Magyk (Septimus Heap, Book 1) - Angie Sage Coolio. I liked it. Not the best thing ever, but purty good. It was cute, and the characters were very likable. I picked it up thinking, "Oh some rip-off of Harry Potter" ... and even though it did have a little of that "gee, i'm a WIZARD!" sort of thing going on, it was way different. But it was good.