Questions tagged [urban-fantasy]

Urban fantasy is a sub-genre of fantasy where a plot including fantastic and/or supernatural elements has an urban setting, generally a contemporary city.

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Looking for the title &/or author of an urban fantasy book series

I read the first book in an urban fantasy series in the early 2000's not long after it was published. I've wanted to finish it for a while but I cant find the book don't remember the title or author, ...
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Book series about vampires, shape shifters

I remember reading a book series where the books were set in the same universe. There was some kind of threat coming and there were some people with special powers who would be able to stop it. They ...
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Fantasy short story collection, including a fire salamander girl, a were-cougar, an anxious girl turned into a rat, and maybe a half-bigfoot girl

So, I'm looking for the title of a short story collection. I'm going to briefly describe a couple of the stories: A fire salamander girl getting stolen and taken to hell, where her creator had to ...
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Urban fantasy book about magic appearing in the modern world [duplicate]

This is an urban fantasy book in which magic suddenly returns to the modern world. The setting is in a large city (maybe New York) and has a very disaster-genre feel. The protagonist's boss is slowly ...
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Urban Fantasy book featuring 'The Prefects': two entities from a dark dimension

I read this approx 5 years ago but I couldn't say if it was newly published back then; it was a hardback from a UK library. I can't recall too much of the story, the only thing that sticks in my mind ...
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Story about a trucker who picks up a female hitchhiker named Griffin

I think Griffin's mother has something to do with alchemy and she sent Griffin, her daughter, to find the truck driver.
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What metal (or alloy) is Abraham Setrakian's sword made from?

I've been binge watching the FX show "The Strain". In the show, there is a character, Abraham Setrakian, that has a sword-cane made to kill the vampires. I was sitting here wondering how this was ...
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Book about family with wings, and the protagonist has to learn how to fly(?)

I remember the book because I really liked it while I was in elementary school (19 now). But the premise was that the girl's family all had wings on their backs that they kept tucked tightly so they ...
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Urban Fantasy about female half-elves being hunted for their dormant powers

I remember the following points about the story: It's an urban fantasy It was a book with vampires and elves The main character was some kind of elf People would get ear transplants to look like ...
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Children/Teen mystery novel about a detective

I read a book when I was young about a male main character (I vaguely remember his name to be something similar to Maria, or starts with M, might be wrong) who arrives at some sort of hotel at a ...
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Story identification: fantasy series about Castle Inverness

Back in the late 80's to early 90's I read a strange book about a family from Castle Inverness; they have defended the earth from demons invading for centuries (I'm 99% sure "Inverness" is in the ...
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Futuristic novel where cats are telepathic and can detect liars and criminals

I'm looking for a novel set in the future (2036? date is mentioned on cover) and there's a picture of a cat on the cover. It is about cats who are telepathic and can detect liars and criminals. The ...
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I can't find the title to this book in my huge Amazon library

HELP, I an looking for the title about a girl that witnessed the modern world end and now she works odd jobs and trades fish to help feed her 2 brothers and hateful mother. She is at the town ...
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Boy on airplane suddenly wakes up tiny and under a hedge

I read these YA (or older children's) books between 2005 and 2007, and I think they had been published fairly recently at that time. The protagonist is a young teen boy who is flying on an airplane ...
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Fantasy young adult novel with a girl who lived in a city surrounded by walls

The girl lived in a magic city where the wall protecting them was filled with magic. Only kids had magic, it was drained from adults, and this girl goes to gets drained, but they inject magic into her ...
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Short story called “ten for one” or similar?

