My Top 4 YA Urban Fantasy Novels

I love urban fantasy. It is defined as a book set in the real world (eg. not a fictional fantasy land) but with fantastical or supernatural elements weaved in. It’s the type of world I love writing in, and covet books who do a plum job of urban fantasy.

Once again, I bizarrely struggle to make lists of five, and so I have decided to only list four.

 

  1. Among Others by Jo Walton

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This book not only features a character with a disability, and fairies, but also reads like a love letter to science fiction. It’s like all of my favourite things in one. A very unique read.

2. Adaptation series by Malinda Lo

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Queer characters! Aliens! Government conspiracies! What more could you ask for in a YA novel? Malinda Lo is on of my favourite YA authors for how unique and flexible her range is.

3. The Diviners series by Libba Bray

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This spooky supernatural series set in the 1920’s  is perfection. The first book in this series actually reminded me a little of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, what with the religious-themed murders. If you love historical novels with an edge, you’ll love Libba Bray’s series.

4. Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan

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This book series is very mainstream, unlike the other books on this list. It still holds a place in my teacher heart because it is very easy to read for teenagers with reading difficulties, while still being engaging for the teenage age group. Having a main character with dyslexia and ADHD is pretty rad, too.

What amazing urban fantasy books have I missed? Write below in the comments!

~ Emma

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