RHAR Recommends: Urban Fantasy

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Hello and welcome to this months recommendation post!

This month’s recommendation topic is Urban Fantasy, one of my favorite genres. 

I should start with stating my definition of urban fantasy because I know people view it differently.

Urban fantasy is a mesh of different genres, mainly paranormal and fantasy, with the same main hero or heroine throughout the series. There isn’t necessarily romance, but if there is it usually develops over the progression of the series rather than be concluded at the end of the first book. 

Now onto the recommendations! 

Cover for Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs

  • 13 books
  • ongoing series

Mercy is a coyote shifter and a Volkswagen mechanic. She lives next door to the werewolf alpha of the Tri-cities. Also there are vampires, fae, and other supernatural creatures in this series.

Alpha & Omega Series by Patricia Briggs

  • 5 books, 1 novella
  • ongoing series

A spin-off series of the Mercy Thompson series. This series focuses on the son of the Marrok, Charles and his wife Anna.

Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs
Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews

Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews

  • 10 books, 6 novellas
  • series ended

A post-apocalyptic world filled with magic waves. Kate is a skilled magic user, swordsman, and has a lot of daddy issues.

Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost

  • 7 books, multiple novellas
  • series ended

Half-vampire Cat partners with vampire bounty hunter Bones and their adventures are crazy.

Cover for Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
Cover for Storm Front by Jim Butcher

Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

  • 17 books, multiple novellas
  • ongoing series

Harry Dresden is a paranormal investigator and wizard living in Chicago. He fights against black magic, monsters, and other creatures that go bump in the night.

Jayne Frost series by Kristen Painter

  • 7 books
  • series ended

Jayne Frost is a winter elf, Jack Frost’s daughter, and niece to Santa Claus. She lives in Nocturne Falls and runs a toy story while solving mysteries.

FYI, Painter has started a new spin-off series with Jayne that starts after the last book in this series.

Miss Frost Solves a Cold Case by Kristen Painter
Spider's Bite by Jennifer Estep

Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep

  • 19 books, multiple short stories and novellas
  • ongoing series

Gin Blanco is an assassin known as the Spider. She has the ability of ice and stone. She also runs a BBQ restaurant known as the Pork Pit.

I hope you enjoyed this recommendation post! If you have any other Urban Fantasy books or series that you loved, leave them in the comments. I am always looking for some new UF to read.

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