War for the Oaks was the book the kicked off the urban fantasy genre. We follow Eddi McCandry, a musician from Minneapolis, who finds herself chosen by the Seelie Court (read: fairies) to help make their war with the Unseelie Court a ‘mortal’ one.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern revolves around two magicians (for lack of a better word) pitted against each other in a game when they were both young children. Celia by her father and Marco by the man who picked him out of an orphanage – the mysterious Mr A H.
The story is about a golem without a master and a djinni newly freed from 1000 years in a copper flask. They both find themselves in New York city in the late 1800s, trying to find their way in a strange world.
This books was A DELIGHT. I hope Silvia Moreno-Garcia has more books up her sleeve. I read it in one day. The plot is relatively straightforward but takes place in 2 different times. The first is 1988/1989, when the main protagonists are 15/16 and the other is in 2009 when they are older. The first …