Category Archives: urban fantasy

Creatures of Will and Temper by Molly Tanzer

Creatures of Will and Temper is a book that will likely be divisive to many readers: it’s a literary take on a beloved literature icon that can be hard to get into initially but rewarding if followed to the end. … Continue reading

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Queen’s Quality 2 by Kyousuke Motomi

Volume 2 proves why it was a good idea to take the originaly QQ Sweeper in a different direction, renaming it Queen’s Quality and changing the premise. Where before it was two kids battling demons who dirty people’s minds, now … Continue reading

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Secret Weapons by Eric Heisserer, Raul Allen

Although Secret Weapons dumps you smack into the Valiant universe, it is at a place where it isn’t problematic. Yes, you’ll realize fairly quickly in the beginning that there is much more to the story; fortunately, the plot narrows nicely … Continue reading

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The Promised Neverland by Kaiu Shirai, Posuka Demizu

The Promised Neverland is a creepy and very disturbing urban fantasy that starts small and stays small. Kids in an orphanage discover they are ‘food’ and spend most of the book plotting escape. In this premise we see the difference … Continue reading

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Tough Riders Volume 1 by Adam Glass and Patrick Olliffe

Taking its cue from League of Extraordinary Gentlemen but this time with American and actual historical characters rather than literary ones. As with Moore’s work, there is the bit of fantastical that makes the story far more rollicking. But where … Continue reading

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Animosity Volume 1 by Marguerite Bennett, Rafael De LaTorre

Animosity as a title greatly explains most of the book: a play and words and puns filling in around a book about hate and anger. And while there are rare moments of interest, as a whole this is a piece … Continue reading

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Insexts Volume 1: Chrysalis by Marguerite Bennet and Ariela Kristantina

Despite the lurid title meant to catch your eye, Insexts is pretty much a gothic horror story with feminist overtones. Our two protagonists look evil but start by killing off the bad and continue in that vein, all under the … Continue reading

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