This has been really hard to track down, so any help appreciated. I found a story in an anthology of fantasy or science fiction about a shop that advertises an odd exchange program: for ten (?) of any ...
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ID Sci Fi short story: Earth soon to burn in Sun, apartment setting, juice cans, she sleeps, wakes to reality of Earth freezing

I could have sworn this was Bradbury. Definitely published pre-1980. I feel like I should know this. The female (?) protagonist is in an apartment suffering in the heat. Earth is moving toward the ...
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Book about a professor who summons a female demon

Book is about a professor that summons a female demon. The demon and the professor fall in love and she helps him overcome issues including alcoholism. Not really horror but more slice of life.
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Looking for Book About Druids in San Francisco

I'm looking for a book about a druid (I think) or a wizard who has to stop the apocalypse or some end-of-the-world getup. I believe it takes place in San Francisco (or LA). To save the world, he needs ...
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Romance book about a shapeshifting unicorn and a shapeshifting dragon

I remember reading a book where fantasy creatures were very common and most could shapehift to a human form and to some other form, though they were in human form most of the time. The protagonist is ...
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YA Urban Fantasy about a teenage male who becomes a wizard, cover may have had a raven, and title was like a Shakespeare saying

An average teenage guy is working at some fast food place, somehow gets magic, and ends up in a cage with this werewolf girl and they get intimate. They get out and he eventually becomes pretty ...
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Urban Fantasy series - Curiosity Shop owner seeking ivory wand. Second book involved a countryside manor

I recently reread Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch and it made me remember reading another book in the same time period (somewhere around 2010-2016) that had a similar feel to it. I know I checked ...
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Help me identify an urban fantasy web comic whose main character was named “Resonator”

I used to read a web comic and I've forgotten it's name and URL. It was "urban fantasy" where some fantastic things happened in a world that looked like the real world in the present time. The main ...
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Movie with an amulet and a princess who asked three questions from her suitors

Saw this movie more than 20 years ago, I can't remember much more about it than this: it was in color, but it's at least 30 years old, maybe even 40 it was about a princess people wanting to marry ...
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Medieval alternative London with abductions

I only had the chance to start reading this urban fantasy book and memories are hazy but it was promising… it was set in London, medieval or so definitely pre-modern. There were abductions by a set of ...
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Late 50's movie episode about a man who finds a pair of old glasses that enable him to read others thoughts

I'm trying to identify a movie episode I watched in the around the late '50s, about a man who finds a pair of old glasses which enable him to read the thoughts of other people. Reading others ...
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Fantasy story circa 60s about a sheltered vegetarian boy who visits a slaughter house with dire results

The boy's parents die when he is a baby and he is raised by his vegetarian grandmother in an isolated rural setting. She teaches him to cook, but dies without teaching him about the dangers of life ...
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YA Novel published before 1994 where characters are all cockroaches living in suburbia

I remember reading this novel way back in high school in the early 1990s. All the characters are cockroaches and are living in a backyard in the suburbs. I don't know any of the names of the ...
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Can anyone identify a recent Supernatural-style TV or cable show?

A recent show was on cable or Netflix about a girl whose family started a cult. They were subsequently killed and she became possessed by a demon. She was trying to learn of her past and at the end ...
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I'm looking for the title of a book about a magical bookstore and its owner

The book is fairly new, at most 4 years and it's the start of a series. I know vampires were involved and that the bookstore was open at night but that's about it.
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Looking for fantasy book about a boy who meets a tribal girl who turns out to be a shifter

It was a young adult fantasy read that came out around the same time as Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I was told by the bookstore owner at the time that it was recommended for people who ...
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A dark French movie about a little girl, a big guy, and a mad scientist

After idly combing through this site's questions and answers, my mind is being triggered into recalling fragments of things I can't place names on. There's this French movie (dubbed in English) I saw ...
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Short Story Girl Has Out-Of-Body Experience, Flies Around, Gets Stuck in Body of Doll

The story starts with a little girl in bed at night being told a story by her mother. The mother tells her it is possible to leave your body and fly. Somehow the girl pops out of her body and flies ...
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Help ID Australian novel. Sci Fi (soft) / Magical Realist / Slipstream. Published 1976 – circa late 1980s [duplicate]

Asking for a friend. Length; Novel (possibly novella or novelette) Publication Notes; Australian/Melbourne author (likely but not certain. It shows a lot of familiarity with Melbourne). Australian ...
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Does anyone know the name of this novel with 3 anthology stories?

