FallenKingdomReads’ list of 8 Urban Fantasy Novels That Bring Magic to Modern-Day Cities.
Urban fantasy is a popular subgenre of fantasy fiction that brings magic and supernatural elements into modern-day cities. Here are the top eight urban fantasy novels that will transport you to worlds where magic and reality collide.
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Set in New York City, City of Bones follows Clary Fray, a teenager who discovers she is a Shadowhunter, a human with angelic powers who fight demons.
The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
This series follows Harry Dresden, a wizard and private investigator who takes on supernatural cases in modern-day Chicago.
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Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
In this novel, a young man named Richard discovers a hidden world of magic and monsters beneath the streets of London.
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
In this novel, gods from various mythologies are living among mortals in modern-day America, and a battle between the old gods and the new is brewing.
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Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter by Laurell K. Hamilton
Set in St. Louis, Missouri, this series follows Anita Blake, a vampire hunter and necromancer who battles supernatural creatures and navigates a complex world of politics and power.
The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne
This series follows Atticus O’Sullivan, an ancient Druid living in modern-day Arizona who must navigate a world of gods, demons, and other supernatural creatures.
Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
Set in London, this series follows Peter Grant, a police officer who discovers he can communicate with ghosts and becomes embroiled in a supernatural underworld.
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Set in modern-day New York City, The Magicians follows a group of young adults as they attend a secret school of magic and navigate a world of magical creatures and dangerous quests.
In conclusion, these ten urban fantasy novels bring magic and supernatural elements to modern-day cities, creating rich and immersive worlds that blend the familiar with the fantastical. Whether you’re a longtime fan of the genre or a newcomer looking to explore, these books are sure to captivate and enchant you with their unique blend of magic and reality.