But the greatest elements of the book are the characters. Review this list of popular examples to help you get a better understanding of the urban fantasy fiction genre. Urban fantasy is a slippery sort of subgenre, but to me, calling a book urban fantasy means it is set in a. The whitechapel paranormal society series is a gaslamp fantasy series set in londons east end. 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. Expect excellent world building the city as a vibrant character, aweworthy protagonists and a whole lot. This weeks prompt is to share your favorites from any genre.
Things my 10 yo fantasy lover has read recently includes the apprentice witch, beetleboy, scarlet and ivy series and the school of good and evil series. This crossed over a bit to the repeated assertion that urban fantasy must take place in modern times a fantasy story set in 1870s chicago was not urban fantasy. Urban fantasy as a genre has broken rules from day one and it will continue to do so. When i am looking for a fun, fastpaced read, my goto genre is urban fantasy. Keep talking to librarians, book sellers or looking on goodreads because so much great 812 fantasy is published each year that its a shame to need to resort to buying teenadult fiction for her. Isaac vainio is a libriomancer, which means he can magically reach into books and pull out fictional objects.
The alchemist by paulo coelho, 1984 by george orwell, harry potter series by j. The best fantasy and urban fantasy book deals delivered straight to your inbox. Some examples of nonfiction books are the autobiography of. Charles delint has written some excellent urban fantasy, dealing with faeries, giants, brownies, and the like in urban toronto. 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. This was the first of the ben and tenzin stories to really capture who i see these characters becoming in the new elemental legacy series. Tanya huff has written a series about a detective in toronto who deals with a vampire friend who is a kings son, and who helps her solve cases. Skin game by stanley gray august 19, 2018 in an exciting twist perhaps only a genius like jim butcher could pull off, harry dresden is forced to work with his hated enemy in skin game, the fifteenth book in the famous dresden files series. They shine bookbag an excellent adventure fran wilde. Find the top 100 most popular items in amazon books best sellers. It works in a lot of known folklore and presents a plausible scenario where magicians take over ruling a broken city after a planetary disaster and by a fluke, the humans discover that a shamanic society of goblins have been living in caverns under the city all this time. It can be considered a polar opposite to high fantasy, which is set in an entirely fictional world. Mar 21, 2014 lighthearted reading for urban fantasy fans. Log in or sign up to leave a comment log in sign up.
I dont participate every week, but i join in when i find the prompt interesting. If youre a fan of lgbt ya fantasy books in particular, youre in luck. Below are surefire favorites for urban fantasy readers. These books are chock full of fearless heroines, sinister magic, and awesome noir undertones. Blog posted on thursday, jan 24 20 addictive urban fantasy books urban fantasy is no doubt one of the most fascinating genres in modern literature. As i mentioned in a previous post, when i started reading urban fantasy, it meant something a little different than most people take it to mean these days. Undoubtedly you feel bereft, adrift, and without anything new to fill your brainspace. Like all creative arts, writing requires critique from knowledgeable professionals who can make suggestions and provide. Browse our latest titles in the urban fantasy best sellers category to discover your next read from.
We are in an excellent moment right now of traditionally and independently published paranormal urban fantasy. Its since contracted and stabilizedalthough id argue were on the precipice of seeing a revival featuring more diverse casts and authorsbut here a couple standout top fantasy books from that prior era. Unlike fiction books, they are based on facts and information that can be verified to be true. If you are looking at urban fantasy recommendations, you probably have seen jim butchers dresden files mentioned before. Amazon l amazon uk l barnes and noble l kobo l apple. Explore the full literary map on book country, join the writing community, and publish your book. If youre more of an urban fantasy fan, genre staple jim butchers the dresden files has a full 15 books for you to dive into, along with a number of short stories, graphic novels, a roleplaying game and a tv show. It features 50 amazing queer fantasy books, from highepic fantasy to urban fantasy to superheroes and everywhere in between.
Hawkins is an excellent urban fantasy with a dystopian element. Seanan mcguires personal top ten urban fantasy books for adults. Their story evolves throughout the course of a series, while fighting bad guys, and trying to make their paranormal world a. Contemporaryurban fantasy, young adult, speculative fiction publisher. Works of urban fantasy may be set in the real world and introduce aspects of fantasy, or in a fantasy world with. Can anyone recommend some good urban fantasy books and or series. Ive compiled a list of 10 urban fantasy books that youll enjoy if youve loved jessica jones. 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. Hines 4 books this urban fantasy series starts with a premise that will make any book obsessed reader green with envy. A definition of urban fantasy, and some standout books of the. The ivy granger psychic detective series is an awardwinning urban fantasy series known for heartpounding action, quirky characters, and supernatural horrors. All the best ebooks available for download for free. Urban fantasy is a subset of contemporary fantasy, consisting of novels and stories with supernatural andor magical elements set in contemporary, realworld. Urban fantasy books the sister subgenre to contemporary fantasy, urban fantasy experienced a boom in the 2000s and early 2010s.
