>> Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I'm on an urban fantasy kick again, but I'm looking for something very specific.
From causual observation and browsing of covers, I'd say of UF is hot-kickass-chicks-in-leather-and/or-skimpy-shirts-looking-tough-with-tattoos-and-weapons-and-going-Immagrrrl (e.g. FMCs). *cough* Which is fine (I'll save you the rants for now), but it's not what I'm interested in reading at the moment.
What I'm looking for is MMC-centric urban fantasy. (I'd like to see some in third person, while we're at it.)
To start it off, I've read the Dresden Files (Jim Butcher), I've read the Nightside Series (Simon R. Green); I recently finished "Nightlife" by Rob Thurman; I'm reading "Unshapely Things" by Mark Del Franco, and lined up (so far), I have "Dead to Me" (Anton Strout) and "Lightbreaker" by Mark Teppo.
They're all urban fantasy with MMCs. They're also all first person (unless "Dead to Me" and "Ligtbreaker" end up switching down the line).
I like first person, don't get me wrong. I'm very fond of it, and in some genres it definitely works best. But I'm wondering where the third-person stuff is. Coz, you know, a girl likes some variety.
So! I'm looking for book recommendations--specifically MMC-oriented urban fantasy, and while I'd love to see third person, I'll take whatever you can toss my way (first or third). YA is fine as well (I'm reading Sarah Rees Brennan's "The Demon's Lexicon" right now, too).
What else should I add to my TBR pile? All suggestions welcome. ;)