What are the best Urban Fantasy books?

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    #1City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments)

    City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments)
    City of Bones is about 15-year-old Clary Fray and a weird murder that she witnessed in a city club. The culprit is invisible, and the body disappeared into thin air then an angel came and everything gets messier when Clary's mother is gone.
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    Theresa Burke
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Boring! That's all I can really say about this book. I found it sooooo boring. The plot is weird, the characters have no substance. This book is really just lacking. I didnt get past the first chapter before I ended up throwing it out."
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    #2The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

    The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
    The Lightning Thief is the first book in Rick Riordan's series Percy Jackson & the Olympians. In this book, Jackson discovers that he's Poseidon's son and must stop a war between the gods by finding the thief who stole Zeus' master bolt. 
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    Peter Schultz
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Age Range: 10 - 14 years Lexile Measure: 680 (What's this?) Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Book 1) Paperback: 416 pages Publisher: Disney-Hyperion; 1 edition (April 1, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 0786838655 ISBN-13: 978-0786838653 Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1 x 7.6 inches"
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    #3Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices)

    Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices)

    Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare is the first novel in the fantasy fiction and romance trilogy of Infernal Devices. This book follows the story of Tessa Gray and her encounter with a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club.

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    #4Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega)

    Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega)

    Cry Wolf, the first book in Patricia Briggs' Alpha and Omega series, is about Anna, who never believed in werewolves until she was turned into one and began a love-and-hate relationship with her pack's Alpha.

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    Terry Foster
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Cry Wolf, the first book in Patricia Briggs' Alpha and Omega series, is about Anna, who never believed in werewolves until she was turned into one and began a love-and-hate relationship with her pack's Alpha. great lessons in the book"
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    #5Twilight

    Twilight

    Twilight is the first book in the Twilight Saga series, a book by Stephenie Meyer. It tells the story of Bella Swan, a transferee student, and Edward Cullen who is a vampire. They will fall in love with each other and defy all odds. 

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    Daniel Venegas
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "If you are looking for one of the best Urban Fantasy books, look no further than the spectacular tale called Twilight. This masterpiece combines a dark romance with the thrilling stories of vampires other mythological creatures."
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    #6Darkfever (Fever)

    Darkfever (Fever)

    When MacKayla Lane's is murdered, the quest to find her sister's killers draws her to a world where nothing is how it seems. Soon she faces a greater challenge: stay alive long enough. 

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    Christian Anderson
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "For those in the mood for a little urban fantasy, this book is sure to keep them happy."
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    #7Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood)

    Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood)

    Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood) is the first book in the series Black Dagger Brotherhood. The story revolves about vampire warriors who save their kind from de-souled humans who kill their race. 

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    Alice Porter
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Although the book was a good romantic read that included fictional characters, Wrath the Vampire, it was not the BEST urban fantasy book I've read. I do however like the fact that prior to reading this I had the choice of buying a paperback which isn't always an option lately."
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    #8Storm Front (Dresden Files)

    Storm Front (Dresden Files)
    Storm Front is a supernatural paranormal mystery novel written by Jim Butcher as the first book for The Dresden Files series. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2000 by Penguin ROC.
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    Arjun Rodrigues
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Not much going on in this book. The plot seems rough and I am not sure how much I would enjoy it."
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    #9Neverwhere

    Neverwhere

    Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman is about Richard Mayhew, a goodhearted man living in London whose life changed after helping a bleeding girl on a city sidewalk. Because of his act, he was put in a place filled with dangers Mayhew never even dreamed existed.

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    Virginia Willis
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "I really enjoy this book! Neverwhere, well, its the kind you want to read again and again. There is so much realism in it that you cannot help to be captivated by the story and the graphics and drawings are true works of art that help immerse you that much more in the story. Its an almost believable tale of fiction and fantasy and one of the best that I have read in a long time!"
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    #10Magic Bites (Kate Daniels)

    Magic Bites (Kate Daniels)
    Magic Bites is the first book in the Kate Daniels series written by Ilona Andrews. This urban fantasy paranormal book is first published in 2007 by Berkley Publishing Group. 
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    Diana Hall
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I love this book! It is definitely my favorite in the entire series. I could really connect with the main character- it's always nice to see a strong female protagonist! Despite the post-apocalyptic theme, the book felt very real, and I flew through it in no time! This is a great read for young adults and old adults alike. "
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    #11Vampire Academy

    Vampire Academy
    Vampire Academy is a paranormal romance by Richelle Mead. It tells the story of Lissa, a vampire princess, and her guardian and best friend, Rose, during their stay in St. Vladimir's Academy. This is the first book of a six-part series.
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    Bruce Green
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I really wanted to like Vampire Academy. But it's impossible to read this book without constantly comparing it to Harry Potter and Twilight. It's too self-consciously aware of its own parallels to those stories."
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    #12Moon Called (Mercy Thompson)

