Tag Archives: Urban Fantasy

DNF Review of Hex-Rated by Jason Ridler

I had to request an ARC of Hex-Rated as soon as I saw the cover.  The snake, the woman tied to a post, the guy in a cheap blue suit, the font of the title…it’s a little lurid, it’s got … Continue reading

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Review of Graveyard Shift by Michael Haspil

Alex and Marcus are officers working the Graveyard Shift in the Miami-Dade Police Department Nocturn Affairs Division.  “Nocturn” being the PC term for vampire after the reveal.  They’re well qualified for the job.  Marcus is an “Ancient,” a vampire so … Continue reading

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Review of Steeplejack by A.J. Hartley

I don’t read much YA. If there is much as good as Steeplejack out there, I need to read a lot more. Steeplejack follows a 17-year-old chimney repairer turned private investigator in a fantasy South Africa. The story following her … Continue reading

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Review of American Gods by Neil Gaiman

I read American Gods a few years ago and enjoyed it but it didn’t really grab me.  But, I have to admit, I’m excited about the upcoming TV adaptation.  William Morrow has taken advantage of the hype to re-release American … Continue reading

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Review of The Wrong Dead Guy by Richard Kadrey

I loved The Everything Box.  I even put it on my Hugo Awards ballot.  And The Wrong Dead Guy isn’t, by any means, bad.  But it is pretty pedestrian.

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Short Review Roundup – Disappointment Edition

Ideally I would limit my short reviews to books I didn’t like, freeing up time to wax poetic about those that I did.  But I still have a backlog to get through of books I loved.  Not these books though.  … Continue reading

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Short Review Roundup – 2014 Hugo Awards Edition

In an effort to clear my backlog of books I’ve read but not reviewed, I’m posting short review roundups.  I already wrote a post on the best of the 2015 books I read that didn’t get Hugo nominations.  Today’s post … Continue reading

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