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Review: House Immortal (House Immortal #1) by Devon Monk

Review: House Immortal (House Immortal #1) by Devon Monk

September 8, 2014 Review 0

Original and intriguing, HOUSE IMMORTAL falls closer to the science-fiction spectrum of books than urban fantasy. However, with the kickass heroine, powerful, near immortal beings, fun sidekicks, and original world, HOUSE IMMORTAL will definitely appeal to the standard urban fantasy reader.

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Review: Night Unbound (Immortal Guardians #5) by Dianne Duvall

Review: Night Unbound (Immortal Guardians #5) by Dianne Duvall

September 6, 2014 Review 1

NIGHT UNBOUND is yet another in a strong, Paranormal Romance series that offers action, romance, and characters that don’t fall prey to the “cast of thousands” fatigue so common in this genre. Both Lisette and Zach have appeared in prior books, and seeing these two find a happily-ever-after makes for a steamy and satisfying romance, with a minimum of drama keeping them apart.

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5!bat Review: Full Fathom Five (Craft Sequence #3) by Max Gladstone

5!bat Review: Full Fathom Five (Craft Sequence #3) by Max Gladstone

July 17, 2014 Review 0

From the titles to the page, the first three books in the Craft Sequence marry numbers with magic. The stories themselves explore different parts of society, but always on the bedrock of a spiritual economy where soul stuff is traded and bartered to power the world. FULL FATHOM FIVE weaves together new and old characters on an island of idols and mysteries, infusing this broken world with a slowly building hope that is impossible to resist.

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Review: Feather Bound by Sarah Raughley

Review: Feather Bound by Sarah Raughley

May 5, 2014 Review 3

I can understand, to some degree, wanting to generate buzz for your novel, but you might want to stop and think before comparing it to something written by a man who can claim a Nobel Prize in Literature. Apparently, stopping and thinking wasn’t the road chosen and the comparison was made.

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Review: Possession (Fallen Angels #5) by J. R. Ward

Review: Possession (Fallen Angels #5) by J. R. Ward

October 18, 2013 Review 0

Surprising, complex, and sexy as hell, POSSESSION is J. R. Ward at her best. This far into the battle of heaven and hell the romance could easily have been an afterthought, but Ward’s gift for turning familiar territory on it’s head means both the romance and the metaphysics had my complete attention. In a world filled with magical Alphas, somehow these human men managed to crank up the chemistry and the spotlight.

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Early 5/5 Review: Written in Red (The Others #1) by Anne Bishop

Early 5/5 Review: Written in Red (The Others #1) by Anne Bishop

February 27, 2013 Review 13

Reminiscent of Charles de Lint and Patricia Briggs, WRITTEN IN RED is urban fantasy the way it should be written. From the moment Meg stumbled into the Others land, half frozen, and sighed with relief at the H.L.D.N.A sign (Human Law Does Not Apply), I was intrigued. When the terra indigene (shifters, vampires, and elementals) she met spoke quite candidly about how they regularly ate humans for infractions as minor as trespassing or failing to leave a store the second it closed, I was hooked.

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Early 5bat! Review: Trickster (Ustari Cycle #1) by Jeff Somers

Early 5bat! Review: Trickster (Ustari Cycle #1) by Jeff Somers

February 19, 2013 Review 12

TRICKSTER is a book that has restored my faith in the urban fantasy genre as a whole. Jeff Somers has created a wholly original world that, even with magic, feels incredibly real. The book centers around Lem – one of the world’s blood mages. And, yep, blood mages are exactly what they sound like. In this world there are two types of mages – those who use bleeders and those who supply their own blood for their magics. Lem is one of the latter.

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Early Review: The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius

Early Review: The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius

February 18, 2013 Review 6

I have a confession to make – I’m not usually a big fan of anthologies. I’m not sure if it’s because I get annoyed that there’s not more to the story or what, but short stories and I have never gotten along. So of course I went with an anthology for my first review here at All Things Urban Fantasy. Oops. Or at least oops is what I was thinking when I first sat down to start the book. Then I started reading and that oops quickly changed in to a grin as I dived in to story after story.

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