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Postby Beyond Birthday » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:55 pm

Looking for Urban Fantasy books. Any suggestions? Something that is above the teen reading level.
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Postby DaveC » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:12 pm

Try Kelley Armsrong's Women of the Otherworld series starting with Bitten, she starts with werewolves and goes through the whole supernatural spectrum. My missus reads them and got me as a compramise for all the films I make her watch.

Google or Amazon Kelley Armstrong :D
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Postby chris.ph » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:38 pm

jeanine frost is good, ileona andrews, kate griffin, yasemine galenorn these are all urban fantasy authors and are all worth a look , oohhh i forgot t a pratt is good as well
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:59 pm

I'm not quite sure what you mean by urban fantasy, but if I think it's what I think it is, then how about Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman? :D
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Postby chris.ph » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:09 pm

vamps and stuff normally i like steampunk as well( beknighted is basically an urban fantasy book tony)
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:15 pm

Thanks chris! :D Neverwhere still fits the bill then. American Gods and Anansi Boys too.
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Postby chris.ph » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:22 pm

yes basically anything set in a normal setting with an odd caste :)
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Postby Beyond Birthday » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:10 am

I actually have a copy of Neverwhere. I've read half of it.
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Postby pip » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:13 am

The best of Urban Fantasy according to waterstones -

Storm Front
by Jim Butcher

Ill Wind
by Rachel Caine

Someone Comes
to Town, Someone
Leaves Town
by Cory Doctorow

American Gods
by Neil Gaiman

Black Magic Woman
by Justin Gustainis

Into the Nightside
by Simon R. Green

Moonheart
by Charles de Lint

Never the Bride
by Paul Magrs

Un Lun Dun
by China Miéville

The Good Fairies
of New York
by Martin Miller

American Gods is a particular favourite of mine.

Classification for Urban Fantasy Varies with some places using it to describe only the recent spate of Vampire Books set in modern life but it generally covers a much bigger Genre.
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Postby pip » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:14 am

Also if the Vampire thing is the kick your looking for Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles predate and are superior to all the current stuff.
The Tale of the Body Thief is particularly good.
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Postby deldaisy » Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:07 pm

I know a perfect "urban fantasy" title for men....
The Stepford Wives

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Postby pip » Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:21 pm

deldaisy wrote:I know a perfect "urban fantasy" title for men....
The Stepford Wives

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More of a SciFi than a thriller. :D
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Postby deldaisy » Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:47 pm

Oh I don't know.. I am sure it was thrilling for the men to have wives who would do everything they were told without an arguement :D

Of course its a FANTASY.... pure fantasy :D
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Postby chris.ph » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:57 pm

the simon r green book isnt an urban fantasy as its set in the nightside not in the real world, the weather warden books are quite good tho, ill wind by rachael caine, these are in the works at the mo going cheap
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:06 pm

Of course, there's always Good Omens... :wink:
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