Adult Room

Welcome to the Adult Room.

The dark lurks beneath. 

Here are some adult books I read that - in my humble opinion - deserve more recognition than they actually have/had. Note: I wrote all Pike's titles down, but I only own some of them so far. As usual, bold indicates I haven't read a book yet, but I plan to. Reviews (and more titles) coming in time.


He's written very few adult books, but they are worth reading - though I'm personally not satisfied with Sati, but that's just me maybe. Check out The Season of Passage...if you like a blend of sci-fi, supernatural and horror, that is. On second thoughts, it's not like I'm into horror that much (for instance, Stephen King's stuff is usually too heavy for my tastes), but I loved the book all the same - so maybe non-horror fans will too.
Titles are in chronological order BTW.

Sati (09/90) *contemporary with a twist  -> [you'll have to judge for yourselves...]
The Season of Passage (02/92) *sci-fi, supernatural, horror
The Listeners (01/95) *sci-fi, supernatural, horror
The Cold One (12/95)
*sci-fi, supernatural, horror
The Blind Mirror (05/03) *thriller, supernatural, horror
Falling (03/07) *thriller
The Sixth Door -> [a future release Pike is working on]


I find her adult books a great addition to the urban fantasy genre, but on the other hand, I have reservations about her teen Shade trilogy. From the excerpts I read, it seems to me that while Smith-Ready is at her best when dealing with adult characters, the voice she gives to her teens is not as convincing and pleasant (I don't mean "pleasant" as in "lovely and sweet to the ears" - I mean "pleasant" as in "I hear you and I sympathize with your predicament, though I may not share your feelings all the time"). The sharp wit I like in Ciara Griffin from the WVMP Radio series doesn't sound good to me when applied to 16 years old Aura Salvatore from Shade. Anyway, here goes the list of Smith-Ready's adult novels.

Requiem for the Devil (04/01) *urban fantasy

   Wicked Game (05/08) *urban fantasy
   Bad to the Bone (05/09) *urban fantasy
   Bring on the Night (08/10) *urban fantasy
   Let It Bleed (07/12) *urban fantasy -> [free-download novella here]
   Lust for Life (11/12) *urban fantasy
   WVMP Tie-in Short Stories:
      Crossroads [Monroe] *urban fantasy -> [read it online here]
      Rave On [Spence]) *urban fantasy -> [read it online here]
      When the Music's Over [Jim] *urban fantasy -> [read it online here]
      Last Request [Shane] *urban fantasy -> [read it online here]
      Thief [in Eternal: Love Stories with Bite] *urban fantasy


Aubry, Edward: UNHAPPENINGS:
   Unhappenings (01/15) *sci-fi, time travel
   ????? (??/??) *sci-fi, time travel
Dicks, Matthew (a.k.a. Green, Matthew): Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend (08/12)
   *contemporary with a twist
Ferrell, Sean: Man in the Empy Suit (02/13) *sci-fi, time travel, thriller
Yu, Charles: How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe (09/10) *sci-fi, time
   travel, dystopian, multiverse

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