Moon Called - Patricia Briggs This was really good for an urban fantasy, with a very strong female protagonist (one I actually didn't find annoying, surprisingly). It's a relatively short book but filled with great world building, not to mention quite a few unique ideas.

I gotta say, I haven't had this much fun with an urban fantasy since the first Dresden Files. My interest in the genre is kindled again.

A few times, this reminded me a little bit of the Anita Blake series. The earlier books, that is, back when that series was still decent... before it went to hell in a sex-filled hand basket.