I haven’t been feeling well the last few days, so I’m hoping a little murder and mayhem might help. Both these books are part of a long urban fantasy series I’ve been reading.
What I like about both are the pets in the books. Devon Monk gives her characters a pet gargoyle. I love him! How he came into existance. His little quirks. Everything! While Marjorie Liu added some ‘pet’ demons in form of live tattoos to her books. They are a hoot…if you don’t mind murder and destruction.
Here are the blurbs:
Magic Without Mercy ~
We knew as soon as we stepped out on those streets, we were walking blind into a war. All of us were going to bear the pain for the magic we called upon. And I was going to have to bear the pain for carrying a weapon that made me face what I had become. A killer.
Allison Beckstrom’s talent for tracking spells has put her up against some of the darkest elements in the world of magic, but she’s never faced anything like this.
Magic itself has been poisoned, and Allie’s undead father may have left the only cure in the hands of a madman. Hunted by the Authority–the secret council that enforces magic’s laws–wanted by the police, and unable to use magic, she’s got to find the cure before the sickness spreads beyond any power to stop it.
But when a Death magic user seeks to destroy the only antidote, Allie and her fellow renegades must stand and fight to defend the innocent and save all magic….
The Mortal Bone ~
When the bond Maxine Kiss shares with Zee and the boys—the demons tattooed on her skin—is deliberately severed, the hunter is left vulnerable and unprotected. For the first time in ten thousand years, the boys have a taste of freedom—without Maxine’s guiding influence.
As they grow more violent and unpredictable, Maxine starts to fear the little demons will lose their minds without their attachment to her. But reuniting won’t be easy, as a greater temptation waits for her former protectors: a chance to return to their lives as Reaper Kings and unleash hell on earth.
Both are great series, so I can’t wait to dig in. Which one would you read or what are you reading now?
Find out which one I chose on Friday!