In IRON KIN the stakes are raised as the people of the Half-Light City creep closer to all out war. The worldbuilding in this series is one of its strengths and delving deeper into the politics of this world made it even richer. The fragile peace between the mages, vampires, and shifters drove the action and kept the threat of war dangerous close throughout the book.
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Got some really hard to kill vampires? Jane Yellowrock can get that job done and then some. In BLOOD TRADE Jane comes back with a vengeance from some difficult circumstances in the previous book. She’s not in a good place during the start of BLOOD TRADE
When a book is described as ‘The Goddess Test meets Dexter’ it gets shoved to the very top of my TBR pile. What could be better than a teenage serial killer hunting down human monsters with the help of the Furies from Greek Mythology? It’s such an amazing premise that unfortunately fell just a little flat.
KITTY ROCKS THE HOUSE proves that Kitty is one tough and creative werewolf. She’s trying to be a stern but fair alpha, dealing with the vampires’ Long Game, and hosting her radio show. The Kitty Norville series isn’t just foreboding vampire and werewolf politics but also has a quirky strain of humor especially with Kitty’s radio show callers.
There is no denying the technicolor beauty of Vicki Pettersson’s rockabilly heroine, Kit Craig. Each crisp, thoughtful detail brings the scent, feel, and lush sensuality of her perspective to life. In THE LOST, however, Pettersson reveals the fragility beneath Kit’s meticulous habits, the dark correllary of her structured world.
I loved the previous book in A Monster Haven Story series, MONSTER IN MY CLOSET and POOKA IN MY PANTRY firmly places this series in my top favorites. Zoey is a absolutely quirky and delightful character. Seeing her try to adjust to life as a helper of
While I enjoyed the chance to return to Gin and the assorted characters of Ashland in DEADLY STING, I was disappointed at the lack of real momentum in the over arching plot. Most of the story takes place at an exhibition of Mab’s possessions which made
When I got my hands on a copy of DEEP BETRAYAL, I was so excited to read more of the alien and tortured hero, Calder White. Brown’s ability to make him sympathetic without softening too many of his predator’s edges was one I my favorite aspects of LIES BENEATH.
SEVEN KINDS OF HELL is the first full length novel in the Fangborn series, but it’s not the first story set in this world. I’ve read and reviewed two short stories set in the Fangborn universe (there have been four–see the series tab below for links) and was thrilled to get to jump into a more expansive novel featuring an archaeologist no less (possibly my favorite literary profession), along with the Stueben siblings from the short stories. I’m sorry to say I was less thrilled by the somewhat staid story and rather bland characters.
From the moment I laid eyes on DEEP DOWN’s gorgeous cover, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. In WIDE OPEN, I fell in love with Hallie. There is a particular quality to Deborah Coates’s writing that immerses me in her characters