The last few Sci-fi/Fantasy books I've read have all been really enjoyable. First is A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness. The story involves a young boy dealing with an ill mother and bullying at school who has visitations from a nearby "Ent-like" figure at night. The book is short and can be read in a couple hours. Warning: This one is a tearjerker. Next is Nancy Farmer's House of the Scorpion, about Matteo Alacran, a child clone of a drug lord in a land called Opium between what was once Mexico and the US. Last is a great novel by Brom (huge fan!). The Child Thief is a retelling of the Peter Pan story mixed with much more gore, fey, fantasy and a cross-over to the modern world.