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Best Urban Fantasy Books Reviewed & Ranked

Looking for the best Urban Fantasy books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

1. Fire in Frost (Crystal Frost) (Volume 1) (2015)

Best Urban Fantasy Books Reviewed & Ranked“There’s a fire growing inside of me. It’s not the harmful kind that can kill a girl like Olivia. It’s the kind that can save her.”CRYSTAL FROST tells herself she isn’t crazy, but sane people don’t see ghosts. As her psychic abilities manifest, Crystal discovers she can see into the future, witness the past, and speak with the dead. Add blackmail to the list of things she never thought would happen to her, and you basically have her sophomore year covered. After spotting her first ghost, secrets from her family, friends, and classmates begin to surface. Uncovering secrets can be…
Author(s): Alicia Rades

2. Crystallize (Spellcrest Academy) (2019)

Best Urban Fantasy Books Reviewed & RankedJust when she thinks she’s regaining a smidgen of control, Maeve finds herself starting back at square one. After another bitter betrayal, she doubles her efforts on training for the anticipated battle ahead.Maeve’s not ready to face the Sewn Man again, but she’s forced to sign a contract in blood, requiring her to do just that. With the help of her mother and those she used to consider enemies, Maeve must retrieve the lost needle and return it to the headmistress. If she fails, then her parents will never be pardoned. And if she tries to keep…
Author(s): Michael Pierce

3. Urban Magic: Hungry, Young & Clever: An Urban Fantasy Anthology (2019)

Best Urban Fantasy Books Reviewed & RankedYoung heroes and heroines step up to the plate, track down clues and take on challenges, magical or mundane, in this action-packed urban fantasy anthology. Featuring ten brand new, never before seen urban fantasy stories from bestselling, award-winning authors, Urban Magic will take you on a series of exciting adventures in worlds full of magic….
Author(s): Martha Carr , Michael Anderle , et al.

4. Neverwhere (1998)

Best Urban Fantasy Books Reviewed & RankedRichard Mayhew is a plain man with a good heart — and an ordinary life that is changed forever on a day he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. From that moment forward he is propelled into a world he never dreamed existed — a dark subculture flourish in abandoned subway stations and sewer tunnels below the city — a world far stranger and more dangerous than the only one he has ever known…Richard Mayhew is a young businessman with a good heart and a dull job. When he stops one day to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk, his life…
Author(s): Neil Gaiman

5. Everlasting Desire (2010)

Best Urban Fantasy Books Reviewed & RankedThe clientele at Shore’s clothing store includes some of L.A.’s sexiest bachelors. But none of them affects Megan DeLacey as deeply as the dark-eyed stranger who strides into her boutique one evening–and keeps returning, night after night. Megan is drawn to Rhys Costain even as she fears him. Because his reason for being there is clear–he wants Megan, with an intensity that’s both tempting and terrifying. . . For almost five centuries, Rhys has lived alone, using women as it pleased him and never wanting more. As Master of the West Coast vampires, it’s his duty…
Author(s): Amanda Ashley

6. Academy For The Fallen: Year One (TRIALS OF THE DAMNED) (2019)

Best Urban Fantasy Books Reviewed & RankedAfter falling in battle, Lilith, known as Queen Merciless to foe and friend alike, expects to wake up in the toasty halls of hell —not the depths of the Underworld as a candidate for entry into the Academy for the Fallen.Confused, she assumes it’s either a misunderstanding or someone’s idea of a joke. Forced to prove her strength with three challenging tests, Lilith is determined to dominate, showing she has no need for more schooling.She’s no damsel needing protection or rescue.Stuck with a former angel on the outs with God, a hellhound with a dangerous secret, and a trickster…
Author(s): Avery Song

