Tag Archives: urban fantasy

Every Heart a Doorway: The Painful Clarity of Not Fitting Into Your World

Genre: Contemporary Fantasy/ YA Fantasy Synopsis: Sometimes children stumble through a hidden entrance in their world into another one, and often that world is right for them in a way their own never could be. The lucky ones stay, but … Continue reading

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Urban Fantasy Follows

Most of my urban fantasy mainstays, the series that I’m still following loyally, are ones that I picked up before I began blogging. Which means whenever a new book comes out, I’m left thinking about whether to address the series … Continue reading

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The Kate Daniels Series: Smartass Mercenaries with Complex Family Ties

Genre: Urban Fantasy Synopsis: Kate Daniels starts out as a mercenary with a secret heritage, trained with the purpose of killing one man. She’s supposed to keep to herself, keep hidden, until she’s ready. To avoid any ties that might make … Continue reading

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Once Broken Faith: Kings, Queens, and Murder at a Political Convention

  Genre: Urban Fantasy Synopsis: Toby Daye is a changeling, half-fae and half-human. She started off the series disconnected and aimless, a result of the years she lost due to a spell cast on her by her enemies. She’s come … Continue reading

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Durarara!!: Intrigue, Adventure, and Urban Legends in the Streets of Ikebukuro

(video) Genre: Supernatural Synopsis: In the Ikebukuro district of Tokyo, the supernatural comes into contact with the mundane. A headless fairy spawns her own local urban legend as she rides through the streets on her motorcycle. A preternaturally strong man with a hair-trigger … Continue reading

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The Wolf Among Us: Powerful Characterization, Immersive World

Genre: Interactive mystery/adventure/urban fantasy Synopsis: All the characters we’ve heard of in fairy tales are real, but they’ve long since fled their homelands to find refuge in our world. Referring to themselves as Fables, Snow White, Bluebeard, and the Little … Continue reading

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Roundup: Twelve Kings in Sharakhai and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Twelve Kings in Sharakhai Genre: Fantasy Synopsis: Ceda despises the immortal kings ruling her home. Their authority stems from indoctrinated loyalty and a reign of terror, fueled by power no one else can match. No one has ever successfully challenged … Continue reading

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Innkeeper Chronicles, and Fun, Genre-Bending Adventures

Genre: Urban fantasy/sci-fi Synopsis:  Clean Sweep: Dina is an Innkeeper. On the grounds of her inn, she’s incredibly powerful, able to bend reality to her will. But only on the grounds of her inn. It is her job to provide lodging … Continue reading

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Erased: Crafting a Mystery Story That’s Deeply Personal

Genre: Mystery/Supernatural Synopsis: When Satoru was a child, a kidnapper and killer went after several of his classmates. Those kids were never heard from again, and the case remained unsolved thereafter. Later, he learned he had an odd ability. Sometimes, something … Continue reading

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Roundup: The Catch and Wynonna Earp

The Catch Genre: Thriller/mystery Synopsis: Alice is PI and a partner at an investigative firm. Her life is looking good–she’s got a great job, great friends, and an upcoming wedding. Until her fiance, who she’s been with for a year, … Continue reading

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