This was a good sequel, and one that has a bit of everything: action, intrigue, found family, secrets, supernatural beings, and a middle-aged MC.
Review: Fear and Fury (Adventures of a Villain-Leaning Humanoid #1) by Jamie Jackson
A really entertaining read about superheroes and supervillains, and Meg, who just wants to be left alone. This book was so much fun!
Review: Bloodlines (The Guardian of Empire City #1) by Peter Hartog
Bloodlines is a blend of science-fiction, urban fantasy, and paranormal—three genres I happen to love. Add to the mix a good mystery to solve, and I’m a happy reader.
Review: Keepers & Destinies (Keepers & Destinies #1) by Carl F. Brothers
A dystopian fantasy set in modern times, this book has a very interesting take on the conflict between Heaven and Hell, angels and demons.
Review: The Awakening of Marcianna (Thief of Destiny #1) by Isabelle Markus
This was a very interesting coming to power story, in that the main character is middle-aged and has built a family prior to gaining her abilities.
Review: These Violent Nights by Rebecca Crunden
I loved the world-building in this novel. It was unique, the magic system was very interesting, and the characters in the story were relatable.
BOOK TOUR/REVIEW: Yellow Tape and Coffee by Pat Luther
Yellow Tape and Coffee is a fantastic hybrid of urban fantasy, horror and drama that will keep you guessing until the end. Secret societies, buried history, werewolves and conspiracies combine to create a suspenseful thrill-ride that will keep on the edge of your seat and guessing until it’s bloody conclusion. Pat Luther handles the vast array of characters with a deft hand and the skill some television writer’s rooms can’t muster. What are you waiting for? It won’t bite…
Review: Phased by Victoria Tecken
Phased is a great take of an Urban Fantasy, focusing on the mental strains of werewolf sisters. The world is well thought out, allowing for a dynamic between the characters that allows it to be fresh and interesting. It was great to read a werewolf story that was not primarily focused on a love triangle or other similar trope. The focus of the book is on the mental strain of the characters, with a variety of different takes on something that has a lot of meaning to all of us. The emotions of the characters play a prominent role and are well thought out in each scene.
Review: The Soul Trade (Judas Investigations #1) by Edward Rose
The Soul Trade is perfect for anyone who enjoys urban fantasy within a noir setting. The story is fast-paced and entertaining, with enough mystery and intrigue to keep you turning the pages to the very last one. It is a quick, easy read – a good introduction to a series that has the potential for more.
Review: Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles #1) by Kevin Hearne
I’ll admit that urban fantasy is one of the genres of speculative fiction that I am the least familiar with. For the longest time, I would see the covers in bookstores and just assume that they were like the fantasy romance novels that I grew up watching my grandmother tear through, one after another. I have since learned that this is not (always) the case. While undoubtedly Hearne’s most popular series, I initially found him through The Tales of Pell, a trilogy that he co-authored with Delilah Dawson, and then his epic fantasy series The Seven Kennings (both of which I actually liked more than Hounded).