7. Shadow Pack: An Urban Fantasy Mystery (Michael Biörn) (2018)

Best Urban Fantasy Books Reviewed & RankedThe beast came at night. Murdered the cop in his home. Tore his Rottweilers to pieces. And it’s only the latest in a series of gruesome attacks. Overwhelmed, Houston PD is at a loss. But shape-shifter Michael Biörn isn’t. Michael discerns the secret nature of the killer; a werewolf’s handiwork is unmistakable. Werewolves move in packs, however. And the local pack is 40-member strong. But a young woman’s life is at stake. And so, after centuries spent avoiding the wolves, Michael abandons his retreat to confront his ancestral enemies. To succeed, Michael must untangle the intricate web of lies and deceit surrounding the case….
Author(s): Marc Daniel

8. House of Ravens (The Nightfall Chronicles) (Volume 2) (2015)

Best Urban Fantasy Books Reviewed & RankedYou think you know the path to victory? Then tell me how you’ll win. Will you buy triumph with gold and favors? Will you marshal armies and trade in blood? Or will you be the hand in the dark, your fingers on the strings? Whatever you decide, know this. If you put the innocent at risk…You will answer to me.I am the keeper of secrets and the teller of lies. I am the shadow of death and the bringer of light. I will become a Knight of the First.And the Orders will crumble….
Author(s): Karpov Kinrade

9. Fortune Croakies (Enchanting Inquiries) (2019)

Best Urban Fantasy Books Reviewed & RankedShe has a frog and a cat, and neither one is what it seems!Sure, I understand, we all have bills to pay. Personally, I could use a bit of extra cash too. But I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t kill for it. At least…not without dark magic influence. And that’s exactly the problem. Dark. Magic. Influence.My first challenge for the day is finding that artifact and putting it under lock and key before it kills anybody else. My second challenge is figuring out how to deal with a bossy frog and a pushy cat. Which of the two do you suppose will give me the bigger headache? Yeah….
Author(s): Sam Cheever

10. Playing with Fire (Silver Dragons, Book 1) (2008)

Best Urban Fantasy Books Reviewed & RankedGabriel Tauhou, the leader of the silver dragons, can’t take his eyes of May Northcott—not even when May, who has the unique talent of being able to hide in the shadows, has slipped from everyone else’s sights. May, however, has little time for Gabriel—not when she’s hiding from the Otherworld law, hunting down a blackmailer, and trying to avoid a demon lord’s demands. But her ability to withstand Gabriel’s fire marks her as his mate, and he has no intention of letting her disappear into the darkness she seems to prefer. Then May is…
Author(s): Katie Macalister

11. Dark Dancer: Book 3 of Rosie O’Grady’s Paranormal Bar and Grill (2019)

Best Urban Fantasy Books Reviewed & RankedOne Master survived the inferno that destroyed the Order of the Illuminati. He may know that I survived, but does he suspect that I betrayed the Order?Rudolf Heine has sent Hunters flooding into Westport, wreaking carnage on vampires, shifters, and mages. Normal humans are taking notice, and the shadow world teeters on the verge of being revealed. The Hunters also may be hunting me. Do I stay and fight for my new life and my friends, or run again?…
Author(s): BR Kingsolver

Best Urban Fantasy Books Reviewed & Ranked

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some urban fantasy books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Street Spells: Seven Urban Fantasy Shorts

Author(s): Easterling, Aimee
Publisher: Wetknee Books, Year: 2018, Size: 299 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2243326

Pyramid. Urban Fantasy II

Author(s): Steve Jackson
Publisher: Steve Jackson Games Incorporated, Year: 2013, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2317005

Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy

Author(s): Ellen Datlow
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin, Year: 2011, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 796664

Shaman, Healer, Heretic: An Urban Fantasy Thriller

Author(s): M. Terry Green
Publisher: Middleworld Productions, Year: 2011, Size: 446 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2214104

Pyramid. Urban Fantasy

Author(s): Steve Jackson
Publisher: Steve Jackson Games Incorporated, Year: 2009, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2316935

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really chart-busters according to Washington Post, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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