Book Recommendations: 5 Books to Feed your Urban Fantasy Addiction

Here are 5 books I would recommend to feed your urban fantasy addiction.

Imitation and Alchemy by Elizabeth Hunter

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. They’re smart and sneaky and a little bit vicious. Tenzin pulls no punches, but in Imitation, we finally see the man Ben Vecchio is going to be when he comes into his own. This is my favorite of the Elemental Legacy novellas. Plus, it’s set in one of my favorite countries, Italia!


Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch

Can you capture the magic of a city on a page? Aaronovitch writes one of the premier urban fantasy series in the Peter Grant Mysteries, and Midnight Riot is the first one. The London setting becomes a character in this enthralling read. It’s one of those books that makes you wonder, “Well… maybe?”


Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews

One of the classic titles in urban fantasy, Magic Bites introduces readers to the action, humor, and politics of the Kate Daniels world. Set in a magical apocalyptic Atlanta, nothing about this series is boring. Even minor details of the world are fascinating, from the phones to the vehicles to the dynamic politics of the city. You’ll fall into this world and you probably won’t want to leave.


Hounded by Kevin Hearne

Fans of Joss Whedon, Neil Gaiman, and Cute Emergency should check this series out. The main character is a near-immortal druid, the last of his kind, hanging out and doing business in Phoenix, Arizona. Because why not? Atticus runs into all sorts of supernatural characters and beasties in the course of his not-so-quiet life, chief among them his own talking wolfhound, Oberon. Yes. It’s as delightful and funny as it sounds.


Born in Fire by K.F. Breene

Readers who love action-packed Urban Fantasy will love Breene’s snarky, magical bounty-hunter, Reagan. Set in New Orleans, it’s a fresh, funny take on the genre that will leave you laughing and wondering, “Just what IS in the trunk of that Lyft driver?”


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