Elizabeth Hunter's top reads for 2017

Book Recommendations: My Top Reads of 2017 so Far

Here are my top reads for 2017 so far!   Linx & Bogie by Elizabeth Hunter I’m so excited that the first collection of this new series has made such a splash. It’s been on the bestseller list for fantasy short fiction for weeks now, and it’s a great introduction to this lighter mystery and paranormal series. Linx and Bogie are pure banter and fun.         Binti by Nnedi Okorafor I do love great sci-fi, and this novella by Nnedi Okorafor is a gem. Beautifully imagined and very well written, this is a universe I’ll be happy to spend more time in. Binti is a compelling protagonist. Relatable. Sympathetic. Curious. I loved this story.       March by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin This is a graphic novel adaptation of John Lewis’s autobiography written with Andrew Aydin. Timely and vibrant, it’s a story of the civil […]

5 must read paranormal books

Book Recommendations: 5 Books to Feed Your Paranormal Need

If you are looking for a good paranormal read check out these that I recommend.   The Scarlet Deep by Elizabeth Hunter Pairings in vampire fiction almost always have a human/vampire, vampire/shifter, vampire/witch, etc. Even in my own books! It’s kind of rare to explore a romance between two beings of equal power, which is one of the things I love about The Scarlet Deep. That, and Murphy is just smoking hot.           Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor Is it urban fantasy? High fantasy? Magical realism? All these things together? I don’t know how you classify this book, but I loved it. I don’t read much YA, but this series is stunning, sophisticated, and beautifully drawn. Stellar and unique world-building.         Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews I am a huge Kate Daniels fan, but I was nervous about this […]

Book Recommendations: 5 Books to Feed your Urban Fantasy Addiction

Here are 5 books I would recommend to feed your urban fantasy addiction. Imitation and Alchemy by Elizabeth Hunter This was the first of the Ben and Tenzin stories to really capture who I see these characters becoming in the new Elemental Legacy series. They’re smart and sneaky and a little bit vicious. Tenzin pulls no punches, but in Imitation, we finally see the man Ben Vecchio is going to be when he comes into his own. This is my favorite of the Elemental Legacy novellas. Plus, it’s set in one of my favorite countries, Italia!   Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch Can you capture the magic of a city on a page? Aaronovitch writes one of the premier urban fantasy series in the Peter Grant Mysteries, and Midnight Riot is the first one. The London setting becomes a character in this enthralling read. It’s one of those books that makes you […]

Book Recommendations: 5 Vampire Books With a Bite

  5 books I would recommend when you are in the mood for a great vampire read.   A Hidden Fire by Elizabeth Hunter The first one! Still one of my favorites. This is the book that started a world. What would you do if you had eternity to spare? Read books, of course. Dive into the Elemental Mysteries and meet vampires who are rare book dealers, librarians who are action heroes, and irreverent priests with boundary issues   Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost I loved the Cat and Bones books by Frost, but there was always something about Vlad. VLAD. sigh I was so excited when I heard Frost was giving him his own series, and I was thrilled he found a heroine, Leila, to match his awesomeness.     Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice The third of the Vampire Chronicles and probably my favorite of the Lestat books. […]

Book Recommendations: 5 Books for Your Shifter Fix

5 Books to Read When You Are in the Mood for Shape Shifters Shifting Dreams, Elizabeth Hunter I’m biased on this one, but Caleb and Jena are one of my favorite couples. I love how Jena’s hawk side informs her character, and the humor she and Caleb enjoy made this book a joy to write.         Moon Called, Patricia Briggs Excellent writing combined with humor and a fast paced plot. I loved Mercy Thompson from the very first page. She’s one of my favorite heroines.           Dragon Bound, Thea Harrison Harrison proves in this that shifter books can be combined with a really immersive fantasy world. The romance is sizzling. The world-building is epic. Plus… the hero is a DRAGON! Enough said.         Slave to Sensation, Nalini Singh This first book in the Psy-Changling world introduces readers to a complex […]

Books I love: Moonshadow by Thea Harrison

It’s been a week since A Stone-Kissed Sea came out! Time to talk about new books, right? Right. So when one of your favorite authors emails you and asks if you’d possibly have time to read and blurb her new book, and you’re like “okay, that’s cool, I’d be happy to do that” but inside you’re basically via GIPHY Yeah. Totally me when Thea Harrison asked me to read Moonshadow, her newest book and the first in a new series. So here is my OFFICIAL blurb for the book: “Thrilling and deliciously sexy, Moonshadow is a smart, action-packed introduction to a new adventure in Harrison’s complex and compelling Elder Races world. Intrigue goes hand-in-hand with an addictive romance that will please new and established readers alike. I can’t wait to see what comes next.” And my unofficial one is: GAH! This is so good, you guys! She totally set the […]

Books I Love: Beard Science by Penny Reid

Brace yourselves, dear reader. There are bearded boys with banjos ahead. Today, I am going down-home with the Winston Brothers for this review of Beard Science, the third book in the Winston Brothers series by Penny Reid. Everyone who knows the Winston boys know that Cletus Winston as the quirky, amusing, possible genius Winston brother with a wicked sense of humor and a way with sausage. He’s also the character who’ll make you bust up laughing until you stop and say, “Wait… what? Did he just say…?” via GIPHY Cletus Winston is sneaky. And unexpected. And more than a little dangerous. Anyone who read the scene in Truth or Beard when Cletus handed the combined asses of the local motorcycle club to them on a greasy platter knew that this character had hidden depths. He was unexpected. I might even say delightfully manipulative. Which makes it doubly wonderful that Cletus was metaphorically […]