by Sergei Lukyanenko, Andrew Bromfield (Translator),
I was feeling the need to branch out into some more "adult" books, and I absolutely loved the movie of this book, so when I stumbled across it at the library book sale, I snapped it up!
IMDB). I had a Russian friend tell me that she hated the movie because of all the product placement in it, but honestly I didn't notice that at all (her comment kind of cracked me up, really).
Anyhow, the book itself was really interesting. I particularly enjoyed the first of the three parts, as I felt like it had the smoothest storyline and plot. The second two halves spend a bit too much time philosophizing (it is a Russian novel, so I don't know why I thought it might not be so heavy in this area!), for my taste. That being said, the characters and world is amazingly imagined, and detailed to the point where it feels like you're falling into the the story (always my favorite kind of thing to have happen!). If you're up for a really interesting, different type of Urban Fantasy, this one is def one to check out. Also, if you're looking for something to catch on Netflix tonight, the movie was really pretty cool :)