NOTE: This post does NOT include my choices for the best urban fantasy (UF) of 2014. In order to maintain a manageable list, I decided to place my UF choices in a separate post. You may categorize some of the novels on this list as UF, depending on how you define UF, but I can only go by my own definitions, so we may have to agree to disagree on that topic. In any case, they are all top-notch novels. For my definitions of dystopian, historical, post-apocalyptic, steampunk, and urban fantasy fiction, click HERE to go to my DEFINITIONS page. Click HERE to go to the post that lists my choices for the best UF for 2014.
Click on the pink-link title/author line for any book to go directly to my full review of the novel and series, which always includes an overview of the world-building and a link to the author's web site.
Meljean Brook: The Kraken King—fourth novel in THE IRON SEAS SERIES
Devon Monk: House Immortal—first novel in HOUSE IMMORTAL TRILOGY