I’ve been devouring urban fantasy and when the first in the Witch Blood Chronicles came out on audio, I couldn’t resist. Binding Magick by Debbie Cassidy delivered an interesting start to the series with snark and a good-willed protagonist who lacks magic but finds herself in a bargain with a djinn.
Midnight Blue-Light Special by Seanan McGuire is the second novel in her InCryptid urban fantasy series. Wildly imaginative and everything an urban fantasy should be, I was soon pulled back into the world. Monsters, danger and an action-packed storyline along with Emily Bauer’s narration made this the perfect listen.
Lake Silence by Anne Bishop is the sixth book in the Others series and one of my most anticipated books for 2018. I was nervous leaving beloved characters behind, but I was in good hands as Bishop transported me to the small rustic resort near Lake Silence and introduced me to a new heroine, humans, and others. Lake Silence was brilliant from beginning to end. I cannot wait for more.
While I adore Mercy Thompson, the Alpha & Omega series is my favorite series by Briggs. Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs is the fifth book in the Alpha & Omega series and take place in the same world as the Mercy Thompson series. Burn Bright packed a wallop and kept me on edge. I lost myself in the story and devoured it in one sitting.
The Squirrel on the Train by Kevin Hearne Oberon’s Meaty Mysteries #2 in which Oberon proves squirrels are EVIL! Hearne treats us to a suspenseful murder mystery with high tech gadgets, a shifter and more. The world’s number one Irish Wolfhound detective Oberon is on the case with his trusted friends.
I adore Oberon the Irish Wolfhound who is Atticus O’Sullivan’s companion in the Iron Druid Chronicles. The series mentions Oberon’s Meaty Mysteries and I knew I had to listen. The Purloined Poodle is the first and while it takes place in the world of the Iron Druids it is more of a mystery that Oberon solves with the assistance of Atticus. Suspenseful and hilarious this was splendid.
The Grimoire of the Lamb by Kevin Hearne shares a time when Atticus still owned Third Eye Books and was referenced in the series and Besieged. Atticus receives a phone call about a rare Egyptian cookbook that he stole in the short called, The Eye of Horus (Besieged).