Daniel O'Malley's The Rook. I enjoyed it thoroughly and would describe as Dr. Who meets Wild Cards (without the latter's rough bits). At first glance, I thought it would present a secret world filled with magic, more The Atrocity Archives. But in fact, it's really a story of secret government superhumans fighting each other and the supernatural (which is anything kept from the general populace).
It's hook and the device O'Malley uses to introduce the reader to his world is exceptional, and what originally drew me into the book.
I heartily recommend it.
However, I need another book to read. I have Wise Man's Fear (the first part, Name of the Wind was so good, I'm worried it won't live up), waiting in the wings, but I'm open for suggestions.
What should I read next?