    Moon Called (Mercy Thompson)
    Raised embracing her shapeshifter nature, Mercy Thompson had always lived with her fellow werewolves family. Everything changed when she got kicked out the community due to a forbidden love affair, so she started running a mechanic shop. One day, she meets a teenage werewolf, something that will get her in many troubles with the family that abandoned her. 
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    Willie Cox
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "well looking over urban fantasy books on Amazon to add to my collection, I stumbled upon Moon Called by Mercy Thompson. the story of an exiled shapeshifter who is also a werewolf is quite imaginative with many twists and turns. If you like urban fantasy, I recommend this book. "
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    #13Drantos (VLG)

    Drantos (VLG)
    Drantos is a paranormal romance fiction and the first book in VLG series written by Laurann Dohner. This vampire and shapeshifter fiction novel is self-published in 2015. 
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    Stephen Chapman
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This book is well-written, but not everybody love it. Still worth time reading."
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    #14Staked (The Iron Druid Chronicles)

    Staked (The Iron Druid Chronicles)
    Staked by Kevin Hearne is a fantasy fiction and paranormal romance story originally published in January 2016. This is the eight book in Hearne's The Iron Druid Chronicles series. It was nominated for the Audie Award for Paranormal.
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    Xu Wang
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Staked (The Iron Druid Chronicles) is a really well written fantasy books that pulls the reader into the world of fantasy fiction and paranormal romance. Once you get started on this book you will not want to put it down until you are done. "
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    #15Bone Dance

    Bone Dance
    Bone Dance is a young adult science fiction novel by Emma Bull, first published in 1991. This cyberpunk novel tells the story of Sparrow, an androgynous trader living in a post-apocalyptic world.
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    Gloria Wood
    Written on May 7, 2018
    " At first, confusing. Names disconnected from people you haven't even met. Voices switching back and forth between other people, speakers, you haven't even met. Locations - here and there and then somewhere else. "
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    #16The Old Gods Waken

    The Old Gods Waken
    The Old Gods Waken is a fantasy novel by Manly Wade Wellman. Originally published in 1979, The Old Gods Waken follows the story of Luke and Creed Forshay who live near the Wolter Mountain.
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    Bobby Anderson
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "The Old Gods Waken is not one of my urban fantasy favorites. Unfortunately, I found it a bit slow and boring and the story didn't really feel original to me."
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    #17Shotgun Sorceress (Jessie Shimmer)

    Shotgun Sorceress (Jessie Shimmer)

    Shotgun Sorceress is book 2 of the Jessie Shimmer series by Lucy A. Snyder. In this, Jessie becomes an accidental revolutionary in the magic realm, rushing headlong among enemies, horrors, wonders, and lovers.

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    #18You Slay Me (Aisling Grey)

    You Slay Me (Aisling Grey)

    You Slay Me is a paranormal romance novel by Katie Macalister. It tells the story of Aisling Grey, a guardian of the Gates of Hell, as she hunts the wyvern Drake Vireo around Paris. It is the first book of the Aisling Grey, Guardian series.

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    Melissa Larson
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I read the book during my vacation because my sister had told me it was not bad and because it was there. I didn't last for more than a few chapters. Not because it's fantasy - I love a good fantasy novel or series. Not because it's a bit on the dopey side - dopey can be good. But because it kind of sucks, really. I mean, if you go to the extent of writing a book, let alone a whole series, couldn't you at least make sure there a bit of coherence in the story, and the tone. It feels like every time the writer was going back to her writing table to add to her novel, she only barely remembered what she had written before and didn't bother to check. After a while it gets pretty hard to follow and the suspension of disbelief gets a bit difficult to come by. Try at your own risk."
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    #19Portals (Modern Magics)

    Portals (Modern Magics)

    Portals is an urban fantasy science fiction novel written by Maer Wilson. It is the second book in the Modern Magics series and it is self-published in 2013. 

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    Robert Palmer
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Portals is a great new book from Maer Wilson and I love this author's stuff. It is very mystical, with very well described settings and just a great air of mystery behind them. This book is no different and it is astoundingly gripping and will keep you from putting it down the second you get a few pages in. I can't recommend this one enough. "
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    #20Stone Cold Lover (Gargoyles)

    Stone Cold Lover (Gargoyles)

    Stone Cold Lover is a paranormal fantasy romance and the second book in Gargoyles series written by Christine Warren. It is published in 2014 by St. Martin's Paperbacks.

