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12 more urban fantasy books that I recommend

urbanfantasySome of you might have noticed that I like urban fantasy, like a lot. My list 25 Urban Fantasy Books that I recommend is one of my most visited posts, so I thought I would expand on it with the books I read since 2013, that I really liked. I have also read some of the authors that I was revommened in the comments of the other list – thank you for those. And if anyone want to recommend me some more, please feel free to leave a comment.

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The Winter Long

The Winter LongTitle: The Winter Long
Author: Seanan McGuire
Series: October Daye, book 8
Narrator: Mary Robinette Kowal
Genre: urban fantasy, fay

Opening sentence:

The woods were dark, filled with strange shadows.

I preordered the ebook a few weeks back and I was very excited when The Winter Long showed up in my Kindle app the other day. However I had not read more than about a page, when I realised that something was wrong and I realised that normally I read this series as audiobooks. I was missing Kowal’s narration enough to go buy more credits on audible.com and grab the audiobook version. The book was just wrong without the voices. Especially Tybalt just isn’t the same without it. So after getting the audiobook, this was a great read!

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Velveteen vs. The Multiverse

Velveteen vs. The Multiverse Title: Velveteen vs. The Multiverse 
Series: Velveteen vs. book 2
Author:   
Genre: Superhero fiction, humor

I reviewed book 1, Velveteen vs. The Junior Super Patriots, last year and you can read my review here.

Opening sentence:

 It was a beautiful September afternoon in the sleepy little town Isley, California (population 840, on a good day when no one had decided to drive up to Sacramento for some big city thrills).

Like with the first book and Cookie Cutter Superhero by Tansy Rayner Roberts this book is very much metafictional and it has so much love for the superhero genre. Both Roberts and McGuire understand that loving something allows you to look at something critical without that diminishing your love for it. The best satire always comes from a place of passion – because it requires a great amount of passion to acquire the level of knowledge it requires to really highlight the most funny and problematic areas of what you love. The Velveteen stories does just that.

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Each to Each

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Title: Each to Each
Author: Seanan McGuire
Genre: Science Fiction, deep sea

This is the part of my 100 Short Stories in 2014 challenge. Part of Lightspeed Magazine: Women Destroy Science Fiction.

If you do not want to know anything about the story, just know that is good and very enjoyable. I felt like I had read a full novel after reading the short story. Come back and read the review once you are done Each to Each your self.

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