In contemporary fiction, urban fantasy is certainly one of the most interesting genres. You can go to this post for a better guide to what urban fantasy is for those who may not know what it is, however, in a nutshell, it consists of fantasy plots that play out in real environments, for a great mix of enchanting and accessible. Not to mention that it usually involves paranormal elements, particularly vampires, werewolves, and faeries.

Top Urban Fantasy Books In 2021

American Gods

This book follows ex-con Shadow Moon as he becomes a man named Mr. Wednesday’s reluctant bodyguard, whom Shadow soon discovers is really Odin, the Norse god of battle. In pursuit of fellow Old Gods, Wednesday/Odin is making his way through the United States, recruiting them to fight the American “New Gods” of media and modernity, but for what cause?

When Shadow uncovers more of his enigmatic employer’s secrets, he starts to discover his mortal self in his brain, but that won’t deter him from attempting to fix things.

Magic Bites

Over the past few years, Ilona Andrews’ gritty Magic series has been one of the most influential in urban fantasy, and all started off with Magic Bites. A “magic apocalypse” in this world has left all processes utterly unstable, neither technology nor magic performs as they should, and the other eventually fails when one works.

Storm Front

Storm Front stars a trained sorcerer, Harry Dresden. He’s a supernatural private investigator in Chicago, or more specifically, who uses his enhanced ability to solve paranormal crimes. But still, Harry finds himself biting more than his newest case can chew: the mystery of a lost amateur magician and two dead civilians, whose hearts have been ripped out violently. The Chicago P.D., as Harry fails to make the connection.

He starts to suspect that he has committed the murders. Now Harry is ticking the clock to locate Victor, the missing magician, and to reveal what he considers to be the grisly role of Victor in this complicated situation.

Touch The Dark

The first installment of Karen Chance’s thrilling urban fantasy series, Touch the Dark, features another diviner. Not only can our hero Cassandra Palmer see the future, though, but she can also connect with the past, i.e. the spirits of the dead.

So, these are some of the best urban fantasy books that you can read in 2021. We hope this has been of help to you.

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