[Small Chirp] Urban Fantasy across the 50 States

Last month Epic Reads posted something rather epic (as they usually do) with a United States of YA map, showcasing a Young Adult book by settings for each U.S. state. The moment I saw that, my mind went to my favorite subgenre. Urban Fantasy.

Thus the U.F.A. list was born! (Thank you to all the readers on Goodreads and this blog for your suggestions!)

Text List:

  1. Alabama – ??
  2. Alaska – Frostbitten by Kelley Armstrong
  3. Arizona – Hounded by Kevin Hearne
  4. Arkansas – ??
  5. California – Rosemary and Rue by by Seanan McGuire
  6. Colorado –  Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn
  7. Connecticut – ??
  8. Delaware – ??
  9. District of Columbia – Death Magic by Eileen Wilks (Thanks, Patricia!)
  10. Florida – Ill Wind by Rachel Caine
  11. Georgia – Magic Bites by Illona Andrews
  12. Hawaii – Grim Tides by TA Pratt  (Thanks, Deborah!)
  13. Idaho – ??
  14. Illinois – Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
  15. Indiana – King Maker: The Knights of Breton Court by Maurice Broaddus
  16. Iowa – ??
  17. Kansas – The Blood Keeper by Tessa Gratton (Thanks, Haley!)
  18. Kentucky – Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs by Molly Harper (Thanks, Angie!)
  19. Louisiana – Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson
  20. Maine – Stolen by Kelley Armstrong
  21. Maryland – ??
  22. Massachusetts – Unshapely Things by Mark del Franco
  23. Michigan – Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines
  24. Minnesota – War for the Oaks by Emma Bull
  25. Mississippi – River Road by Suzanne Johnson
  26. Missouri – Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton
  27. Montana – Alpha & Omega by Patricia Briggs
  28. Nebraska – ??
  29. Nevada – Touch the Dark by Karen Chance
  30. New Hampshire – ??
  31. New Jersey – The House of Discarded Dreams by Ekaterina Sedia
  32. New Mexico – First Grave to the Right by Darynda Jones
  33. New York – Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
  34. North Carolina – Raven Cursed by Faith Hunter
  35. North Dakota – ??
  36. Ohio – Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
  37. Oklahoma – Sacred Ground by Mercedes Lackey
  38. Oregon – Magic to the Bone by Devon Monk
  39. Pensylvannia – Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
  40. Rhode Island – Shadows in the Darkness by Elaine Cunningham
  41. South Carolina – Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (Thanks, Haley!)
  42. South Dakota – Strange Angels by Lili Saintcrow (Thanks, Haley!)
  43. Tennessee – The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe
  44. Texas – Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre
  45. Utah – Everneath by Brodi Ashton (Thanks, Haley!)
  46. Vermont – ??
  47. Virginia – The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening by LJ Smith
  48. Washington – Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
  49. West Virginia – Onyx by Jennifer Armentrout (Thanks, Haley!)
  50. Wisconsin – Hannah’s Garden by Midori Snyder
  51. Wyoming – ??

But to collect them all, I’m going to need your help. Preference given to books set in a single state – traveling through a state doesn’t count.

And for bonus UF points – Canada!

The Wild Ways by Tanya Huff is the cover we can’t see – it’s set in Halifax!


Chirp, do you have any titles for me?


20 thoughts on “[Small Chirp] Urban Fantasy across the 50 States

  1. My daughter and I are in the process of writing a YA novel entitled ZOMBIO AND JULIET set in New Hampshire. It’s a modern day retelling of…well, Romeo and Juliet but in comedic form. I’m not sure if it’s Urban Fantasy, though.

    I’ll show her this map and then we’ll head to our local bookstore. We’ve got some reading to do!

  2. Illinois: Chicagoland Vampires or Firespell both by Chloe Neill
    Wyoming: Unearthly ….it’s not Urban, but it’s paranormal romance

  3. Kansas: The Blood Keeper by Tessa Gratton
    Utah: Everneath by Brodi Ashton
    South Dakota: Strange Angels by Lili St. Cow
    West Virgina: Onyx by Jennifer Armentrout
    South Carolina: Beautiful Creatures

  4. That is awesome! Poor Wyoming is blank, but it’s hard to write “Urban Fantasy” in a state with half a million people. Not many urban areas here lol

    • I wonder if that could be written into the plot itself. A magic creature or magician who uses cities to feed his/her power ends up exiled to Wyoming, and has to battle the Great Bad with just the power of his/her wits and friends!

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