I started doing this feature on what’s #1 in the urban fantasy charts for a few reasons. To let everyone know about the popular UF and PNR books they can read but also as a resource to authors. If you’re an author you’ll know how tough it can be to track changes in book trends and I hoped having a weekly update about what’s up there in the charts right now might be helpful.
It’s safe to say that magic academy books are going strong right now and actually, I’ve had a hard time finding a book on the charts this week that I haven’t already covered. But, some ways down the Teen & Young Adult Paranormal & Urban Fantasy chart, I found a book that looks really good:
“It only took one heartbeat to change my life–one chilling phone call in the middle of the night.
And then, as if my life didn’t already suck, my dad sends my brother and me to some idyllic island for the summer to live with a grandma we never met. WTH. Naturally, I rebel. In the end, I find myself shipped off to Raven Hollow…and bored to tears.
Until I get an eyeful of the mind-bendingly gorgeous Zane Hunter. The dark-hair cutie makes my pulse go bonkers, and I think, maybe this might not be so bad after all. Six feet of swoon inducing looks, with a hint of Celtic charm in his voice, he was the type of guy that left a string of broken hearts in his wake. And I had all the heartbreak I could handle.
Yet, there is something uncanny, almost supernatural about Zane, and it’s not just his devastating smirk. No matter how much distance I put between us, Raven Hollow isn’t big enough, and the sparking tension between is undeniable. Of course, the one person I want to avoid becomes my salvation.
My past comes back to terrorize me. Someone wants me dead, and the closer I get to the truth, the more I realize my whole life is a lie. I am no longer sure what is more frightening–the attempts on my life or the guy whose heart and soul are synchronized with mine.”
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I’m really impressed this magic academy book has made it to the top of the charts just because its cover looks nothing like the normal academy books up there and that’s a hurdle in itself.
But I’m a little intrigued because there doesn’t seem to be any set supernatural species and I love that. Werewolf, vampire and witch academies are all well and good but I love the academy books where all species come to learn magic. The diversity can lead to all sorts of shenanigans that couldn’t happen with a one-species academy.
This book is the first book in the series and is ridiculously cheap right now at 99c so I’m going to grab myself a copy as soon as pay day comes around, if it ever comes at all. Here’s the link to The White Raven if you fancy getting a copy yourself.
Thanks for reading!