Dan Brown (born June 22, 1964) is an American author of thriller fiction who is best known for the 2003 bestselling novel, The Da Vinci Code. The Da Vinci Code is a 2003 mystery-detective novel which follows symbologist Robert Langdon and cryptologist Sophie Neveu as they investigate a murder in Paris's Louvre Museum and discover a battle between the Priory of Sion and Opus Dei over the possibility of Jesus having been married to Mary Magdalene.
Beautiful Creatures (Beautiful Creatures Series #1) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl: I picked this up because it will soon be a movie and I have to read the book before I see a movie. I was pleasantly surprised that the lead in this book is from Ethan's p.o.v. There aren't many books out there that are from the boy's perspective and I liked it. This book is very mysterious and deals with magic, tragic love, death, and ancestory. A must-read for fans of Southern gothic fiction