Genre: Urban Fantasy

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Early Review: Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson #7) by Patricia Briggs

Early Review: Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson #7) by Patricia Briggs

March 1, 2013 Review 6

It’s been two years since the last Mercy Thompson novel was published, but life for these characters hasn’t remained completely stagnant. If you’ve been reading the other series set in the Mercy Thompson world, Alpha and Omega, you know that some seriously huge stuff has happened regarding the Fae. We predicted that the fallout would hit Tri-Cities, and it did.

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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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Review: Blood Oranges by Kathleen Tierney

Review: Blood Oranges by Kathleen Tierney

February 24, 2013 Review 2

With the haunting, opium dream of THE DROWNING GIRL fresh in my mind, I was very curious to see how Caitlin Kiernan’s intricate, puzzle box storytelling would translate to urban fantasy. Though writing under a fresh nom de plume, Tierney brings that characteristic darkness; writing a charismatic, unreliable heroine, as defined by her addictions as by her supernatural nature.

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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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