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List of famous urban fantasy books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular urban fantasy books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best urban fantasy novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

List is made up of books like Moon Called and Shadow Kiss.

This list should answer the questions, "What are the best urban fantasy books?" and "What are the most famous urban fantasy books?"

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A Fistful of Charms is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Kim Harrison

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Amazon Ink is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Lori Devoti

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Amazon Queen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Lori Devoti

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Beastly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Alex Flinn Beastly is a 2007 novel by Alex Flinn. It is a retelling of the fairytale Beauty and the Beast set in modern-day New York City from the view of the beast. Flinn researched many versions of the ...more

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Blood Lines is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Eileen Wilks Blood Lines by Eileen Wilks is the 5th novel in the World of the Lupi series. It was released on January 2, 2007. It hit the #8 place on Barnes & Noble's Bestselling Books in Contemporary ...more

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Blood Promise is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Richelle Mead Blood Promise is the fourth book in the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. Previously in the series, the main character, Rose, and her true love Dimitri made a pact that if either of them ...more

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Bloodlines is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Richelle Mead Bloodlines is the first book in the spin-off series of the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. It follows the story of narrator Sydney Sage, the alchemist who helped Rose in Blood Promise, ...more

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Bone Crossed is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Patricia Briggs

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Brown Girl in the Ring is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Nalo Hopkinson Brown Girl in the Ring is a novel by writer Nalo Hopkinson. The novel contains Afro-Caribbean culture with themes of folklore and magical realism. It was the winning entry in the Warner Aspect ...more

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Carnival of Souls is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Melissa Marr Untamed City: Carnival of Secrets, formerly published as Carnival of Souls is a young adult fantasy novel by author Melissa Marr. It was published by HarperTeen, a division of HarperCollins, in ...more

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Dead and Gone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Charlaine Harris Dead and Gone is the ninth book in Charlaine Harris's series The Southern Vampire Mysteries. This title was released on May 5, 2009.

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Darkest Mercy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Melissa Marr Darkest Mercy is an Urban fantasy novel by Melissa Marr. It is set in the same universe as Marr's previous YA novels, but is not a sequel to Radiant Shadows; rather, it is a companion novel like ...more

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Dead Witch Walking is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Kim Harrison

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Enchanted, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Shanna Swendson Enchanted, Inc. is the first book in the "Katie Chandler" series of romantic urban fantasy novels by Shanna Swendson published in 2005.

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Every Last Drop is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Charlie Huston Every Last Drop is a 2008 pulp-noir/horror novel by American writer Charlie Huston. It is the fourth novel in the Joe Pitt Casebooks, following Half the Blood of Brooklyn. The series follows the ...more

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Every which way but dead is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels

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Finder is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Emma Bull Finder is a fantasy fiction novel written by Emma Bull and published in 1994.

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For a Few Demons More is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Kim Harrison

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Fragile Eternity is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Melissa Marr Fragile Eternity is the sequel to the novel Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr. It is also a companion novel to Ink Exchange, another novel by Marr which is set in the same universe but focuses on ...more

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Frostbite is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Richelle Mead Frostbite is a vampire novel written by Richelle Mead. It is the second novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, Vampire Academy. Frostbite continues the story of the main character, ...more

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Gunmetal Magic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Ilona Andrews Gunmetal Magic is a book written by Ilona Andrews.

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Half the Blood of Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Charlie Huston Half the Blood of Brooklyn is a 2007 pulp-noir / horror novel by American writer Charlie Huston. It is the third novel in the Joe Pitt Casebooks, following No Dominion. The series follows the ...more

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Ink Exchange is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Melissa Marr Ink Exchange is an urban fantasy novel written by Melissa Marr. It is set in the same universe as Marr's previous novel, Wicked Lovely, but is not a sequel; rather, it is a companion novel that ...more

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Iron Kissed is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Patricia Briggs

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Ironside: A Modern Faery's Tal... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Holly Black Ironside: A Modern Faery's Tale is a young-adult urban fantasy by Holly Black. It was published in 2007 by the Margaret K. McElderry imprint of Simon & Schuster, who recommended it for ...more

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Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels

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Kitty and the Midnight Hour is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels

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Kitty and the Silver Bullet is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels

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Kitty Goes to Washington is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Carrie Vaughn

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Kitty Raises Hell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Carrie Vaughn

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Kitty Takes a Holiday is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Carrie Vaughn

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Kitty's House of Horrors is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Carrie Vaughn

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Kraken is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
China MiĆ©ville Kraken is a fantasy novel by British author China Miéville. It is published in the UK by Macmillan, and in the US by Del Rey Books. The book bears the subtitle "An Anatomy" on ...more

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Last Sacrifice is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Richelle Mead Last Sacrifice is the sixth book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. It is the last book in the original storyline, but Mead will continue writing more ...more

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Magic Bites is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Ilona Andrews

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Magic Burns is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Ilona Andrews

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Mean Streets is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Jim Butcher, Thomas E. Sniegoski, Simon R. Green Mean Streets is a 2009 anthology of four novellas featuring protagonists from four urban fantasy series. The book promotes the characters and authors to existing readers of genre, as well as ...more

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Mercy Thompson: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Patricia Briggs

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Moon Called is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Patricia Briggs

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Mortal Danger is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Eileen Wilks Mortal Danger by Eileen Wilks is the 4th novel in the World of the Lupi series. It was released on November 1, 2005. It was nominated for the 2005 Romantic Times Best Werewolf Romance Novel.

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Must Love Hellhounds is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels

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My Dead Body is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Charlie Huston My Dead Body is a 2009 pulp-noir / horror novel by American writer Charlie Huston. It is the fifth novel in the Joe Pitt Casebooks, following Every Last Drop. The series follows the life of the ...more

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Night Season is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Eileen Wilks Night Season by Eileen Wilks will be the 7th book in the World of the Lupi series. It is due to be released in March 2008.

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Once Dead, Twice Shy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Kim Harrison Spunky teen Madison, though technically dead, uses a stolen amulet to retain the illusion of a body and help her in the struggle between Light and Dark reapers.

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Personal Demons is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Personal Demons is the first book in the Personal Demons trilogy by American author, Lisa Desrochers. This young-adult, urban fantasy series centers around Frannie Cavanaugh, a good Catholic ...more

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Shadow Kiss is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Richelle Mead Shadow Kiss is a vampire novel written by Richelle Mead. It is the third novel in the Vampire Academy series, and was preceded by Frostbite. The release of the book pushed the Vampire Academy ...more

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Radiant Shadows is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Melissa Marr Radiant Shadows is an Urban fantasy novel by Melissa Marr. It is set in the same universe as Marr's previous YA novels, but is not a sequel to Fragile Eternity; rather, it is a companion novel ...more

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River is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels

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Silver Borne is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Patricia Briggs

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Small Favor is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Urban Fantasy Books and Novels
Jim Butcher Small Favor is the tenth book in The Dresden Files, Jim Butcher's continuing series about wizard detective Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden. The book stayed on the New York Times Best Seller ...more