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Who is your favorite (adult) urban fantasy heroine?

Kate Daniels Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1) by Ilona Andrews Ilona Andrews
 
  139 votes, 13.3%

Mercy Thompson Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs Patricia Briggs
 
  109 votes, 10.4%

Elena Deveraux Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter, #1) by Nalini Singh Nalini Singh
 
  54 votes, 5.2%

Rachel Morgan Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows, #1) by Kim Harrison Kim Harrison
 
  52 votes, 5.0%

MacKayla Lane Darkfever (Fever, #1) by Karen Marie Moning Karen Marie Moning
 
  51 votes, 4.9%

Catherine Crawfield Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1) by Jeaniene Frost Jeaniene Frost
 
  42 votes, 4.0%

Charley Davidson First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1) by Darynda Jones Darynda Jones
 
  34 votes, 3.2%

 
  34 votes, 3.2%

Alexia Tarabotti Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail Carriger Gail Carriger
 
  33 votes, 3.2%

Sookie Stackhouse Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1) by Charlaine Harris Charlaine Harris
 
  28 votes, 2.7%

October Daye Rosemary and Rue (October Daye, #1) by Seanan McGuire Seanan McGuire
 
  25 votes, 2.4%

Elena Michaels Bitten (Women of the Otherworld, #1) by Kelley Armstrong Kelley Armstrong
 
  23 votes, 2.2%

Meg Corbyn Written in Red (The Others, #1) by Anne Bishop Anne Bishop
 
  22 votes, 2.1%

 
  19 votes, 1.8%

 
  19 votes, 1.8%

Cassandra Palmer Touch the Dark (Cassandra Palmer, #1) by Karen Chance Karen Chance
 
  17 votes, 1.6%

Dorina Basarab Midnight's Daughter (Dorina Basarab, #1) by Karen Chance Karen Chance
 
  17 votes, 1.6%

Nevada Baylor Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy, #1) by Ilona Andrews Ilona Andrews
 
  16 votes, 1.5%

Georgina Kincaid Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid, #1) by Richelle Mead Richelle Mead
 
  15 votes, 1.4%

Gin Blanco Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1) by Jennifer Estep Jennifer Estep
 
  13 votes, 1.2%

Rylee Adamson Priceless (Rylee Adamson, #1) by Shannon Mayer Shannon Mayer
 
  13 votes, 1.2%

Maxine Kiss The Iron Hunt (Hunter Kiss, #1) by Marjorie M. Liu Marjorie M. Liu
 
  11 votes, 1.1%

Verity Price Discount Armageddon (InCryptid, #1) by Seanan McGuire Seanan McGuire
 
  11 votes, 1.1%

Jane Yellowrock Skinwalker (Jane Yellowrock, #1) by Faith Hunter Faith Hunter
 
  11 votes, 1.1%

Riley Jensen Full Moon Rising (Riley Jenson Guardian #1) by Keri Arthur Keri Arthur
 
  11 votes, 1.1%

Jane Jameson Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs (Jane Jameson, #1) by Molly Harper Molly Harper
 
  11 votes, 1.1%

 
  10 votes, 1.0%

Dante Valentine Working for the Devil (Dante Valentine, #1) by Lilith Saintcrow Lilith Saintcrow
 
  10 votes, 1.0%

McKenzie The Shadow Reader (Shadow Reader, #1) by Sandy Williams Sandy Williams
 
  9 votes, 0.9%

Kit Colbana Blade Song (Colbana Files, #1) by J.C. Daniels J.C. Daniels
 
  9 votes, 0.9%

Celia Wird Sealed with a Curse (Weird Girls, #1) by Cecy Robson Cecy Robson
 
  9 votes, 0.9%

Alex Craft Grave Witch (Alex Craft, #1) by Kalayna Price Kalayna Price
 
  9 votes, 0.9%

Chrysabelle Blood Rights (House of Comarré, #1) by Kristen Painter Kristen Painter
 
