors in East Meadow become desperate, and the Senate creates the Hope […]
Dear readers, it seems I’ve got a bit of the spring cleaning bug. (I know, I know, it’s still snowing in some places, but it’s MARCH.) In addition to cleaning out some old posts and drafts we’ve had cluttering things up, All Things Urban Fantasy is looking at switching web hosts, possible new designs, and […]
This week’s covers contain the holy grail of book covers: A Sexy Man. I’m not talking about the bare-chested, contorted man-meat we’ve all grown adept at ignoring (though sometimes they work, too), I’m talking about a fully clothed, albeit headless, man who oozes sensual promise. Kresley Cole’s anthology of shorts, THE PROFESSIONAL, has a […]
In NIGHT BROKEN our favorite coyote shifter not only has to deal with a raging Polynesia god, a missing Coyote, but also family issues surrounding Adam’s ex-wife. I would say the battles where Mercy gets beaten up (yet again!) in this book kind of reflect how she is feeling inside in regards to the Adam’s ex-wife Christy, all black and
While a fun paranormal romance, I’m disappointed to say that BITTERSWEET DARKNESS just didn’t live up to my expectations of The Order series. Sometimes, it just felt like the book was trying too hard – dialogue felt forced, and the action seemed contrived. I enjoyed the book, but this one won’t be one of my favorites of the series.
I knew going in that THE 57 LIVES OF ALEX WAYFARE was probably going to mess with my mind, and in that respect, it didn’t disappoint. Time travel is always going to make for a complex tale that’s going to have you bending your brain around to make sense of who’s where…and when.
So I’ll be completely honest – if you can’t figure it out by this post, I’m a total Entangled fangirl (they had absolutely nothing to do with me posting this, btw). The prices are right, and they’ve got pretty much something for every taste – I stock up whenever there’s a sale. Below we’ve got […]
Emilie sets sail for adventure once again, with a voyage the offers discoveries and danger and nonstop exploration. The perfect steampunk voyage for juveniles and young tweens, even those new to the series will be swept away.
I’ve always had a thing for ghost stories – from the days of sleepovers, campfires, and my own haunted house experiences, there’s just something about souls in unrest that calls to me. For that reason alone I was very excited about starting SPIRITED and also loathe to put it down.