Recommendations by Genre

Just for fun, here are my current favorite authors/series/books divided by genre. I’d recommend each of these if you are in need of some reading recs!

Romance Urban Fantasy 
Modern day – supernatural – romance driven

  • Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed series
  • Patricia Brigg’s Mercy Thompson
  • Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark
  • Teresa Gableman’s The Protector’s series
  • Thea Harrison’s Elder Races series
  • Elizabeth Hunter’s Elemental Mysteries & Elemental World series
  • Elizabeth Hunter’s The Irin Chronicles
  • Larissa Ione’s Demonica series
  • Larissa Ione’s Moonbound Clan series
  • Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series (especially the early books)
  • Maggie Shayne’s Wings in the Night series
  • Pamela Palmer’s Feral Warriors series
  • Gena Showalter’s Angels, & Lords of the Underworld series
  • Nalini Singh’s Archangel’s series
  • Nalinie Singh’s Psy-changeling series
  • J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series
  • Paula Weston’s Rephaim series (New adult/adult)

Dark Urban Fantasy
Modern day – magic/paranormal – may include romance but not romance-driven.

  • Anne Bishop’s The Others series
  • Patricia Brigg’s Mercy Thompson series
  • Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files
  • Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress World
  • Jeaniene Frost’s Night Prince series
  • Jeaniene Frost’s Huntress World series
  • Elizabeth Hunter’s Elemental Legacies series
  • Karen Moning’s Fever series

Romantic High Fantasy
Alternate worlds, historical aspects, Romance, magic

  • Grace Draven’s Wraith King’s series
  • Grace Draven’s Entreat Me
  • Grace Draven’s Master of Crows
  • Juliet Marrillier’s books
  • Elizabeth Vaughan’s Warprize series
  • C.L. Wilson’s Lord of the Fading Lands series


Young Adult – Science Fiction, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Romance

  • Gena Showalter’s Everlife series
  • Paula Weston’s Burn series
  • Susan Ee’s Penryn & the End of Days series
  • Danielle Jensen’s Malediction trilogy
  • Amie Kaufman & Megan Spooner’s Starbound trilogy
  • Robin Lafever’s His Fair Assasin trilogy
  • Melissa Lander’s Alienated & Staflight series
  • Sarah J Maas’ Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses series
  • Diana Peterfreund’s For Darkness Shows the Stars duo logy
  • Tamora Pierce’s books
  • Veronica Rossi’s Under the Never Sky trilogy
  • Marie Rutkoski’s the Winner trilogy
  • Gena Showalter’s The White Rabbit Chronicles
  • Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Boys series
  • Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman’s Illuminae series
  • Jay Kristoff’s Nevernight series
  • Amy Bartol’s Kricket Series (New Adult)