Clean Sweep, by Ilona Andrews

Genre: Urban Fantasy Publisher: CreateSpace Published: 2013 Reviewer Rating: Reviewer: SJ Higbee Have you read this book? Himself had picked up this one up as a Recommended Read and loaded it up on our Kindles–and after reading it, enthusiastically suggested I also read it. And I generally listen to Himself …

Blood Rites, by Jim Butcher

Genre: Modern/Urban Fantasy Publisher: Roc Published: 2004 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Kate Savage Have you read this book? Harry Dresden is a modern wizard in Chicago with an ad in the yellow pages. His life is far from perfect. His social circle is limited and he has no girlfriend. …

Assassin’s Vendetta, by J. R. Urie

Genre: Modern/Urban Fantasy Publisher: Trafford Publishing Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating: No Stars! Book Review by David Hart Have you read this book? This is a first novel, published on a print-on-demand basis. Its setting is a world where magic and high tech co-exist, where vehicles are powered by magic ‘fuel-cells’, …

King Rat, by China Mieville

Genre: Modern/Urban Fantasy Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by James Michael White Have you read this book? Any story that makes you want to be more like its heroes, even its tragic ones, has something going for it, even if those heroes happen to be …

Fallen Host, by Lyda Morehouse

Genre: Modern/Urban Fantasy Publisher: NAL Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lisa DuMond Have you read this book? When I called Morehouse’s debut novel Archangel Protocol a “wow” I had no idea what was awaiting me in the follow-up, Fallen Host; since there’s no such thing as “double wow,” …

Mythology, by Heath Sharples

Genre: Modern/Urban Fantasy Publisher: Equilibrium Books Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? I think the vast majority of writers write because they have an honest and sincere love of the written word. They are people who have devoured books since the …

Dragon Moon, by Alan F. Troop

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Roc Published: 2003 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? Dragon Moon is the second book in Alan F. Troop’s dragon series. Last May I posted a review of Troop’s first book, The Dragon DeLasangre. Although well-written, I was left thinking …

War of The Light, by C. H. Clotworthy

Genre: Modern/Urban Fantasy Publisher: Publish America Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lynn Nicole Louis Have you read this book? I’m afraid this review is going to be much more about writing than about this actual book. Nevertheless, it’s applicable in this case because the number one prerequisite of …

Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman

Genre: Modern/Urban Fantasy Publisher: Morrow William and Co Published: 1997 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by William D. Gagliani Have you read this book? I decided to revisit this novel as a Classic Return when I saw the adulation Gaiman fans have for their hero. At April’s World Horror Convention, I …

Great Apes, by Will Self

Genre: Modern/Urban Fantasy Publisher: Grove/Atlantic Published: 1997 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Paul S. Jenkins Have you read this book? This is a maddening book — sharply written, of course, as one would expect from Will Self — but maddening nonetheless, in more ways than one. For a start we’re …

American Gods, by Neil Gaiman

Genre: Modern/Urban Fantasy Publisher: William Morrow & Co Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Bill Sheehan Have you read this book? In the introduction to his 1973 collection, Deathbird Stories, Harlan Ellison stated that “when belief in a god dies, the god dies,” yielding, inevitably, to deities who reflect …

The Last Hot Time, by John M. Ford

Genre: Modern/Urban Fantasy Publisher: Tor Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Richard R. Horton Reader Rating John M. Ford is one of the best and subtlest writers we have, as well as having outstanding range. His previous books include spy stories, space opera, hard SF set on the Moon, and …