  8 votes, 0.8%

Arcadia Bell Kindling the Moon (Arcadia Bell, #1) by Jenn Bennett Jenn Bennett
 
  8 votes, 0.8%

Madeline Black Black Wings (Black Wings, #1) by Christina Henry Christina Henry
 
  7 votes, 0.7%

 
  7 votes, 0.7%

Chess Putnam Unholy Ghosts (Downside Ghosts, #1) by Stacia Kane Stacia Kane
 
  7 votes, 0.7%

 
  6 votes, 0.6%

Morgan Kingsley The Devil Inside (Morgan Kingsley #1) by Jenna Black Jenna Black
 
  6 votes, 0.6%

Kallie Riviere Black Dust Mambo (Hoodoo, #1) by Adrian Phoenix Adrian Phoenix
 
  6 votes, 0.6%

Sophie Lawson Under Wraps (Underworld Detection Agency, #1) by Hannah Jayne Hannah Jayne
 
  5 votes, 0.5%

Kitty Norville Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville #1) by Carrie Vaughn Carrie Vaughn
 
  5 votes, 0.5%

Xandra Morgan Soulbound (Lone Star Witch, #1) by Tessa Adams Tessa Adams
 
  5 votes, 0.5%

 
  5 votes, 0.5%

Victoria Gardella The Rest Falls Away (The Gardella Vampire Hunters, #1) by Colleen Gleason Colleen Gleason
 
  5 votes, 0.5%

Charlie Madigan The Better Part of Darkness (Charlie Madigan, #1) by Kelly Gay Kelly Gay
 
  4 votes, 0.4%

Jace Valchek Dying Bites (The Bloodhound Files, #1) by D.D. Barant D.D. Barant
 
  4 votes, 0.4%

 
  4 votes, 0.4%

Jill Kismet Night Shift (Jill Kismet, #1) by Lilith Saintcrow Lilith Saintcrow
 
  4 votes, 0.4%

Kat Redding To Walk the Night (Kat Redding, #1) by E.S. Moore E.S. Moore
 
  4 votes, 0.4%

Charlotte de Ney Steel's Edge (The Edge, #4) by Ilona Andrews Ilona Andrews
 
  4 votes, 0.4%

Marla Mason Blood Engines (Marla Mason, #1) by T.A. Pratt T.A. Pratt
 
  3 votes, 0.3%

Ciel Halligan In a Fix (Ciel Halligan, #1) by Linda Grimes Linda Grimes
 
  3 votes, 0.3%

Jessie Shimmer Spellbent (Jessie Shimmer, #1) by Lucy A. Snyder Lucy A. Snyder
 
  3 votes, 0.3%

Sabina Kane Red-Headed Stepchild (Sabina Kane, #1) by Jaye Wells Jaye Wells
 
  3 votes, 0.3%

Anya Kalinczyk Embers (Anya Kalinczyk, #1) by Laura Bickle Laura Bickle
 
  3 votes, 0.3%

Victory Vaughn Deadtown (Deadtown, #1) by Nancy Holzner Nancy Holzner
 
  2 votes, 0.2%

Persephone Alcmedi Vicious Circle (Persephone Alcmedi, #1) by Linda Robertson Linda Robertson
 
  2 votes, 0.2%

Harper Connelly Grave Sight (Harper Connelly, #1) by Charlaine Harris Charlaine Harris
 
  2 votes, 0.2%

Savannah Levine Waking the Witch (Women of the Otherworld, #11) by Kelley Armstrong Kelley Armstrong
 
  2 votes, 0.2%

Nola O'Grady License to Ensorcell (Nola O'Grady, #1) by Katharine Kerr Katharine Kerr
 
  2 votes, 0.2%

 
  2 votes, 0.2%

Janet Begay Stormwalker (Stormwalker, #1) by Allyson James Allyson James
 
  2 votes, 0.2%

Evangeline Stone Three Days to Dead (Dreg City, #1) by Kelly Meding Kelly Meding
 
  2 votes, 0.2%

Secret McQueen Something Secret This Way Comes (Secret McQueen, #1) by Sierra Dean Sierra Dean
 
