Book Review: Pocket Full of Tinder by Jill Archer

Summary: Noon Onyx is back! In this long-awaited fourth installment, Jill Archer returns readers to the dangerous world of Halja, where demons, angels, and humans coexist in an uneasy state of détente. Maegester-in-Training Noon Onyx feels like she’s done it all – mastered fiery magic, become an adept fighter, learned the law, killed countless demons,... Continue Reading →

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Book Review: Minimum Wage Magic by Rachel Aaron

Summary: The DFZ, the metropolis formerly known as Detroit, is the world’s most magical city with a population of nine million and zero public safety laws. That’s a lot of mages, cybernetically enhanced chrome heads, and mythical beasties who die, get into debt, and otherwise fail to pay their rent. When they can’t pay their... Continue Reading →

Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse

Can’t-Wait Wednesday, aka Waiting on Wednesday, is a weekly meme originating from Jill at Breaking the Spine and now hosted by Wishful Endings. If you’re interested in participating, stop by Wishful Endings to link up your posts. It's been four weeks since the bloody showdown at Black Mesa, and Maggie Hoskie, Diné monster hunter, is trying to make the... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Purls and Potions by Nancy Warren

Summary: Romance is in the air on Harrington Street, Oxford. Detective Inspector Ian Chisholm is finally showing interest in Lucy, though the members of the vampire knitting club aren’t too thrilled to have the police hanging around so close to Cardinal Woolsey’s yarn shop. Up the street at Frogg Books, shop assistant Alice is in... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews

Summary: No day is ordinary in a world where Technology and Magic compete for supremacy…But no matter which force is winning, in the apocalypse, a sword will always work. Hugh d’Ambray, Preceptor of the Iron Dogs, Warlord of the Builder of Towers, served only one man. Now his immortal, nearly omnipotent master has cast him... Continue Reading →

Friday Favorite Five: Urban Fantasy Series

For previous posts and future FFF topics check out my Friday Favorite Five page here. Favorite Five Urban Fantasy Series I used to read a lot more Urban Fantasy than I do these days, but I still really enjoy the subgenre. Something something vampires and werewolves. 😀 One of the things that I think drove... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Vampire Knitting Club by Nancy Warren

Summary: Vampires who knit A troublemaking witch Who killed Granny — and is she really dead? At a crossroads between a cringe-worthy past (Todd the Toad) and an uncertain future (she's not exactly homeless, but it's close), Lucy Swift travels to Oxford to visit her grandmother. With Gran's undying love to count on and Cardinal... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Dreadful Company by Vivian Shaw

Summary: Contemporary fantasy in the world of Strange Practice, starring Dr. Greta Helsing, whose family has been keeping the supernatural community not-alive and well for generations. When Greta Helsing, doctor to the undead, is unexpectedly called to Paris to present at a medical conference, she expects nothing more exciting than professional discourse on zombie reconstructive... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Summary: Under the streets of London there's a place most people could never even dream of. A city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, knights in armour and pale girls in black velvet. This is the city of the people who have fallen between the cracks. Richard Mayhew, a young businessman, is going to... Continue Reading →

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