GEMMA’S TOP 10 URBAN FANTASY BOOKS
EVERY WITCH WAY BUT DEAD (The Hollows Series #3)
by Kim Harrison
All of the books in this series are brilliant, but this one stood out for me as it’s the first time an author has killed a beloved character so early in the series. I had to make sure I hadn’t missed a bit and hoped that they would come back. They didn’t and for me, that’s why it’s my number one.
OBSIDIAN BUTTERFLY (Anita Blake Series #9)
by Laurell K Hamilton
This was my first real UF book. I picked it up, not realising it was one of the books from a continuing series. I was hooked for it had everything I loved. Killer plot, Vampires and a Kick-Ass Heroine!
PROVEN GUILTY (The Dresden Files #8)
by Jim Butcher
Another game changer of a book. It was a major change in terms of storyline and it went from more of a monster of the week, to a full on war. The stakes were really high for our favourite wizard and the conclusion is explosive.
SINS OF THE SON (The Grigori Legacy Series #2)
by Linda Poitevin
Many series suffer from second book syndrome and to be honest I didn’t have much hope after a lacklustre beginning. I’m glad to have read this book as number 3 is now on my must buy list. It was such a tight plot that I was breathless at the end of it.
DEADWORLD (Jackie Rutlidge Series #1)
by J. N. Duncan
I originally got this as a freebie off of Amazon and it had been sitting on my kindle for ages, before Carolyn asked me to read it. I could kick myself as this is a great book from a less well known author. Duncan manages to balance action and character development with great ease. A must for Urban Fantasy fans.
HOUNDED (The Iron Druid Series #1)
by Kevin Hearne
If anyone is a contender for Harry Dresdens crown in the male Urban Fantasy crowd, Atticus and his faithful dog Oberon are it. It’s a fun read and I loved the easy banter between the two characters. Hearne has an ease in his writing that is joy to read. Another on my must buy list.
THE SCENT OF SHADOWS (The Zodiac Series #1)
by Vicki Petterson
The start of this series is something a bit different. The comic book/Superhero slant is really interesting. The plot is intricit and the characters are many shades of grey. I do like the character of Joanna Archer. She is a bit different to the others out there. I really need to read the rest.
EVE OF DARKNESS (Marked Series #1)
by S. J Day
This takes the tale of Caine and Able and turns it on its head. I couldn’t put the book down for it was one of those that you were desperate to find out what happens next. The conclusion leaves you wanting more and even now I don’t know who I want Eve to end up with, if anyone
BLACK MAGIC SANCTION (The Hollows Series #8)
by Kim Harrison
Another Hollows book and even more tragedy is in store for Rachel and her friends. The series seemed to be going nowhere fast, but this book was the kick up the bum it needed. It’s a rollercoaster ride from the first page to the last. I can’t wait to see where the series goes next.
DEAD TO THE WORLD (Sookie Stackhouse Series#4)
by Charlaine Harris
The book that convinced me to join team Eric. This just an amazing addition to the series, with amnesiac Eric and the whole witch subplot. Anyone who has watched season 4 of True Blood, needs to read this book and see how much the show writers messed up an excellent 4th book.
This is a selection of books that while good, just didn’t manage to scrape into the top ten
Darkfever (Fever Series #1) by Karen Marie Monning – I loved the beginning of the series and this was an altogether different read.
Midnights Daughter (Dorina Basarab #1) by Karen Chance – For me this series is much better than her other series and I do like the lead female in this better.
Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville #1) by Carrie Vaughn – I loved how this character wasn’t wanting to be the beta or mate to the alpha. It was a fresh take on the whole shifter genre
Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress #4) by Jeaniene Frost – The ending to this book was explosive and had me wondering where the story would go next. Plus Bones!