For all those who like fantasy novels, you might like the Bartimaeus trilogy.
It's different from anything I've ever read and I really loved those stories. They're told mostly from Bartimaeus' POV, but sometimes also from some of the younger humans' perspective.
Bartimaeus is a few thousands years old djinni from ancient Uruk. He's a boastful, feisty, cocky little fellow with a lot of dry humour and spunk. He regards humans with lots of disdain, but also tends to form a kind of reluctant bond to some of them. I especially loved the parts where he provides witty and dry comments, in the worst of situations, mainly during some dangerous fights or tricky moments. I also enjoyed his bickering with his various human masters.
Here's a little bit more about the series: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartimaeus_Sequence
I think my favourite book was "The Ring of Solomon", but I also liked the three other books. Next to Bartimaeus himself, I really liked Kitty Jones' character.