Duration: 1st October – 31st December 2020
Number of books: 35
Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession
Dominate the genre and become a Queen/King of Urban Fantasy.
October 1st – December 31st 2020
Complete at least five tasks to get the vampire heart
All genres welcome
No minimum page count
One book per task
Witch: 5-15 books
Shifter: 16-25 books
Vampire: 26-35 books
Urban Fantasy Settings
1. City Noir – Read a book set in a city. – Dead and Dateless by Kimberly Raye
2. Magical Society – Read a book with a group of magical beings. – A Kiss Before the Apocalypse by Thomas E. Sniegoski
3. The Magic Comes Back – Read a book where magic has vanished from or returned to the world.
4. Run Away Hide Away – Read a book with a character who is on the run or in hiding. – Stray by Rachel Vincent (Faythe from her family at the beginning)
5. Masquerade- Read a book where the supernatural live in secret among humans
or recently revealed themselves. – Her Secret Agent by Paige Tyler
Urban Fantasy Characters
6. Amateur Sleuth – Read a book about a character that is not a detective but solves a mystery. – Death in Daylesford by Kerry Greenwood
7. Mage Marksman – Read a book with a witch
or wizard that engages in combat/fighting. – The Good, the Bad, and the Undead by Kim Harrison
8. Occult Detective – Read a book with a character that investigates occult situations.
9. Corporate Dragon – Read a book with a wealthy bad guy. – Christmas in Silver Springs by Brenda Novak
10. Weirdness Magnet – Read a book with a character that ends up in a strange situation or encounters a strange being. – Archangel’s Kiss by Nalini Singh
Urban Fantasy Worlds
11. All Myths Are True – Read a book in which a fairy tale is true. – Ice and Embers by Melanie Karsak
12. Fantasy Kitchen Sink – Read a book with many different supernatural beings. – Tied with a Bow by Lora Leigh, Virginia Kantra, Eileen Wilks & Kimberly Frost
13. Post-Modern Magik – Read a book with an old-world being (vampire, werewolf, fairy, etc.) in a contemporary setting. – Red Winter by Annette Marie
14. Alternate History – Read a book where a historical event unfolded differently e.g. never landed on the moon. – Where’s My Hero? by Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn & Kinley MacGregor
15. Historical Fantasy – Read
a steampunk book or a book set before the 20th century. – The Mammoth Book of Westerns edited by Jon E. Lewis
Magic and Powers
16. Hot Witch – Read a book with a witch.
17. Druid – Read a book with nature-based or elemental magic. – The Stone Mage and the Sea by Sean Williams
18. Magic Librarian – Read a book with a magical library or librarian.
19. Kung-Fu Wizard – Read a book with a witch/wizard/mage that can fight without magic.
20. Squishy Wizard – Read a book with a magical being who is physically weakened when using their magic. – The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
Beings and Creatures
21. Vampire – Read a book with a vampire. – Dracula by Bram Stoker
22. Werewolf – Read a book with a werewolf. – Elizabeth’s Wolf by Lora Leigh
23. Psychic – Read a book with a psychic.
24. Wizard/Witch/Mage – Read a book with witch/wizard/mage.
25. Fae – Read a book with a fairy/fae/elf. – The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Extraordinary World, Ordinary Problems
26. Racism – Read a book about racism or where beings are discriminated against. – Becoming by Michelle Obama
27. Oppression – Read a book where a group is being oppressed by a ruling body. – Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
28. Religion – Read a book where a religious group uses their religion to validate their actions. – I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
29. Crime – Read a book where a crime takes place – Truth or Beard by Penny Reid
30. Political Corruption – Read a book with a corrupt leader. – Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn
Writing an Urban Fantasy
31. First-Person Smartass – Read a book with smart-ass main character. – Feels Like Family by Sherryl Woods
32. Film Noir – Read a book with more description than dialogue. – Grin and Beard It by Penny Reid
33. Private Eye Monologue – Read a book written in first-person perspective. – The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
34. Publishing – Read a book published by Tor/Ace/Berkley/Penguin. – It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han (Penguin)
35. Read a book from one of these lists The Best Urban Fantasy / Best Unknown but must be Known books / Best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Books – The Bite Before Christmas by Lynsay Sands & Jeaniene Frost