'Sabriel' by Garth Nix
The first book in 'the Abhorsen Chronicles', a fantasy book without the usual orcs and goblins. This one focus more on various forms of evil undead and necromancy. Also mixes it up with two separate worlds, one that's "modern" with cars and guns, and the "old kingdom" where technology doesn't work, but magic exists. The narration is mostly focused on the main character, Sabriel.
Rated 9/10 on 2011-11-28