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    Danielle Chen
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I didn't really expect to see gargoyles in an urban fantasy book or series, but here we are. It works surprisingly well, to my delight. I recommend this to any fans of the genre."
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    #21Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels)

    Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels)

    Magic Shifts is an urban fantasy paranormal romance fiction and the eighth book in Kate Daniels series written by Ilona Andrews. It is published in 2015 by Ace. 

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    Eric Mitchell
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "this is the best book of the season it is awesome i liked it very much i liked the product it is nice i liked the book "
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    #22Archangel's Enigma (Guild Hunter)

    Archangel's Enigma (Guild Hunter)
    Archangel's Enigma is an urban fantasy paranormal romance fiction and the eighth book in Guild Hunter series written by Nalini Singh. It is first published in 2015 by Berkley Sensation. 
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    Dennis Hudson
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Pretty good book for the 8th in the series. Has quite a few elements in it. I really liked the fantasy/paranormal elements. Definitely not a stand-alone book though. "
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    #23Switchblade Goddess (Jessie Shimmer)

    Switchblade Goddess (Jessie Shimmer)
    Switchblade Goddess by Lucy A. Snyder is book 3 in the Jessie Shimmer series. Jessie gained magical powers after traveling to an underworld to save her lover, Cooper. With a demigoddess after her, she must wield her newfound powers to save them.
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    Barbara Boyd
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Not of any particular mention. It falls short."
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    #24Bitter Bite (Elemental Assassin)

    Bitter Bite (Elemental Assassin)

    Bitter Bite by Jennifer Estep is a mystery fiction and urban fantasy novel originally published in February 2016. This is the 14th book in Estep's Elemental Assassin series. It was followed by Unraveled later that year.

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    Philip Howard
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This book is a fine installment in this series. It continues the story nicely and is a good book to settle down with for a weekend."
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    #25Feverborn (Fever)

    Feverborn (Fever)
    Feverborn is the eight book in the urban fantasy series Fever written by Karen Marie Moning which follows Fae after she destroyed the ancient wall dividing the worlds of Man and Faery causing the Earth to vanish slowly. 
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    Saanvi Bose
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Feverborn: A Fever Novel by Karen Marie Moning is the 8th book in the series of urban fantasy books. This book has high ratings and you will not be able to put it down. this book gets a 4.5 out of 5 stars with over 1200 reviews."
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    #26Sky Ghosts

    Sky Ghosts

    Sky Ghosts: All for One is the first book in Sky Ghosts series written by Alexandra Engellmann published in 2014. It is an urban fantasy about a girl assassin Patricia.  

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    Daniel Dean
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "As a newcomer to Urban Fantasy I haven't found many books I like as much as "Sky Ghosts". The story is put together in a captivating way and I found myself connecting with each of the main characters. If you are looking to get into this genre, I highly recommend "Sky Ghosts" as a place to start."
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    #27Heart of Stone (The Negotiator)

    Heart of Stone (The Negotiator)

    Heart of Stone is an urban fantasy paranormal romance fiction and the first book in The Negotiator series written by C.E. Murphy. It is first published in 2007 by Luna Books. 

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    Edward Fernandez
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "a good fun thriller"
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    #28Etched in Bone

    Etched in Bone

    Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop is a dark fantasy fiction and paranormal romance novel originally published in March 2017. This is the fifth book in Bishop's The Others series. It was followed by Lake Silence in 2018.

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    Reyansh Kadam
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "The paranormal romance angle is legit. The dark fantasy fiction novels that I have discovered are fun. Like that I can read offline when there is no internet connection or I just want to relax.."
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    #29The Dirt on Ninth Grave (Charley Davidson)

    The Dirt on Ninth Grave (Charley Davidson)

    The Dirt on Ninth Grave is the ninth book in the urban fantasy series Charley Davidson written by Darynda Jones which follows the story of Jane Doe living in a village in New York but she has no memory of who she is or where she came from. 

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    #30The Wild Road (Dirk & Steele)

    The Wild Road (Dirk & Steele)

    The Wild Road is an urban fantasy paranormal romance and the eighth book in Dirk & Steele series written by Marjorie M. Liu. It is published in 2008 by Leisure. 

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    Philip Walters
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This looks like every problem that I've ever had with anything related to a friend of mine I understanding what I'm going through."
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    #31Divine Misdemeanors (Merry Gentry)

    Divine Misdemeanors (Merry Gentry)

    Divine Misdemeanors is an urban fantasy paranormal romance and the eight book in Merry Gentry series written by Laurell K. Hamilton. It is published in 2009. 

