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.

Grim Lovelies (Grim Lovelies, #1)
Kill the Queen (Crown of Shards, #1)
Shades of Wicked (Night Rebel, #1)
An Easy Death (Gunnie Rose, #1)
The Light Between Worlds
Archangel's Prophecy (Guild Hunter, #11)
Priest of Bones (War for the Rose Throne #1)
Fury (Menagerie #3)
The Labyrinth Index (Laundry, Files #9)
Lionheart (Moonshadow, #3)
The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 2
Mating the Huntress
The Guardian (Immortal Dealers, #2)
The Bartered Brides (Elemental Masters, #13)
Diamond Fire (Hidden Legacy, #3.5)
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay
Through Blood, Through Fire (Ghosts of the Shadow Market, #8)
Sin & Chocolate (Demigod of San Francisco, #1)
The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)
A Thunder of War (The Avalon Chronicles #3)
Fallen Academy: Year One
The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy, #3)
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Minimum Wage Magic (DFZ #1)
The Darkest Star (Origin, #1)
City of Ghosts (Cassidy Blake, #1)
A Map of Days (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #4)
The Lost Sisters (The Folk of the Air, #1.5)
The Hazel Wood (The Hazel Wood, #1)
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Humorous Paranormal Books
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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)
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)

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