I finished The Penultimate Peril and the first volume of Me and my brothers. The Penultimate Peril was good, but I was disappointed with the ending. Overall though, there was a little drama, adventure, intrigue and a healthy dose of new words.
Now I've moved on to Midnight for Charlie Bone, by Jenny Bone. I am still in the prologue, but its good. It is sort of a fantasy novel that is first in a series. Seems a little trippy, but it seems good.