Buzz-worthy Urban Fantasy series

So, when I first started reading Urban Fantasy, I slowly but surely made my way through all of the well-known series. The Big Guns like Kate Daniels (Ilona Andrews), Mercedes Thompson (Patricia Briggs), Night Huntress (Jeaniene Frost), Sookie Stackhouse (Charlaine Harris), Chicagoland Vamps (Chloe Neill) and the Hollows (Kim Harrison). All of which are amazing and if you have missed any of these series, you need to rectify this egregious error post haste.

But then, to satisfy my insatiable hunger, I kept looking. And I found some lesser well-known series. Some of them are lesser-well-known for a very good reason, and we'll leave those alone, but some of them are really, really good and deserve a shout out. So, if you haven't read any of the below books, but you have read and enjoyed some of the above books, then 1+1 x UF means you will probably like them as much as I did. Word.

1. The Cassandra Palmer series by Karen chance: (mages, vamps, psychics, demons, time-shifting, sexy, funny and great charatcers that grow on you. Kind of like fungus).

2. The Horngate Witches series by Diana Pharaoh Francis: (witches, warriors, bad angels, demi-gods. UF with a high fantasy and action content. It PAINS me how few people now about this series when it's so unbelievably awesome).

3. The Walker Papers series by C. E. Murphy: (Shamans, deities, magic, shapechangers, mysteries. It's a bit confusing during some of the early shaman magicy scenes and out of body experiences in your "Soul Garden" until you get the hang of it, but well worth the pay off in the end)

4. The Jane True series by Nicole Peeler: (Selkies, vamps, shifters, all kinds of fae. Good murder mystery plot (only read book one so far))

5. The Dulcie O'Neil series by H. P Mallory: (Faeries, vamps, shifters, trolls, gnomes -you name it; it's got it. Good mysteries and funny)

6. The Graveyard queen series by Amanda Stevens: (super spooky and thrilling ghost stories with romantic elements. Never make eye contact!)

7. The Haven series by Kalayna Price: (her debut before she wrote the Alex Craft series. A little bit of a shaky start, but then it gets really good. A bit like early Anita Blake before all the humping. Book three's out next month)

8. The Naked Werewolf series by Molly Harper: (More like Paranomal-lite than UF but very funny. Set in Alaska)

9. Inside Out and Outside In duology by Maria V. Snyder: (more like Sci-Fi, and it's a YA but very good. Careful of reviews for spoilers. The dumbasses)

10. Darkest London series by Kristen Callihan: (Historical Paranormal with great action and suspense-filled plots. Not just smut, although there is that too. Great mystery and gorgeous Gothic setting)

11. The Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones: (grim reaper, magic, mysteries, funny, sexy, made of win)

12. The Alex Craft series by Kalayna Price: (Grave witches, fae, mysteries, humour, sexy times, interesting characters)

13. The October Daye series by Seanan McGuire: (Fae, fae and more fae and humour, mysteries, intelligent writing, great heroine, hot potential love interest)

14. The Jane Yellowrock series by Faith Hunter: (shapeshifters, vamps, werewolves, kick-as biker chick heroine, humour)

All of the above have a least a small romantic subplot to them (because you need romance, right?) so even if I didn't mention it, it's there.

If you have got any more you'd like to recommend to me, I'd be eternally grateful.


  1. This is an excellent list :) I'm looking forward to reading inside out and grave witch so far, there's a few here that sound awesome! My favourite genre :).




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