This Wednesday is a top 5 freebie and since I forgot to do last Wednesday’s topic I decided to carry it over to today. May be short – unless I surprise myself again and realize I have read books from said topic. Enjoy!
February 28th: Favorite Urban Fantasy Books *Book Babble Crossover Topic*
— Urban Fantasy tends to feature a heavy romance element, so I figured it fit in this month.
The technical urban fantasy definition is: a subgenre of fantasy in which the narrative has an urban setting. Works of urban fantasy are set primarily in the real world and contain aspects of fantasy, such as the discovery of earthbound mythological creatures, coexistence or conflict between humans and paranormal beings, and other changes to city life. A contemporary setting is not strictly necessary for a work of urban fantasy: works of the genre may also take place in futuristic and historical settings, real or imagined.
The Incandescent Series (Ray of Light & Harbor of Light) – Elle Scott
It’s been a while since I’ve read these and I sort of want to reread them sometime soon. I believe there is a third book in the making. I sure hope so – if I remember correctly, it ended with a pretty big cliffhanger.
Hidden Deep – Amy Patrick
I remember seeing this on Facebook years ago and I read an excerpt and loved it. (Keep in mind that this is before I found out what Amazon Kindle was) I tried buying it on Amazon because it was free and I did using my sister’s account and I remember getting mad because I don’t know where the ‘file’ went or how to read it. I thought that once you bought an ebook on Kindle it would automatically download to your device. Oh, how I was wrong.
From a Distant Star – Karen McQuestion
I don’t typically read books about extraterrestrials but this was an exception. I got this back when I was on the student free trial for Amazon Prime. Oh how I miss Prime. It was the audio book and the ebook for free 😣. Maybe someday I’ll be able to afford Prime and be able to get more bundle books like that.
Fallen – Lauren Kate
Ah, yes how could I forget this gem? Now that I’m this deep into the list I’m starting to realize I’ve read quite a lot of Urban Fantasy in the early years of high school (I blame Twilight). I recently found out that in the end, this book was made into a film and it was terrible. Possibly worse than the Percy Jackson movie. I only kept going because I like the actress who played Luce and Daniel was hot 🤷. Now that I think about it, Cam was too…
Beautiful Creatures – Kami Garcia
Yet another great book with a shitty film. However it wasn’t great enough for me to continue on with the series. Nor do I see myself rereading it in the near future. I believe I have grown out of the urban fantasy genre since I graduated high school. Then again this genre sort of confuses me. Who knows maybe one of my current reads is an urban fantasy.
Let me some of you favorite urban fantasies. I wouldn’t say these are my top favorite – more like the only ones I could think of.
Until next time!