The Alchemyst The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel
This is the story of an immortal man,his wife,two fraternal twins,a group of evil people,and magic.It's the first book of a series and I'm not sure how many books will be in the series.
This was a pretty good book.It's fiction,and what's weird,the story takes place over about 2 days,so I envision there will be several more,good ones to come.It was written in 2007,so the second book may be due to come out sometime soon.
It's not really a Harry Potter or Artemis Fowl blowoff,but it does have magic in it.I imagine the books will gradually begin to make more sense,as the first one is slightly confusing.The name of the second book will be the The Magician The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel.
It also depicts actual people from real life,with fictional personalities,and actions.If you have a summer reading list,put this on it,I think this book is excellent,see for yourself,