Category Archives: urban fantasy

The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich

The premise of this particular book sounded so intriguing and I remember being greatly disappointed when I was not able to get my hands on an ARC. Eventually, it came out in Audible format and I bought it and saved … Continue reading

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Ash Kickers by Sean Grigsby

As good as the first novel and brimming with exuberance and chutzpah, Ash Kickers is a worthy sequel. The story, which began with Brannigan, now passes to Tamerica Williams, a brash young woman moving up through the Smoke Eaters ranks. … Continue reading

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Meta: Tidebreaker by Danielle Paige

There is a really sad and mistaken belief in women’s fiction (especially YA) that in order for a woman to be taken seriously, she has to go out and do stupid things, pointless things, and then be taught a lesson … Continue reading

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Queen’s Quality 7 by Motomi Kyousuke

This is a series that has had several iterations, even getting a new title after the first two volumes (originally QQ Sweeper). I am not quite confident that Motomi fully has this series planned out – there are a lot … Continue reading

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The Magic order by Mark Millar and Olivier Coipel

I really enjoyed this very adult urban fantasy that clearly has its inspiration from Harry Potter. As a bit of escapism, it definitely kept my attention through to the end. The art was very well done and captured the emotions … Continue reading

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Shade by Mere Joyce

While I did not love Shade, it was a fun read that kept me invested to the end. The author looks to have had fun creating different ways the kids can see the ghosts/dead and the characters were interesting and … Continue reading

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The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson

This is a book that is very well written and infinitely quotable. We have highly nuanced and realistic characters who have all the faults, misunderstandings, and issues that teens find today. The humor is bittersweet and typically making a philosophical … Continue reading

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