Thursday, May 15, 2008

Our Favorite Urban Fantasy Books

Favorite Urban Fantasy

1. Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon

2. Fiend series by Maureen Child

3. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

4. Guardians of Eternity series by Alexandra Ivy

5. Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

6. Memory Zero by Keri Arthur

7. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

8. Personal Demons by Stacia Kane

9. Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

10. Summon the Keeper by Tanya Huff

11. The Hollows series by Kim Harrison

12. Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block

13. Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong


Katherine Kingston said...

Interesting list and I agree with some of the choices but not all. There are some that I'm sort of surprised got left off.

My personal list would have to include:

- The Harry Dresden books, Jim Butcher (This is one of the few UF series that keeps getting better!)
- War for the Oaks, Emma Bull
- The first 9 or 10 of the Anita Blake novels (before the ardeur kicked in and plot bowed out), Laurell K. Hamilton
- Dark Lover, Lover Eternal, Lover Awakened, J.R. Ward
- Sunshine, Robin McKinley
- Almost anything by Charles deLint.

-- Katherine Kingston

Rowan West said...

I love these choices. GOOD OMENS is nearing the top of my to be read pile. Kelley Armstrong's Otherworld women are awesome and the way she connects the books is very well done. She pulls off a heroine who's a ghost. Very talented.

I was especially glad to see Lia Block's WEEZIE BAT. Usually classified as young adult fiction, the truth is - a good book is a good book, no matter who the initial intended audience is.

Thanks for sharings these!

Rowan West

Amy Ruttan said...

I have to suggest Katie MacAlister's Aisling Grey series. Fun stuff in an urban paranormal world with some yummy dragons.

I've been seeing a lot of Maureen Child's name floating around there today. She was just recommended to me.

My TT was about books on my TBR pile so I can see it's just getting bigger.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Weetzie Bat! That is one series that does NOT get enough attention. Good picks, all around.

K. Z. Snow said...

Am I going to parrot myself? Yes, I am.

Wicked Gentlemen by Ginn Hale.

(Man, I tried getting into that Weetzie Bat collection but just couldn't.)

ECPI Editors said...

After polling the editors for their favorites, we ended up with far more than 13. So the list did get trimmed down. Clearly, we love urban fantasy and have looong lists of favorite books and series.


Anonymous said...

Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson series: Moon Called, Blood Bound, and Iron Kissed, is FABULOUS.

Do you differentiate between Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance?

Stacia said...

How did I miss seeing this before? *wipes away tear*

Thanks guys!