All Things Urban Fantasy Book Review Round-Up

My book reviews from December through January courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy.

 

From western-horror, to contemporary YA superhero, to paranormal Victorian london, here’s what I’ve been reading:

urban fantasy book review once upon a time in hellIf Guy Adams is to be believed, the best way to get to Heaven is to go through Hell. Literally. In ONCE UPON A TIME IN HELL, the second part of his Heaven’s Gate Trilogy, the survivors of THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE INFERNAL finally make it to the mythical town of Wormwood, where once every hundred years a select group of pilgrims gets a chance to peek into the afterlife. Whether that afterlife is upstairs or downstairs seems to depend on the person – but the Dominion of Circles is clearly ‘where the party’s at,’ and the twists on the journey of the Five-Man Band made for a hell of a ride. Continue reading…

urban fantasy book review hero worshipBack in the day, superheroes could just be super. Now stories about people with powers all struggle to answer the same question: how would a group of super beings get by in this modern world of 24-hour news networks and jaded capitalism? Christopher E. Long attempts to answer this question in his debut young adult novelHERO WORSHIP. Continue reading…

urban fantasy book review mayhemJack the Ripper has become a familiar boogeyman across genre fiction, with explanations for the unsolved crimes attributed to psychopaths, aliens, dinosaurs, and demons, but in Sarah Pinborough’s MAYHEM, she applies supernatural influence to a second killer operating in London, one whose crimes are overshadowed by the Ripper in number, but whose sins might be greater. This book is a lot like an old-fashioned roller-coaster, with a long, slow climb ratcheting up the tension before the mystery actually takes over and sends the reader on a ride. Continue reading…

Coming soon, reviews of Mark Frost’s Alliance (The Paladin Prophecy #2) and Adam Christopher‘s Hang Wire.

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