Genre: Urban Fantasy

Book Reviews: Edie Spence #1-4 by Cassie Alexander

Posted July 22, 2015 // 0 Comments
Book Reviews: Edie Spence #1-4 by Cassie Alexander

I think Nightshifted was a solid intro to this urban fantasy series, though I think the author could definitely have spent more time with character development and world-building. The premise is certainly interesting—a nurse being blackmailed into working the Secret Supernatural Creatures’ Ward in order to keep her drug addict brother on the straight and narrow. The vampire plot was interesting, but the vampire culture was left too vague. The zombie lover […]

Book Review: Seawitch by Kat Richardson

Posted March 12, 2015 // 0 Comments
Book Review: Seawitch by Kat Richardson

From some perspectives, I can see Seawitch being one of the strongest installments in the Greywalker series so far. It definitely has scads more page-time devoted to characterization than I’m used to reading from Kat Richardson. At the same…I was just confused by the plot, so by the end I really wasn’t feeling it. In addition, I don’t really think this author is a very good writer. So. Altogether, not […]

Book Review: Downpour by Kat Richardson

Posted March 7, 2015 // 0 Comments
Book Review: Downpour by Kat Richardson

While reading Downpour I had something of a bookish epiphany. It was a pretty cool moment and really made me understand myself more as a reader. See, I’m a big fan of the Greywalker series in the theoretical, but I find that in reality, I often struggle with the books. But I keep coming back to the series, even though I know that it’s never going to be an all-time […]

Book Review: Labyrinth by Kat Richardson

Posted February 26, 2015 // 0 Comments
Book Review: Labyrinth by Kat Richardson

With Labyrinth, the fifth installment in the Greywalker series, I feel like Kat Richardson really honed in on her protagonist and the overarching plot, delivering the fastest-paced, most high-stakes Harper Blaine novel yet. In many ways, this book feels like a conclusion to the series—I can’t help but wonder if that’s originally what it was intended to be. The nemesis that Harper ran into in book 1 is officially vanquished, […]

Book Review: Vanished by Kat Richardson

Posted February 17, 2015 // 0 Comments
Book Review: Vanished by Kat Richardson

In this fourth installment of the Greywalker series, the stakes have risen incredibly high, and things have gotten very personal for Harper Blaine, paranormal investigator extraordinaire. Kat Richardson’s Vanished is another excellent addition to this urban fantasy saga. The book opens with Harper journeying to Los Angeles to learn more about her past. She finds out that her father’s death wasn’t accidental—it was a suicide that probably had a paranormal […]

Book Review: Underground by Kat Richardson

Posted February 9, 2015 // 0 Comments
Book Review: Underground by Kat Richardson

When I first heard about the Greywalker series, I was told that the first few books start off shaky and uncertain, but by the third book, Richardson hits her stride. So I started reading about Harper Blaine’s paranormal investigations with lowered expectations and the intent to stick things out—no matter how bad they got—until at least book three. And that’s what I did, and I am so glad. The series […]

Book Review: Poltergeist by Kat Richardson

Posted January 28, 2015 // 0 Comments
Book Review: Poltergeist by Kat Richardson

Having been pleasantly surprised by Harper Blaine’s first adventure, I was quick to pick up Poltergeist, hoping for more of the same. And while Kat Richardson’s stories are still entertaining, this book as a whole was just not as good as the first book in the series was. The “case” this time has to do with a psychology experiment at a local university in Seattle, where a group is attempting […]

Book Review: Greywalker by Kat Richardson

Posted January 23, 2015 // 0 Comments
Book Review: Greywalker by Kat Richardson

One of Private Investigator Harper Blaine’s cases takes a nasty turn, and she ends up legally dead for two minutes. When she’s released from the hospital, strange shadows and scents seem to follower her, and she’s sure she’s going crazy until some newfound friends inform her that she’s a Greywalker—someone who can go between the human and paranormal worlds. Soon ghost and vampire are flocking to her for help, and […]

Book Review: Dust City by Robert Paul Weston

Posted November 15, 2014 // 0 Comments
Book Review: Dust City by Robert Paul Weston

Imaginative fairytale-type books are always a point of interest to me, ever since I fell in love with Gail Carson Levine as a kid. Robert Paul Weston’s Dust City an urban-fantasy-meets-fairytale YA novel about the Big Bad Wolf’s son, Henry. I really appreciated how unique this storyline was, but when it was all over, I didn’t find too much to make this book truly spectacular. Our protagonist, Henry, as I […]

Book Review: Sixth Grave on the Edge by Darynda Jones

Posted October 30, 2014 // 0 Comments
Book Review: Sixth Grave on the Edge by Darynda Jones

At this point in the game, my main goal in continuing the Charley Davidson series is to see how it all ends up. I am, admittedly, not Darynda Jones’ biggest fan, and these books are far from my favorite. But I’m invested in Charley’s story and I’m interested in seeing how things turn out; I’ve come too far to quit now. With that being said, I didn’t expect to love […]

Book Review: The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

Posted September 5, 2014 // 4 Comments
Book Review: The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

Oh, the angst. I didn’t really expect anything else from the conclusion to the Blood of Eden series, but wow was The Forever Song angsty. Aside from that, this was a fairly average book, nothing special. Not that I honestly thought Kagawa would blow me away with this. Last time we saw Allison, she was setting out to get the big baddie, Sarren, on a quest for revenge. Also other […]

Book Review: Shattered by Kevin Hearne

Posted August 22, 2014 // 1 Comment
Book Review: Shattered by Kevin Hearne

I honestly didn’t plan on reading Shattered—the original charm of the series is wearing off and I’m mostly apathetic to it. But I did decide to read this, in hopes that things would see improvement, and out of curiosity to see how the “twist” that came up at the end of Hunted would play out. The verdict? The Iron Druid Chronicles continue to be light entertainment, but are hardly memorable. […]