I am no accomplished book reviewer, but here's a blatent plug for my latest read.
I really enjoyed this. And it's part of a (yet to be finished) trilogy - and would make a sumptuous film. I can't wait for the author, Deborah Harkness, to hurry up and get Part Two published.
If I say there is a hint of Twilight - but without simpering, angst-ridden teenagers (I never could work out why Edward fell in love with the humourless Bella) - would that put you off? But if you were to throw in some good-quality mystery and modern-day romance with a twist, fighting and flying, killing and kissing - you are halfway to understanding the essence of this book. All the characters are either witches, vampires, daemons or wizzards. (There is the odd human thrown in for good measure - and it makes me wonder where I would fit. You know, it's not a totally proven fact that I am human you know).
Mystery and intrigue, action and world travel, magic and lurve. C'mon - what more do you need? Enjoy.