I’m slowly making my way through Jim Butcher’s collection of short stories, Brief Cases. This is the fifth story in that collection.
Published: first in Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy in 2011
Genre: urban fantasy
Length: 28 pages
Setting: Chicago, between Small Favor and Turn Coat
Summary: Short version: Dresden is hired to look into the Cubs’ Billy Goat Curse Continue reading
This was a random graphic novel I picked up off the library shelf.
Genre: middle grade fantasy graphic novel
Length: 208 pages
Setting: a big city and the Underworld beneath it, present day
Summary: Short version: Edmund and his changeling, Cinder, work together to stop a coup in the Royal City Continue reading
One of the stories in this collection was nominated for a Locus Award. I got the collection to read that story and ended up reading all of them. The collection itself was also nominated for a Locus Award.
Genre: science fiction and fantasy short story collection
Length: 362 pages of stories, 373 pages total
Setting: various locations, mostly on Earth
Summary: Short version: Stories by various authors featuring either robots or fairies, and sometimes both Continue reading
This is my next review of a nominee for the 2019 Short Story Locus Award.
Published: 2018 in the short story collection Robots vs. Fairies
Genre: fantasy short story
Length: 13 pages
Setting: someone’s house, present day
Summary: Short version: Our narrator watches four fairies work their way up his bookcase Continue reading
This is the third book in the Hunter series that we’re listening to as a family. We started it over the summer and finally got around to finishing it.
Genre: YA fantasy
Length: 304 pages
Setting: mostly around Apex City, soon after the events of Elite
Summary: Short version: The monster-fighting ramps up to a final confrontation Continue reading
This is the second book in the Hunter series. We started listening to this book as soon as we finished Hunter, driving around on vacation.
Genre: YA post-apocalyptic fantasy
Length: 368 pages
Setting: immediately after the events of Hunter, around Apex
Summary: Short version: Joy joins the Elite Hunters and takes on bigger monsters Continue reading
My husband picked this book as an audiobook for the family trip to Quebec because it sounded similar to the Hunger Games series. I was happy with the choice because I read and enjoyed lots of Mercedes Lackey as a teen.
Genre: YA fantasy/post-apocalyptic
Length: 374 pages
Setting: Mostly around Apex, a near future Washington D.C.
Summary: Short version: Hunting fairy monsters with politics Continue reading