Tag: urban fantasy

May 21
{Review} Cold Burn of Magic by @Jennifer_Estep @KensingtonBooks

{Review} Cold Burn of Magic by @Jennifer_Estep @KensingtonBooks

Cold Burn of Magic is the first in a new young adult urban fantasy series. This was my first book by Jennifer Estep, and I absolutely loved it! (yes, I know that is pretty much an offense worthy of a stoning.) I need to read her Mythos Academy books ASAP. I love that Cold Burn of Magic’s series name is the Black Blade series, because the black blade described is pretty scary (and cool). In fact, that was one of the things I loved the most of the story. Jennifer Estep’s description of the magical items in the story. That and the fact that there are plenty of different monsters and creatures milling about. I am equal parts fascinated and terrified of the town. I don’t think I would ever be brave enough to visit. Maybe if I had Lila’s talents. And ok, I lied, the talents were my real favorite part of Cold Burn of Magic. I would have been exactly like Devon- trying to detect what a person’s… Read more »

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Apr 29
{Review} Reap and Repent by @LisaMedley

{Review} Reap and Repent by @LisaMedley

Reap and Repent is the first book in the Reaper Series. It is an urban fantasy series about reapers and about a new mysterious untrained reaper. I love the concept of the book, and I think the rest of the series has potential, but the first book was a little bumpy for me. I still liked it, but I didn’t love it as much as I initially hoped that I would. I read another book (I can’t remember the name) about a girl that could see aura colors for different paranormal creatures and I was fascinated by that idea. So when I found out that this main character, Ruth could see aura colors and could use that to determine when someone would die and what they were feeling, I was super excited to see what kind of world Lisa Medley had created with her reapers. And I did really like the world of her reapers. I loved that instead of being scary that within the first (really second) meeting between… Read more »

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Apr 23
{Review} Fated by @DonnAugustine

{Review} Fated by @DonnAugustine

If you guys remember my review of Karma and Jinxed last year, you will know that the series is one of my very favorite Urban Fantasy series. Ever. Fated is no different. It is an excellent continuation of the series, and the action and plot of the novel really picks up steam in Fated. It was pretty much non-stop action right from the start. Jinxed leaves the reader off with the bad guy running around and an epic war is starting. And I am here to tell you that it is a very fast paced and epic war. It looks pretty bleak for humankind, and for Karma. But luckily, Karma had Fate. I still stand by my comment from my second review that “Fate does funny things to my heart. I just love him. I love how gruff he is and most of all, I love how determined he is to be there for Karma. It is so strange because he is not the romantic, sweet, or cuddly type at… Read more »

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Mar 03
{ARC Release Day #Review +Giveaway} Infinity Bell by @DevonMonk

{ARC Release Day #Review +Giveaway} Infinity Bell by @DevonMonk

  Note: I will try my best, but there will probably be some spoilers from the first book. If you are new to the series, check out my review of House Immortal HERE. Infinity Bell is the second book in the Urban Fantasy Series, House Immortal. The First book, House Immortal, was one of my favorite books of 2014, so I beyond excited to get my hands on the second book. And even more excited when I opened up to the first page of the ARC and saw that I was quoted from my review of the first book. (that was a major sqeeing moment…I’m not going to lie.) I need to go out and buy a couple finished copies to spotlight on my bookshelf now. But not just because I was quoted in the book, because Infinity Bell is ever bit as amazing as the first book! I freakin’ love this series. Infinity Bell picks up right where the first book left off, and man oh man did I… Read more »

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Dec 22
{Review} Jinxed by @DonnAugustine

{Review} Jinxed by @DonnAugustine

If you guys remember my review of Karma last month, you will know that the book took me by complete surprise and made me fall in book love. I was so excited to get the second book as well that it pained me to put it on the bottom of my TBR pile. But my other review books gave me sad eyes, and so I reluctantly put it on the bottom anyway. But then the unspeakable (to a book blogger) happened. I was in the dreaded reading slump. It didn’t matter what I picked up, I was uninterested. I can’t even tell you how many books I picked up and put down 10-20 minutes later. So I started scrolling through my kindle and seeing what would catch my eye. (and can I just say how freeing this is when I normally have my book reading order set out for months in advance.) When I came to Jinxed, I got a huge smile on my face. Yes! This was just the… Read more »

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Sep 02
{ARC Release Day Review+Giveaway} House Immortal by @DevonMonk

