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The Gate To Futures Past - Reunification #2

“Gate to Futures Past” by Julie E. Czerneda is a complex story that explores tradition, remarkable powers, faith, mysticism, and perspective within the framework of space travel and learning about new worlds. The change in fortune for the S...

4 Stars

Tricks for Free - InCryptid, #7

This was another stellar installment in this series. This one is Antimony's story. She is on the run and finds her way to a theme park where she is hoping to hide from the Covenant. Of course nothing goes as planned and the story takes off...

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  • Author: Seanan McGuire
  • Review by: BookGirl
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: DAW

The Hanging Tree - A Rivers of London Novel, #6

“The Hanging Tree” by Ben Aaronovitch is a whimsical and tilted look at a world that is both familiar and very different. Although this is part of a series, there is no problem becoming immersed in this world where rivers are personified in...

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  • Author: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Susp: Action / Thriller, * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: DAW

A Peace Divided - Peacekeeper, #2

“A Peace Divided” by Tanya Huff is another exciting story that features the inimitable Torin Kerr. I love the way I am instantly immersed in a world that is both familiar and disconcertingly alien when I open one of these books. It was like...

5 Stars

Elisha Mancer - Dark Apostle, #4

With Thomas back on the throne and Bridget thwarted for now, Elisha decides that he must go and stop the Mancers from around the world. They aren't just a problem in London but everywhere in the world. They are in control of some of the mos...

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The Heart of What Was Lost - A Novel of Osten Ard

“The Heart of What Was Lost” is a pretty good epic fantasy. Unfortunately I did not read the first installment, but enjoyed this sequel. It is a very rich world with detailed characters and places. Some of the origin stories and magics’ of...

4 Stars

Elisha Rex - Dark Apostle, #3

Once again Elisha tries to help and ends up in over his head. This time his closest friends Thomas and Rosie (Thomas's wife) have been taken and no one can find them. The city has also been locked by fans of Elisha who are angry at what hap...

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Alien Nation - Aliens / Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #14

“Alien Nation” by Gini Koch is another delightful and exciting adventure with First Lady Kitty Katt-Martini and the rest of the larger-than-life folks in her circle. The FLOTUS is learning the ‘power of the paw’ in addition to a few other p...

5 Stars

Alien Education - Alien Novels Book 15

Reader take note: this is most emphatically not a book that you can just pick up and dive into. It is book 15 in a series and oh my stars does it show. For those who have been following along from the start, I'm sure the constant mentions a...

3 Stars

Tempest - Valdemar

“Tempest: All-New Tales of Valdemar” is an anthology edited by Mercedes Lackey. It is so fun being immersed in stories that explore the various aspects of this universe that have been developed over the years. I was particularly fond of the...

4 Stars

Once Broken Faith - An October Daye Novel, #10

“Once Broken Faith” by Seanan McGuire is an exciting fantasy tale that keeps one on the edge of the seat while marveling at the complexities that seem perfectly logical within the framework of the book. I love the twist on certain staples,...

5 Stars
  • Author: Seanan McGuire
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: DAW

Magic For Nothing - InCryptid, #6

“Magic for Nothing” by Seanan McGuire is an urban fantasy that will stop and make you think about things you’ve seen that are on the edge of uncanny…and wonder. I enjoy the stories in this series and it was fun getting a closer look at Anti...

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  • Author: Seanan McGuire
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: DAW

Grave - Queen of the Dead, #3

“Grave” by Michelle Sagara finishes the trilogy in an enthralling and unsettling saga. The eerie concept of afterlife is creatively depicted even as the difficult topics of grief and mourning are explored through different characters. There...

5 Stars
  • Author: Michelle Sagara
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: DAW

The Holver Alley Crew - Streets of Maradaine, #1

"The Holver Alley Crew" is an Urban Fantasy about The Rynax brothers, who want to get on the straight and narrow and decide to open up a legitimate shop, but a great fire happens, ruining their hopes, dreams and future and they have to go b...

5 Stars

Dreamweaver - Dreamwalker, #3

Jessica Drake is one of the last Dream Walkers. Centuries ago, the Shadow began a campaign to eradicate all Dream Walkers and since that time they have continued their search, but somehow Jessica slipped through the cracks. Now that they kn...

4 Stars

Hungry Ghosts - Eric Carter #3

Hungry Ghosts is the exciting, dark and sometimes bloody, third installment of the Eric Carter series. This book could be read as a standalone but shouldn't because it contains massive spoilers for books one and two. Eric is trying to aveng...

