BLACK DOG is impossible to put down from page one. In one brilliant landslide of a book, Neumeier reimagines magic and shapeshifting, black dogs and vampires, and slips all of this intricate, clever world-building in around a cast of characters that are instantly appealing.
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This YA romance is given surprising depth with a background of xenophobia in a world not far removed from ours. At the center of Melissa Landers’ ALIENATED is the sweet and honest love story of Cara Sweeney and Aelyx of the L’eihr, an alien race that offers humanity a cancer cure upon making first contact. The parallels to present-day fears of ‘aliens’ are familiar without being heavy-handed or preachy, and we’re gifted with a protagonist who does not go easily into the role of L’eihr champion, but shows the reader exactly how and why she falls in love with one.
ALL THINGS URBAN FANTASY WEEKLY SUMMARY: MONDAY: We got to see a deleted scene from Shawntelle Madison’s REPOSSESSED, and Kristina reviewed HER DARK CURIOSITY. TUESDAY: Megan Shepard stopped by to talk about her inspiration for HER DARK CURIOSITY and Kristina reviewed the final Night Huntress book, UP FROM THE GRAVE. WEDNESDAY: Check out our Cover Art Coverage […]
The Game of Shadows series once again proves Thea Harrison’s range as a writer. An altogether different beast than the popular Elder Races series, FALLING LIGHT is Paranormal Romance with a science fiction and action movie flair. Alien creatures in human form, endless battle with an evil foe, love that spans generations and incarnations, all of these elements make the scope of this series vast and intricate and interesting.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from THE LINE. I’d never heard of the author before, but I’ve had a thing for witches since long before a wizard named Harry entered the literary world so I thought why not give it a shot. I’m so glad I did.
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CRUEL BEAUTY is the fairy tale retelling I didn’t know I was waiting for. Taking the Beauty and the Beast story and turning it upside down, spinning it around and still keeping it recognizable, CRUEL BEAUTY was entrancing and mind-blowing.
If Tim Powers wrote THE NIGHT CIRCUS, the resulting novel would probably look a lot like Adam Christopher’s HANG WIRE. A number of seemingly random ideas – including an exploding fortune cookie, a serial killer, and a semi-retired Hawaiian god – form together to create a mystery, tangled in history, surrounded by evil. Some emotional depth is sacrificed for the density of the plot, but each of the characters is fully-formed and multi-layered, and make for an engrossing read.
Starring witches and set in Regency London, A BREATH OF FROST is certainly a departure from Alyxandra Harvey’s modern day vampires in the Drake Chronicles. This shouldn’t concern you though, as Harvey took on historical fiction and magic wonderfully, kicking off a new series that I am certainly excited to follow.