4.5 stars. The cover is not my fave. Good thing I don't judge a book by its cover. Too much. Because I loved the book. Loved. I liked the writing style and liked Tinker. It was a fun throwback to my younger days of predominantly reading high fantasy, while also mixing in modern America and scifi. A little of everything, expertly blended into something completely new.
However, there were a couple short scenes that squicked me out and seemed pretty unnecessary, so minus half a star.