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What I am Reading in Urban Fantasy ~ Science Fiction ~ Fantasy

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3934 _chandra_   2012-09-26 00:54

I just finished HP Mallory's To Kill a Warlock. I don't give this one rave reviews. I just don't think the main character Dulce was very likeable. It was just kind of blah.

3935 desertlass   Edited 2012-09-26 15:19 2012-09-26 15:17

Well, I've had several disappointments lately. I finally got my hands on Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire. I love her Toby Daye series, but found this new series to be a bit contrived. It was a great story, but I felt like the dialogue just tried too hard to be witty. I'll read the rest of the series, when it comes out, but it's not my favorite of her books. Way too many f-bombs for my taste, as well.

I also read Shadows of Night, the second Deborah Harkness. I actually really enjoyed it, despite the unrealistic plot ideas (okay, what is realistic about urban fantasy, anyway?). I think I enjoyed A Discover of Witches more.

I also read City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau. This was okay, but just really didn't hold my interest. I don't think I'll bother with the sequels.

I ALSO read Biting Cold by Chloe Neill. This was okay. I always like her books, but I'm a little tired of his royal blondness. Sigh.

I'm now trying to get through The Greyfriar by the Griffiths. Okay, creative story so far, but the writing! Ugh. Enough said.

I've got some good ones in my TBR pile, though: Gunmetal Magic, Mistborn, Ashes of Honor, Tricked, Garment of Shadows, Raven Boys and the new Rae Carson. Go, eyes, go!

3936 michelle-cornwall   2012-09-27 07:06

@desertlass - can I highly recommend you consider moving Ashes of honor to the top of your TBR pile?

3937 desertlass   2012-09-27 09:47

Thanks, Michelle. I love me some Tybalt. Blows old Romeo out of the water.

3938 desertlass   2012-10-02 14:39

I enjoyed Peeps by Scott Westerfeld. A unique take on vampires. I enjoy his quirky humour.

3939 tngal   2012-10-02 21:51

I just had a very reading eventful couple of days.
'Fury's Kiss' by Karen Chance excellent!
'Death's Rival' by Faith Hunter very, very good
'Mortal Ties' by Eileen Wilks another solid installment
Now that I've burned thru my new releases, I've got to find something else but I'm afraid that they won't be nearly as good.

3940 jimq   Edited 2012-10-08 21:29 2012-10-08 21:29

Read Dark Currents by Jacqueline Carey. Good book and slightly different than most of the traditional Urban Fantasy universes. The heroine lives in a small town which happens to be a part of a Supernatural community. She is the representitive of the biggest power in the community the norse goddes Hel.

But in this case being the representitive doesn't come with a lot of money, power or prestige. The heroine is half Demon and half human but at least for now the human side is a lot more dominant.

I recomend the book, not a lot of romance in it if that is what you are looking for however.

3941 crossfox   2012-10-09 20:43

I finished ASHES OF HONOR by Seanan McGuire. I won't say it's the strongest one in the Toby Daye series, but it was fun as always.

3942 sleepinriva   2012-10-11 14:12

...and see, I thought Ashes of Honor was one of the best. To each his/her own.

3943 slvermont   2012-10-11 22:27

Just love the Toby Daye series. Hope there are more to come.

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