Lauren stewart urban fantasy, mystery, contemporary and. Urban fantasy private investigatorsdetectives 103 books. Top 60 fantasy book blogs and websites in 2020 fantasy. Urban fantasy is a slippery sort of subgenre, but to me, calling a book urban fantasy means it is set in a modern, urban society with an overlay of fantasy elements e. I now have a worrying yearning to say that its also a book with a bit of weight to it. Eric carter, by stephen blackmoore 3 books two books may not seem like much of a binge read, but its impossible to read the first eric carter book without immediately grabbing the second. Books may fall within the categories of paranormal romance, mystery.
Browse and buy a vast selection of urban fantasy books and collectibles on. Many urban fantasy novels are told via a firstperson narrative, and feature supernatural beings such as vampires, shapeshifters, fairies, witches, sorcerers. I have clean, sensual, and very steamy in paranormal, urban fantasy, and contemporary settings. Urban fantasymystery for uf series and books in which the mystery part of the plot is about as prominent as the fantasy elements if not more.
An urban fantasy mystery preternatural affairs book 1. Imajinn books, home of paranormal romance, regency romance. These gritty and glittery queer urban fantasy novels feature sexwork activism, genetic experiments, polyamory, erotic antiquepostcard painting, sibling rivalry and more and a ton of queer. We recently provided you with a list of a dozen ongoing urban fantasy series for your bingereading pleasure, but if theres one thing we know about this addictive fantasy subgenre, its that it can often seem rarer to find a completed series than an ongoing oneauthors are happy to chug along, racking up more than a dozen volumes featuring a beloved character. Seanan mcguires personal top ten urban fantasy books for adults. As shadow unearths more secrets about his mysterious employer. Books in the michael biorn series are mysteries with an urban fantasy backdrop in the tradition of patricia briggs, jim butcher and faith hunter. He is a fiction author writing in the fantasy, supernatural, and horror genres. If youre looking more for mystery fantasy in that, crime fiction in a fantasy setting, maybe something like mark charan newtons drakenfeld an inspector for the secret police, trying to solve murders in a world a bit like a high fantasy rome, daniel polanskys low town trilogy a seedy drug dealer keeps worse criminals out of his turf, and. Youll have all the uf books youll ever want to read, and you wont have to spend. The magical metropolis settings in these urban fantasy books to add to your tbr in 2020 feel real enough to transport you while you read. Works of urban fantasy may be set in the real world and introduce aspects of fantasy, or in a fantasy world with. Urban fantasy paranormal fiction only, with a strong focus on series no standalone titles.
However you define it, its been a wildly popular field for some time and theres lots of great books out there. I think a lot of urban fantasy focuses more on the races and fantasy stuff which i do like but psychic stuff is awesome also. Urban fantasy for paranormal romance readers novelist. If youre looking more for mysteryfantasy in that, crime fiction in a fantasy setting, maybe something like mark charan newtons drakenfeld an inspector for the secret police, trying to solve murders in a world a bit like a high fantasy rome, daniel polanskys low town trilogy a seedy drug dealer keeps worse criminals out of his turf, and.
Im still looking for more great urban fantasies to read, so if any of you have some favorites, let me know. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading witch hunt. Or the book has a decidedly noir or hardboiled aesthetic to it. In contrast, most urban fantasy is written in first person. Sometimes its difficult to tell whether a work qualifies, but generally speaking urban fantasy is known for showing the impact of modern. There could be werewolves, vampires, wizards, angels, or any kind of fantastical creatures. While books with a uf flavor have been set in rural areas, historical periods, small towns, or even secondary worlds, the classic urban fantasy setting is a dense, highly populated presentday metropolis. Here are 20 exciting, addictive urban fantasy novels fantasy plots that. An urban fantasy mystery ebook written by sm reine.
Urban fantasy is a subset of contemporary fantasy, consisting of novels and stories with supernatural andor magical elements set in contemporary, realworld, urban settingsas opposed to traditional fantasy set in imaginary locations. Habitual crime fiction readers many urban fantasy novels are mysteries of some sort also read urban fantasy. Will loves to write about the fae world and incorporates the mythology, legends, and beliefs of our ancestors into his stories. People who watch the true blood and vampire diaries tv shows subsequently pick up the books theyre based on and then perhaps go on to others in the same vein pun intended. This brings me to the link within the article, which features the best books of 2019 so far 31 are listed. Best paranormalurban fantasy books add and vote for those you think are the best books in the paranormal urban fantasy genre. Urban fantasy often crosses paths with a number of genres, including alternate history, cosmic horror story, dungeon punk, gothic punk, horror, magical realism, paranormal romance, paranormal investigation, supernatural fiction and supernatural thriller. Heck, i occasionally throw in some scifi too, but not the kind that makes my brain hurt. Nov 14, 2016 this urban fantasy series starts with a premise that will make any bookobsessed reader green with envy. Investigation, detective or crime procedurals with magic involved. Urban fantasy is a slippery sort of subgenre, but to me, calling a book urban.
