An unusual fantasy bursting with humour

Urban fantasy is not a genre I have delved into much, but I loved each of these series. Their comic timing made me burst into laughter at all the inappropriate moments. Filled with unique humour and unusual situations, they allow hilarity to ensue.

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houndedHounded by Kevin Hearne– When you have lived as long as this druid, a little cynicism is bound to become a routine occurrence, but the honest antics of the hero’s dog are by far the funniest part of the series. The Irish Wolfhound‘s obsession with sausages and brutally honest nature were hilarious. There were plenty of times whilst reading this that I longed to have a reading mate I could share the joke with!

 

succubus-bluesSuccubus Blues by Richelle MeadThis book’s main attraction is the unusual situations its main character gets herself into… as a succubus. I was initially wary on this one, something about it lacked the initial grab of Richelle Mead’s other successful series Vampire Academy. Nonetheless, I did eventually pick it up and what a relief I did. It’s like watching one of the comedy episodes of Supernatural, but from the point of view of a woman who survives by draining the life from men by getting busy with them. You assume you will not like her, what with her basically being a worker bee for team hell, yet her life is too engaging for you not to.

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Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs by Molly Harper – By this point, if you have ever glanced over an urban fantasy book shelf, you have probably noticed the overwhelming number of vampire books. Whether it be due to Anne Rice or Stefanie Meyer, this trope has really taken off. You might have saturated yourself with others like this, such as The Southern Vampire Mysteries, but this book has a great cohort of living and dead characters, along with a main character who must have some of the worst luck in literature.

Thanks for reading my recommendations. If you have any for me then don’t hesitate to let me know!

 

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