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  • Author: Stephen Blackmoore
  • Review by: BookGirl
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: DAW

Silverwolf - Rowankind, #2

“Silverwolf” is a fantasy with history added. It’s also the second book in the Rowankind series. This book comes after “Winterwood”. I would suggest you read Winterwood first. Silverwolf's world is like ours. The difference is our world doe...

3 Stars

Closer to the Chest - Valdemar: The Herald Spy, #3

“Closer to the Chest” by Mercedes Lackey provides a glimpse of Mags and Amily’s relationship and the way they have become integrated in their roles as Heralds with special duties. It is an interesting glimpse of the insidious effects of bul...

4 Stars

Dragon Wizard

“Dragon Wizard” by S. Andrew Swann is a fun and wacky story with plenty of odd occurrences and tongue-in-cheek humor. The role reversal and gender swapping that results in Frank Blackthorne occupying his princess wife’s body and her residin...

4 Stars

The Book of Phoenix

“The Book of Phoenix” is an intense read. Phoenix starts out as an innocent, ignorant girl in a woman's body. Although she is well read and intelligent she is content at first to do what she is told, even when it hurts her. When she does go...

4 Stars

From a High Tower - An Elemental Masters Novel, #10

“From a High Tower” by Mercedes Lackey is an inventive mélange of fantasy and reality, in keeping with the other stories in this series. I love this homage to the Wild West touring shows, with a nod to a writer popular in Germany and his co...

4 Stars

Of Sand and Malice Made - Song of Shattered Sands: Book Two

When I saw “Of Sand and Malice Made” I just had to grab it! It looked right up my alley. Now I haven't read any of the series that this goes with. But that didn't loose me. This is a prequel to the series and it was so awesome! The mytholog...

4 Stars

Wizard of the Grove

“Wizard of the Grove” by Tanya Huff is a two-volume book that has fun and intriguing elements, and even better for me, fantastical creatures such as dryads, centaurs, and wizards. There are sweeping political struggles, romance, betrayal, c...

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Heroine Complex

Heroine Complex is the first novel in a series by Sarah Kuhn about super heroes, with sometimes misguided gifts. Aveda Jupiter has taken the demon hordes by storm, as the sole protector of San Francisco. She is great at kicking butt, and sh...

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The Summer Dragon - First Book of the Evertide

AMAZING, that sums up “The Summer Dragon” quite well. I was so taken with this book and I absolutely loved the pictures. It helped me see more of the characters and what was going on. Everything about this book was magical, from the talking...

5 Stars

A Study in Sable - An Elemental Masters Novel, #11

“A Study In Sable” by Mercedes Lackey effortlessly returned me to the alternate world populated by those who can manipulate magic or talk to ghosts, mythical and mystical creatures, and…the Holmes brothers, who continue to wreak their own b...

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The Transference Engine

“The Transference Engine” just didn’t work for me. I’m not really sure what it was. But the combo of the story and the characters just had be going meh. I was so intrigued to get this as it sounded right up my alley. I really didn't care fo...

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Valdemar: The Last Herald-Mage Trilogy

I fell in love with this author’s Valdemar series several decades ago. This was fantasy that intrigued me, combining a well-built world with magic and the fascination of horse-type beings who were wise and able to communicate with their spe...

5 Stars
  • Author: Mercedes Lackey
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: DAW

Chaos Choreography - An Incryptid Novel, #5

This is such a fun series, not just because of the breadth of imagination that blends real-life situations with remarkably outlandish creatures in a unique urban fantasy. Those who follow these stories are already familiar with beloved char...

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  • Author: Seanan McGuire
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: DAW

Camp Alien - Aliens / Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #13

One disaster after another – of course they are always someone else’s doing, because let’s face it, there is a lot of evil in our world (not to mention other worlds) and they almost always have some nefarious purpose or goal that only makes...

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Alien in Chief - Aliens / Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #12

The wonderful blend of reality and fantastical science fiction adventures provide hours of entertainment in this series that continues to ramp up the excitement while exploring how aliens can get well-assimilated into Earth politics. The hi...

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Revisionary - Magic Ex Libris: Book Four

Stellar action and mischief abound in this latest masterpiece by Jim C. Hines! Just when you're thinking it can't get better than this: it does! Timing is essential and Hines has it spades down! Government intrigue combined with magic book...