{ARC Release Day Review+Giveaway} House Immortal by @DevonMonk

House Immortal is the first in Devon Monk’s new Urban Fantasy Series of the same name. Man, I loved this book. I really loved everything about it. There are interesting, well developed characters, a kick ass plot with more twists and turns that you can even guess, and incredible world building. This is world building done right. Sometimes I think I love the world building in urban Fantasy books the most because it combines more traditional city like we are used to with all the magic and creativity of fantasy books. Devon Monk does an incredible job with her landscape. I loved that we got little bits and pieces of the Galvanized’s history through the journal entry excerpts at the start of each chapter. That was a great way to work in some of the galvanized’s history. There is still so much mystery surrounding the Galvanized, and I can’t wait to learn more about them and about what makes Matilda just a little different from them. The fact that she… Read more »

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Jun 09
{Review} Shifting Fates: Uncaged by Nadia Simonenko & Aubrey Rose

{Review} Shifting Fates: Uncaged by Nadia Simonenko & Aubrey Rose

Shifting Fates: Uncaged is the second book in the serial urban fantasy shifter romance. I enjoyed the second installment more than I did the first because the scene had already been set and the players were already laid out. So in this book, we just got to dive right into the good stuff. I really enjoyed this installment because so much of it focused on what I wanted more of in the first book- Bindi and Cage! Lots and lots of Bindi and Cage goodness. Cage really comes to some realizations about himself and about his feelings for Bindi. I didn’t expect him to realize what he felt so fast. After the last book, I thought that he would still be denying it to himself that he had some feelings for the girl. But luckily the next time they met up, he was so understanding and he didn’t shy away from their connection. Neither of them did. It was great to see. Bindi took some real chances in this book… Read more »

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May 26
{Review} Shifting Fates by Aubrey Rose & Nadia Simonenko

{Review} Shifting Fates by Aubrey Rose & Nadia Simonenko

Shifting Fates is a shifter Urban Fantasy written by Authors Aubrey Rose and Nadia Simonenko. I am such a huge fan of Nadia that I knew I just had to read this new series. The first two books are already out, and I think the third book is coming out soon. It is a really interesting concept. The story takes place in the future in the city where New York used to be. There was a war and some kind of disease they came from a bomb explosion, and it turned some people into shifters. They shift into all kinds of animals. Some of them turn into monsters, and because of that they are killed on sight pretty much. Bindi is a shifter and as such she has to live in hiding. She takes care of some orphaned kids and teenagers that were also turned into shifters. She steals extra rations from the city to get enough supplies and food for them to eat. I wasn’t sure if they were… Read more »

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Mar 13
{Interview+Giveaway} Wakeworld by Kerry Schafer

{Interview+Giveaway} Wakeworld by Kerry Schafer

Welcome to my stop on the Wakeworld blog tour Be sure to check out the rest of the stops on the tour Wakeworld by Kerry Schafer Age Group: Adult Urban Fantasy Series: Between #2 Release Date: Jan 28, 2014 Publisher: ACE   Vivian Maylor is trying to hold it together. But her attempts to build a life with the man she loves seem doomed by the dragon inside her yearning to break free. Vivian is a dreamshifter, the last line of defense between reality and the dreamworld, and the only one of her kind. Weston Jennings also believes he is the only one of his kind. He fears his powers as a dreamshifter, and resists learning to control them. After suffering a tragic loss, Weston heads deep into the woods of the Pacific Northwest to embrace a safe life of solitude. But when a terrible mistake leads to an innocent’s death, his guilt drives him to his former home, where he encounters what he never thought he would find: another… Read more »

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Jun 20
{Character Interview+Giveaway} Rylee Adamson Series by Shannon Mayer

{Character Interview+Giveaway} Rylee Adamson Series by Shannon Mayer

The Rylee Adamson series is a New Adult Urban Fantasy Romance.  Today I have Rylee here to tell you all about herself as well as giveaway a copy of one of the books in her series.  Priceless by Shannon Mayer (A Rylee Adamson Novel, Book One) Release Date:             February 1, 2013 Genre:                         Paranormal Urban Fantasy Romance Age Group:                 New Adult. 18+ Book Cover Design:   Damon Za Book Description: “My name is Rylee and I am a Tracker.” When children go missing, and the Humans have no leads, I’m the one they call. I am their last hope in bringing home the lost ones. I salvage what they cannot. I’m on the FBI’s wanted list. I have a werewolf for a pet, a Witch of a best friend, and have no need for anyone else in my life. But when a salvage starts to spin out of control, help comes from a most unexpected direction. One that is dangerously dark, brooding, and doesn’t know a thing about… Read more »

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