The market is over-saturated by fantasy books and they're all pretty much the same. This one, however, is a gem.
I picked Unkindness up from Chapters mostly because it's absolutely gorgeous and has the word magic on it. I'm a sucker for a pretty book and I'm not sorry.
An Unkindness of Magicians follows several houses of magicians during "The Turning", a rare event in which a bunch of houses battle for power of the unseen world.
It turns out, of course, that the unseen world has a very twisted dark side controlling it that everyone just chooses to ignore. Jerks.
Our main character Sydney, a previously unknown (and super bad ass) outsider, comes out of the shadows, literally, to reveal the forgotten corruption and set things right in the unseen world.
Also there's a serial killer who steals the bones of dead women to take their magic, and houses that transform themselves and speak to you.
Read this book and then read it one more time. The ending had me torn, but honestly with a title like this, you can't expect everyone to ride off into the sunset.