Contemporary Fantasy Genre – What’s the best definition for the contemporary fantasy fiction genre? Books in the contemporary fantasy genre are made up of fantasy stories set in a modern setting. The genre is also known as “urban fantasy.” They characters are setting in this genre are set in present day setting, with elements of magic and/or magical creatures. The magic and magical creatures either live in our world, or in an alternate world that leaks into our own.

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contemporary fantasy genre book coverContemporary Fantasy Genre – Examples

Review this list of popular examples to help you get a better understanding of the contemporary fantasy fiction genre.

1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

7. American Gods by Neil Gaiman

8. Storm Front by Jim Butcher

9. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

10. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

11. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

12. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett

13. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

14. Fool Moon by Jim Butcher

15. Summer Knight by Jim Butcher

16. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

17. Grave Peril by Jim Butcher

18. Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher

19. Dead Beat by Jim Butcher

20. Blood Rites by Jim Butcher

21. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

22. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

23. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

24. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

25. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

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Contemporary Fantasy Genre – Related Book Genres

* Dark Fantasy Fiction Genre

* Fairy Tale Definition

* Fantasy Fiction Definition

* Magical Realism Genre Definition

* Mythic Fiction Genre

* Urban Fantasy Definition

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