I really liked The Book of Lost Things. I did find it pretty sinister, one character in particular gave me the willies.
This won't give away the ending, as they end differently, but has anyone seen Pan's Labyrinth and noticed the similarities?
"Lord Vetinari won't stop at sarcasm. He might use" - Colon swallowed - "irony"..."He's probably going to be satirical, even," said Colon, morosely.