Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
I like a lot of this book. The characters are likeable and the concept is quite novel (without giving away too much about the plot itself - zombies that think!). The magic system is classic Sanderson in its ingenuity and detail.
The twists at the end though, I don't feel are clearly explained, and I think the book could have been a good 50 pages longer perhaps. The ending was not paced correctly for how much Brandon seems to care about pacing. It was, however, his first published novel so allowances should be made. Still, it pales in comparison to his Mistborn series. I think he would be better off writing series after reading this novel.