This is my current fantasy reading list.
It actually doesn’t include some of the free kindle books I recently downloaded. Or my ‘read when I have nothing else to read’ list. This is my current to-read list.
#1 Grave Yard Shift by Michael F. Haspil.
I am reading this one right now. It is ‘gritty urban fantasy’ but by no means excessively dark. I picked it up because I do like this sort of urban fantasy. And so far, it is a pretty good read.
Alex Menkaure once ruled as pharaoh. Marcus once lived in the time of Caesar. Now, mummy and vampire are partners in a special police unit, fighting to keep the streets safe from both supernatural criminals and anti-vampire vigilantes.
When someone starts poisoning the artificial blood used by vampires, relations between vampires and humans deteriorate to the brink of anarchy. While the city threatens to tear itself apart, Alex and Marcus must form an unnatural alliance with a vigilante gang and a shape-shifter woman in a desperate battle against an ancient conspiracy.
If they succeed, they’ll be pariahs, hunted by everyone. If they fail, the result will be a war bloodier than any the world has ever seen.
#2 Unclean spirits by Chuck Wendig.
This one sounds like a blast.
For five years, Cason Cole has been a chew toy for a god. He walked away from his wife and son and devoted his life to a predator who holds nothing and no-one dear. Now, as the man he loves and hates lies dying at his feet, the explosion still ringing in his ears, Cason is finally free.
For centuries, the swarming gods of the Earth were content to lounge in Heaven, forgetting the mortals they left behind; but thirty years ago, the all-powerful “Usurper” ejected them all, to a man and woman. Now it’s back to the bad old days: cults and sycophants, and the terrible retribution the gods visit on those who defy them.
None of which is going to stop Cason from getting back what’s his…
#3 Trailer Park Fae by Lilith Saintcrow.
Jeremiah Gallow is just another construction worker, and that’s the way he likes it. He’s left his past behind, but some things cannot be erased. Like the tattoos on his arms that transform into a weapon, or that he was once closer to the Queen of Summer than any half-human should be.
Now the half-sidhe all in Summer once feared is dragged back into the world of enchantment, danger, and fickle fae – by a woman who looks uncannily like his dead wife. Her name is Robin, and her secrets are more than enough to get them both killed. A plague has come, the fullborn-fae are dying, and the dark answer to Summer’s Court is breaking loose.