Genre: Urban

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Review: Vigil, Angela Slatter

Review: Vigil, Angela Slatter

Verity Fassbinder is half-human, half-Weyrd. From her unique position between two worlds, she keeps vigil over Brisbane, along with her boss and ex-boyfriend, Bela, and her friend and driver, Ziggi. Together, they investigate and deal with trouble that arises with the city’s Weyrd population. Most Weyrd live glamoured in plain… Read more »

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Review: Rivers of London, Ben Aaronovich

Review: Rivers of London, Ben Aaronovich

Peter Grant is a new constable in the Metropolitan Police, hoping to be assigned a decent posting. Instead, he takes a witness account from a ghost who saw a man have his head knocked off. This lands Peter a position working with Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, a paranormal investigator and wizard…. Read more »

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Review: Shimmer, Paula Weston

Review: Shimmer, Paula Weston

I love this series. How to write a review without gushing like a fangirl? Please note: This is my review of the third book in the Rephaim series. I’ve marked spoilers for the first two books – Shadows and Haze, but If you’d like to remain spoiler-free, go check out my… Read more »

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Review: City of Glass, Cassandra Clare

Review: City of Glass, Cassandra Clare

Flicking through other reviews on Goodreads, it appears that one either must really love this book, or hate it with a burning passion. Sorry haters, but I’ve come out on the loving side – despite a few things that bothered me about the story, this was the best of the… Read more »

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Review 2: Embrace, Jessica Shirvington

Review 2: Embrace, Jessica Shirvington

On Violet’s seventeenth birthday, she discovers that her destiny is to become one of the Grigori – guardian angels who protect the world from the influence of the Exiled Angels. She reacts rather violently to this, denouncing her friend Lincoln for not telling her sooner. She then runs off with… Read more »

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Review: City of Lost Dreams, Magnus Flyte

Review: City of Lost Dreams, Magnus Flyte

At a nearby table an Englishman ranted about the poor curation of the Freud Museum, while his wife did a crossword and complained of “Platz fatigue.” “This café was the favorite place of Dr. Freud,” Alessandro said to Sarah. “How do you think Freud would have interpreted a dream of… Read more »

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Review: City of Dark Magic, Magnus Flyte

Review: City of Dark Magic, Magnus Flyte

Prague. Praha. The name actually meant “threshold”. Pollina had said the city was a portal between the life of the good and … the other. A city of dark magic, Alessandro had called it. Sarah Weston is a musicologist and scholar of Beethoven at a Boston college. She is surprised at an invitation to study some… Read more »

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Review: White Cat, Holly Black

Review: White Cat, Holly Black

After getting into this book, I began to really enjoy the story that was being told. Black has constructed an alternate reality of Curse Workers that extends back into the most ancient of histories; workers populate Australia and the United States pilfering jobs for crime families like The Godfather. In… Read more »

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Review: City of Ashes, Cassandra Clare

Review: City of Ashes, Cassandra Clare

It’s been quite a while since I read City of Bones, but after I saw the film recently I was keen to get back into Jace, Clary and Simon’s world to see what happens next. I didn’t think the movie was done very well, but that’s another story I’ll rant about… Read more »

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