Best Urban Fantasy STAND-ALONE Novels

This is a NEW LIST please help populate it by adding your favourite UF stand-alone novels :-)

1) Only Urban Fantasy books.
- Urban Fantasy must be set in a specific, contemporary city in which the 'flavour' of that city strongly influences the story.
2) Only Stand-Alone Novels
- UF series such as The Dresden Files or Kate Daniels should not be added to this list. They should be added to the sister-list 'Best UF Series'.

*As there is some discussion over what constitutes UF, I am prepared to be lenient about Rule 1.

Make sure you also check out the sister-list 'Best UF Series'.
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70 books · 170 voters · list created March 18th, 2013 by Clouds (votes) .
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message 1: by Angela (new)

Angela I've got the Neil Gaiman books on my bookshelves, but haven't read them yet!


message 2: by Sketchbook (last edited Mar 18, 2013 08:38AM) (new)

Sketchbook I cant vote in this catgory, Richard, as I dont read UF.


message 3: by Andrew (new)

Andrew Obrigewitsch I've only read books by 2 Urban fantasy authors and feel I would need to read more, but it's not an genre I like a whole lot.


message 4: by Clouds (last edited Jul 14, 2013 01:38AM) (new)

Clouds ADMIN UPDATE:

My apologies to anyone who has voted for it, but I'm removing "City of Saints and Madmen (Ambergris, #1)" because it is the first book in a series, not a stand-alone novel. Series can be voted for in the companion list linked to at the top.

Likewise books one and two in Tim Power's Fault Lines series, as they're already listed in the series list.

Conversely, I'm leaving "Akata Witch (Akata Witch, #1)" because, although it's listed as the first in an expected series, the sequel is not yet published or officially announced, so for now it qualifies as a stand-alone novel (but may be removed at a later date).

Kind regards,
Thanks for voting y'all,
-C


message 5: by Faith (new)

Faith Um, The Outsiders isn't urban fantasy, it's just contemporary. There's not even a magical realism element to the story; it's literally just contemporary.


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