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Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell

This is the sequel to Carry On. Miss Adventure got it from the library and I had to read it, now that it was in the house.

Published: 2019

Genre: YA urban fantasy

Length: 354 pages

Setting: a road trip from Chicago to Las Vegas, present day

Summary: Short version: Simon, Baz, and Penny go on a road trip across the Midwest and adventures ensue Continue reading

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Jury Duty by Jim Butcher

I’m slowly making my way through Jim Butcher’s collection of short stories, Brief Cases. This is the tenth story in that collection.

Published: originally in 2015 in Unbound

Genre: urban fantasy short story

Length: 28 pages

Setting: Chicago, after the events of Skin Game

Summary: Short version: Dresden turns jury duty into a chance to screw over the bad guys Continue reading

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Bombshells by Jim Butcher

I’m slowly making my way through Jim Butcher’s collection of short stories, Brief Cases. This is the eighth story in that collection.

Published: originally in 2013 in the anthology Dangerous Women

Genre: urban fantasy short story

Length: 56 pages

Setting: Chicago, between the events of Changes and Ghost Story (it spoils the end of Changes)

Summary: Short version: Molly goes into a svartalf stronghold and fights Fomor Continue reading

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Bigfoot on Campus by Jim Butcher

I’m slowly making my way through Jim Butcher’s collection of short stories, Brief Cases. This is the seventh story in that collection, and the third about Irwin, the bigfoot scion.

Published: originally in 2012 in Hex Appeal

Genre: urban fantasy short story

Length: 52 pages

Setting: University of Oklahoma, between the events of Turn Coat and Changes

Summary: Short version: Dresden tries to save Irwin from his vampire girlfriend Continue reading

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I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

I wanted to read this book after watching the Will Smith movie. My husband had listened to the book and recommended the audio book to me.

Published: 1954

Genre: post-apocalyptic science fiction

Length: 324 pages

Setting: Los Angeles, near future

Summary: Short version: The only human survivor of a vampire plague tries to survive 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 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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