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The Storm Runner by J. C. Cervantes

It’s another Rick Riordan Presents book, this time about Mayan mythology. Miss Adventure started it and said it was worth reading. (I should have waited to see if she finished it to decide whether or not to read it, but oh well.)

Published: 2018

Genre: middle grade urban fantasy

Length: 431 pages

Setting: New Mexico and California, as well as Mayan divine realms, present day

Summary: Short version: Zane has three days to save the world from a Mayan god Continue reading

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Micah by Laurell K. Hamilton

It’s #13 in the Anita Blake series and I read it back closer to when it came out. I found a copy at the used book store and was happy to add it to my collection (this was when I was still reading the series).

Published: 2006

Genre: urban fantasy

Length: 245 pages

Setting: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2000s

Summary: Short version: Zombie raising and sex with Micah Continue reading

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Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

This is the first book in the Great Library series. It came to my attention in a post on The Hub about books set in libraries (I’m a sucker for that subgenre – that and books about books). Miss Adventure picked up the second book in the series at our library, and I convinced her to request the first one.

Published: 2015

Genre: YA urban fantasy/alternate history

Font: Bembo

Length: 351 pages

Setting: mostly parts of England and Alexandria, an alternate version of the present

Summary: Short version: The Library of Alexandria is all-powerful and Jess learns that leads to corruption Continue reading

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Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

Back in 2008, I heard Charlaine Harris was writing rural fantasy (as opposed to urban fantasy – set in the backwoods of Louisiana). She writes in a similar vein to Laurell K. Hamilton (who is a favorite) so I picked up the book when I saw it.

Published: 2001

Genre: rural fantasy

Length: 312 pages

Setting: rural Louisiana, present day to the writing

Summary: Short version: Sookie starts a relationship with a vampire and foils a murderer Continue reading

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The Inconvenient God by Francesca Forrest

A received a free review copy of this novella in exchange for my unbiased review. It comes out on October 10th, so I’m reviewing it in anticipation of its publication date.

Published: 2018

Genre: urban fantasy

Length: 46 pages

Setting: it felt like an African country (but with gods and goddesses that manifest in our world), basically present day

Summary: Short version: This divine decommissioning isn’t as easy it as was made out to be Continue reading

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The Smoke Job by Aaron Canton

This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer.

Published: May, 2016 in Mothership Zeta

Genre: urban fantasy

Setting: Manhattan, present day

Summary: Short version: Dragons are best at exploiting greed Continue reading

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The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan

This is the third book in the Trials of Apollo series. I’m committed to finishing the series.

Published: 2018

Genre: middle grade urban fantasy

Length: 419 pages of story, 431 pages with glossary

Setting: mostly Southern California, present day

Summary: Short version: Meg, Apollo, and Grover have to rescue an Oracle from the Labyrinth Continue reading

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