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The Rook by Daniel O'Malley


"Dear You, The body you are wearing used to be mine." Through a series of letters to Myfanwy Thomas, from former self Myfanwy Thomas, she must figure out who she is, who betrayed her, and just what on earth is going on. Thomas is a "Rook" in a secret British government organization, there to keep secret from its citizens any supernatural crimes and villainy.

Thomas encounters fascinating co-workers in the Checquy Group, a house-sized cube of flesh, and a closet full of clothes she never would have bought herself (but actually did).

The Rook, a clever debut story from Australian author O'Malley is energetic, suspenseful, and laugh-out-loud funny. It quickly took up residence in my Top 5 favorite books of all time. I actually wouldn't mind hitting my head so I could read it all over again, and be just as enraptured as I was the first time through!

Ali @ Bay View

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