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Constantine? (12 new)
Nov 18, 2014 01:47PM

3124 Its good so far. I don't know what the comics are like, but this is enjoyable so far.
Grimm (212 new)
May 22, 2014 08:43PM

3124 Will wrote: "They didn't drop the zombie effects for example when the verat attacked the captains apartment nick used his zombie hearing to hear the guys coming up the stairs."

That was actually from when he got blinded in the earlier episode, though the zombie period did seem to make his hearing work even better afterwards I agree. Its weird though that the just ignored the going grey and slightly dead and the improved stamina etc afterwards. Its like they were building them up for use later on then changed the story.
Grimm (212 new)
May 22, 2014 04:20PM

3124 JackieR wrote: "By the way, although I really like the new girl, cannot stand the name they gave her. It just sounds dumb."

I totally agree here. Its a silly name though in many ways it only a shortened version of her full name. However it would be awkward to use in public "come over here Trouble and help us?" They really need her in the show now or it would be the Grimm-less show and she's a good addition to the cast I think.

I was annoyed by the finale though. It seems like we will be going though a Nick version of what happened with Adelind (deja vu anyone?). I hope they don't drag it out too long like they did Juliette's memory loss or Adelind's power recovery. I'm also annoyed how they simply just dropped the zombie after effects as they looked like they could lead interesting places.
arrow (15 new)
Apr 23, 2014 10:10PM

3124 Its a series based on the comic book hero Green Arrow. I never read the comic book and while I enjoyed season 1 I've drifted away from the show in the current season. I think the relentless angst and doom and gloom is what got to me in the end.
Aug 14, 2013 12:45AM

3124 I reccomend A Madness of Angels (Matthew Swift #1) by Kate Griffin and Midnight Riot (Peter Grant, #1) by Ben Aaronovitch as being two books where the city really is another character in an urban fantasy story...the city of London in this case. It has so much history you can do wonderful and nasty things with it.
3124 Robot wrote: "Definitely waiting for The Big Reap and Broken Homes the most. I find the wait most unbearable for these two."

I'm onto the second book of the "collector's" series by Holm now and have to say I'm adding The Big Reap onto my must buy list for July as well. I don't know how I missed this series before but its a good read.
3124 Rich wrote: "Can t believe I didn't realize there was a new Peter Grant book coming out too! June is looking even better!

Has Conroe set a release date for the next Demon Accords?"

Conroe had a note on facebook earlier this week saying it was in editing and was still due at the end of May:) along with a really nice cover for the book.
3124 I'm looking forward to :

Broken Homes - 4th book in the Peter Grant series.

"Falling stars" by John Conroe 5th in the Demon Accords series which is due out soon and

The Glass God by Kate Griffin, the next in Matthew Swift universe series.
Apr 29, 2013 01:34PM

3124 Rich wrote: "Carol wrote: "I just started Sweet Silver Blues. Fantasy-PI mish-mash. A lot of people love Glen Cook's style. It's been moderately amusing."

I think you described these books perfectly, "moderate..."

Glad I'm not alone with my assessment of these books. I thought they were ok, but not good enough in the end to keep. I've got to the point where I only keep books I'd read twice, due to space constraints, and these books never made the cut.
Apr 26, 2013 01:58PM

3124 Kindle-aholic wrote: "Have you tried Stephen Blackmore? I have City of the Lost by Stephen Blackmoore and Dead Things by Stephen Blackmoore on my shelf to read."

I also have Dead Things by Stephen BlackmooreDead things on my shelf. Its the next thing I want to read. I haven't read City Lost though..
Apr 18, 2013 05:34PM

3124 Stephen wrote: "Underrated series? I think the Laundry FIles is an excellent series but I don't ever see other folks talking about it. Or is it there in plain sight and ..."

I love this series, and you are right it is underrated. Its a clever mix of Yes Minister, the supernatural and James Bond with spells and Squid Gods in the background in a super secret branch of the British secret service. Out of all Stross has written this is the only series so far that I'd read twice.

according to Wikipedia there's a new book out sometime next year.

Another book along these lines you may enjoy is: The Rook
Apr 17, 2013 06:09PM

3124 I'm reading the Joe Ledger series by Jonathan Maberry at the moment - the first book is :Patient Zero which has really impressed me so far. It has a well written lead male character which may interest you.

I also enjoyed Rivers of London, Felix Castor, Hellequin and the Demon Accords series (which you already have on your list).

You might also like A Madness of Angels - but its one of those books you either love or hate I think but once I got past the first rather somewhat confusing section I really loved it.

Monster Hunter International might also be something you enjoy.

There's tonnes of interesting books in the urban fantasy genre these days though not all writers can do a whole series of equal quality with good character development.
Jan 21, 2013 02:20AM

3124 Ashley Marie wrote: "The Devil You Know - Felix Castor is an exorcist who definitely qualifies as an anti-hero."

I agree. This is a very good British series. Also good if you are looking for urban fantasy without the romance.
Nov 19, 2012 08:37PM

3124 You might Hounded - the iron druid series has a 1200 year old main character who is both funny and sarcastic.

You might also enjoy (or loathe) A Madness of Angels

There seems be more UF for YA than adults sometimes....It can be very frustrating if you actually want an adult character that isn't all mushy and romantic throughout the entire book.
Nov 01, 2012 03:55PM

3124 I just finished reading the 'demon accords' series by John Conroe and the main male character, Christian becomes increasingly kick A* as the series progresses. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this series. I has a strong central character in world populated with vampires, wares, witches etc.

Now I'm waiting impatiently on book 5 to be published as I really want to see where this story goes.

The first book in the series is God Touched
Grimm (212 new)
Oct 28, 2012 09:40PM

3124 Of course, Renard *was* involved with a hexenbeast..."

Unless of course that hexenbeast was a relative of his....Hexenbeast and the Captain seem to be murky waters.
Grimm (212 new)
Sep 11, 2012 11:45PM

3124 I wouldn't be suprised if Juliet ends up with Renard -the pure man who woke her up...should be messy if it happens...
Jul 31, 2012 05:19PM

3124 Shehreyar wrote: "Peter Grant series is currently my favorite, after Dresden, that is. I love the humor and writing more than anything, and the mythology is not as generic as what you usually find in UF these days."

I have to admit I stopped reading the Dresden series a while ago. I kept getting the feeling it was written to a formula that was slowly really annoying me.

I love the Peter Grant books and the sense of humor that really works in them is someting that is rare to find an *any* UF or SF book and keeps me wanting more and its one of my current favourites.
Jul 31, 2012 03:50PM

3124 Elisa wrote: "Anyone read Cursed or Fated - I hear they are supposed to be a little similar to Dresden? Haven't had a confirm though."

I've read them. They are a somewhat British version of Dresden. Not as heavy as Dresden though. I've enjoyed them. Another series you might enjoy is the Peter Grant series http://www.goodreads.com/series/51937...
The main character learns magic but he isn't what I'd call "bad ass".
Jul 07, 2012 07:32PM

3124 You might want to try Crimes Against Magic. This has an interesting male lead.
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