5 Stars

The Alchemy of Chaos - Maradaine Novels, #2

This story is an exciting fantasy that combines elements of magic with a complex war on drugs that has an insidious effect on the society of Maradaine. The fragile balance between those who have divided up the town is in flux due to the eve...

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  • Author: Marshall Ryan Maresca
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: DAW

Winterwood - Rowankind, #1

On the British throne sits Mad King George. Hammering at the door is Bonaparte. In spite of repercussions, magic users have not all registered with the Mysterium. Bondservants, which no one knows where they originally came from are part of...

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An Ancient Peace - Peacekeeper, #1

For me, a great story is both entertaining and thought-provoking. If it is part of the science fiction genre, it provides fantastical scenarios that seem very plausible and realistic. This author definitely satisfies those requirements in s...

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Closer to the Heart - Herald Spy, #2 / Valdemar

This delightful fantasy series has many wonderful elements familiar to those of us who have been longtime fans, and this story showcases several of them, including the stalwart and impressive Companions who continue to provide transportatio...

4 Stars

Immortal Muse

When I opened the book and it began with Nicolas and Perenelle Flamel, who, I now know, really did exist, I was super interested. Through this book they have really become rich vivid personalities instead of two dimensional. There is such a...

3 Stars

Fields of Wrath - A Renshai Novel

This complex fantasy novel continues a saga about a wonderfully fascinating group of beings, each with their inculcated paradigms which are often diametrically opposed. Communication, or rather, the lack thereof, plays a key role in this st...

4 Stars

Faces - The Masks of Aygrima, #3

The Masks of Aygrima, by E.C. Blake, is a world unto its own. I read the second book in this series and couldn't wait to get the third. Mara has such special gifts and they are all amazing. She seemed much like a child in book 2, because sh...

4 Stars

The Thorn of Dentonhill - A Novel of Maradaine

What a great start to a new fantasy series! This story is full of action, mystery, fascinating characters and a multilayered conflict that extends beyond one young man’s almost quixotic attempt to bring down a drug trade on his own. There a...

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Pocket Apocalypse - An Incryptid Novel, #4

This creative and entertaining mixture of science fiction and paranormal tale challenges one to look at the world just a little differently. Although I am unfamiliar with the series, there are enough clues distributed throughout the story t...

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  • Author: Seanan McGuire
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: DAW

A Play of Shadow - Night's Edge, #2

The fun thing about reading fantasy is having one's imagination stretched, as one amazing event forms the framework for another, but it is essential for a vivid universe to be established in order for everything else to make sense, especial...

5 Stars

Universal Alien - Aliens / Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #10

The science fiction genre can occasionally overwhelm one with esoteric concepts and an overabundance of facts until one is almost bored to tears. That is definitely NOT the problem with this rollercoaster ride of a story. It is already rema...

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Species Imperative

These stories are an amazing melding of biology, science fiction, action, and romance. The gradual build-up from a sometimes hilarious view of the antics of grad students and obsessed researchers, to the connection between research techniqu...

5 Stars

Unbound - Magic Ex Libris: Book Three

Mr. Hines takes no prisoners when it comes to writing a boldly wild tale about passwords, clues, and magic. Unbound is a novel just swirling of characters (old and new), far out places (not the ‘60’s kind), as well as having a plot that scr...

5 Stars

Closer to Home - Herald Spy, #1

I never cease to be amazed by the textures that are inherent in this well-established and intricately complex fantasy world. The realism is such that I am instantly transported to one of my favorite universes whenever I open one of this aut...

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Mirror Sight - Green Rider, #5

This is an impressive addition to a compelling fantasy series that explores what parameters of progress improve society. Those who are familiar with the series should be aware that this is more a dystopian tale than the straight fantasy tha...

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Sleeping Late On Judgement Day - Bobby Dollar, #3

I love the Bobby Dollar series. He's not your average angel by far. He may fumble and mess up (like everyone else) but he also does what he thinks is right. He's not altruistic by far--he has his own motives but generally he helps others al...

5 Stars
  • Author: Tad Williams
  • Review by: HCHarju
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: DAW

Bastion - The Collegium Chronicles #5, A Valdemar Novel

This fantasy story is part of a series which centers around a well-developed world that features arcane beings known as Companions, which look like horses yet have far more exceptional capabilities, not least of which is their ability to co...

4 Stars

The Future Falls - Enchantment Emporium, #3

This inventive series combines sly humor, creative twists on elements of fantasy and plenty of earthy allusions. The wide variety of beings which interact, both on a intimate basis and on a more global scale, give rise to both humorous and...

4 Stars

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