Given that not all of the mustread authors are urban fantasy novelists, im not rushing out to read every book mentioned. Some of these books are urban fantasy and involve detectives, police investigations and more but. Their story evolves throughout the course of a series, while fighting bad guys, and trying to make their paranormal world a. Urban fantasy crimemystery novels 69 books goodreads. Shop urban fantasy books and collectibles abebooks. May 15, 2014 its an urban fantasy, he says without hesitation. Their story evolves throughout the course of a series, while fighting bad guys, and trying to make their paranormal world a better place. When crime meets fantasy in fiction crime fiction the. An urban fantasy mystery preternatural affairs book 2 kindle edition by reine, sm. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. The urban in urban fantasy means that the setting should always be one of the main characters. Crowleys body was cremated but the unexplained 1947 disappearance of the urn containing his ashes has remained a mystery until now. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading silver bullet.
If youre looking for actionpacked urban fantasy with mystery and suspense, check out my urban fantasy books. This fantasy book series targets young adults, but is appropriate for all ages. Urban fantasy premade book covers beetiful predesigned. This urban fantasy book cover features a man wearing a red and black checkered shirt and a black leather jacket. Apr 03, 2017 the urban in urban fantasy means that the setting should always be one of the main characters. Common themes within urban fantasy, include a first person narrative, an overarching mystery as the main plot, romance as a subplot, and. An urban fantasy mystery preternatural affairs book 1 kindle edition by reine, sm. Typically there is a mystery as the center of the plot, and romance may be interesting subplot but definitely takes a backseat. Willow shire, aka will oshire, was born and raised in cleveland, ohio. Especially urban fantasy, paranormal romance, but mystery and scifi too. Storm front by jim butcher, rivers of london by ben aaronovitch, magic bites by ilona andrews, rosemary and rue by seanan mc. With a third out in february, this series is becoming a must for any urban fantasy fan. Yet hell need more than his usual tricks to uncover the truth behind upheaval that. Paranormal and urban fantasy romance books contain mystery and suspense.
Regencyhistorical romance urban fantasy mystery suspense holiday romance scifi fantasy romance paranormal romance new adulterotica contemporary romance young adult books, e books, imajinn books, romance, paranormal, time travel, regency, ghost, vampire, psychic. Oct 14, 2016 the dresden files, by jim butcher 16 books wizard harry dresden is the king of urban fantasy, and the dresden files are the gold standard for the gene. Urban fantasy is where the story takes place in a world very similar to our own, usually in a city, with a fantasy layer. I gather theres a lot of urban fantasy detective thrillers, but im really after something in high fantasy instead.
Reed lavender is deaths nephew, a mostly human detective with the uncanny ability to hear the final words of the dead and something is not right in his city. Urban fantasy series recommendations and the difference. The hero could be a magic user or supernatural being. The other two both have a telepathy psychic angle and that sounds cool. Its one of the most wellknown, wellloved series running, and for damn good reasons. Mar 26, 2020 yep, cities are pure magic, and the best urban science fiction and fantasy books for 2020 get that. Urban fantasy is a fantastic genre of englishlanguage fiction, or a subgenre of fantasy, in which the narrative uses supernatural elements in an urban society. Official website of paranormal and cozy mystery author cate lawley and paranormal and urban fantasy author kate baray. Yep, cities are pure magic, and the best urban science fiction and fantasy books for 2020 get that. Regencyhistorical romance urban fantasy mysterysuspense holiday romance scififantasy romance paranormal romance new adulterotica contemporary romance young adult books, ebooks, imajinn books, romance, paranormal, time travel, regency, ghost, vampire, psychic. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read witch hunt.
An urban fantasy mystery preternatural affairs book 2. The protagonist is often a spunky heroine or sarcastic hero, and may be reluctantly drawn into supernatural shenanigans or be otherwise an outsider. Discover urban fantasy book recommendations in just a few seconds with our new urban fantasy book database tool. With every book, every story, youll find elements of other genresfantasy, mystery, romance, humor, paranormal, suspense, womens literature. Urban fantasy is an ongoing saga that focuses on one or two specific characters usually at some point romantically linked, and specifically featuring a nononsense kick ass chick. Aug 07, 2019 urban fantasy is where the story takes place in a world very similar to our own, usually in a city, with a fantasy layer. Isaac vainio is a libriomancer, which means he can magically reach into books and pull out fictional objects. Michael biorn series 0 michael biorn a short story 1 shadow pack 2 unholy trinity 3 close enemies. Fantasy murder mysterydetective thriller i wonder if anyone can point me towards some murder mysteries in the fantasy genre. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc. Magic burns by ilona andrews, ghost story by jim butcher, side jobs by jim butcher, dead beat by jim butcher, and. An urban fantasy reed lavender book 1 by ashley capes. The following is an incomplete list of notable authors of urban fantasy. Jan 25, 2019 discover urban fantasy book recommendations in just a few seconds with our new urban fantasy book database tool.
Fantasyurban fantasy archives the book blogger list. Several of these books are the first in a series, and if you like the first one, you. According to 20 statistics by the fantasy publisher tor books, among writers of urban fantasy or paranormal romance, 57% are women and 43% are men, whereas men outnumber women by about two to one in writing historical, epic or high fantasy. Visit my website often for news, contests, excerpts from my novels, upcoming releases, and links to my books. Seuss and winniethepooh through disneyesque mysteries and fantasy into more mature sf and classic literature.1121 1142 1224 107 1403 504 1256 924 712 393 1396 1154 440 1078 1201 854 437 621 1595 410 788 624 639 240 930 239 913 1144 990