Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday - My Top Ten Books Set in an Urban Fantasy Setting

Top Ten Tuesday is sponsored by The Broke and the Bookish.

1. Dreams Underfoot by Charles de Lint - Really I love all the books he writes that are set  in his city of  Newford.  I could populate this whole list with them and be done, but I won't.

2. Moon Called by Patricia Briggs - Again this is a series where I have loved all of the books I have read so far. Mercy Thompson rocks as a coyote shapeshifting mechanic.

3.Urban Shaman by C.E. Murphy - This is another series. It's referred to as the Walker Papers. Celtic mythology and Native American mythology and culture mixed in an urban setting.

4. Dirty Job by Christopher Moore - What if people just started dropping dead around you and it seemed like you had been recruited for the job of Death?

5. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman - What if it turned out your father was a god , but you didn't find out until after he died. And you didn't know that you had a mischievous brother either.

6. Above the Lower Sky by Tom Deitz - It takes place in the future, but mostly in the city and mixes folklore and fantasy. Orca shapeshifters?

7. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman - Angels, demons and a misplaced antichrist in a modern urban setting.

8. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost - "Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, aiming for the father who ruined her mother," from Goodreads. Dark fantasy in an urban setting.

9. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison - Number one in the Hollows series is set in an alternate Cincinnati, OH. Rachel Morgan is a white witch and bounty hunter in a city of humans, elves, fairies, vampires, and more.

10. Frost Moon (Skindancer #1) by Anthony Francis - A dark fantasy set in an alternate Atlanta, GA with magical tattoos, vampires, werewolves, and other shapeshifters.

Do you have a favorite setting?


  1. I don't read a lot of urban fantasy, which explains why I've only read one of these. I read ANANSI BOYS a long time ago, though, so I don't really remember the story :(

    Happy TTT!

    1. Happy TTT to you too! Loved your list of southern reads. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I love fantasy and fantasy settings, although I don't read a lot of urban fantasy books. I haven't read any of the books on your list, but they sound really interesting, especially Dirty Job and Above the Lower Sky.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

    Ashling @ Reading, Writing, & Anything but Arithmetic

  3. My favourite settings are dystopian! Great list.

  4. I need to read more urban fantasy. Thanks for the suggestions.

    My TTT.