In LAGOON, Nnedi Okorafor poses the question: what if first contact with aliens took place not in New York, London, or Tokyo, but the beach city of Lagos, Nigeria? The answer is something both utterly human and uniquely African. In addition to stunning detail of both city and marine life, Okorafor fills this novel with a dozen points of view, but rather than confusing the narrative, those sections allow the reader to experience all sides of the encounter that leads to some of Nigeria’s darkest days, and to understand why different people react so differently to something ‘alien.’
While I am relatively new to the genres focused on here at All Things Urban Fantasy, I am not new to Ann Brashares. As an avid Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants fan, I was super excited to be able to read Brashares’ most recent book, THE HERE AND NOW.
A big welcome to Kait Ballenger who is here answering some of our questions and celebrating the release of Immortal Hunter, Execution Underground #2 (published on April 1, 2014 by HQN). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below. Interview with Kait Ballenger ATUF: I’ve made no secret that I can’t wait for Shane’s story – is […]
A big welcome to Alex Hughes who is here for an interview and also celebrating the release of Marked, Mindspace Investigations #3 (published on April 1, 2014 by Roc). Interview with Alex Hughes ATUF: Mindscape Investigations has a noir detective feel too it. Who are some of your favorite detectives? AH: There are so many great detectives in so […]
Sometimes I have hard time separating how I envision a character from how well produced a cover is, and the Mercy Thompson series is a great example of this. I think they’re gorgeous covers, colorful and eye-catching, but Mercy hasn’t really looked like herself since MOONCALLED. Are there any covers you love despite the […]
THE HAVEN is a thrilling, romantic way to introduce young readers to dystopian human rights, but may not be satisfying for anyone who knows where Soylent Green comes from or who has been to The Island with Ewan McGregor. A short, age-appropriate adventure, THE HAVEN is best suited for a younger audience.
SEA OF SHADOWS is an action packed and kind of spooky departure from what I am used to with Kelley Armstrong’s writing. I really enjoyed the concept of a society that must keep angry spirits at bay with the help of specially born twins. Aside from dealing with the angry spirits there
Something I love about the paranormal world lately is that authors seem to be shying away from copycat success and really taking paranormal elements and, to quote Rose Hathaway, making them their bitch. Larrieu takes some elements of mind magic, adds a few twists of her own and makes a wholly enjoyable universe.
A big welcome to A. J. Larrieu who is here to telling us about Interview with A. J. Larrieu and celebrating the release of Twisted Miracles, The Shadowminds #1 (published on April 7, 2014 by Carina Press). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below. Interview with A. J. Larrieu by A. J. Larrieu A. J.: First, […]
While serving up her usual mystery, romance and humor, Harlow’s second Midnight Magic Mystery, WEREWOLF SINGS THE BLUES, failed to live up to my (admittedly high) expectations. I loved WHAT’S A WITCH TO DO, and was hoping for more of the same here. Unfortunately, Vivian was a hard character for me to like, and I couldn’t get into the developing relationship, making it hard to enjoy the book.