I recently read "The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss. It was recommended to me by my uncle and I loved it. It is a fantasy series, and may be my third favorite of all time (after Wheel of Time and Harry Potter). There are three books total and the third one hasn't come out yet. I am halfway through the second one so we will see if it holds up, but so far I am loving it. It is told by a point of view that doesn't allow for down time so the whole story is continuously moving and never slow. The main character is very full of himself, but he is awesome so he has a right to be. The girl is a complete moron and I kind of hate her, however that is pretty common for fantasy series and there are other cool girls that make up for it. Also, the books are made out of different paper than normal and the pages are really smooth so holding it for long periods of time doesn't dry your hands out! I was really excited.
All in all a very good read that I recommend; I have it for anyone to borrow (unless you are stupid and have a Kindle).