Category: Urban Fantasy

Cold Reign by Faith Hunter

Posted April 25, 2017 by Minx
Cold Reign by Faith Hunter

It was while reading the Soulwood series that I was introduced to world of Jane Yellowrock. I know now that I was obviously living under a boulder! I knew from reading the Soulwood installments that I wanted to know about this world but I had no idea that I was going to be blown away. This story was everything I wanted and more! Cold Reign is the eleventh book in […]


Bound by Benedict Jacka

Posted March 29, 2017 by Minx
Bound by Benedict Jacka

Wow! I love that the Alex Verus series is always filled with action and dire situations. Bound starts right where the previous book, Burned, left off and I do so enjoy the title that has been chosen for this book. Alex is absolutely bound by circumstances in this book and there is no wiggle room for the choices he must make. Having already lost everything, there is very little that Alex […]


Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

Posted February 28, 2017 by Minx
Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

To say that I am a fan of the Mercy Thompson series is really an understatement. I have read every book and that actually makes me potentially a great critic. Where other series can start to get stale or predictable this series has remained strong! Silence Fallen steered away from the formula and gave us new features to look forward to in future installments. Fan-tast-ic! Mercy is back and this time […]


Hungry Ghosts by Stephen Blackmoore

Posted February 1, 2017 by Minx
Hungry Ghosts by Stephen Blackmoore

I really dug that this book took place in Mexico and that there were many Aztec gods and goddesses that are either a part of the story or referenced. Really fascinating! I am no expert in the Aztec culture or history but I felt that everything was represented in a realistic fashion. Mr. Blackmoore did a wonderful job in researching and it shows in his characters and urban development. I […]


Dragon Spawn by Eileen Wilks

Posted December 2, 2016 by Minx
Dragon Spawn by Eileen Wilks

Action-packed supernatural story with lively writing and fantastic world building! There is a plethora of supernatural creatures in this novel my favorite being dragons. The written descriptions of the dragons are just beautiful. I also like the inclusion of gnomes and brownies in the story. I enjoy it when there are supernatural characters that are outside the norm. There is also a portion of the story that takes place in […]


Curse on the Land by Faith Hunter, Review and Excerpt – Blog Tour 2016

Posted October 21, 2016 by Minx
Curse on the Land by Faith Hunter, Review and Excerpt – Blog Tour 2016

Masterful storytelling that is rich and saturated with detail! Nell Ingram is back and I am loving the growth of this character! After graduating from the training center for the Psychometry Law Enforcement Division of Homeland Security (PsyLED), also known as spook school, Nell has joined PsyLED Unit Eighteen as an agent, albeit a probationary one, until she has reached one year of service. Back are JoJo, Occam, Rick, Paka, […]


Shadowed Souls Edited by Jim Butcher and Kerrie L. Hughes

Posted October 17, 2016 by Minx
Shadowed Souls Edited by Jim Butcher and Kerrie L. Hughes

Writing a review on a collection of short stories is something of a challenge. I am a huge Jim Butcher fan and to be able to read a short story from The Dresden Files featuring Molly was definitely a draw for me. Luckily there were ten other stories that were full of action and magical elements to keep me entertained throughout the rest of the book. The story that had […]


A City Dreaming by Daniel Polansky

Posted September 28, 2016 by Minx
A City Dreaming by Daniel Polansky

This book felt like a series of short stories with M being the main character and the world he inhabits is unlike anything I have ever read before. It seems to be commentary about M’s life, friends, and the city where he lives. It was very challenging to find the overall plot. If anything I felt that nothing made sense. There is no explanation of the world you find yourself […]


Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews

Posted September 19, 2016 by Minx
Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews

Ultimate urban fantasy series!! With every new installment the writing and the characters just improve, how is that even possible after nine books?? This book was very different than the rest though. Kate as we know her has changed fundamentally throughout this story and there has been shifts in the key powers that be. There are plenty of surprises and a few places where your heart will just crush upon […]


The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman

Posted August 31, 2016 by Minx
The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman

While I was reading this book I found that there were elements reminiscent of a couple of books that I enjoyed or characters that I found memorable. For fans of the Shades of Magic Series you would appreciate the alternate realties of the same world, including the requirements to change their appearance of fashion due to the differences. For fans of The Great Library Series you would appreciate this book because […]


Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter

Posted July 6, 2016 by Minx
Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter

Wow! This story was fantastic! This book is a spinoff from the Jane Yellowrock series and it is an urban fantasy like no other. I love how this book is written. There are human elements, paranormal elements and also this sentient earth element. The villains are truly despicable and vile. The heroine is down to earth, honest, and so very traumatized and emotionally caged. It is so beautiful to see […]


Stifled by Rainy Kaye

Posted June 29, 2016 by Minx
Stifled by Rainy Kaye

After reading this book, the second in the Summoned Series, I can say that it is better written than the first (click HERE for my review of the first book, Summoned). Both Dimitri and Syd, the main protagonists, are more realized and Syd especially is no longer one-dimensional. Dimitri is still the same, witty and nonchalant all at the same time. Unable to let things go, Syd is determined to […]


Summoned by Rainy Kaye

Posted June 22, 2016 by Minx
Summoned by Rainy Kaye

Lets start this review with why I chose to read this book. If you read the synopsis then you know that the main character is a genie, which should say it all. Honestly, if it has genies or mermaids I am almost always guaranteed to give it a read. I cannot help it. I think it is an obsession? Hmmm, maybe but I also want to say: Be warned lots […]


Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews

Posted May 23, 2016 by Minx
Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews

It is hard when you are reviewing a book that is almost a decade old. In the almost 10 years since this book was published there have been many amazing books to read within the fantasy, paranormal romance genre’s. When this book came out I am sure it was mind-blowing and I did really enjoy this book but I would still give it 3.5 stars. This is an urban fantasy, […]