Here is our top 20 list of Best Urban and Paranormal Fantasy books available!
Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry’s eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin! Best Urban and Paranormal Fantasy!
2. A Shade of Vampire 66 by Bella Forrest (An Edge of Malice)
“We’d accomplished so much.
We’d fought a good fight.
But now, things were getting dirty…”
3. Sin & Chocolate by K. F. Breene (Demigods of San Francisco)
Some people are ordained for greatness. Those people usually have a lot of drama in their life. Drama I happily do without. I live in a forgotten corner of nowhere for a reason: there is safety in anonymity. I have enough problems just trying to get by.
But when Kieran, a sinfully sexy demigod at the pinnacle of power, crashes into my life, suddenly my whole world is turned upside down. He’s harboring a deadly secret, one that could destroy all he holds dear. He thinks I’m the key to his salvation, and he wants me to help him claim vengeance.
4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter)
Harry Potter’s summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors – and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone… Dobby’s sinister predictions seem to be coming true.
5. One Night One Secret by Hollie Hutchins
It was a one-night stand. That was all it should have been. All I remember is a big wolf paw tattoo on his chest. Everything else is a blur. I never intended for there to be a child. My beautiful boy, Jason. His life is in danger.
I need to find his father. But finding Jason’s father means going deep into shifter territory. I’ve heard terrible rumors about what they do to people. Will I be able to find my child’s father in time and leave Undervale with my heart intact?
6. Fallen Academy: Year Two by Leia Stone (Fallen Academy)
Family is everything to Brielle, so when she learns about an opportunity to free her mother from Demon City, she takes it. No matter how dangerous, Brielle will do anything to unite her family in Angel City. All is going according to plan, until her brother’s awakening ceremony. What he is… it shocks everyone, and he’s sent away until he can get his powers under control.
Then Brielle loses someone precious to her and goes to great lengths to get them back, lengths Lincoln doesn’t agree with. He thinks Brielle is too much of a risk taker, too wild, and all he can do is try his best to protect her. But with untold powers rising inside of her, Brielle might go to a place that no one can bring her back from. Not even Lincoln.
7. Fallen Academy: Year One by Leia Stone (Fallen Academy)
When angels fell from the sky to war with the demons that ravaged Earth, their combined powers infected humanity. Now, the humans are assigned one of two fates, being either demon gifted or angel blessed.
After wings sprout from Brielle’s back at her awakening ceremony, she’s sure she’s an angel blessed celestial. It’s not until she sees black wings that she realizes something is terribly wrong.
8. Awakened by Fire by Erin Kellison (Dragons of Bloodfire)
Billionaire dragon shifter and Bloodkin Triad member Warrick Voclain is no stranger to power. But when his trusted steward’s beautiful granddaughter—all grown up and successful in her own right—seems to be using illegal magic in his presence, he is thrown for a loop. And the fact that she’s doing so to protect him? Alarming.
Samantha Vine needs to stay under the radar, or her secret gift will get her and her granddad killed. She didn’t intend for her quick visit home to stretch into weeks in Warrick’s company, but anyone striking at Warrick would also hurt her granddad. Only she has the ability to see what’s coming…though she’ll need Warrick’s help to stop it.
9. Full Blood by Donna Augustine (Wyrd Blood)
One monster wants my soul. One man wants my magic. Me? I want to be left alone to live my life out like a dull, one of the lucky people who were born devoid of magic. But that won’t happen because being born a Wyrd Blood gives me two choices in life: ruler or slave.
I’d rather die than be a slave and I’m not cut out to rule. Instead I’ve been hiding out in the Valley. Life is pretty good here, with food in my belly and a warm bed to sleep. If I didn’t get harassed constantly by Ryker, the man who wants my magic, it might be good enough to lull me into thinking life could continue on like this forever.
10. Beastmaster by Kory Shen (Symbiosis)
I was homeless on the streets of Third York when it happened. Then the military arrived and gave me a choice. Enlist or die.
The next thing I knew, I was fighting giant robots at the Xenoforce Academy’s boot camp. Figuring out superpowers and energy levels was hard enough, but I had to deal with a mind-reading alien princess, a team of gorgeous women, and a femme fatale in charge of the whole operation.
Oh, and a galactic conspiracy is threatening all of humanity.
11. Karma is a Bitch by Michael Anderle (The Unbelievable Mr. Brownstone)
Brownstone is working to get back into a rhythm, but the last remaining Council member is seeking Brownstone. Shay has jobs to do, but can she leave Brownstone alone without him dying? Can Lt. Hall go back to the AET after delivering a personal beat-down without doing paperwork?
