Category Archives: urban fantasy

Bleach 71 by Tite Kubo

By Volume 71 and in the final story, Kubo is using these these minor arcs to give us more backstory of the main characters. Completing the Kurotsuchi and Nemo story as they continue their battle and then on to former … Continue reading

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Wondering Sight by Melissa McShane

I am greatly enjoying the Extraordinaries series for its strong female characters who use their intelligence and patience to solve the problems they are presented. McShane has done an excellent job of giving us stories that are thoroughly researched and … Continue reading

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The Dire King by William Ritter

With Jackaby 4, The Dire King, we have a satisfying denouement of the series which pulls in all the clues and events of the previous three novels. What seemed unrelated is now shown as intricately connected to one event: the … Continue reading

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The Immortal Architects by Paige Orwin

The first book in this series, the Interminables, was on the top of my best of 2016 list. The deeply flawed, nuanced, and grounded characters interacted in a very complex world. Orwin struck a good balance between explaining the magic … Continue reading

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The End League by Rick Remender

This is going to be one of my briefest reviews for the simple reason that there was absolutely nothing I liked in this title. From the oversexualization of the women, the lazy and uninspired writing, shallow characterizations, and complete lack … Continue reading

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King Road: The Long Way Home by Peter Hogan, Staz Johnson, Phil Winslade, Douglas Sirois

Since the premise of a fantasy world invading our contemporary world is so common, an author really needs an angle in order to be fresh and original. I don’t think the that was achieved in King’s Road. The story, characters, … Continue reading

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The Book of Lies by Teri Terry

Book of Lies feels very much like a concept that was turned into a story; there are many well-worn tropes, random faery/fae influences, and a story that tends to fall apart if you look too close. However, it is decently … Continue reading

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