Favourite Urban Fantasy series
I enjoy reading mysteries, contemporary and occasionally even historical novels but my absolute favourite genre is Urban Fantasy. For me, reading UF books are the perfect way to escape from the normal and into the fantastical. I love reading about plucky heroines, broody heroes, crazy villians, various supernaturals, and life and death situations - it’s just so much fun. My favourites are:
1. Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews
I wasn’t a fan of the latest installment (Magic Rises) but the series overall is still amazing. Kate is one of the best heroines I’ve ever read - she’s a fighter, she knows how to have a laugh, she’s always there for her loved ones, and she’s not be messed with. The relationship she has with the hero is immensely entertaining, they have such great banter. The plot is always action packed, full of humour and fast paced. Highly recommended.
2. Fever series by Karen Marie Moning
The Fever series is highly addictive, there’s always loads of twists and turns, and annoying cliffhangers. There are so many secrets and mysteries, and any time one question is answered a dozen more pop up - but it’s all worth it because the world and characters are so engaging. The heroine, Mac, isnt everyone’s cup of tea, but I loved her clueless, girly ways - it just made her interactions with all the BAMF’s around her even more fun. A must read for any UF lover.
3. Cassandra Palmer series and the Dorina Basarab series by Karen Chance
Both series are set in the same world with secondary characters crossing over, but each focus on a different heroine. I love both, but I prefer the Dorina books slightly more - just because I find Dorina more interesting. Although, the slow build sort of romance between Cassandra and one of her love interests is extremely engrossing. Both series make for thrilling reading.
4. Downside Ghosts series by Stacia Kane
It was difficult to immerse myself in the Downside world at first - the dialogue, characters and supernatural element wasn’t exactly engrossing. It was only mid way through the second book where I started to fall in love with the series. That was mainly down to the messed-up-druggie-heroine bonding with the ugly-enforcer-hero. Their relationship got me hooked, the dynamic they had was just so interesting. Not the usual Urban Fantasy series, but still great reads.