2016 YA Challenge – Urban Fantasy Poll
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  • October 26, 2015



I’m continuing to build my to-read list for 2016. So far I have created a poll for YA Science Fiction and YA Fantasy titles that I would like to read next year. But there is still a long way to go and I still need all the help I can get.

So, we move on to YA Urban Fantasy. Because of course we do.

For poll three I have a series of Urban Fantasy/Southern Gothic/Paranormal titles. I have stuck largely to YA (or those Adult titles with immense YA crossover appeal). Please vote for up to five titles from the list that think I should prioritize. Should I read and love the first one in the series I will, naturally pick up the sequels, so series starter books are the only suggestions necessary (the sequels listed below are for my own use).

If you do not see a title that you think I should read, feel free to suggest it in your comments. However, some titles have been left off intentionally due to lack of interest or the fact that I have already read them. Also, should these not quite fit into the genre that I have shoe-horned them into, please let me know in the comments. I am always opened to constructive criticism.

And without further adieu, here is the list:




Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre (2 sequels – Public Enemies and Infinite Risk)

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout (4 sequels – Onyx, Opal, Origin, Opposition)

Chime by Frannie Billingsley.

The Coldest Girl in Cold Town by Holly Black

Compulsion by Martina Boone (2 sequels – Persuasion and Illusion)

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan (2 sequels – Unmade and Untold)

Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep (5 sequels – Kiss of Frost, Dark Frost, Crimson Frost, Midnight Frost, Killer Frost)

Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey (1 sequel – Glass Heart)

Blythewood by Carol Goodman (2 sequels – Ravencliffe and Hawthorn)

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins (2 sequels – Miss Mayhem and Lady Renegades)

Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter (4 sequels – Awake at Dawn, Taken at Dusk, Whispers at Moonrise, Chosen at Nightfall)

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa (3 sequels – The Iron Daughter, The Iron Queen, The Iron Knight)

Hourglass by Myra McEntire (2 sequels – Timpiece and Infinityglass)

Crash by Lisa McMann (2 sequels – Bang and Gasp)

Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger (2 sequels – Let the Storm Break and Let the Wind Rise)

Beware the Wild by Natalie C. Parker (1 sequel – Behold the Bones)

Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (3 sequels – The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, and The Raven King)

Ink by Amanda Sun (2 sequels – Rain and Storm)

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke (1 sequel – Between the Spark and the Burn)

Pivot Point by Kasie West (1 sequel – Split Second)


Thanks, as always for the help. And should you still wish to vote on the science Fiction and Fantasy Polls, the links are above in the post.

Much love!

– BP

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David @ From My Bookshelf

2015-10-26 14:19:10 Reply

Um… definitely The Coldest Girl in Cold Town by Holly Black and I enjoyed The Iron King by Julie Kagawa (altho to be honest, I’ve yet to read the rest of the series…)


2015-10-26 14:49:58 Reply

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Nicole Luiken

2015-10-27 13:25:57 Reply

I LOVED Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

Small note: I would’ve classified Chime as fantasy not urban fantasy.


    2015-10-27 13:38:13 Reply

    Thanks! Good to know on Chime. I’ve heard it said that it’s both, but I might read it anyway since it was an award winner and a standalone.

Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature)

2015-10-27 13:39:18 Reply

Okay, there are several up there I would suggest.
Raven Boys for sure!!
Iron King
Rebel Belle


2015-10-27 14:15:22 Reply

I’d absolutely recommend The Raven Boys, The Iron King, and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown!

Candy S

2015-11-25 03:44:31 Reply

These are on my top favorite list!

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger