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Jack of Kinrowan: Jack the Giant-Killer and Drink Down the Moon
Charles de Lint
Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries
Neil deGrasse Tyson
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
L. Frank Baum
The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
Patrick Rothfuss
The Sweet Scent of Blood
Suzanne McLeod
Shadow's Edge
Brent Weeks
M.E. Breen, Molly Breen
The Poison Eaters and Other Stories
Holly Black
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Jeaniene Frost
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Magic Lost, Trouble Found (Raine Benares Series #1)

Magic Lost, Trouble Found (Raine Benares, Book 1) - Lisa Shearin This is one of those "hard to classify" books. It has a fantasy setting, but definitely has an urban fantasy feel to the characters and the pacing. I thought that the story flowed well, the pacing was right, and we are introduced to a cast of colorful and mysterious characters. The main issue was concluded, to a point, but there is definitely enough to warrant several more books (and given that there are 3 others with more coming out next year, that's a good thing). There were a few times when the characters would say a line that didn't seem to fit the character and the environment (now, if the setting had been LA or Atlanta, I would have bought it), but those were few and far between, and right now I'll attribute it to minor inconsistencies in a first novel. I'll definitely try the next one.