After reading clean sweep I was really in the mood to read some more good urban fantasy – yes that happens quite a lot for me. I found Blood Price among the books recommended to me on goodreads.com and it was available in audiobook form, so I grabbed it. It has been a long time since I read something set in the early 90s, but it was a lot of fun. To me it almost feel like time traveling. No mobile phones, no internet – if you wanted to look something up, you better find a paper copy. There is a tiny bit of hacking in this book (to the level of getting an unlisted phone number) but computers play a very small role. It made it more fun to me.
This is really good solid urban fantasy and I really enjoyed it. It is not a very deep book with lots of themes that you will ponder for days, however it was the perfect summer read. It has action, an interesting magic system, good world building, some hot guys, a very capable female protagonist and mystery. In other words good solid urban fantasy and I really enjoyed it.
Normally I read Dresden books as paper books and I brought the paper version, but when it came down to reading it I was in the middle of the exams. I wasn’t up to reading anything more trying than Anita Blake books, so last week I bought the audiobook for one of my Audible credits and that seems to have been the perfect choice. A long train ride to and back from Copenhagen (to visit my sister) made for the perfect setting to listen to the majority of the book. Once I came home I found myself finding tasks I could do while listing. I have been captivated.
Title: WeSa and the Lumber King, The Early Years, Cat Tats, Kits, Haints, Signatures of the Dead, First Sight, Dance Master, Cajun With Fangs, Beneath a Bloody Moon, Black Water
Author: Faith Hunter
Series: Jane Yellowrock
Genre: Urban fantasy
This is the part of my 100 Short Stories in 2014 challenge.
From the cover:
“Sports fans live and die by their teams’ successes and failures—though not literally. But these fifteen authors have written spirited—in more ways than one—new tales of killer competitions that would make even the most die-hard players ask to be benched.”
Have you every brought a book that wasn’t the book, you thought it was? Well that is what happened with Magic Bleeds. I thought I was picking up the next book in the Raine Benares series – that is a fantasy adventure series. I have read the Kate Daniels series before and enjoyed it. But boy was it not what I expected it to be (my mind all bend on a silly fantasy adventure story), which of course couldn’t not shape my perception on the first part of the book. It took me a lot longer than normal to get into the book and it wasn’t at all the poor book’s fault – just me messing up my amazon orders.