Septimus Heap, Book One: Magyk by Angie Sage and Mark Zug. Septimus Heap, the seventh son of the seventh son, disappears the night he is born, pronounced dead by the midwife. My daughter read the whole series.
Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke: This is the last book in the Inkheart trilogy. This is the second time I've read it and it was just as good as the first. There are so many hidden meanings and the imagery is just phenomenal. Funke's writing gives me chills.