Friday, August 28, 2009

An urban fantasy book giveaway bonanza!

I think it's time for a book giveaway here at The Swivet, and today I'm giving away a quardruple bundle of urban fantasy/paranormal romance goodness to one lucky winner!
All you have to do to win is leave a comment and recommend one great urban fantasy or paranormal romance book you've read this year. (YA UF or paranormal recommendations are also welcome!) Winner will be chosen randomly by alchemy and math. (U.S. only, please! Sorry!)

Contest closes on Thursday, September 3rd. Winner will be announced on Friday, September 4th. Good luck!

195 comments:

Crystal said...

I really liked Wake by Lisa McMann and Club Dead by Charlaine Harris.

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jimnduncan said...

Jim Butcher-Dresden Files, Book 8, or 7, or 6...you get the picture. Wonderfully entertaining, great characters, and basically very hard to go wrong with these.

AlleyPat said...

Not sure this counts, but I adored Gargoyle. It still haunts me and launched the beginning of my current WIP!

Conni said...

I like contests!

I enjoyed Greg van Eekhout's Norse Code, which I'm not sure counts as urban fantasy, but someone else beat me to the Dresden Files punch.

MTGWanderer said...

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Jamie Eyberg said...

Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Hahn was very good for YA.

JC Hay said...

Palimpsest, by Catherynne Valente, without a doubt one of the best urban fantasies around.

clindsay said...

Conni -

I also loved Norse Code, and I think it counts! =)

C-

tomaq said...

Hmm, does PERDIDO STREET STATION count?

Beth F said...

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr is going to be near the top of my favorite reads of 2009. I also love the Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris. Super giveaway. Thanks so much.

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Filamena said...

Thirteenth Child by Wrede blew my socks off. (YA UF, I think.)

Donna (Fantasy Dreamer) said...

Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs! I love the Mercy Thompson series.

Super awesome giveaway!

Merc said...

"Turn Coat" by Jim Butcher. You know, because the skinwalker is awesome. O:)

Erin said...

I loved Molly Harper's Debut, Nice Girl's Don't Have Fangs! She has a great fresh voice. I would be thrilled to win her new book and the others!

Sewicked said...

Skinwalker by Faith Hunter rocks.

christina said...

I read Marjorie M Liu's Hunter Kiss series a few weeks ago, and I really enjoyed The Iron Hunt. I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for something quality and a little different in UF.

Robert Young said...

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins was gritty and violent and awesome.

pauljessup said...

I'm hoping that your clients aren't exempt, heh... (if we are, then ignore this...)

So, one good UF book I read this year? Hard to chose...I'll just stick to the already published books I've read (rather than books by friends)-

I really liked Amber Benson's Death's Daughter. My wife picked it up cause she was a fan of Buffy (and her character on that show- Tara, was her fave character), and I read it when she was done and loved it.

Jennifer said...

I liked Dull Boy by Sarah Cross. In my opinion, there just aren't enough male protagonists.

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clindsay said...

Wow, you guys are hitting so many of my favorites in your recommendations! Patricia Briggs, China Mieville, Suzanne Collins, Faith Hunter...

Great books and great writers!

C-

makeart said...

Kat Richardson's Greywalker series is some of the best Urban Fantasy--in my opinion. :-)

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DragonKat said...

Sadly I don't qualify (being in Canada and all) but I do want to recommend Linda Robertson's Vicuous Circle and Patricia Briggs' Hunting Ground and Bone Crossed. Also loved Dog Days by John Levitt (came out last Nov. but only picked it up in January).

kathleenpeacock said...

The Blue Girl by Charles De Lint. Though it came out in 2006, I only got around to reading it in March.

It was a nice, YA addition to Newford.

NeferShen said...

It's about time I start trying these contests.

I just finished Once Dead, Twice Shy by Kim Harrison and loved it like I love all her books.

suzie said...

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater! :) Don't worry I'll bring it in for you to borrow.

LJ said...

I re-read Emma Bull's Finder every year.

Definitely also recommend the entire Dresden Files cycle, but Turn Coat was particularly fantastic this year.

