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Listed here are some books that fit the category Urban Fantasy that are owned by MSU. Books in this category use supernatural phenemona as a major element in developing the plot and are set in an urban environment. They generally do not try to explain events scientifically and frequently take place in magical versions of this world. This is not an exhaustive list, but may help get you started.
"A fantasy novel of urban decay whose heroine turns to Afro-Caribbean magic to help a boyfriend escape gangs. The gangs are enforcing a contract to produce a human heart for transplant, even if the boyfriend has to kill for it. The setting is a futuristic Toronto."
On a cool evening in Kolkata, India, beneath a full moon, as the whirling rhythms of traveling musicians fill the night, college professor Alok encounters a mysterious stranger with a bizarre confession and an extraordinary story. Tantalized by the man's unfinished tale, Alok will do anything to hear its completion.
"New vampire Merit acts as a liaison between humans and bloodsuckers in an effort to keep the more unsavory aspects of the vampire lifestyle out of the media, but finds that not everyone wants peace between the two races."
October "Toby" Daye, a changeling who is half human and half fae, has been an outsider from birth. After getting burned by both sides of her heritage, Toby has denied the Faerie world, retreating to a "normal" life. Unfortunately for her, the Faerie world has other ideas...
When Imogene, her mother, and her brother move to Newford, she decides to reinvent herself-this time she won't go looking for trouble. She quickly gets to know two very different people. Maxine is a "good girl," following a strict life plan. Imogene's other new friend is a little more unusual. His name is Adrian. He is a ghost.
"Eddi McCandry sings rock and roll. But her boyfriend just dumped her, her band just broke up, and life could hardly be worse. Then, walking home through downtown Minneapolis on a dark night, she finds herself drafted into an invisible war between the faerie folk. Now, more than her own survival is at risk—and her own preferences, musical and personal, are very much beside the point."