James runs across a dog (almost literally), but it disappears on him. Can he find it again, or was it just an Oriceran trick? Brownstone has the whispers of Doom in his head all the time. Can he ignore the desire to lose his mind to the power the amulet contains? When everyone has blood on their hands, who will Karma decide is going to die?
12. A Shade of Vampire 65 by Bella Forrest (A Plague of Deceit)
“That’s what Shadians did. When a door closed, we found a window.
And if a window was shut, we made a hole in the wall…”
13. The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg (The Paper Magician)
Ceony Twill arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane with a broken heart. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite her dreams of bespelling metal. And once she’s bonded to paper, that will be her only magic…forever.
Yet the spells Ceony learns under the strange yet kind Thane turn out to be more marvelous than she could have ever imagined—animating paper creatures, bringing stories to life via ghostly images, even reading fortunes. But as she discovers these wonders, Ceony also learns of the extraordinary dangers of forbidden magic.
14. Silent Blade by Ilona Andrews (The World of Kinsmen)
In a distant, future world Kinsmen—small powerful groups of genetically and technologically advanced families—control vast financial empires. They are their own country, their own rulers, and their only limits are other Kinsmen. The struggle for power is a bloody, full-contact sport: in business, on the battlefield…and sometimes in the bedroom. Old hatreds die hard. Old love dies harder.
On the planet Rada, Meli Galdes’ family is of minor rank, and were relying on her marriage to Celino, the razor-smart, ruthless leader of the powerful Carvanna empire. When he abruptly breaks their engagement, he ruins her family and guarantees that Meli will never marry, as no suitor will oppose the rich and influential Carvannas.
15. A Fortunate Encounter by J. A. Whiting (Claire Rollins)
This is book 6 in the Claire Rollins mystery series.
A young woman has disappeared from the campus of her college. A knock on Claire Rollins’s door late one evening reveals the missing woman’s mother standing on the front steps. The mother asks Claire to help her find her daughter.
Searching in three towns, in woods, and in the ocean, will Claire, with the help of her “intuition” and with her boyfriend, her best friend, and two Corgis by her side, find the killer before he strikes to silence the truth forever?
16. City of the Sleeping Gods by Olivia Ash (Nighthelm Academy)
Found wandering the Witch Woods as a child, everything about Sophia is a mystery. With no memories and no family, she’s raised in secret by the professors of Nighthelm Academy… all of whom know far more about her than they’re letting on.
But Sophia does know one thing: she’s a contritum, a magical being with a broken soul. Her very existence is illegal, and until she finds the other piece of her soul, her uncontrollable magic will only grow more deadly and untamed.
17. Strange is Her Life by Judith Berens (The School of Necessary Magic)
Dark magic has infiltrated the School of Necessary Magic. Spies stalk the halls. Traitors whisper lies to impressionable freshmen. And devious wizards distract with charming smiles.
If Alison and her friends can’t see past the friendly masks of their fellow students to the dark purpose they hide, it’s not just the school that will be destroyed. But the forces of evil should have kept one thing in mind before targeting Alison Brownstone.
18. A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest
On the evening of Sofia Claremont’s seventeenth birthday, she is sucked into a nightmare from which she cannot wake. A quiet evening walk along a beach brings her face to face with a dangerous pale creature that craves much more than her blood.
She is kidnapped to The Shade, an enchanted island where the sun is eternally forbidden to shine – an island uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet. She wakes here as a slave, a captive in chains. Sofia’s life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn when she is selected out of hundreds of girls to take up residence in the tree-top harem of Derek Novak, the dark royal prince.
19. Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega)
Anna never knew werewolves existed until the night she survived a violent attack…and became one herself. After three years at the bottom of the pack, she’d learned to keep her head down and never, ever trust dominant males. But Anna is that rarest kind of werewolf: an Omega. And one of the most powerful werewolves in the country is about to recognize her value as a pack member—and as his mate.
20. Caravan Witch by Shannon Mayer (Questing Witch)
As if surviving the end of the world, and the theft of my powers wasn’t enough on their own, a heaping pile of Ogre and a side of human raiders has been added to my plate while trying to feed our starving caravan.
The worst of what I face though is far harder to admit. My black magic takes it’s pound of flesh every time I use it, and each time the cost climbs. And yet, it calls to me, seducing me, all the while consuming little pieces of my soul. It’s a right bastard like that. I don’t know how much longer I can deny its strength, because in this world strength is safety, and safety is all I can offer those around me. May the gods have mercy on me, because I have it in me to deny the magic that blackens my blood any longer….