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.

Darkness Brutal (The Dark Cycle, #1)
Bound to Darkness (Midnight Breed #13)
Spider's Trap (Elemental Assassin, #13)
Dragon Fall (Black Dragons, #1)
The Unnoticeables: A Novel
Killing Pretty (Sandman Slim, #7)
The Annihilation Score (Laundry Files, #6)
Shades of Treason (Anomaly #1)
The Sower Comes (The Solas Beir Trilogy, #3)
Flight from Death (Fly by Night, #1)
Last First Snow (Craft Sequence #4)
Wicked Embers (Souls of Fire, #2)
SEAL Wolf Hunting (Heart of the Wolf, #16)
Magic and Macaroons  (A Magical Bakery Mystery #5)


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    Into the Myth
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    Waters of Change: Gwendolyn Falling
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    Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
    The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)
    End of Days (Penryn and the End of Days, #3)
    Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1)
    The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)
    Pale Kings and Princes (Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, #6)
    Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2)
    Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)
    World After (Penryn & the End of Days, #2)
    Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3)
    The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines, #6)
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    Firefight (Reckoners, #2)
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    Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1)
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    Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson, #2)
    Grave Peril (The Dresden Files, #3)
    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)
    Darkfever (Fever, #1)
    Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, #4)

    Neil Gaiman
    Neil Gaiman The Graveyard Book
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    Patricia Briggs
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