Urban Fantasy

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Urban Fantasy
Matthew WhiteMatthew White   December 23, 2016
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5.0

The Magicians is a fantasy world for adults and of adults, much like the TV series

The Magicians is the urban fantasy book by Lev Grossman also became the TV series on SyFy of the same name. It will be difficult to review just the book here as I saw the show and noticed some differences between the book and the movie but I will try.   The plot of the story is that there several young adults attend a magic school and end up encountering magically creatures and villains.  Yes, it sounds an awful lot like the Harry Potter series but this book is not targeted for a young adult as it...

Urban Fantasy
Matthew WhiteMatthew White   December 09, 2016
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3.0

Urban fantasy has a new female mage in Allie Beckstrom who has an unusual relationship with magic

Magic to the Bone is an urban fantasy novel by Devon Monk. I can't help compare the main character, Allison Beckstrom with Harry Dresden of the Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher. Both are magic users in worlds were magic exists but is not completely believed or understood. They also both tend to have bad luck or stick their noses into trouble that tends to get them hurt. There are some significant difference beside the obvious that Allie is female and Harry is male though. In the world Allie...

Urban Fantasy
Matthew WhiteMatthew White   November 11, 2016
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5.0

Urban wizard Harry Dresden is back against werewolves and gangsters

I just finished Fool Moon which is part two of The Dresden Files series by James Butcher and I was happy with the story. Wizard Harry Dresden continues to find ways out of magical trouble but not without getting severely pummeled first. This time there is a killer werewolf that Harry needs to stop.   One of my reasons that Harry Dresden is one of my favorite fantasy heroes is that he is still very human and vulnerable. He is always nearly broke and the women in his life often want to arrest him or get him...

Urban Fantasy
Matthew WhiteMatthew White   October 21, 2016
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4.0

Harry Dresden is one of my favorite wizards and will be one of yours too

I continue to find that I am a fan of the unique fantasy stories written by Jim Butcher and Storm Front is no exception. Harry Dresden is a great example of an interesting character that is both a detective and a wizard in an urban setting. Harry could be considered a fish out of water as he is trying to make a living as a wizard in a world much like ours where wizards are considered hacks or con artists with no real abilities.   The difference is that Harry really is a wizard and a powerful...

Urban Fantasy
Matthew WhiteMatthew White   May 11, 2016
(Updated: May 29, 2016)
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5.0

A young witch is trying to survive in a world that doesn't like people they can't control

I recently listened to the audio book Black Magic Sanction and found the character development enjoyable and interesting.  The plot moved quickly and kept me interested in the story of a young witch trying to survive in a world that doesn't like people they can't control. Rachel is a young witch with some extremely unusual powers and abilities but that is not the most interesting part of this book.   What I found most interesting is her strong relationships with her friends.  Much like a superhero team Rachel and her friends all blend their diverse skills well to help...

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