Mari Adkins said...

chris golden and tim lebbon's "Mind The Gap" springs to mind. wonderful writing.

jeff cross said...

China Mieville's The City and the City.

annathepiper said...

I just finished and mightily enjoyed C.E. Murphy's Walking Dead, Book 4 of the Walker Papers!

Kate said...

Nice contest. I will have to go with Hush, Hush. I really enjoyed that one.

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Laura said...

I am in love with Rachel Caine's Weather Warden series and read them all this year. If I had to pick one out of them, I'd have to go with Firestorm. It was full of action, romance, vivid description, and (as always) a snarky main character.

domynoe said...

I love LOVE Butcher's Dresden Files and this year I read book 10, Small Favor. Unlike some other UF series, he's managed to generally keep the quality of writing up, the story line and character arcs are moving forward logically, and Butcher is a master at plot twisting: you don't see it coming, but once your read it, you can see how it got there. Great series.

S.M.D. said...

Well, I read Blood Engines by T. A. Pratt earlier this year and really liked it. People might want to try that.

Email is in my profile and thanks for the cool giveaway!

Horserider said...

The final book of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Last Olympian. I refused to put it down from start to finish.

Herzleid said...

Blaaaaah at US only! Coolnessfactor -10. You need to roll a d20 for 18 or higher to recover it. Or send me an ARC. Postage to Europe isn't that bad, promise. :D

Gary the Llama said...

I recommend reading The Magicians by Lev Grossman.

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Parisa said...

I loved Marked by Passion by Kate Perry as well as Jeaniene Frost's At Grave's End.

kathleenpeacock said...

I was so excited I completely missed the part where you had to be a US resident. Ah well.

imbookingit said...

But the reason I want to win this is that I haven't read any great UF/PR books this year! I've read some good ones, including the first 3 Sookie Stackhouse books, Laced with Magic by Barbara Bretton...

I love Charles de Lint, but I haven't read anything by him this year.

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Adam said...

The Order of Odd Fish by James Kennedy. A sweeping, absurd, hilarious, dark urban fantasy for kids!

Krista Ashe said...

I really loved Moonstone by Marilee Brothers and Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr.

Qwill said...

Deader Still and Dead To Me by Anton Strout. Simon Canderous is a terrific character.

Daria Drake said...

I'd recommend Kimberly Frost's Would-Be Witch, for those interested in humorous urban fantasy.

malleycc said...

I just finished the JR Ward Brotherhood of the Black Dagger books-- they were fantastic.

prylliepwns said...

I found Undead and Unwed and all the sequels in the series to be hysterically funny, and couldn't-put-it-down gripping. MaryJanice Davidson is a gifted writer.

Alexia561 said...

Really liked Norse Code by Greg van Eekhout this year.

Rebecca Knight said...

I really enjoyed CAST IN STONE by Kerry A. Jones :). I haven't seen another novel about sexy gargoyles, so I was intrigued!

ARCyndi/Dr. Cynthia Morgan said...

I'm hooked on the SJ Day Series. Currently reading second book, Eve of Destruction

Dragon Lady said...

I just finished Nalini Singh's Branded by Fire...Loved it. I also finished Jayne Castle's Obsidian Prey, does it count? It was really good too.

Selestial said...

Only ONE???

The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong as book from 2009


But my favorite newly discovered UF author for 2009 (so far at least) is Richelle Mead.

selestialaurora(at)hotmail.com

WindyA said...

Just finished Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. Made of awesomeness!

ColleenFL said...

Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning. An excellent series!

BreiaB said...

I liked Intertwinedby Gena Showalter, Bengal's Heart by Lora Leigh and Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs.

TJ said...

I highly recommend Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre! I just dicovered her this year and it's going to become a great series. Also, I recommend Bitter Night by Diana Pharaoh Francis--which is being released this Oct.

spiffyish [at] hotmail.com

Anna Letha said...

I enjoyed Sherrilyn Kenyon's novel NIGHT PLAY. (I actually enjoyed all of her novels, but that one most especially.) The protagonists were well written and the plot had some fun twists that I enjoyed a lot.

Heather Lane said...