  2 votes, 0.2%

Corine Solomon Blue Diablo (Corine Solomon, #1) by Ann Aguirre Ann Aguirre
 
  2 votes, 0.2%

Jessica McClain Full Blooded (Jessica McClain, #1) by Amanda Carlson Amanda Carlson
 
  2 votes, 0.2%

Prudence Prudence (The Custard Protocol, #1) by Gail Carriger Gail Carriger
 
  2 votes, 0.2%

Cerise Mar Bayou Moon (The Edge, #2) by Ilona Andrews Ilona Andrews
 
  2 votes, 0.2%

Marissa Holloway Red Hot Fury (Shades of Fury, #1) by Kasey MacKenzie Kasey MacKenzie
 
  2 votes, 0.2%

Kara Gillian Mark of the Demon (Kara Gillian, #1) by Diana Rowland Diana Rowland
 
  2 votes, 0.2%

Luna Wilder Night Life (Nocturne City, #1) by Caitlin Kittredge Caitlin Kittredge
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

 
  1 vote, 0.1%

 
  1 vote, 0.1%

Megan Chase Personal Demons (Megan Chase, #1) by Stacia Kane Stacia Kane
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

Alexandra Sabian Blood Law (Alexandra Sabian, #1) by Jeannie Holmes Jeannie Holmes
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

Lily Ivory Secondhand Spirits (A Witchcraft Mystery, #1) by Juliet Blackwell Juliet Blackwell
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

Sylvie Lightner Sins & Shadows (Shadows Inquiries, #1) by Lyn Benedict Lyn Benedict
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

 
  1 vote, 0.1%

Heather Wallace A Rush of Wings (The Maker's Song, #1) by Adrian Phoenix Adrian Phoenix
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

Audrey Callahan Fate's Edge (The Edge, #3) by Ilona Andrews Ilona Andrews
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

Pepper Martin Don of the Dead (Pepper Martin, #1) by Casey Daniels Casey Daniels
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

Hedi Peacock The Trouble With Fate (Mystwalker, #1) by Leigh Evans Leigh Evans
 
  1 vote, 0.1%

Rose Drayton On the Edge (The Edge, #1) by Ilona Andrews Ilona Andrews
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Delilah Street Dancing With Werewolves (Delilah Street, Paranormal Investigator, #1) by Carole Nelson Douglas Carole Nelson Douglas
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Paige Winterbourne Dime Store Magic (Women of the Otherworld, #3) by Kelley Armstrong Kelley Armstrong
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Laura Blackstone Skin Deep (Laura Blackstone, #1) by Mark Del Franco Mark Del Franco
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%


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Authors:
Kelley Armstrong, Keri Arthur, Diana Pharaoh Francis, Carrie Vaughn, Jacqueline Carey, Laurell K. Hamilton, Carole Nelson Douglas, Kim Harrison, Charlaine Harris, Ilona Andrews, Cheyenne McCray, Anne Bishop, Marjorie M. Liu, Karen Chance, Patricia Briggs, Katharine Kerr, Karen Marie Moning, Jenna Black, Colleen Gleason, Nalini Singh, Kat Richardson, Lilith Saintcrow, Richelle Mead, Allyson James, Jes Battis, Casey Daniels, Mark Del Franco, Faith Hunter, Jennifer Estep, Jeaniene Frost, Caitlin Kittredge, Ann Aguirre, Diana Rowland, Adrian Phoenix, Lucy A. Snyder, Sandy Williams, Stacia Kane, Jocelynn Drake, Chloe Neill, Jaye Wells, Tessa Adams, Kristen Painter, Nancy Holzner, Molly Harper, Lyn Benedict, Kalayna Price, Kelly Meding, Seanan McGuire, D.D. Barant, Kelly Gay, Gail Carriger, Jeannie Holmes, Juliet Blackwell, Linda Robertson, Laura Bickle, Kasey MacKenzie, Sierra Dean, Christina Henry, Darynda Jones, Hannah Jayne, Jenn Bennett, E.S. Moore, Linda Grimes, Amanda Carlson, Shannon Mayer, Leigh Evans, J.C. Daniels, Cecy Robson, T.A. Pratt

