Urban Fantasy

Urban fantasy is a subset of contemporary fantasy, consisting of novels and stories with supernatural and/or magical elements set in contemporary, real-world, urban settings--as opposed to 'traditional' fantasy set in imaginary locations.

Many urban fantasy novels are told via a first-person narrative, and feature supernatural beings such as vampires, shapeshifters, fairies, witches, sorcerers, and demons. Urban fantasy stories tend to have a high amount of suspense and action, and sometimes include mystery, romance, humor and/or horror in the plotline.

The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4)
Every Heart a Doorway
Tell the Wind and Fire
Soldier (Talon, #3)
Lady Renegades (Rebel Belle, #3)
A Shard of Ice (Black Symphony, #1)
Down with the Shine
A Fierce and Subtle Poison
Shadow Rites (Jane Yellowrock, #10)
The Everything Box
Origins (Alphas, #0.5)
Burned (Alex Verus, #7)
Bright Blaze of Magic (Black Blade, #3)
Future Shock
Nightstruck
The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4)
Origins (Alphas, #0.5)
The Lost Herondale (Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, #2)
Angels Twice Descending (Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, #10)
Pale Kings and Princes (Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, #6)
All the Birds in the Sky
The Fiery Trial (Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, #8)
Ancient Magic
One Second (Seven Series Book 7)
Bright Blaze of Magic (Black Blade, #3)
Demigods & Magicians: Percy and Annabeth Meet the Kanes
The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 2: Fandemonium
The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 3: Commercial Suicide
Half Lost (The Half Bad Trilogy, #3)
Curse of the Sphinx (Sphinx, #1)
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Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)
Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1)
Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1)
Fool Moon (The Dresden Files, #2)
Grave Peril (The Dresden Files, #3)
Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson, #2)
Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, #3)
Summer Knight (The Dresden Files, #4)
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson, #4)
Death Masks (The Dresden Files, #5)
Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, #5)
Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows, #1)
Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, #4)
Darkfever (Fever, #1)


Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman The Graveyard Book
You don't get explanations in real life. You just get moments that are absolutely, utterly, inexplicably odd. Like everybody in the world, I've had moments that are absolutely, utterly, inexplicably odd. I actually wrote about one of them in my latest book
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Darynda Jones
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Ilona Andrews
Very well." He sat cross-legged on the floor of the cage. "You haven't run off so you want to talk. I will hear your explanation now." "Really, Your Majesty? So good of you to condescend. I'll try to use small words and go slow." "You're wasting my time. I know Jim betrayed me and you're covering for him. This is your chance to dazzle me wih your brillance or baffle me with your bullshit. You won't get another. When I get out, I won't be in the mood to listen.
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