Spider Robinson's Free Lunch, and Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere (I reread that every year, I think) Yay! Pick me, pick me!

HWPetty said...

My favorites were THE BLUE GIRL by Charles de Lint and THE GEMMA DOYLE TRILOGY by Libba Bray

Tara said...

Wow! Enter me! I've enjoyed City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. It's a YA Urban Fantasy.

Tara@InspirationForWriters.com

Erika said...

I'm putting down a YA book because it was absolutely adorable: the upcoming Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. I have a little crush on Patch now. :)

I would love a copy of Rosemary and Rue! My fingers are crossed.

Erin said...

Other than Rosemary and Rue, I really enjoyed Tanya Huff's Keeper's Chronicles series (Summon the Keeper is the first book).

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Kayanna Kirby said...

I recently read the immortal instruments trilogy by Cassandra Clare. The City of Glass, The City of Ashes and The City of Bones.

I loved them. They are exciting and well written.

~Aimee States said...

Just read the first two Sookie S. books, entertaining.

Beth said...

I adored C.E. Murphy's Walker Papers series. The latest one should be on the way to me from Amazon!

Gryph said...

I'll throw in another vote for Catherynne Valente's "Palimpsest", because it's the UF I've read this year. I've been on a fantasy/hard sci-fi bender lately.

ella144 said...

Devil Inside by Jenna Black

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rebrebs said...

count me in

Moon Called Patricia Briggs (All of the Mercy Thompson books)

alicia0605 said...

I really enjoyed Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost. I also just finished Storm of Visions by Christina Dodd.

Deirdre said...

Laura Anne Gilman's latest, Blood from Stone. Or Kitty Vaughn's latest Kitty book. Or, if you missed it when it came out, Sunshine by Robin McKinley.

Christina Gullickson said...

I really enjoyed Lilith Saintcrow's Working for the Devil -- so I made my mom read it :)

And I will definitely be referring back to this list for future reads!

BriMaresh said...

I loved Rampant by Diana Peterfreund. It's a Y.A. U.F. with killer unicorns and magic powers in modern Italy. Fantastic.

Meddy said...

"The Rest Falls Away" (Gardella Vampire Chronicles #1) by Colleen Gleason. The series is awesome..

connie said...

I just finished Eve of Destruction by SJ Day. On the different side.

BrittLit said...

Dingo by: Charles de Lint YA Urban Fantasy it was good.

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Katherine E. Hazen said...

My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent and Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater both jump to mind.

Deborah Blake said...

I just finished reading Molly Harper's first book, Good Girls Don't Have Fangs--absolutely hysterical, and highly recommended.

Also, anything by C. E. Murphy, Jeri Smith-Ready or Jim Butcher.

Kendal said...

A Great And Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray is one of my all-time favorites!

Rissa Watkins said...

I have recently discovered Richelle Mead's Vampire Acadamy books.

Love them!

(hoping I will win, must feed reading addiction)

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tetewa said...

Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampire series is great! tWarner419@aol.com

sarah e stevens said...

An oldie, but a goodie: Finder, by Emma Bull. Her Bone Dance was finally reprinted, too, so I just read that--can't do much better than Emma Bull!

ElanaJ said...

Ooh, great idea. I'm going to scour these comments for book recommendations. :)

From me, YA stuff: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick and The Hollow by Jessica Verday. I was lucky enough to read them as ARC's and they are both awesome. (YA urban fantasy)

Rebecca @sometimesnonsense said...

Ah, Elana stole my recommendation, but I still need to say it - HUSH HUSH by Becca Fitzpatrick is incredible. I too was lucky to find an ARC in my hands but I'm beyond excited that there's a twist on the ending in the actual book coming out in October.

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Sarah Heacox said...

I loved 'Good Fairies of New York' by Martin Millar.

Emily C. said...

I read Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs. My first Paranormal Romance, and now I'm hooked!

Kathleen O'Keeffe said...

Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead was a surprisingly good read! I'm definitely picking up the sequel in my next book purchase.

Lilibeth Ramos said...

Sadly, I would have to recommend the Anita Blake series. I read most of them this year (haven't read the last two because I can't afford it anymore, lol).

