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"Addie dreams of telling Luc these things, just to see the shade it turns his eyes, the green of being bested. The green of forfeit, and of losing. But if he’s taught her anything, it’s patience. So Addie says nothing of the new game, the new rules, the new battle that’s begun. She only smiles, and sets the book back on its shelf." - VE Schwab, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
Storm Front introduces an alternate version of present-day Chicago (well, not quite present-day—it has a real 90’s feel, which was when it was written) and the difference is, magic is real. Wizards are just walking the streets like you and I, and some of the them are available for contract. Our narrator, Harry Dresden, is private investigator who is also a wizard. Fun, right? For me, only sort of. Storm Front is actually a grisly crime novel, with fantasy elements and dark humor informing that primary model. If you like crime novels with a bit of humor, a self-deprecating narrator, and supernatural stuff, you will likely enjoy Storm Front.