Category Archives: urban fantasy

The City and the City by China Mieville

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad finds deadly conspiracies beneath a seemingly routine murder. From the decaying Beszel, he joins detective Qussim Dhatt in rich vibrant Ul Qoma, and both are enmeshed in a sordid … Continue reading

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Cage of Deceit (Reign of Secrets 01) by Jennifer Anne Davis

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Sixteen-year-old Allyssa appears to be the ideal princess of Emperion—she’s beautiful, elegant, and refined. She spends her days locked in a suffocating cage, otherwise known as the royal court. But at night, Allyssa uses her secret persona—that … Continue reading

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Low Town (Low Town 01) by Daniel Polansky

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Drug dealers, hustlers, brothels, dirty politics, corrupt cops . . . and sorcery. Welcome to Low Town. In the forgotten back alleys and flophouses that lie in the shadows of Rigus, the finest city of the Thirteen … Continue reading

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Rosewater by Tade Thompson

I got a complimentary ARC copy of this one from the agent of the author in exchange for an honest review – thank you! Synopsis: Kaaro, a man from the Yoruba tribe, lives in Rosewater. It’s a town shaped like … Continue reading

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How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back (White Trash Zombie 04) by Diana Rowland

Synopsis (from Goodreads): It’s zombie versus zombie as the Saberton Corporation declares war against the Zombie Mafia, kidnapping several of their party. It falls to Angel to lead the remnants of her gang halfway across the country to claw their … Continue reading

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Song of Kali by Dan Simmons

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Calcutta: a monstrous city of immense slums, disease and misery, is clasped in the foetid embrace of an ancient cult. At its decaying core is the Goddess Kali: the dark mother of pain, four-armed and eternal, her … Continue reading

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Mockingbird (Miriam Black book 2) by Chuck Wendig

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Miriam is trying. Really, she is. But this whole “settling down thing” that Louis has going for her just isn’t working out. She lives on Long Beach Island all year around. Her home is a run-down double-wide … Continue reading

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Dying for a Living (Jesse Sullivan 01) by Kory M. Shrum

Summary (from Goodreads): On the morning before her 67th death, it is business as usual for Jesse Sullivan: meet with the mortician, counsel soon-to-be-dead clients, and have coffee while reading the latest regeneration theory. Jesse dies for a living, literally. … Continue reading

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The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard

Lovely Melfka recommended this one to me – thank you very much, you rock! Synopsis (from Goodreads): Paris has survived the Great Houses War – just. Its streets are lined with haunted ruins, Notre-Dame is a burnt-out shell, and the … Continue reading

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Witch’s Bell Book One by Odette C. Bell

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Ebony Bell is living just exactly the life she wants. She has her very own magical bookstore, a wardrobe full of fabulously glitzy clothes, and a sweet bowl just brimming with lollies. But when a 6ft-tall annoyance … Continue reading

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