Jamie B said...

The Scent of Shadows (Sign of the Zodiac Book 1) by Vicki Pettersson.

Cathy M said...

Really enjoyed Destined For An Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost.

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Elizabeth Massie said...

I really enjoyed Daniel Waters' YA paranormal, "Generation Dead."

book_worm said...

The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. Very good books.

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Dee Carney said...

Joey Hill's A Witch's Beauty. I'm now an official fangirl.

Lisa Iriarte said...

I enjoyed all of Laura Anne Gilman's RETRIEVERS series. I finished the last book in the series this past spring and am sad to see it end.

slweippert said...

Oh, decisions, decisions...Kim Harrison or Jim Butcher? I enjoyed both so very much. If I have to choose one, I pick Butcher's "Small Favor" but it doesn't win by much.

A. Grey said...

How about 'Shiver' by Maggie Stiefvater? Just finished it and I have to say that I read it in two days. It's a new favorite. And considering that I've been obsessed with wolves all my life, it totally fit the bill!

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Ashley said...

I'm going to have to recommend Succubus Heat by Richelle Mead. If that technically falls under PR, then Street Magic by Caitlin Kittredge was great. Oh, and Black and White by Kittredge and Jackie Kessler. :)

TereLiz said...

Finally got around to reading Moon Called (I think I am like the last person in the free world to read this) and I adore Mercy! Getting the second one this weekend.

Maybe the third, too. Hmmm....

Great contest!

Melissa said...

I've got tons of favorites this year!

Jaye Wells Red-Headed Step Child was wonderful. As was Lilith Saintcrow's YA Strange Angels (not to mention her newest Jill Kismet book - Redemption Alley). Diana Rowland's Mark of the Demon was great, too.

There's so many more, but I'll stop there.

Anthony said...

Tony Andrew's Beg for Mercy (and the other Mercy books).

Megan said...

Richelle Mead's SHADOW KISS. The Vampire Academy books are my go-to recommendation for urban fantasy YA. There's a provocative romance in the series, sure, but the real cornerstone (I think, at least) is the friendship between the protagonist Rose and her best friend Lissa, which is really unique compared to most other urban fantasy series today.

KA said...

Not a new book but I only just read it and adored it (i read for almost 5 hours straight one evening) was Orson Scott Card's Enchantment.

Andrea Cremer said...

The Demon's Lexicon, Sarah Rees Brennan

Mia said...

Got to be "John Dies At The End" by David Wong - http://www.johndiesattheend.com/

A really inventive and occasionally surreal read that drifts though fantasy, scifi & several other genre's as well, all with it's tongue firmly in cheek.

Digital Diva said...

I really liked Dark Times by Dakota Banks!

Miriam S.Forster said...

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen. No werewolves, vampires or swords. Just a story about a family of women with extra-ordinary gifts written with vivid, gorgeous language.

BrigidsBlest said...

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr was really excellent.

Beckony said...

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. tHat was quite possibly the best book ever.

Or the Probable Future by Alice Hoffman. That was good also. There's just too many to choose.

Ritu said...

I loved Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, and recommend also Nalini Singh's "Angel's Blood."

Sya said...

I really enjoyed Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh.

Paradox said...

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr!!! It's not new, but I was blown away by its loveliness.

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Mary Brebner said...

ROGUE MAGE series and SKINWALKER by Faith Hunter were fabulous!

Just finished HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins for the second time-awesome! Can't wait for CATCHING FIRE.

Jeremy said...

I greatly enjoyed Richard Kadrey's Butcher Bird. I'm also going to enjoy Mark Teppo's Lightbreaker when I get to it, which will be after my current book.

Leslie said...

I loved Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews. It's the third book in the Kate Daniels series.

Laurie Touin said...

ETERNAL by Cynthia Leitich Smith (2009)..a YA gothic fantasy set in the same universe as her previous TANTALIZE (2007, 2008)

donnas said...

City of Souls - Vicki Petterrson

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Serenissima said...

Percy Jackson and the Olympians. I just read the first book and plan to read the rest.

Carradee said...

