Urban Fantasy

Urban Fantasy

Fantasy is a very broad category with many subgenres such as dark fantasy, romantic fantasy, epic fantasy, and urban fantasy. Our favorite, which I have dedicated this page to, is urban fantasy. Urban fantasy has been defined in many ways, but I tend to think of it as the genre for books about people who have to fight supernatural villains.

Although it’s called “urban,” not all urban fantasy novels are set in big cities. However, many of them have settings where our world is different from what we would expect it to be. It’s still our world, though, even if it is barely recognizable. If it’s set in a different world (a different realm or planet), it’s not urban fantasy. It’s either another type of fantasy or science fiction.

Recommended Urban Fantasy Series

I’ve linked to the series pages on Goodreads so you can see the reading orders.

 

Vampires as Main Characters

Kat Redding by E.S. Moore

Chicagoland Vampires by Chloe Neill

Demons as Main Characters

TBD

Werewolves as Main Characters

Jessica McLain by Amanda Carlson

Kitty Norville by Carrie Vaughn

Women of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong

Other Shapeshifters as Main Characters

Between by Kerry Schafer

Deadtown by Nancy Holzner

Jane Yellowrock by Faith Hunter

Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs

Souls of Fire by Keri Arthur

Witches, Mages, etc. as Main Characters

Alex Craft by Kalayna Price

Arcadia Bell by Jenn Bennett

Devil’s Isle by Chloe Neill

The Hollows by Kim Harrison

Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews

Prospero’s War by Jaye Wells

Sentinels of New Orleans by Suzanne Johnson

Phoenix Chronicles by Lori Handeland

SPI Files by Lisa Shearin

Soulwood by Faith Hunter

Druids as Main Characters

The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne

Humans (Limited or No Powers) as Main Characters

Dark Alchemy by Laura Bickle

Dark Brethren by Tracey O’Hara

Nephilim, Angels, and Reapers as Main Characters

Grigori Legacy by Linda Poitevin

Black Wings by Christina Henry

Charley Davidson by Darynda Jones


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