Let’s dive into the world of New Adult urban fantasy books, where the hottest trend is angsty vampires, brooding werewolves, and fierce shapeshifters. It’s like the wild, wild west of the literary world, and let’s just say, the genre is not for the faint of heart. But don’t worry, with a little bit of sarcasm and humor, we’ll navigate this bizarre world together.
First, let’s talk about vampires. They’re not your grandma’s Dracula anymore, folks. These days, vampires are all about the drama, the heartache, and the unrequited love. And, of course, the forbidden love with a human, because nothing screams “I’m a supernatural being with a life span of several hundred years” like falling in love with a mere mortal.
A perfect example of this is Marisa Claire’s Rebirth of Vampires series. Alissa is the perfect blend of snark, wit, and badass!
Next, we have the werewolves. These guys and gals are like the grumpy older brothers and sisters of the supernatural world. They growl, they bark, and they bite, but deep down, they’re just big softies who can’t help but fall in love with the one person they shouldn’t. How romantic.
And last but certainly not least, we have the shapeshifters. These creatures can turn into anything they want, and they’re always up for a good fight. They’re like the ultimate multitaskers of the supernatural world. They can run with the wolves and soar with the birds, all while keeping their inner beasts at bay. The Throne of Wolves series is just enough bark with a little bit of bite to make for a great read!
Now, let’s talk about the tropes. The first and most obvious one is the love triangle. Because nothing says “I’m a supernatural being with immense power” like not being able to make up your mind about who you want to be with. And don’t forget the forbidden love trope, where the protagonist falls in love with someone who is off-limits for various supernatural reasons. It’s like the writer can’t decide between Romeo and Juliet or Twilight, so they just combine both.
Another popular trope is the chosen one. The protagonist is the only one who can save the world, and of course, they have no idea they have this power until they suddenly do. It’s like the ultimate plot twist, and we all know how much everyone loves plot twists.
And last but not least, the hidden world trope. The protagonist discovers a secret world filled with supernatural creatures, and suddenly their mundane life is filled with magic, mystery, and adventure. It’s like a choose your own adventure book, but with more fangs and fur. This is the Academy of Shifter series in a nutshell!
So, sit back, grab a cup of tea (or a bottle of wine), and let’s enjoy the wild, wild world of New Adult urban fantasy books.