Patricia Briggs' Hunting Ground. :D (Urban fantasy)

Angiegirl said...

Thanks for this giveaway! I absolutely loved MAGIC STRIKES by Ilona Andrews. Just an unbelievably entertaining book.

Blee Bonn said...

Thanks for the contest.

I'm going to say The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins since I just finished reading it - it was awesome!!

ajcastle said...

Just one? Ahhhh! Well, the first that comes to mind is the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. The first being 'City of Bones'. I had to read and read and read until I was done!

Pati Nagle said...

I loved KITTY AND THE SILVER BULLET by Carrie Vaughn.

Starbuck O'Shea said...

_ReVamped_ by J.F. Lewis. Sequel to _Staked_.

Love this series, can't wait for the third one. For those who adore The Luggage [anti-spoiler], you'll love this!

I have to agree with the posters who love Emma Bull, whose writing is always excellent [and to match _Finder_, read Will Shetterly's duo].

Best of luck to whosoever gets the ARCs. :D

Taste Life Twice said...

I loved Wake by Lisa Mcmann!

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Jenna said...

I really enjoyed Blood Engines by T.A. Pratt.

Whoever mentioned the new Kim Harrison book - Thanks! Now I'm off to read it!

goodconsumer said...

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.

(and Butcher's Turn Coat)

Diana said...

I read through the entire Kim Harrison series, beginning with Dead Witch Walking. As a librarian, I recommend this series a lot, and universally, it seems that all of us are in love with Jenks.

Mardel said...

On of my favorite new series is the Spellcrackers.com (The Sweet Scent of Blood and The Cold Kiss of Death), from Suzanne McLeod of England.

Another good series is by Devon Monk - Magic to the Bone, Magic in the Blood and the third (coming out soon) Magic in the Shadows.

Molly Harper said...

Thanks for including NICE GIRLS DON'T DATE DEAD MEN in the prize package! Good luck everybody.

californiameaghan said...

i'm finishing up the sookie stackhouse series while watching true blood. it is all very entertaining and fun.

Kimberly B. said...

Oooh, what a fun giveaway! My favorite urban fantasy I read this year was probably Ann Aguirre's Blue Diablo, but I also loved Jeri Smith-Ready's Bad to the Bone. Thanks!

Karen said...

I quite enjoyed Nalini Singh's book Angels' Blood. Can't wait for the sequel.

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Angela said...

I've read so many amazing books this year: Street Magic by Caitlin Kittredge, Ghostland by Jory Strong, Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill, Ghost Ocean by S.M. Peters. YA has been awesome as well: Meridian by Amber Kizer, My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent. I'm currently reading Hush,Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick and it's so good. Kim Harrison and Kelley Armstrong are still tops for me.

Amethyst Greye Alexander said...

I really enjoyed Cassandra Clare's Immortal Instruments series this year.

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writtenwyrdd said...

I totally loved Ilona Andrews' newest Kate Daniels book, "Magic Strikes," and yesterday I read a brilliant debut, Suzanne McLeod's "The Sweet Scent of Blood," book 1 in her Spellcrackers.com series.

passinglovenotes said...

Dangerous to Touch by Jill Sorenson (Silhouette Books) --a paranormal romance with a little suspense and a lot of hootchie-kootchie.

Mechelle Fogelsong

mfogelsong@buhlschools.org

Margaret said...

Just one? That's tough. How about C.E. Murphy's House of Cards.

otterdaughter said...

I'd recommend Mark Henry's 'Happy hour of the damned' for its delightfully sick humor or 'Magic to the Bone' by Devon Monk for its awesome characters and great mythos.

Of course, you can't go wrong with anything by Nina Kiriki Hoffman...

S. C. Green said...

Jim Butcher's Small Favor, the eleventh book in the Dresden Files. Everything the man writes is gold.

Kim Colley said...

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr presented a fantastic alternative to the ridiculousness of the Twilight series. Intelligent, exciting and well-written.

Kimi said...

Larissa Ione's Demonica Series

DamnationDominoodle said...