Urban fantasy series recommendations and the difference. 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. Tyrant trouble is the first novel of the mudflat magic series. Trust real people, not robots, to give you book recommendations. The urban fantasy genre seems to be exploding in popularity lately, both in the. Preferably thrillers with cool combat style magic systems. The romantic myth of an author sitting alone in their room and emerging with a finished book is just that. Urban fantasy is a genre where the story is largely set within an urban environment. I read mostly ya, but i also read romance, new adult and some middle grade. Ive had a lot of trouble getting into the genre, and i do wonder if ive been reading the wrong books. Whether youre a beginning writer seeking basic selfeducation or a midcareer professional in need of specific information, this page contains a variety of resources that may be useful to you, in both the traditional and indie publishing worlds. Hexrated is an urban fantasy homage to 70s pulp detective fiction. The archetypal heros journey is a great framework for any story, especially fantasy.
With a third out in february, this series is becoming a must for any urban fantasy fan. A few of ken macleods books feature edinburgh, the night sessions and parts of the fall revolution trilogy if i remember correctly. The 37 best urban fantasy books and series of all time. This list of mustread lgbt fantasy books is here to help. Book recommendations for paranormalurban fantasy reads. Historical fantasy set during the preamerican revolution colonial days is probably the last place youd expect to find good urban fantasy, but jacksons debut tale of thieftaker ethan kaille so captures the urban setting of colonial boston that it does exactly that. In fact itll be necessary for the next generation of urban fantasy writers to break even more rules. Im an avid reader since i learned to read at age four and a book blogger since may, 2011. I asked the facebook urban fantasy followers to give their best if you like x, you should try y urban fantasy recommendations. Transit, the second in a radical trilogy that began with outline 2014, is a mesmerising construction, built almost entirely from conversations. Top ten tuesday is a book blogging prompt hosted by the broke and the bookish.
The bone season by samantha shannon goodreads amazon. Urban fantasy recommendations with no graphic sex, please. Will we see urban fantasy set on distance worlds and trekking through the stars. My name is rhymer, and im an urban fantasy author myself, though my first book doesnt come out until later this year. Unbeatable ebook deals, handpicked recommendations, and updates from your favorite authors. This futuristic urban fantasy about a girl with a rare clairvoyant power who works as a kind of spy, until she is captured by an otherworldly race bent on making her a soldier in their army. Here are 20 highly addictive urban fantasy books to try many of which. Urban fantasy definition complete list of book genres. Ive made a specific section of queer ya fantasy books just for you. Get recommendations for free and discounted ebooks from our expert editorial team, from bestsellers to hidden gems. The best bad luck i ever had by kristin levine this middlegrade historical fiction title is set in alabama during wwi. If so, then well, have i got a list for you, friend.
A good mix of action and romance, this is a standardbearer in the urban fantasy genre. I have great fantasy novels you can use to get your friends reading tales of swords and sorcery, magic and mayhem, so keep reading to find a book thats right for your next book club selection. If urban fantasy is a cross of fantasy with another genre noir, thriller, and so on historical fiction is not an ingredient in that cocktail. Good books are the product of talent, craft, revision and more revision. Since were all stuck at home, ive found myself with a lot of extra time between editsrewrites, and am keen to get into some official beta reading. Get alerted about discounts, new releases, and preorders from your favorite authors. Trainspotting, of course, though i guess you knew that already. Here are 5 books i would recommend to feed your urban fantasy addiction. I was asked, after a twitter thread about awesome urban fantasy authors, whether i would be interested in writing up a recommendation post. The urban fantasy take on vampires is really just the latest manifestation i guess. Some of the best fiction ever written has broken the rules.
Dit is anxious for the new post master to arrive, since rumor is that he has a son dits age, but when the post masters family arrives, dit cant decide whether hes more surprised that the family is black or that the promised friend is a girl. Greta is a refreshing urban fantasy heroine, strong and smart and utterly normal, despite her chosen profession. See more ideas about fantasy books, urban fantasy books, funny urban. Id like some help in finding some good urban fantasy. For those who may not know what it is, you can head to this post for a great guide on what is urban fantasy but, in a nutshell, i t consists of fantasy plots that play out in modern settings, for a great mix of enchanting and accessible. Dont miss exploring the magical cities of these fantastic urban science fiction and fantasy books hitting the shelves this year. Lynn kurlands nine kingdoms series is good and her books are always fade to black when it comes to sex. Sir walter scotts novels also frequently feature edinburgh.457 741 239 695 1035 277 1011 1364 5 1135 302 699 1231 1163 1440 894 188 137 1559 833 390 332 539 823 1592 1434 834 1178 1206 132 878 948 372 614 1073 621 1252 334 606 281 867 134 1003 1085 490 716 717 1311