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Review: “Hunter,” Skyla Dawn Cameron

Rating: 5 out of 5 Skyla Dawn Cameron’s urban fantasy Hunter (Demons of Oblivion) (Volume 2) comes at the world from a different angle than book one, Bloodlines [review]. In that book, the main character was narcissistic vampiric assassin Zara

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Review: “Bloodlines,” Skyla Dawn Cameron

Rating: 5 out of 5 After reading Skyla Dawn Cameron’s urban fantasy Blood Ties [review], I had to go back and start on one of her other series. I started in with Bloodlines (Demons of Oblivion Book 1). Zara Lain

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Review: “Hidden City,” Alan Baxter

Rating: 5 out of 5 Alan Baxter’s paranormal/urban fantasy novel Hidden City absolutely intrigued me with its worldbuilding. Steven is a citymage, a man with some small “talent” who’s able to commune with Cleveport City, his jealous mistress. His best

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Review: “Gideon the Ninth,” Tamsyn Muir

Pros: Absolutely stunning! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Tamsyn Muir’s Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Trilogy Book 1) is a stunning blend of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. I first became interested in it when I heard

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Review: “The Gossamer Mage,” Julie E. Czerneda

Pros: Fabulous worldbuilding and characters! Cons: Some confusion; a few things didn’t quite add up Rating: 4 out of 5 Julie E. Czerneda’s The Gossamer Mage is an absolutely beautiful dark fantasy tale. Tananen is the only place in the

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Review: “Minor Mage,” T. Kingfisher

Pros: Funny, poignant, and engaging! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 T. Kingfisher writes marvelous fantasy stories with a fairy-tale feel to them. In the novella Minor Mage, twelve-year-old Oliver is a very minor mage indeed. He only knows

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Review: “The Grand Dark,” Richard Kadrey

Pros: Incredibly engrossing! Cons: A little slow at first Rating: 5 out of 5 Richard Kadrey’s The Grand Dark introduces us to Largo Moorden, a bike courier in the post-war city of Lower Proszawa. He and his girlfriend Remy, an

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Review: “The Shadowed Sun,” N.K. Jemisin

Pros: Such delightful characters and plot! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 N.K. Jemisin’s The Shadowed Sun (The Dreamblood) is the second book in The Dreamblood Duology. And frankly, I can’t stop giving 5-star ratings to all of these

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Review: “The Killing Moon,” N.K. Jemisin

Pros: What a marvel of worldbuilding! Cons: Mildly confusing at first Rating: 5 out of 5 N.K. Jemisin’s The Killing Moon is the first book in The Dreamblood Duology. Ehiru is a priest of Hananja, a Gatherer, who collects the

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Review: “Middlegame,” Seanan McGuire

Pros: Stunning, maddening alchemical tale Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 The premise of Seanan McGuire’s Middlegame didn’t immediately call out to me, but I figured it’s a Seanan McGuire book, so it would certainly not be a waste

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