I am currently reading Bleak History by John Shirley and I quite enjoy its concept of the Hidden and ghostly energies. Conspiracies, intrigue, secret government organizations, criminals, and Gabriel Bleak...lots of fantasy packed into the city of New York.

Cynthia said...

I loved Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs from the Mercy Thompson series.

throuthehaze said...

I really like The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

jkazimer said...

Monster by A Lee Martinez was a great, humorous book.

doortoriver said...

I don't know if it counts, but I really enjoyed the anthology, "The Eternal Kiss: 12 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire." Had my new favorite author, Sarah Rees Brennan, but I enjoyed the whole thing.

rks said...

The Marla Mason books by Tim Pratt (as "T. A. Pratt") are very good.

Be warned, however, that the fourth book ends with a fairly major hook for the next volume but the publisher has declined to put out any more books in the series, so you will probably never get to see the end of that story.

You can read the first book for free at Suvudu.com. (It no longer appears to be listed in Suvudu's Free Library section, but that direct link is still working, at least for now.)

rks(at)mcom(dot)com

Leah Simone said...

I loved Succubus Heat by Richelle Mead - great characters and pathos with a touch of Mead's particular brand of humor. One of my favorite series.

leahsimone(at)ymail(dot)com

Christina said...

I would recommend Marta Acosta's Casa Dracula series and Molly Harper's Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs and Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men.

shylaloulou@gmail.com

Wendy said...

I completely recommend the Nightside series by Simon R. Green. It's amazing urban fantasy and I love it! It's got great characters, a seriously creepy world and wonderfully bad humor. :)

Wendy said...

Can I recommend another one??

Ilona Andrew's Kate Daniels series! Pure awesome. The characters, the world-building, everything just rocks.

talshannon said...

Just one, huh? Hmm...

I'm going to go with Richelle Mead's THORN QUEEN because of its complexity and the fact that the main character does a crapload more than just chase after a supernatural boyfriend or nurse insecurities. She secretly lusts for power -- and has the brains to get it.

MBC YOUTH said...

Karen Chance's series, especially the new Dorina Basarab books!

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Kathy said...

I enjoyed reading Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey

leesmiley said...

RED-HEADED STEPCHILD by Jaye Wells. Full of attitude and a great start to a promising series.

redqueen1 said...

I just finished Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning. The Fever series is one of the absolute best out there about the fae and I love Mac and Barrons and their sort-of relationship.

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Ooh so many to choose from. But one that really messed with my mind was A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb. Great read.

cfisher said...

Dresden Files book 11
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Sherry Ficklin said...

Oh, I read the City of Bones/Glass/Ashes series this summer. GREAT BOOKS!!

sdficklin(at)msn.com

Robin said...

Patricia Briggs was my great find. I read a short story of hers in an Anthology earlier this year and I was hooked. Who wouldn't love a shape-shifting-coyote-mechanic raised by (were)wolves and stuck in a love-square with 2 werewolves and a vampire? Yummy!

robinandgeorgewright @ yahoo

ryan field said...

I just read a paranormal by a new writer, Malia Sutton. It's called LOVING DAYLIGHT. It's a pg rated vampire story.

Alicia said...

I'm currently reading the Sookie Stackhouse books, the first of which is Dead Until Dark. Great stuff with a fantastic southern setting.

Teh Awe-Some Sauce said...

I just read "Salt and Silver" by Anna Katherine and loved it...mostly because it didn't have brooding vampires or sexy wolves. The scary creatures were...well...scary. I mean, who doesn't love a trip through Hell?

CindyLou Foster said...

Carrie Ryan's "The Forest of Hands and Teeth". Watch out for the Unconsecrated. I hope this qualifies as urban fantasy.

Rue said...

I'm not certain if the Jim Butcher Dresden Files books qualify as urban fantasy, but that's probably as close as I've come to the genre. I partically liked the third book, Grave Peril.
ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

ylef said...

I love Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews, Alpaha and Omega by Patricia Briggs...just read the latest books

Tomara Armstrong said...

I enjoyed Holly Black's Graphic Novel The Good Neighbors (Book One-Kin). I loved Tithe, Valient, and Ironside, so I was excited when this Graphic Novel came out. I know the second one is coming out soon, so if you haven't read the first, you totally should ;-)

~2

SJDuvall said...