Books:
Bitten (Otherworld, #1) Working for the Devil (Dante Valentine, #1) The Devil Inside (Morgan Kingsley #1) Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1) Blood Rights (House of Comarré, #1) Nightwalker (Dark Days, #1) Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy, #1) Haunted (Women of the Otherworld, #5) Three Days to Dead (Dreg City, #1) Fate's Edge (The Edge, #3) Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville #1) Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows, #1) Unholy Ghosts (Downside Ghosts, #1) Full Blooded (Jessica McClain, #1) Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #1) Darkfever (Fever, #1) Secondhand Spirits (A Witchcraft Mystery, #1) Magic Dreams (Kate Daniels, #4.5) Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1) Demons Not Included (Night Tracker, #1) Gunmetal Magic (Kate Daniels, #5.5) Grave Sight (Harper Connelly, #1) Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1) Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter, #1) Touch the Dark (Cassandra Palmer, #1) Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1) Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1) Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs (Jane Jameson, #1) Mark of the Demon (Kara Gillian, #1) Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1) First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1) Magic Mourns (Kate Daniels, #3.5) Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1) Discount Armageddon (InCryptid, #1) The Rest Falls Away (The Gardella Vampire Hunters, #1) Midnight's Daughter (Dorina Basarab, #1) Red Hot Fury (Shades of Fury, #1) Dime Store Magic (Women of the Otherworld, #3) Greywalker (Greywalker, #1) Blue Diablo (Corine Solomon, #1) Soulbound (Lone Star Witch, #1) Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid, #1) Rosemary and Rue (October Daye, #1) Under Wraps (Underworld Detection Agency, #1) To Walk the Night (Kat Redding, #1) Dancing With Werewolves (Delilah Street, Paranormal Investigator, #1) Spellbent (Jessie Shimmer, #1) Waking the Witch (Women of the Otherworld, #11) License to Ensorcell (Nola O'Grady, #1) Priceless (Rylee Adamson, #1) Blood Engines (Marla Mason, #1) The Shadow Reader (Shadow Reader, #1) A Rush of Wings (The Maker's Song, #1) On the Edge (The Edge, #1) In a Fix (Ciel Halligan, #1) The Trouble With Fate (Mystwalker, #1) Personal Demons (Megan Chase, #1) Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, #1) Blood Law (Alexandra Sabian, #1) Dark Currents (Agent of Hel, #1) Skinwalker (Jane Yellowrock, #1) The Better Part of Darkness (Charlie Madigan, #1) Stormwalker (Stormwalker, #1) Something Secret This Way Comes (Secret McQueen, #1) Bayou Moon (The Edge, #2) Full Moon Rising (Riley Jenson Guardian #1) Don of the Dead (Pepper Martin, #1) The Iron Hunt (Hunter Kiss, #1) Blade Song (Colbana Files, #1) Night Life (Nocturne City, #1) Embers (Anya Kalinczyk, #1) Black Wings (Black Wings, #1) The Vampire Narcise (Regency Draculia, #3) Night Child (OSI, #1) Dying Bites (The Bloodhound Files, #1) Deadtown (Deadtown, #1) Night Shift (Jill Kismet, #1) Grave Witch (Alex Craft, #1) Written in Red (The Others, #1) Red-Headed Stepchild (Sabina Kane, #1) Skin Deep (Laura Blackstone, #1) Kindling the Moon (Arcadia Bell, #1) Sins & Shadows (Shadows Inquiries, #1) Prudence (The Custard Protocol, #1) Sealed with a Curse (Weird Girls, #1) Vicious Circle (Persephone Alcmedi, #1) Bitter Night (Horngate Witches, #1) Black Dust Mambo (Hoodoo, #1) Steel's Edge (The Edge, #4)

