I strongly recommend the Eragon books (The actual name of the series is the Inheritance Cycle, but Eragon is the first book.). However, many people don't like them because there's quite a few cliches and a few unbelievable characters. :/ But there's quite a few good characters in it! And the battle scenes are written pretty darn well! I find the writing style balanced and enjoyable. At least worth flipping through.
By the way, the movie is no way to judge the book. >:( My god, that movie sucked.
Also, Maximum Ride is pretty good. I haven't read much of it, but James Patterson is an excellent writer. It's kinda sci-fi.
If you haven't read A Series of Unfortunate Events yet, you should. It's not exactly fantasy, but... they're amazing. A little series of short books that is funny (especially when read aloud) with several dramatic plot twists. There's many, many, many enjoyable characters. :D
Read all of those... I read a lot. Thanks for the suggestion anyhow!