Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme that was originally created by Lainey from GingerReadsLainey and is currently being hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. To find out more information about this fun feature and how you can join in, please visit the Goodreads group for it here!
I’m so happy to finally participate in Top 5 Wednesday again! This week’s topic is urban fantasy novels and I honestly wouldn’t have been able to choose any books for this topic a few years ago. Thankfully, I’ve expanded the genres that I read throughout the years and I’m very excited to choose some novels for this topic.
The Shadowhunter Chronicles by Cassandra Clare
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
Each of these novels (including the entire Shadowhunter series by Cassandra Clare) are some of my favorite urban fantasy novels. They have elements of magic, the paranormal, and so much more integrated into an urban-societal setting in such a cohesive manner. Cassandra Clare’s books are simply brilliant, I truly love the Mara Dyer books, Harry Potter is included in here because… duh, I absolutely adore Every Heart a Doorway (it’s exquisite), and The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater is probably one of my favorite urban fantasy series (Blue Lily, Lily Blue is my favorite in the series).
I’d also like to give a special shoutout to one of my favorite books of all-time, A Million Junes by Emily Henry. It’s not necessarily urban fantasy (it’s more of a magical realism novel), but I still kinda consider it an urban fantasy. (Who am I kidding, I’m just always trying to find ways to mention that book because I love it dearly.)
So, what are some of your favorite urban fantasy novels? Comment them below and feel free to leave a link to your T5W post!