The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
Series: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #1
I love when mythology, history and the modern world can be seamlessly woven together into a tale that transcends genres. Teenage twins Sophie and Josh were expecting just another day at work, but found themselves in the course of a few days not only meeting the people and creatures of legends but becoming something legendary themselves. Even the non human characters feel relatable and filled with dimension. Scott makes the history and legends easily accessible for an unfamiliar audience with a grace such that you hardly even realize the information you are absorbing. I am looking forward to getting my greedy little paws on the rest of the series.