By Daniel O'Malley
"The physique you're donning was once mine." So starts the letter Myfanwy Thomas is keeping whilst she awakes in a London park surrounded by means of our bodies all donning latex gloves. without recollection of who she is, Myfanwy needs to stick with the directions her former self left in the back of to find her id and song down the brokers who are looking to break her.
She quickly learns that she is a Rook, a high-ranking member of a mystery association referred to as the Chequy that battles the various supernatural forces at paintings in Britain. She additionally discovers that she possesses an extraordinary, in all likelihood lethal supernatural skill of her personal.
In her quest to discover which member of the Chequy betrayed her and why, Myfanwy encounters someone with 4 our bodies, an aristocratic lady who can input her goals, a mystery education facility the place teenagers are remodeled into lethal combatants, and a conspiracy extra gigantic than she ever can have imagined.
Filled with characters either attention-grabbing and fantastical, THE ROOK is a richly artistic, suspenseful, and infrequently wry mystery that marks an formidable debut from a promising younger author.