I was recently reminded about an excellent Fantasy/SciFi book called Keeping It Real, by Justina Robson that I read last year. It's worth bringing up now as the paperback is due out on the US in 3 three days. If you haven't read it, put it on your short list. Cover shot below, hit it to purchase at Amazon or memorize the image so you know what to look for if you're the bookstore kind of person. The UK cover is similar, but with a greenish background. The plot is the usual girl meets boy. But the girl in question is a cyborg secret agent and the boy is an elf rock star and they must do a bit of dimension hopping to solve their problems. But it really is much better than it sounds, honest. 🙂 As an added bonus, it's the first of in a new series called Quantum Gravity and the second book called Selling Out is due this spring. So if you like it as much as I did, you don't have to wait long for the next installment.
For a strange tie in with the series, check out the website of the elf's rock band. The No Shows. They've even released a song you can listen to, with a little help from a more earthly band, Cynic Guru. Much in the same manner Mucky Pup helped Deathtöngue/Billy and the Boingers a couple of decades ago.