Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!  http://www.brokeandbookish.com/   

With TTT still on hiatus, I'm continuing with part 3 of my Best Urban Fantasy Series! 

1) Jennifer Estep-Elemental Assassin
Gin is a deadly assassin and elemental who is determined to find out who killed her friend. With her snarky best friends and an honest cop who has a grudge against her, she must use her skills and magic to defeat the enemy who also has power of their own. This had a lot of action, one romantic scene and feisty characters. I've still to read the rest of the series but I certainly recommend the first book.

2) Benedict Jacka-Alex Verus
Alex is a mage who wants to be left alone to run his magic shop but others want him to investigate a mysterious delivery to the British Museum, a delivery that other mages are willing to kill each other and Alex for. This is another action packed urban fantasy with quirky characters, talking giant spiders and lots of magic and snark. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series and it's great to find a good UK based one.

3) MLN Hanover-Black Sun's Daughter 
Jayne inherits a large estate from her dead uncle, along with her own surprise magic powers. Eric and his team were trying to stop evil beings from taking human bodies when Eric was murdered and now Jayne has to join the team. I loved the group dynamic and the varied characters , the action, the way Jayne has no idea what to do but learn on the job. I've yet to read the rest of the series but look forward to it. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4476999-unclean-spirits

4) ES Moore-Kat Redding 
Kat is a vampire with a human companion who build her weapons. She is contacted by a werewolf worshipping cult who want her to destroy a Vampire House who are trying to enslave them but this job is going to be tougher than she thought. This was a grim, dark and gritty read as the MC is in a dark place mentally, and that made it different from most urban fantasy on my shelf. Look forward to the rest of the series.

5) Skyla Dawn Cameron-Demons of Oblivion
Zara is a kickass vampire, thief and assassin who is betrayed on her latest job. Vampires are being kidnapped and killed and she teams up with her nerdy biggest fan Peter, slimy Jamie and brooding Nate to solve the mystery. Zara is snarky and amusing throughout the book and I liked her interaction with Peter who has studied legends about her. Funny bits and a ton of action, another series I need to catch up on.
6) John G Hartness-Black Knight Chronicles 
Jimmy and Greg are pretty bad at being vampire detectives and stumble onto a kidnapped children plot and a plan to unleash real evil on the world. These vamps are going to have to recruit help to stay alive and win the day. This was a pretty funny book with hapless vampires as the MCs which I enjoyed. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens in the rest of the series.

7) Alyxandra Harvey-Drake Chronicles
Solange becomes a full vampire on her 16th birthday like the rest of her family and vampires unhappy with the current Queen are trying to seduce or kidnap her to gain control. The Drakes and Solange's human friend Lucy are determined to protect her from them and their vampire hunter enemies. YA vampire drama that adults can enjoy and a great set of characters. I have actually finished this series!

8) Suzy Turner-Raven 
Lilly was abandoned by her parents in the UK and sent to Canada to live with her grandfather, who is part of a friendly shifter community who help Lilly to her own destiny and find a new home. A quest for answers about her parents will put them all in danger. This is not an all action YA but it is beautifully written with a great set of characters that should appeal to young readers. Slight touch of romance but nothing heavy.

9) CE Murphy-Walker Papers 
Joanne is a police mechanic who witnesses an attack on a woman and goes to help her with the aid of her elderly taxi driver Gary. It brings them to the attention of the mythical Wild Hunt and they see Joanne's shaman powers as a threat to their plans. I loved having a pensioner as a sidekick hero for a change! This book has a really good mixture of action, mythology and great characters. Look forward to catching up with this!

10) AZ Green-Hidden Blood
Jaz is kidnapped by a relative and taken to a compound where she discovers that she is a shifter. She starts to learn, make friends and lock horns with her new nemesis while a plot to wreck their Pack is being put together. This gets off to a slower start with not as much action but it is all about the characters, and the plot comes to life through the dialogue. I've still to read book two but I enjoyed this first one.


  1. I've always wanted to read The Walker Papers books. I even own the first few. I'm pretty sure I also have the Hanover and Moore books. Some time ago I really bought a lot of mass market urban fantasy - and now they sit on my shelf unread.

    1. I've got the whole Walker Papers series...jeez I have so many long series that I need to get to! Need to pick one next month and get on with it! I've recently grabbed a few new UF series to try which is exciting but I need to tackle some of these complete series.

  2. I haven't read any of these. I have most of the Esteep series so I have no excuses not to get started on that one. Great list!

    1. I'm the same, I keep meaning to read this series but never get round to it. I want to catch up on a few of these things before the end of the year!

  3. Haven't read any of them. Looks like I'm missing out. Will have to remedy that. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental

    1. Always plenty of great new urban fantasy reads to find out there!

  4. I've been meaning to read the Hard Day's Knight series since the books are on Hoopla. Glad to hear you enjoyed the first one! Fated sounds good too.

    1. The first book had some great humour in it and the MCs are good! Really need to read the rest of the series.