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Top 5 Urban Fantasy | #WyrdandWonder

For our last Top 5 Sunday we are going to be talking about subgenres. There are so many ways to go with a fantasy and that means that there are quite a few subgenres. For today I decided to go for Urban Fantasy. I share a lot of epic fantasy on the blog so it seemed like a good idea to share a different subgenre.

Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs

One urban fantasy that grabbed me right away has certainly been Mercy Thompson. A big werewolf series that I think is done rather well. There are rarely any soulmates here. Just your own choices. There is such a rich worldbuilding here with not just werewolves but the fae, vampires and more. There is something new to discover every time.

October Daye by Seanan Mcguire

Another long Urban Fantasy series is October Daye, that focuses on the Fae. October, or better known as Toby, is a half-fae who gets drawn into the Fae Politics she never wanted to be a part of.

The Others by Anne Bishop

This series isn’t quite as long and certainly a bit of a different ball game. In a way it is a dystopian where the Others, a species that lives in the forests, or deities one could say, have come out to reclaim our land. They have taken on forms that are more easy to us to understand. Wolves, birds, vampires etc while they can also take on human shapes. The Others takes place in a city where most of the areas have been reclaimed. In this setting we meet Meg who has escaped a prison. As a Cassandra Sangue she can see the future when her skin is cut and that is a rare commodity.

Soulless by Gail Carragher

Stricly one could put this book and the whole series as a historical fantasy as it is set in a past London. But then this book throws in quite a few other subgenres like steampunk, paranormal romance and so on. So really one cannot go wrong here.

Enchanted Inc. by Shanna Swendson

More of a whimsical and light hearted book, Enchanted Inc. technically also falls into the Urban fantasy category as it takes place in the middle of New York. Katie gets a random job offer from Magic, Spells and Illusions inc. It turns out magic is real and they need her to spot spells and fakes in contracts and the like. As she is immune to magic she can’t be taken in by a spell.

12 thoughts on “Top 5 Urban Fantasy | #WyrdandWonder

  1. Mercy Thompson is my favorite! I haven’t found another series that comes close, though I’ve enjoyed the October Daye books and most of the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews. Lately my favorite has been Silvia Moreno-Garcia – also Zoraida Cordova.

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