Urban Fantasy

Collection by Cape Breton Regional Library


Novels and stories with supernatural and/or magical elements set in contemporary, real-world, urban settings--as opposed to 'traditional' fantasy set in imaginary locations.

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Onset, 1. When vampires attack David White's small town, only luck, firepower, and the intervention of an elite government task force save his life. The aftermath of the attack leaves him in the middle of the world's biggest secret: the existence of government agencies that regulate the supernatural. They insist that David’s "luck" is actually a supernatural gift, and he's immediately recruited into ONSET, the most shadowy part of America’s thin blue line of police protectors.

The Hazel Wood. But when Alice's grandmother, the reclusive author of a book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get. New Books, Good Books, Books To Read, Children's Books, Poetry Books, Date, Ya Novels, Thing 1, Books For Teens

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Hazel Wood, 1. Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice's life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice's grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get.

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Galaxy "Alex" Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale's freshman class. In fact, by age 20, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she's thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world's most prestigious universities on a full ride. What's the catch, and why her? Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale's secret societies.

New York Times bestselling author Katherine Howe returns to the world of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane with a bewitching story of a New England history professor who must race against time to free her family from a curse. Free Books, Good Books, Books To Read, My Books, New York Times, Before Midnight, My Escape, Hobbs, Historical Fiction

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Connie Goodwin is an expert on America's fractured past with witchcraft. A professor in Boston, she's earned career success by studying the history of magic in colonial America--especially women's home recipes and medicines. But beyond her studies, Connie harbors a secret: She is the direct descendant of a woman tried as a witch in Salem, an ancestor whose abilities were far more magical than the historical record shows. And now she must race to solve the mystery behind a 100s'-years-long…

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When Theo Potiris performed his stand-up comedy act on Conan at thirty, he thought he'd hit it big. But six years later, he's still spending his days working at his parents' grocery store. He decides he can't keep chasing his old dreams, and, on leaving home, finds a beautiful, alternate Montreal and a mysterious organization, the Rabbit's Foot, which is turning probablilties into riches. There is also a vigilante gang who steal luck from those they consider to have more than their fair…

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(Shadow Ops 1) Across the world, people are waking up with magical talents. Army officer Oscar Britton manifests a rare and prohibited power, transforming him overnight from government agent to public enemy number one.

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Mercy Thompson, 4. Marsilia, the local vampire queen, has learned that Mercy crossed her by slaying a member of her clan. Now, she's out for blood. But since Mercy is protected from direct reprisal by the werewolf pack-and her relationship with its sexy Alpha-it's not Mercy's blood Marsilia is after...

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Wychwood, 1. After losing her job and her partner in one fell swoop, journalist Elspeth Reeves is back in her mother's house in the sleepy village of Wilsby-under-Wychwood, wondering where it all went wrong. Then a body is found in the neighbouring Wychwoods: a woman ritually slaughtered, with cryptic symbols scattered around her corpse. Elspeth recognizes these from a local myth. As more murders follow, Elspeth joins her childhood friend DS Peter Shaw to investigate,.

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Changeling Blood, 1. Jason Kilkenny is a new arrival in the Canadian city of Calgary. Unlike most newcomers, Jason isn't looking for a job in oil and gas: he's a half-fae changeling that wants to get away from the politics of the inhuman races. He soon learns that despite being a supernatural backwater, the city is run by a near-godlike Wizard -- and the shadows are full of unseen dangers. Jason's here to hide, but he finds himself called to service by Calgary's understaffed Fae Court.

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Chronicle of the One, 1. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed--and more than half of the world's population was decimated. Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, some of it is unimaginably evil, and it can lurk…

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Nell can draw magic from the land and lately she's been using it to help the Psy-Law Enforcement Division, which solves paranormal crimes. Head agent Rick LaFleur shifts into a panther when the moon calls him, but this time, something has gone wrong. He calls Nell from a riverbank - with no memory of how he came to be there, beside a black cat killed by black magic. Then more animals turn up dead - a blood-witch is out to kill. But then it seems as if their leader is involved in the crime.

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In a peaceful, prosperous African American neighborhood in Los Angeles, Mack Street is a mystery child who has somehow found a home. Discovered abandoned in an overgrown park, raised by a blunt-speaking single woman, Mack comes and goes from family to family--a boy who is at once surrounded by boisterous characters and deeply alone. But while Mack senses that he is different from most, and knows that he has strange powers, he cannot possibly understand how unusual he is...

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Ben Garston, 1. Behind every myth, there's a spark of truth... There's nothing special about Ben Garston. He's just a guy with an attitude in a beat-up leather jacket, drowning his sorrows in a downtown bar. What Ben Garston can't let you know is that he was once known as Red Ben. That the world of myth and legend isn't just a fantasy. And he certainly can't let you know the secret of what's hiding just beneath his skin... But not even Ben knows what kind of hell is about to break loose.