My Favorite Urban Fantasy Series
I only included series that are still on-going or will end this year. It was hard to leave out my many favorites that have ended in the the past couple of years.
Please comment with your favorite series -of any genre.
List includes, the Author, series name, the main character, then name and date of release of the first, latest, and next books.
1. Kim Harrison’s The Hallows – Rachel Morgan
First: Dead Witch Walking 4/12 Latest: #9 Pale Demon 2/2011
My First Kindle book. I love the world of the Hallows and I’ve forgiven KH for Kisten’s fate—though it took a while
2. Karen Marie Moning’s Fever Series – MacKayla Lane
First: Darkfever 2006 Latest & Final: #5 Shadow Fever 1/2011
I have never angsted for a book’s release as much as I did for Shadow Fever, and now it’s over. KMM has said there will be spin offs novel featuring the Fever series characters.
3. Rachel Caine: The Weather Warden Series – Joanne Baldwin
First: Ill Wind 12/2003 Latest: #9 Total Eclipse 8/2010 Next: ?
The gaps between books are getting long—RC is writing 3-4 series. I started reading Total Eclipse but felt I had to stop and reread previous ones so it’s in my too be read pile.
4. Kelley Armstrong: Otherworld: Narrators Vary
First: Bitten 9/2001 Latest: #11 Walking the Witch 7/2010 Next: #12 Spell Bound 7/2011
Bitten was amazing. I enjoy the others greatly but Bitten was a hard act to follow.
5. Karen Chance: Cassandra Palmer Series
First: Touch the Dark 6/2006 Latest: #4 Curse the Dawn 4/2009 Next: #5 Hunt the Moon 6/7/2011
Cassie’s story unfolded at a break neck speed and has kept up the pace. I sometimes feel I ought to rest up before the next rollercoaster plunge of a chapter—but I can’t put the book down.
6. Karen Chance: Dorina Basarab Series
First: Midnight’s Daughter 10/2008 Latest: #2 Death’s Mistress 1/2010 Next: ?
Dorina’s Series spun off of Cassie’s series; Several characters overlap in the two series; KC’ does a masterful job of giving fresh perspective and new dimensions of these characters through Dorina’s pont of view. Still, Dorina’s books would be great reads without reading the parent series.
7. Vicki Pettersson: Signs of the Zodiac Joanna Archer
First: The Scent of Shadows 3/2007 Latest and Final: # 6 Neon Graveyard 5/31/2011
This series ha so many unique and interesting premises and threads, I can’t imagine how VP will wrap the story up with this last book. I plan to reread the first 5 books before I delve into this last one.
8. Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson Series
First: Moon Called 3/2010 Latest: #6 River Marked 3/2011 Next: #7 Untitled Spring 2013
Too long a wait Grrr! I love the little shapeshifer coyote adopted into the werewolves’ world.
9. Richelle Mead: Dark Swan Series- Eugenie Markham
First: Storm Born 8/2008 Latest: #3 Iron Crowned 3/2011 Next: #4 Shadow Heir 1/2012
I discovered this series last February and practically swallowed the first three whole, one after another.
10. Ilona Andrews: Kate Daniels Series
First: Magic Bites 4/2007 Latest: #5 Magic Slays 5/31/2011
I’ve only just begun this series but I’m hooked, finished #1 and I’m excited there are three more to be read.