Category Archives: urban fantasy

Slayer by Kiersten White

I think the first question most will ask about this new series is: does the book stay faithful to the Buffyverse. And the answer is a definite yes. The second question will then be: is it canon and where does … Continue reading

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Urusei Yatsura 1 by Rumiko Takahashi

Back in the late 1970s and early 1980s, there was a trend among boys’ manga for the male protagonist to be given a magical girl (Ah My Goddess and Video Girl Ai were among the most popular). Rumiko Takahashi, however, … Continue reading

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How We Sell Our Souls by Emilie Lucadamo

How We Sell Our Souls is a fun and quirky read – more dark humor than darkness. The pacing is a bit off and it felt very much like it was written by a novice writer. But the story had … Continue reading

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Queen’s Quality 6 by motomi Kyousuke

I am so glad that Motomi took her story away from “here’s how to clean your house” and toward a more interesting urban fantasy. The series got off to a rocky start and it was clear the theme wasn’t working … Continue reading

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The Outlaw and The Upstart King by Rod Duncan

Once again, Rod Duncan proves he is one of the best contemporary sci fi/urban fantasy authors out there with a follow up just as good yet distinctly different than his previous book. Rather than regurgitating the same tale of action … Continue reading

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The Surface Breaks by Louise O’Neill

Before reading the book, I had to wonder if there would be many low reviews due to it not following the ‘Disney’ version of love and happiness. But after reading several, I saw that many reviewers came to a lot … Continue reading

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City of Broken Magic by Mirah Bolender

I had a hard time with this book: the premise sounded interesting and there are a lot of interesting concepts, but the writing was highly problematic. Even considering that my source is an advance reader copy without full editing, I … Continue reading

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