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Re: which urban fantasy novel are you planning to read next?
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2012, 12:46:46 AM »
I really enjoyed Hounded, Hexed was just as much fun, more even, and after I finish The Great Hunt I'll read Hammered.
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Re: which urban fantasy novel are you planning to read next?
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2012, 07:12:56 PM »
Finished  Hounded, Brilliant read good as Dresden for me  ;D I've reserved Hexed and Hammered at the Library

Also finished the second Alex Verus novel Cursed which I also stormed through not sure I Like Luna that much through, i think Sonder would be a better character for Alex to team up with

I also tried to reserve a Seanan McGuire novel but there don't have any novel's by her in my local library and the other library's in the area don't seem to stock her either  :'( 
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Re: which urban fantasy novel are you planning to read next?
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2012, 09:13:32 PM »
Actually, I rather liked Fated, and the 'lessons' seemed to fit in with Alex's persona. They were also pretty brief, and only came out when necessary - not much different from Aaronovitch's Grant explaining some part of his world. But hey, no one book can be everyone's cup of tea, right?
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Re: which urban fantasy novel are you planning to read next?
« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2012, 09:52:36 PM »
The new Toby Daye is out in September, so there's that to look forward to.  I'm caught up with Iron Druid now.  Tricked is awesome.  The next one is Trapped, which jumps forward a good amount of time from the end of the fourth book.  Comes out in October!
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« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2012, 11:12:25 PM »
Whispers Underground is the next UF on my radar, followed slightly later in the year by The City's Son.
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Re: which urban fantasy novel are you planning to read next?
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2012, 01:56:19 AM »
Finished  Hounded, Brilliant read good as Dresden for me  ;D I've reserved Hexed and Hammered at the Library

Also finished the second Alex Verus novel Cursed which I also stormed through not sure I Like Luna that much through, i think Sonder would be a better character for Alex to team up with

I also tried to reserve a Seanan McGuire novel but there don't have any novel's by her in my local library and the other library's in the area don't seem to stock her either  :'( 
That's a shame about Seanan. For some reason her publisher (DAW) don't seem to have much of a presence outside of the US. I was lucky enough to find some of her Toby Daye series down here and I've been a fan ever since. Your best bet with Seanan is to order her from overseas if you can't find her locally. It's a shame that she hasn't been able to get the coverage she deserves outside of the US, because she's the loveliest person and she writes great books, too.
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Re: which urban fantasy novel are you planning to read next?
« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2012, 07:57:00 AM »
Order from Borderlands Books out of San Francisco, if the cost isn't too prohibitive.  They specialize in Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, with the added benefit of being friends with Seanan.  They also usually have signed copies of her new stuff at no additional cost.
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« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2012, 12:39:34 PM »
Went to London's Forbidden Planet store a couple of weeks ago and I noticed that they import a lot of the US mmpb (God they're tiny!) versions of books that are not on general release in the UK yet. I don't know if their other stores around the UK do though.

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Re: which urban fantasy novel are you planning to read next?
« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2012, 09:43:16 PM »
I normally try The Book Depository.co.uk for hard to find books and there have Seanan McGuire there yay  ;D

my next novel to read is Hosts (Repairman Jack) by F. Paul Wilson
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Re: which urban fantasy novel are you planning to read next?
« Reply #24 on: July 25, 2012, 11:50:11 PM »
Went to London's Forbidden Planet store a couple of weeks ago and I noticed that they import a lot of the US mmpb (God they're tiny!) versions of books that are not on general release in the UK yet. I don't know if their other stores around the UK do though.
I really like the size of the US mmpb's. They're very convenient. I'm positive that they only introduced that UK mid size because they can charge more for them. I'm about to start Hammered today.
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« Reply #25 on: July 26, 2012, 12:23:02 AM »
Went to London's Forbidden Planet store a couple of weeks ago and I noticed that they import a lot of the US mmpb (God they're tiny!) versions of books that are not on general release in the UK yet. I don't know if their other stores around the UK do though.
I really like the size of the US mmpb's. They're very convenient. I'm positive that they only introduced that UK mid size because they can charge more for them. I'm about to start Hammered today.

The mmpb's were cute - I don't ever remember that being a standard book size for the UK though. Having said that, the 'standard' paperback size seems to have grown taller and wider by almost 2cm over the past 10 years or so.

Anyway, I now have a copy of Hounded that I'm looking forward to reading, although I think I probably won't get round to it until I get some time off work at the end of next month.

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Re: which urban fantasy novel are you planning to read next?
« Reply #26 on: July 26, 2012, 06:28:31 AM »
One of the good things about the Iron Druid's, Jeni is that they're pretty quick reads, although he does pack quite a bit in there.
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Re: which urban fantasy novel are you planning to read next?
« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2012, 06:04:03 AM »
I read Hammered a week or so ago, I enjoyed it, but I thought Hounded and Hexed were better. I attribute my not being as into it as the first two to the lack of Oberon, he wasn't in Hammered anywhere near as much. I'm currently reading Disappearing Nightly, the first of Laura Resnick's Esther Diamond series. They're a real hoot and a joy to read, they don't get anywhere near as much attention as they deserve. 
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Re: which urban fantasy novel are you planning to read next?
« Reply #28 on: August 09, 2012, 12:34:05 AM »
I finished Disappearing Nightly and should be onto Tricked sometime next week. I'll try and post a review of Disappearing Nightly here, because the Esther Diamond books are wonderful light, urban fantasy fun. The author herself calls them comic urban fantasy.
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Re: which urban fantasy novel are you planning to read next?
« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2012, 10:12:10 PM »
finished reading Repairman Jack Novel Host. Jack is Awesome.

I check Disappearing Nightly out eventually it sounds great  ;D at the minute i'm reading ghost story (Harry Dresden)  and then i got rest of the iron druid books and The straight razor cure from the library to read

I  also brought some novels Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig,The book of Jhereg by Steven Brust  and i got got a copy of Rosemary and Rue (October Daye, #1)by Seanan McGuire  after all that feedback from someone here  ;)
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