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Hex & the City (Read An Urban Fantasy)

The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin

The city of New York has finally become big enough to have its own soul and its own protectors in the form of human avatars. These avatars are flung into a new way of seeing the world and must face an unimaginable danger that wants to see their newborn city destroyed.

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Storm Front by Jim Butcher

The first in the Dresden Files series introduces Harry Dresden, Chicago resident and professional wizard. When the police come up against magical things that go bump in the night, it’s Harry they go to for help.

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Written in Red by Anne Bishop

Powerful blood prophet Meg Corbyn escapes captivity only to be hunted by the human government. Her one chance at safety is to seek sanctuary from a courtyard, the protected home of supernatural creatures — if werewolf leader Simon is willing to defy the government to protect her.

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Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch

Peter Grant thinks his dreams of being a London Police Detective are finished when he’s assigned to a glorified desk job, until his interview with an eyewitness (who also happens to be a ghost) brings him to the attention of the department that handles magical crime.

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Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse

When global warming results in rising water, Dinétah (formerly known as the Navajo Reservation) springs back to vivid life. Gods and monsters roam the land, and a gifted monster hunter is hired to help find a missing girl.

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Hounded by Kevin Hearne

Atticus O’Sullivan is thousands of years old, the last of the Druids. He runs his Arizona bookshop, hunts with his Irish wolfhound, and wields a magical sword. Unfortunately, there’s a Celtic god who wants the sword, and is willing to go through Atticus to get it.

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Borderline by Mishell Baker

A paraplegic scriptwriter is recruited to the top-secret Arcadia Project, which watches over the fae in Hollywood. (Ever wonder how the super-successful got that way? They’re fae — or in league with one.) Her first case is to brave the terrifying underbelly of Hollywood to find a missing actor who also happens to be fae nobility.

The Rook by Daniel O’Malley

Myfanwy (rhymes with Tiffany) Thomas is understandably alarmed when she wakes up in a London park, surrounded by dead bodies, and with no memory of who she is. Her former self has left her clues to her previous life, as well as a choice: use the new identity that’s been left to her or retake the position of Rook in a supernatural secret agency, where someone very likely wants her dead.

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Jade City by Fonda Lee

Fonda Lee mixes her love of martial arts and mafia stories in this tale of a magical city where jade is used to heighten the abilities of the Green Bone warriors. The No Peak clan is nearing warfare with the Mountain clan when they discover a disturbing new drug that makes jade accessible to ordinary citizens.

Daughter of the Sword by Steve Bein

Mariko is the only female detective in her elite Tokyo police unit, and her boss is trying to push her to the side with an ordinary case involving a stolen sword. Or maybe not so ordinary, as the case leads her to a killer and the rumors of a curse.