I believe it had 3 anthology stories that were loosely connected. I know one of them was about a male vampire and female human who fall in love. The vampire needs permission before it can enter her ...
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Book about a boy who travels to a parallel universe to get a book

I can't remember the gender of the main character. I remember bits and pieces from different books, but I think they're all part of the same series. The pieces may not be in order or from multiple ...
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Name of book where Christ returns as a woman, it starts with a meteor strike in Israel

Meteor strike in Israel on a secret government facility and a woman survives. Later on she performs miracles and is eventually murdered and ambiguously rises. The story is told from the point of view ...
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Fantasy book about Librarian mages using Bibliomancy to pull fictional items into reality for use

Trying to find a series I read in the library... The story is about bibliomancy, a kind of magic where people draw on the power of mass imagination from readers of books, to retrieve fictional items ...
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Story identification : About children getting butterfly wings because of a tree

I remember reading a book (published by Scholastic at that time) with a large tree on its cover and the following story line. But can't remember the name ! Story line (Spoiler alert !) : There was ...
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Trying to remember a contemporary fantasy novel involving white and black magic lodges

I read it as a paperback somewhere around 1990, might be a bit older. It's set on Earth in approximately contemporary time (I don't remember the time frame, but there were cars and phones. I don't ...
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Story about fantasy creatures as computers [duplicate]

I'm trying to recall a story I read several years ago. It was an urban fantasy with Greek gods involved in the plot. Our protagonist was a magical hacker of some sort, and he had a familiar, a ...
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Story identification: Singer somehow ends up in a fantasy realm with elves (and stuff)

The book is about a guy (I'm fairly certain he is a no-success singer) who goes into a cabin in the woods and somehow ends up in another world. At one point he sings with some elves or dwarfs or ...
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YA novel where clumsy boy gains wings

I'm trying to remember the name of a novel I read as a pre-teen. If I recall correctly, it would have come out in the 90s (though it may have been a reprint). The novel is set in modern times. I ...
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Fantasy/urban novel about Greek-Roman gods

I am looking for a fantasy novel about the Greek-Roman gods in the modern day. They go about their lives, which are diminished, due to failing worship. The Greek-Roman gods have become one and go by ...
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Lost book: ER doctor dreams of seven non-humanoid aliens who commit suicide

Story begins with female divorced ER doctor who has recurring dreams of seven non-humanoid aliens who commit suicide by poison. The dreams have grown increasingly frequent and disturbing, and her ...
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Anyone know the name of a specific Urban-Fantasy tale with an online twist?

I've not been able to find what the book was called, I borrowed it from a library ages ago, and I want to reread it. The problem is that I don't remember the name, though I'll share what plot detail ...
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Urban Fantasy Female Protagonist Sent to Alternative Dimension

Looking for a book in which a policewoman of some variety is pulled/sent into an alternative dimension in order to solve a crime that they do not have the expertise to solve. She is not best pleased ...
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Looking for a YA urban fantasy-ish novel with homeless teens and elves or faeries

And that's pretty much all I can remember about it, unfortunately. There was, I'm fairly certain, a human protagonist, and s/he stumbles upon a group of faeries/elves/something similar masquerading as ...
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Can't Remember the Title of an Urban Fantasy Vampire Novel

The book starts with a woman who kills 'bad' vampires while her tech of a brother stays in the car. When her brother quits to get married, she ends up working alone. I remember she is hurt and the ...
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Has G.K. Chesterton written any fantasy novels beside “The Man Who Was Thursday”?

As it says on the tin. I remember reading The Man Who Was Thursday almost a decade ago and was wondering if his other novels are fantasy or something else.