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.

Magic Triumphs (Kate Daniels, #10)
Serpentine (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #26)
Stygian (Dark-Hunter, #27)
Wild Hunger (Heirs of Chicagoland, #1)
Blackout (Crossbreed, #5)
Fierce Like a Firestorm (Hibiscus Daughter, #2)
Court of Shadows (Institute of the Shadow Fae #1)
Hollywood Dead (Sandman Slim #10)
How to Dance an Undead Waltz (Beginner's Guide to Necromancy #4)
Soul Awakened (Reincarnation #1)
Hunter Hunted (Lizzie Grace, #3)
The Girl Who Sees (Sasha Urban, #1)
Darkest Heart (Dominion, #1)
Alternate Routes
House of Royale  (Secret Keepers, #4)
Fallen Academy: Year One
Time's Convert
Vampires Like It Hot (Argeneau, #28)
City of Ghosts (Cassidy Blake, #1)
Three Mages and a Margarita (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #1)
Dark Sentinel (Dark #28)
The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)
Court of Shadows (Institute of the Shadow Fae #1)
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds (Legion, #1-3)
The Hazel Wood (The Hazel Wood, #1)
The Wicked Ones (Ghosts of the Shadow Market, #6)
The Golden Tower (Magisterium, #5)
Carnage (Whispers From the Bayou, #1)
Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)
Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1)
Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1)
Fool Moon (The Dresden Files, #2)
Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson, #2)
Grave Peril (The Dresden Files, #3)
Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, #3)
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
Summer Knight (The Dresden Files, #4)
Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson, #4)
Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, #4)
Death Masks (The Dresden Files, #5)
Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, #5)
Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, #6)
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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I mean to say, really, I am near to developing a neurosis - is there anyone around who doesn't want to study or kill me?" Floote raised a tentative hand. "Ah, yes, thank you, Floote." "There is also Mrs Tunstell, madam," he offered hopefully, is if Ivy were some kind of consolation prize. "I notice you don't mention my fair-weather husband." "I suspect, at this moment, madam, he probably wants to kill you." Alexia couldn't help smiling. "Good point.
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Rob Thurman
Pick up your clothes. I am not your maid. How do I know this? A maid cannot kill you with a tube sock. I can.
Rob Thurman

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