top five wednesday // favourite urban fantasy books

but I had to put into google “urban ya fantasy books” to see if I had actually read them.
WOOPS, and I call myself a book lover.
turns out however I’ve read a fair few so below is my top 5 favourite urban fantasy books that I didn’t even realise were urban fantasy!

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so yeah, below are books that according to goodreads are urban fantasy.

” a subgenre of fantasy in which the narrative has an urban setting. Works of urban fantasy are set primarily in the real world and contain aspects of fantasy, such as the discovery of earthbound mythological creatures, coexistence or conflict between humans and paranormal beings, and other changes to city life. A contemporary setting is not strictly necessary for a work of urban fantasy: works of the genre may also take place in futuristic and historical settings, real or imagined. “


daughter of smoke and bone

this was my first ever book by laini taylor and i absolutely loved this book, sadly i didn’t enjoy the other two in the series but this book was friggin awesome. the main character was awesome and there were chimeras and angels and just everything awesome, maybe a bit to insta-lovey at times but it begins to make sense after the twist is explained and i’m a lot less confused, but yes. READ THIS SERIES, or maybe just the first book as it ended up being the only book in the series i enjoyed.


okay, i haven’t read this since 2016 but at the time this series blew me away and i’m pretty certain that if i was going to read it now i’d probably still do it with a big grin on my face, not only was this book amazing in so many different aspects the romance between penryn and raffe is still one of my alltime favourite ships, like YAS i can get on board with there romance, super cute and just i love them together.

the last magician

this book was definitely up there with my top favourite books of 2017, it blew me away i was seriously so surprised with how much i loved it.  our main character esta is amazing and the twists and turns in this book WILL SHOCK YOU, or at least it shocked me anyway??? soooo good, so so so good. like seriously, if you haven’t read it yet, PLEASEEE go and pick it up right now.


the raven boys

THIS SERIES IS AMAZING. soooo good, i also think it’s the only books by maggie that i’ve really enjoyed?!?!?! like yes, i’m all for this book and the sweet raven boys and i’m just waiting for blue and gansey and adam and ronan to get together and live happily ever after, like is it really too much to ask?? MAGGIE JUST MAKE IT HAPPEN FOR ME. also, i am only on book two so if it has happened and i’ve got all this to look forward to watch this space because i will be for sure be one happy girly 🙂

the cruel prince

SO THIS IS MY FAVOURITE BOOK OF 2018 SO FAR. woops, just had to get that out here, and the fact that it’s classed as urban fantasy on goodreads means i get to ramble on about it some more so please pick this book up, the writing and the plot is just magical and if that doesn’t sway you then pick it up because you need to meet the badass main character jude and the swoony dark prince cardan.

what are your favourite urban fantasy books?

6 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Great List! I really, really need to get to Daughter of Smoke and Bone, The Last Magician and Angelfall, as all three of them sound so good 🙂 I feel like a lot of my go-to Urban Fantasy books are by Jennifer L. Armentrout, she never fails to amaze me 😀

  2. Oh I’m sorry you didn’t love the next books in the DoSaB series :/ I have read the first book and enjoyed it, but it didn’t blow me away either, so… I’m still nervous about reading the next books haha, I guess time will tell 🙂

    1. Yeah, the first book was amazing, the second book was meh and the third book – i’m sure i read a different book to everyone else because i just didn’t like it while everyone else loved it xD

  3. I’ve heard SO many amazing things about Holly’s latest novel. But I’ve not read it or any of her books. Perhaps someday!

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland. PS: love your blog name. 🙂

    1. I love your blog name too!!

      That was actually the first book I read by Holly Black, I will be sure be reading more of her books in the future!

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