Spotlight: Revenge de los Muertos

I couldn’t resist putting together a lil spotlight post for an upcoming release that I am SO excited for! Author Talis Jones has a new series coming out and this time she’s selected the urban fantasy genre. As you all know, I read almost every genre out there but when I need something fun, something to take me away from whatever is causing me stress in my life, I often turn to paranormal or urban fantasy (the difference between the two remains largely unknown to me, I admit). There’s just something about magic or the supernatural set in a world of Walmarts, roller rinks, and student loans that is fun to me. It’s our world, but with a little extra.

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Hidden Legacy Series

Hidden Legacy #1-3 (Nevada Baylor Trilogy) by Ilona Andrews (2014 – 2017)

Fiction | Urban Fantasy

Note: These are not romance novels despite the covers LOL

Blurb:

BURN FOR ME (Book One)

Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career—a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile case. Nevada isn’t sure she has the chops. Her quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone and anything on fire.

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These Violent Nights

These Violent Nights by Rebecca Crunden (2021)

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Fiction | Dystopia | Paranormal Fantasy

Blurb:

Once upon a time, inhabitants of another world tore a hole through the universe and came to Earth. They called themselves Suriias, and rivalled humans in knowledge and skill with one great exception: they had magic.

War followed. Humanity lost. And three hundred years later, humans are on the brink of extinction.

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A Deadly Education

A Deadly Education (The Scholomance #1) by Naomi Novik (2020)

Fiction | Dark Fantasy | Magic School

Blurb:

Lesson One of the Scholomance: Learning has never been this deadly.

A Deadly Education is set at Scholomance, a school for the magically gifted where failure means certain death (for real) — until one girl, El, begins to unlock its many secrets. 

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Fangs

Fangs by Sarah Andersen (2020)

Comics | Fiction | Paranormal Romance

BLURB:

A new gothic romance story from the creator of the enormously popular Sarah’s Scribbles comics.

Vamp is three hundred years old but in all that time, she has never met her match. This all changes one night in a bar when she meets a charming werewolf. FANGS chronicles the humor, sweetness, and awkwardness of meeting someone perfectly suited to you but also vastly different.”

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Certain Dark Things

Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (2016)

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Fiction | Paranormal Thriller
3 StarsBlurb:

Welcome to Mexico City… An Oasis In A Sea Of Vampires…

Domingo, a lonely garbage-collecting street kid, is busy eking out a living when a jaded vampire on the run swoops into his life.

Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood drinkers, must feast on the young to survive and Domingo looks especially tasty. Continue reading

Mercy Thompson Series

Mercy Thompson Series

Mercy Thompson #1-12 by Patricia Briggs (2006 – 2020)
Fiction | Paranormal Thriller
5 stars

The Mercy Thompson series currently includes 12 books with the latest installment released this year (and I think there may be more on the way?) but for this review I’m only covering the series as a whole. I was able to get my hands on all twelve books from my State’s Digital Library but I thought it might be way too much to write out twelve entire individual reviews and figured I’d consolidate it into a series overview. There are also more books in The World of Mercy Thompson which expand the world to include Mercy’s first encounter with Adam and her new job as a mechanic as well as to follow a new pairing, Charles and Anna (also called the Alpha & Omega series). Continue reading

Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun (Twilight #5 / #1) by Stephenie Meyer (2020)

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YA Fiction | Paranormal Romance
3.5 StarsBlurb:

When Edward Cullen and Bella Swan met in Twilight, an iconic love story was born. But until now, fans have heard only Bella’s side of the story. At last, readers can experience Edward’s version in the long-awaited companion novel, Midnight Sun.
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The Others Series

the others series

The Others #1-5 by Anne Bishop (2013-2017)
Fiction | Urban Fantasy | Crime & Mystery
5 stars

Have you missed my ridiculously long and rambling reviews as I go on and on in either obsession, disappointment, or indifference?? Haha well fear not because I’m back with another review that I just couldn’t help but want to share on my blog despite my year of hiatus!

Today, I welcome you to the world of the Others. Dangerous shifters whom prey on humans like it’s Taco Tuesday, humans bold enough to try and overthrow the ancient beings whose land they want to claim, and a young woman with deadly secrets of her own yet an innocence in her heart that could change everything and become humanity’s only saving grace. This series of semi-standalone novels is an urban fantasy series wrapped up in a gritty crime and mystery veil with a bit of horror thrown into the mix and it’s something you won’t want to miss out on. Continue reading