Best Urban Fantasy Books

The crowd-ranked version of's official list ( This list gives the best urban fantasy novels that touch on a number of different sub-genres including paranormal fantasy, detective-noir fantasy, vampire books, and others.

Best of the Dresden Clones

Jim Butcher's The Dresden's Files has spawned an category of fantasy. The usual set up goes like this: broke ass talented but under-appreciated wizard type eking out a living in the modern world, a world full of magic that's hidden from the normal world.There's a lot of these sorts of books now, but only a handful stand out as the best. Here are our picks for those books most similar to The Dresden Files but also doing something new and well worth reading.