If you're looking for a fun, easy, quick read. Check out this series.
Artemis Fowl, a charming but villainous twelve-year-old, takes on the dangerous world of Fairy People in this unforgettable story. In this extraordinary adventure, Artemis kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon unit, to help him decode the fairys magic book, which will lead him to a vast treasure of gold. But these are not the fairies of bedtime stories. They're cunning and dangerous! Full of unexpected twists and turns, Artemis Fowl opens up a riveting world of fantasy and mystery where anything, literally, is possible.
And check out the new cover. The entire series was recently re-jacketed.