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(I figured this was more economical and efficient than starting a new thread for an author others may or may not be familiar with, as those unfamiliar might not go into the thread and therefore miss the rec, and as often new threads in here seem to get a handful of posts then die.)
Book: The Rook by Daniel O'Malley
Genre(s): Supernatural, urban fantasy
Rating: 5 out of 5
Thoughts: Normally a tagline like "On Her Majesty's Supernatural Secret Service" would have me running for the hills, but luckily I read the sample chapters before the tagline because The Rook was absolutely amazing. It's one of those rare books that manages not only to be highly entertaining and fun, but also very well thought out and well written. I highly recommend it!The body you are wearing used to be mine.
So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakes in a London park surrounded by bodies all wearing latex gloves. With no recollection of who she is, Myfanwy must follow the instructions her former self left behind to discover her identity and track down the agents who want to destroy her.
She soon learns that she is a Rook, a high-ranking member of a secret organization called the Chequy that battles the many supernatural forces at work in Britain. She also discovers that she possesses a rare, potentially deadly supernatural ability of her own.
In her quest to uncover which member of the Chequy betrayed her and why, Myfanwy encounters a person with four bodies, an aristocratic woman who can enter her dreams, a secret training facility where children are transformed into deadly fighters, and a conspiracy more vast than she ever could have imagined.
You can read the first two chapters here.