My Wishlist: the Absolutely-Must-Read-UF-series Edition

Filed in My Wishlist , The Latin Lover Posted on June 9, 2011 @ 2:00 pm 6 comments
Hi Everyone!

Today I’m here to share with you all a slight part of my wishlist. Specifically a slice of my evergrowing UF series wishlist.

Urban fantasy is one of my favourite genres and I couldn’t be happier that I constantly discover new highly praised UF series and authors thanks to my fellow blogger friends.

So let me tell you about a few of my absolutely-must-read-UF-series!

Red Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells (Sabina Kane series)

In a world where being of mixed-blood is a major liability, Sabina Kane has the only profession fit for an outcast: assassin. But, her latest mission threatens the fragile peace between the vampire and mage races and Sabina must scramble to figure out which side she’s on. She’s never brought her work home with her—until now.

This time, it’s personal.

I have heard so many people praise this series, Jaye’s writing and the unique world and characters she had created, that I know I have to read it! I already have the first book on my TBR shelf, of course I will have to have book #2 and #3 there too before I start, I prefer to ahve all the books on hand for fear of evil cliffhangers 😉 lol

On the Edge by Ilona Andrews (The Edge series)

The Broken is a place where people shop at Wal-Mart and magic is nothing more than a fairy tale.
The Weird is a realm where blueblood aristocrats rule and the strength of your magic can change your destiny.
Rose Drayton lives on the Edge, the place between both worlds. A perilous existence indeed, made even more so by a flood of magic-hungry creatures bent on absolute destruction.

I love Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series, so of course I want to read her other UF series too, and to show you just how series I am about it let me tell you, that I have all books available so far on my shelf, even though I haven’t read the 1st one yet. Want to hear something even more shocking? I bought On the Edge even before I have ever tried Ilona Andrews’ writing! I had so much faith in my fellow book bloggers’ praises 🙂
Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn (Kitty Norville series)
Kitty Norville is a midnight-shift DJ for a Denver radio station – and a werewolf in the closet. Her new late-night advice show for the supernaturally disadvantaged is a raging success, but it’s Kitty who can use some help. With one sexy werewolf-hunter and a few homicidal undead on her tail, Kitty may have bitten off more than she can chew?

I love werewolf shifter stories, and that is enough for me to want to read this series. Oh and I also love stories told from the heroine POV. Double win ;-p

The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong (Darkest Powers series)
After years of frequent moves following her mother’s death, Chloe Saunders’s life is finally settling down. She is attending art school, pursuing her dreams of becoming a director, making friends, meeting boys. Her biggest concern is that she’s not developing as fast as her friends are. But when puberty does hit, it brings more than hormone surges. Chloe starts seeing ghosts–everywhere, demanding her attention. After she suffers a breakdown, her devoted aunt Lauren gets her into a highly recommended group home.

At first, Lyle House seems a pretty okay place, except for Chloe’s small problem of fearing she might be facing a lifetime of mental illness. But as she gradually gets to know the other kids at the home–charming Simon and his ominous, unsmiling brother Derek, obnoxious Tori, and Rae, who has a “thing” for fire–Chloe begins to realize that there is something that binds them all together, and it isn’t your usual “problem kid” behaviour. And together they discover that Lyle House is not your usual group home either…

I LOVE Kelley Armstrong’s writing! Her Women of the Otherworld series introduced me to the UF genre and since then I also read her Nadia Stafford series (where the heroine is a hitwoman!). Her YA trilogy remains the only novels I haven’t read yet, but I already have Book #1 and #2 on their way! 😉
I still have plenty of other absolutely-must-read UF series on my wishlist, but I will leave those for another post don’t want to commit such an attempt against your wallets. 😉
So tell me, any other fantastic UF series I should add to my wishlist? (I know, I am greedy when it comes to books 😀 lol)
Which ones do you have on YOUR wihslist?

About Stella

Stella is a proud bookaholic and a self-taught multilinguist in training. Besides reading, her other great passions are travelling and baking. When she is not globetrotting she lives in sunny Budapest, where she loves to spend her free time preparing (and feasting on) delicious cookies or devouring equally yummy books. Her favourite genres are urban fantasy and romance and she couldn't live without her daily dose of sunshine. Besides being the Latin Lover on BLI Stella also blogs about books and a bookish life on Ex Libris.

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  • Mel June 9, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    I'm a big fan of all those series – you should def start reading them soon!

    In terms of what else you should add to you wishlist, have you tries Mercy Thompson series, Ann Aguirre's Corine Solomon series and Mike Carey's Felix Castor. Castor is a great hero and the 5 books are all set in London so it's a little different from other UF! 🙂

  • Sullivan McPig June 9, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    I read the first book in the Kitty series and it's awesome. I really should read the rest of the series.

    Have you tried the Persephone Alcmedi series by Linda Robertson? That's a cool series as well. As is the Hunter Kiss series by Marjorie M. Liu

  • ClothDragon June 9, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    I added Red-Headed Stepchild to my lookup list and Kelley Armstrong's name to see how far behind I've gotten, but my favorites are Kim Harrison's Rachel Morgan series, Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson series…. Kat Richardson's Greywalker's series is one I've only found recently, but so far I'm enjoying — and the only male main UF that I've really enjoyed is Jim Butcher's Dresden Files.

  • Sharon June 10, 2011 at 9:01 am

    I've only read Ilona's series from your list.

    Kat Richardson – Greywalker
    Jess Haines – The Others series
    Vickie Pettersson – Signs of the Zodiac
    Jocelynn Drake – Dark Days series

    there are tons more, but that is all that comes to mind right now

  • Sheree June 11, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    I've dabbled in UF now and again:
    Kim Harrison's Rachel Morgan
    Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson
    Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden
    Anton Stout's Simon Canderous
    Jocelynn Drake's Dark Days
    Kasey Mackenzie's Shades of Fury

    I should get back to reading the Darkest Powers series.

  • Bettie Sharpe June 11, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    I hope I don't jinx future novels by saying this: Ilona Andrews never disappoints. I have enjoyed everything she's written. I would pay $7.99 to read her grocery list. Andrews, Briggs, and Vaughn are my UF auto-buys. And speaking of Briggs and Vaughn, I'm not really a fan of werewolves, but Briggs and Vaughn are just that good. Given the overlap in our lists, I'm going to put Wells on my TBR.

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