The Angieville blog posted about a list of the Top 20 Paranormal Fantasies of the Last Decade at the Barnes and Noble Book Blog.
(As an aside, the article on the B&N blog is written by Paul Goat Allen. I read his articles years ago when B&N put out a paper science fiction and fantasy newsletter each month. That brought me into their store at least once a month and I found so many new authors that way. He introduced me to Laurell K. Hamilton and her Anita Blake books. I loved those early books by her. They were the first vampire books I read. I didn’t realize Allen still wrote for B&N. I will have to check that out.)
Anyway, as Angie did in her blog I’m going to post my top ten fantasy/urban fantasy books (not in any particular order):
Carousel Tides by Sharon Lee
I enjoyed this book so much. It’s about an amusement park in a tourist town on the coast in Maine. I read this book after our family had a family reunion in Maine and we visited an amusement park at the beach! That made the book so much fun to read, but I would like it regardless. One of my favorite books! Sharon Lee also writes science fiction favorites of mine with her husband Steve Miller.
Sunshine by Robin McKinley
I was so sorry when I finished this book and then find out it’s a standalone book. This was my introduction to Robin McKinley.
Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
I love this series. Just finished Frost Burned and it was as good or better than the first!
Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews
This is the other series I love. They are my co-favorites right now!
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
This has been a great series, too. Hard to believe the last book is in May. I started reading at the beginning of the series and it lead me to the True Blood series on HBO which is also a favorite.
Tinker by Wen Spencer
I’ve read a lot of Wen Spencer’s books, but this is my favorite. She built a great world in this book.
Nightshifted by Cassie Alexander
A new author and series I found at the end of 2012. Really looking forward to the next book.
Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch
Another new author I read at the end of last year. Good series. I like the lore about the rivers of London.
Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire
October Daye is such a great character.
God Save the Queen by Kate Locke
Another new author and series. I started this one in January and quickly read the next book when it arrived in February.
Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
I’m fudging a little with this book. It was written in 2001, but I do like it a lot!
Most of the books which are part of series I used the first book in the series. I admit I’ve liked some books more than others in some of the series, but I can’t choose a favorite in each series so quickly!
What are your favorite books in this genre?