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message 1: by Izzy (new)

Izzy The Sookie Stackhouse series isn't an urban fantasy series.


message 2: by Kiera (new)

Kiera i feel sad to say this...
but i have never read any of these books :(


message 3: by Alex (new)

Alex Marla Mason


message 4: by Theremin (new)

Theremin Poisoning Harper Connelly - Charlaine Harris


~☆~Autumn♥♥ Please define urban fantasy for me again! so many picky genres


message 6: by Kelly H. (Maybedog) (last edited Jul 04, 2015 03:40AM) (new)

Kelly H. (Maybedog) I would say Sookie Stackhouse is quintessentially urban fantasy: It has vampires and takes place in an urban environment. If it's not urban fantasy, then neither is most of this list. Maybe the poster was thinking of a different series?


Kelly H. (Maybedog) My favorite isn't on this list: Chess Putnam from Chasing Magic.


message 8: by Elecyaha (new)

Elecyaha Jackson Are you kidding,how can you choose between them? I love most of these author's books and can't wait to read the next ones!


message 9: by Mia (new)

Mia Jane Yellowrock from Skinwalker?


message 10: by Elecyaha (new)

Elecyaha Jackson Mia wrote: "Jane Yellowrock from Skinwalker?"

OMG you are right she is missing!


message 11: by Tigress (new)

Tigress (Warrior Elf) Mia wrote: "Jane Yellowrock from Skinwalker?"

I can't believe I forgot her! Sorry! I'll add her right now.


message 12: by Kelly H. (Maybedog) (last edited Jan 23, 2016 08:23AM) (new)

Kelly H. (Maybedog) Tigress,

If you're adding books/characters, would you mind adding Chess Putnam, Marla Mason and Harper Connelly? They all have several books to their series, they all have more ratings than many of the series on this list (meaning they're wider read) and they all have voters on this list asking for them. I'm using this list to find more great series and I think it would be cool to include series that people who like your poll have specifically pointed out since other people looking at this poll might find those series interesting, too.

Thank you so much for making this list!


message 13: by Tigress (new)

Tigress (Warrior Elf) Kelly H. (Maybedog) wrote: "Tigress,

If you're adding books/characters, would you mind adding Chess Putnam, Marla Mason and Harper Connelly? They all have several books to their series, they all have more ratings than many o..."


Yeah, sorry! I'll add them. I somehow hadn't seen those other comments before.


Kelly H. (Maybedog) Oh that's ok. I think this poll is awesome. I've already added a bunch of stuff to my to-read pike (like I needed more!)


message 16: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Brown Kiera wrote: "i feel sad to say this...
but i have never read any of these books :("


Me either.


message 17: by Amy (new)

Amy This is so hard! I've got it narrowed down to Kate Daniels and Alexia Tarabotti. They're both fiercely loyal and tough, but kate would scare the crap out of me while I would love to chat and laugh with Alexia. Gah!!


message 18: by Heather (new)

Heather  Silvernail I don't think I can pick a complete favorite, I've read and loved a few of these series, but my current has to be Meg from The Others (Written in Red).


message 19: by CATHY (new)

CATHY PADDOCK I havent read any of these, also, I think you have way to many to pick from. Just a thought.


message 20: by Chris (new)

Chris Gager The only one I've ever even heard of is Sookie Stackhouse from G'reads trivia ...


message 21: by Auntie Terror (new)

Auntie Terror Where is the option for "Irene" from Genevieve Cogman's Invisible Library series?


message 22: by Rottgrl88 (new)

Rottgrl88 Wow, I don't know/recognize any of these books!


message 23: by Dahlya (last edited Nov 14, 2019 11:41PM) (new)

Dahlya Samantha Martin from Debra Dunbar's Imp series is hand's down my favorite of all time. Great poll, my TBR is going to explode =)


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