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    Pamela Salazar
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Laurell K. Hamilton is an amazing and prolific author, which made me think Divine Misdemeanors should be an amazing read in the Urban Fantasy genre. Here we have a Faerie princess who masquerades as a private eye in our mortal realm. But she's being threatened by those from the magical realms while trying to just do her job, and all of the suspense and action sound amazing!"
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    #32A Red Rose Chain (October Daye)

    A Red Rose Chain (October Daye)

    A Red Rose Chain is an urban fantasy paranormal romance fiction and the ninth book in October Daye series written by Seanan Mcguire. It is published in 2015. 

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    Heather Ortiz
    Written on April 25, 2018
    " A Red Rose Chain (October Daye)is an urban fantasy paranormal romance fiction and the ninth book in October Daye series written by Seanan Mcguire. "
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    #33Blood Roses

    Blood Roses
    Blood Roses is the second book in the Blackthorn series written by Lindsay J. Pryor. This urban fantasy novel with a paranormal them was originally published in 2013.
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    Laura Roberts
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "A amazing book. I think it's been so good so far and everything just works. The characters are very fleshed out and it's been so god. "
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    #34House of Cards (The Negotiator)

    House of Cards (The Negotiator)
    House of Cards is an urban fantasy paranormal romance and the second book in The Negotiator trilogy written by C.E. Murphy. It is first published in 2008 by Luna. 
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    Rafael Leal
    Written on April 19, 2018
    " House of Cards (The Negotiator) is a wonderful urban fantasy novel in the Negotiator trilogy. Anyone into fantasy books really should give this one a go; you wont be disappointed!"
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    #35Spider's Trap (Elemental Assassin)

    Spider's Trap (Elemental Assassin)

    Spider's Trap is an urban fantasy paranormal romance fiction and the thirteenth book in Elemental Assassin series written by Jennifer Estep. It is published in 2015 by Pocket Books. 

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    Randy Fowler
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I've recently gotten into the urban fantasy genre; living in the city, I find it the best way to be swept away on a reimagining and re-enchantment of urban life. I've read a few books from this series by Jennifer Estep. This is the thirteenth novel in the series and I enjoyed as usual the characters that Estep brings to life. "
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    #36Magic For Nothing (InCryptid)

    Magic For Nothing (InCryptid)

    Magic for Nothing by Seanan McGuire is a paranormal fiction and urban fantasy novel originally published in March 2017. This is the sixth book in McGuire's InCryptid series. It was followed by Tricks for Free.

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    Megan Brooks
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This is book 5 of the InCryptid series, which is about the Price family, who are cryptooologists. We're surrounded by the animals they study, goes the premise, but we cannot see them, because they hide their presence. This book serves up the usual fum animal characters and wit. If you liked the previous books, you may well like this one, except... the protagonist, Antimony, is not an easy character to like. She's the youngest of the Price children, and she is, to put it mildly, a baby. She whines and carries on and feels very put upon. I was able to get past that and exen come to have some affection for Antimony, but it wasn't easy. If you have a low tolerance for complainers, you may not be able to enjoy this otherwise fun story."
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    #37Hands of Flame (The Negotiator)

    Hands of Flame (The Negotiator)
    Hands of Flame is an urban fantasy paranormal romance and the final book in The Negotiator trilogy written by C.E. Murphy. It is published in 2008 by Luna. 
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    Anthony Wade
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Hands of Flame is one of the bettter examples of Urban Fantast, even though it's lesser known than something like the Dresden Files. It follows the blueprint of a detective story set in a paranormal world, but adds some unique twists to it."
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    #38Relics (Modern Magics)

    Relics (Modern Magics)
    Relics is an urban fantasy fiction novel written by Maer Wilson. It is the first book in the Modern Magics series and first published in 2013 by Crescent Moon Press. 
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    Lawrence McCoy
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "If you are a lover of fantasy and love ghost stories just go for it. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book. The story has brilliant characters and wonderful story line. Really enjoyed reading a ghost story which happens in the current time."
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    #39Spellbent (Jessie Shimmer)

    Spellbent (Jessie Shimmer)
    Lucy A. Snyder's Spellbent is book 1 of the Jessie Shimmer series. It was selected for the 2009 Locus Recommended Reading List. It's about Jessie Shimmer who's determined to bring back her lover, Cooper who was ripped from this world through a hellish portal.
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    Kimberly Black
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "The book itself is OK, the art work for the book is seriously lacking and needs a better illustrator. "

Summary

Best What are the best Urban Fantasy books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments)Books 17 Paid
2The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)Books 15 Paid
3Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices)Books 13 Paid
4Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega)Books 12 Paid
5TwilightBooks 11 Paid
6Darkfever (Fever)Books 9 Paid
7Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood)Books 7 Paid
8Storm Front (Dresden Files)Books 7 Paid
9NeverwhereBooks 6 Paid
10Magic Bites (Kate Daniels)Books 4 Paid
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