Book: The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
Genre: YA Fantasy
I bought this at one of the book fairs I was in charge of years ago. It's been patiently waiting a turn ever since and I've finally read it!
So, now I'm hooked to another great fantasy series.... surprise, surprise. This one is so well-written, a great style, with wonderful characters. The dginni (genie) is hilarious, with a wonderful bad attitude. The little kid, Nathaniel, has some pretty crazy issues of his own and I can see him really going places with all the magic he is learning and on his own even. I think Bartimaeus (the genie) might actually like him when it comes right down to it! Wow, they get themselves into a crazy mess in this book, with many magical creatures much more powerful than themselves.
On to book two!