It's an interesting concept, along with the two subsequent books in the trilogy it's a nice story with some quirky language and characters. One of the main points in the book is that all the men can hear each others thoughts, I like the way it's handled in the books and how it impacts character development.
Although I haven't been able to read much of it yet, I know my answer is Tamora Pierce's book Mastiff. I love the character Beka, and it's really interesting to read about the duty of Dogs from her perspective, as well as read about how she handles the hardships in her line of work.
If I had to pick one favorite from the month, it would be Distrust that Particular Flavor by William Gibson. It's a collection of articles and such that he's done over the years, mostly talking about technology in some aspect, with commentary on the end of each about what he thinks about it now. He's amazingly predictive in a lot of ways, and when he gets it wrong he's not afraid to laugh at himself. Since he writes primarily fiction, most of his articles read more like fiction and not anything dry and technical, and he really conveys feelings well.
In Her Name: Empire by Michael R Hicks.
First off, it's a free book. The author is self-published, and his marketing strategy consists of 'HERE. Have this book. Read it. Buy more if you like it.'
The book itself is kind of awesome. I mean, I review books as a hobby, and my blog post on this one is at least triple the size of any of my other recent ones, I'll tell you that much.
It's a sci-fiish book about a human kid who gets kidnapped by an alien race and raised as one of them as part of a grand experiment for the alien race to see if humans have souls, or are just animals.
Seriously, if you haven't read it yet, go do so.
It's free on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or the author's blog.
Final Theory, by Mark Alpert. I actually found it in the lost-and-found at work, and when I was bored, started reading it. I got so into it, I borrowed it to bring home, finished it, and returned it the next day. redface
It's a typical mass market thriller, but instead of religion or pseudoscience, it actually focuses on physics instead. Basically Einstein solved the mystery of life, but clearly the answer could tear apart civilization, so he had to hide it. And now creepy Russians are after it. Yeah, not the most original plot, but the fact that it draws from string theory and not pseudoreligion was enough to make it original. I would recommend it.
Storm Front by Jim Butcher. It's the first book in The Dresden Files.
It's a story about a an openly practicing Wizard that helps the police solve supernatural mysteries. This is right up my alley because I love the supernatural and there is nothing better than a good mystery. Plus my favorite actor narrates the Audio books so I've actually been listening to them instead.
They're really good though, he knows how to write a wonderful story and make it funny at the same time.