Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
The Magicians Apprentice by Trudi Canavan
The Lies of Locke Lamora and Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch
Wow! Loved all of these, definitly recommend them to you guys if you haven't already read them.
Brisngr wasn't great I didn't think but still worth the read. Not much seems to happen to be honest and it's pretty slow paced. Though you have to read it if you've read the previous books anyway.
The Magicians Apprentice is a must if you've read Trudi's Black Magician Trilogy. Not as good as the trilogy of course, but it takes you back into that world, and it was nice to be back.
The Lies of Locke Lamora and Red Seas Under Read Skies were probably the best books I've read in a long time. Such clever plots, you think you have worked out what's going to happen but it suprises you constantly. After reading the reviews for both of them and noticing the difference between the two I was hesitant to read the second book just because I thought I'd be really dissapointed. But really enjoyed it, even if it wasn't as good as the first still a great read. Can't wait for the next installment of the Gentlemen ******* Sequence.