I just finished Charlaine Harris' fourth book in the Sookie Stackhouse novels: Dead to the World. Loved it!

Pia Veleno said...

I read both WICKED GAME and BAD TO THE BONE by Jeri Smith-Ready. Vampires pretending to be human pretending to be vampires!

Pia Veleno (AT gmail...)

Dan said...

I loved Jim Butcher's TURN COAT, Rachel Vincent's MY SOUL TO TAKE, and Cassie Clare's CITY OF ASHES.

Valorie said...

Kitty and the Midnight Hour was really great. By Vaughn.

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Whidget said...

I really enjoyed Patricia Briggs' latest Mercy Thompson Novel, Bone Crossed. (Along with a zillion other people!)

-Bridget Baker

A.Maire said...

I really enjoyed Succubus Blues & Succubus on Top by Richelle Mead, the first and second in her series. Very enthralling, captivating and entertaining reading... I can't wait to get the third!

Meghan said...

I absolutely adore "Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side" by Beth Fantaskey... so cute!

inkwench said...

So hard to pick just one! I'll go with a new author - really enjoyed Jaye Wells' Red-headed Stepchild.

cathschaffstump said...

Ilona Andrew's Kate and Curran series. Number 3 rocks the planet.

Calenhíril said...

Aside from anything Jim Butcher, I'll recommend Mark del Franco's Connor Grey books. Good stuff!

Haley Mathiot said...

Mortal Instruments!!! i read the whole series. (except, obviously, the fourth book that isn't out yet...)
anyway, i love that series.

haley mathiot at yahoo dot com

Chris Scena said...

I have to second "The Demon's Lexicon", by Sarah Rees Brennan. Very good YA Urban Fantasy.

I also love the Dresden files. I read "Turn Coat" just a month ago and already can't wait for "Changes" to come out next year.

Britt said...

I LOVED Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost and Prey by Rachel Vincent

melissa @ 1lbr said...

I really enjoyed the Mortal Instruments series. And the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Both quite fabulous!

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Abigail said...

I find I'm always comparing any new UF I read to Patricia Briggs and Bone Crossed just raised that bar even higher.

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SDS said...

I just finished Faith Hunter's Skinwalker - that was pretty good!

ParaJunkee said...

I really recommend the Dark Swan series (Storm Born, by Richelle Mead) it has to be my favorite read of this year.

ccqdesigns said...

The Mystery of Grace and Greenmantle by Charled de Lint were Wonderful! Of course he is my favorite author.

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chichaihana said...

The Walker Papers series by C.E. Murphy and the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs are amazing reads! I can't wait for the next books >_<

booksrmysoul said...

Blair W
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Lets see I read Darkfever and LOVED IT!!!!
Thanks for this chance to winn ALL these books WOW!!!!

Valerie said...

I have to recommend Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. Awesome YA Paranormal Romance!

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Nicole said...

I really liked the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris.

Gwen said...

I actually started reading Nalini Singh's psy-changeling series.

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Pamk said...

Ilona Andrews magic series, anything by Patricia Briggs, KMM Fever series, Rachel Vincent's MSTS her new YA is great. and lots more I am probably forgetting now. But these were some of the best and recent reads.

E. Hartshorn said...

I loved Madhouse by Rob Thurman. Cal and Niko are awesome!

Britt said...

I luuuurve Rachel Vincent, author of the WereCat Series. (Stray, Rogue, Pride, and most recently Prey)

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Alexa said...

Moonlight by Rachel Hawthorne is a really good paranormal romance book.

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kellyethan said...

HI I'm not in the running for the comp but I had to tell all about my fav YA UF books this year. Actually I have three (rabid reader ;)

Drum roll......

My soul to take by Rachel Vincent.

Need by Carrie Jones.

Wings by Aprilynne Pike.

GREAT BOOKS! Go forth and read.

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Jennifer K. Sights said...

Jeanne C. Stein's Anna Strong Chronicles are excellent! The first one, The Becoming, really captured my imagination.