Un Lun Dun is so extremely fantastic that I'm insisting everyone I know read it. So thoroughly imaginitive and unique! The London that isn't is marvelously described and the characters are so unexpected and interesting. If you liked Harry Potter or His Dark Materials, read this immediately. Even if you didn't like them, read this immediately. Fan-freaking-tastic and so much fun! (I have so used up by quota of exclamation marks here but its so worth it).
"I'm Margarita Staples." She bowed in her harness. 'Extreme librarian. Bookaneer.' "