Charlie Bone: Children of the Red King Series
This is a fun series. It is for young readers, so the plot sometimes seems obvious to older readers. The books do a great job of having a suspenseful atmosphere. Often, through out the series, the books feel dark and foreboding. The good turns that happen sometimes feel too sudden and too lucky. That said, the series does a good job of portraying a group of children who have special powers (called endowed in the series). It wouldn't be easy and there would be extra responsibilities in having those powers. The characters are real. You'll keep reading just to see what happens to them.