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REVIEW: Fool Moon by Jim Butcher

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After reading the first book in The Dresden Files series last year, I decided to jump back in and read Fool Moon by Jim Butcher. Following the events of the last book, Special Investigations officer, Murphy, has been reluctant to call in Harry Dresden as a consultant, feeling that she can no longer trust him. He repeatedly keeps secrets from her, and in her line of work she needs to know every intricate detail of a case to close it. This time around, when the killings continue to rise, she…

Long Live the Queen by Kate Locke cover

*Warning: Contains spoilers for previous books in the series* Everyone’s favourite goblin queen is back in Long Live the Queen by Kate Locke, the third and final book in The Immortal Empire series. After the harrowing and bloodthirsty conclusion to book two, Xandra Vardan is hoping that she can finally settle down into life as the goblin queen of England, making a life with her werewolf partner, Vex. However, things never go to plan where Xandra is concerned, with her world being turned upside down when Vex is attacked by…

The Ghost Train to New Orleans by Mur Lafferty cover

[color-box]The Ghost Train to New Orleans by Mur Lafferty (The Shambling Guides #2) Orbit Books (4 Mar 2014), Ebook: 352 pages, Urban Fantasy Website • Series Listing • Amazon UK / US Rating: [/color-box] The Shambling Guide to New York City was one of my favourite new series of 2013, and as a result I had high expectations for this second book, The Ghost Train to New Orleans by Mur Lafferty. After the success of their coterie travel guide to New York City, human editor Zoë Norris is back with…

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NOVEMBER’S BOOK CLUB READ [color-box]Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler (Jane True #1) Orbit Books (5 Aug 2011), Paperback: 337 pages, Urban Fantasy Website • Series Listing • Amazon UK / US Rating: [/color-box] Not conforming to any of the usual fantasy stereotypes is Nicole Peeler’s Jane True series, which kicks off with Tempest Rising. An exciting (and slightly crazy!) delve into a fantasy world that lives alongside human society. The story is set in Rockabill, a small American tourist town where the locals all know each other and where the…

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REVIEW: Charming by Elliott James

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[color-box]Charming by Elliott James (Pax Arcana #1) Orbit Books (24 Sept 2013), Paperback: 400 pages, Urban Fantasy Series Listing • Amazon UK / US Rating: [/color-box] Beginning a new urban fantasy series is never easy, and I feel that Charming by Elliot James doesn’t quite have the spark of a great read. On the surface, the book has a good premise relating to the supernatural world which exists alongside the human one. This world is shielded from humans by the Pax Arcana, a kind of magical veil that will make…

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REVIEW: Storm Front by Jim Butcher

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[color-box]Storm Front by Jim Butcher (The Dresden Files #1) Orbit Books (May 2011), Paperback: 307 pages, Urban Fantasy Website • Series Listing • Amazon UK / US Rating: [/color-box] Having been recommended to read The Dresden Files, I picked up a copy of Storm Front by Jim Butcher and had high expectations for this popular urban fantasy series. Set in Chicago, Harry Dresden is a wizard P.I., working as a police consultant and private investigator for those who need his specialist services – he is even listed in the phone book under ‘wizard’! At the opening of…

The Shambling Guide to New York City by Mur Lafferty cover

[color-box]The Shambling Guide to NYC by Mur Lafferty (The Shambling Guides #1) Orbit Books (May 2013), Paperback: 368 pages, Urban Fantasy Website • Series Listing • Amazon UK / US Rating: [/color-box] Marking the beginning of a new urban fantasy series, The Shambling Guide to New York City by Mur Lafferty mixes the exotic world of travel writing with the hidden world of the supernatural who live in New York. Kicking off with an introduction to our heroine, Zoë Norris, the book immediately hooked me with how down to earth and relatable she was. She…

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