Young adult fantasy novel-- good.
Takes place in one of my favorite places-- Forest Park, Portland, OR-- very good
Written by the most literate songwriters of recent years-- Colin Meloy of the Decemberists-- great
Added bonus-- illustrated by Colin's wife, Carson Ellis, including local architecture.
This is a great win-win. I'm about 60 pages in and I love it. I just have to fight off everyone else in the house who wants to read it.