Harry potter was a good read, but of you are looking for something darker and more adult I have quite a few recommendations.
One of my favorite series is the story of Fitz Chevalric and his word, now in four different trilogies written by Robin Hobb, starting with the Assassin's Apprentice.
Jullier Marillier's Sevenwater's series as well as the Bridei chronicles are also very good, My favorite book of them being the Well of Shades. Het wistling Tor series is only one book so far: Heart's blood, but it is a fantastic retelling of Beauty and the Beast and definately worth a mention.
Scott Lynch's Gentlemen B.astard series also makes a very good read, even thought it is only two books so far and the wat for book three might be long still.
Joe Abercrombie's books are all set in the same world, so they could count as a series as well, a with very well written characters, none of them truely good.
Joanne Harris' Chocolate and Lollipop shoes once had me dizzy as I was trying to read it so fast, eager to know what happened next, and currently I am reading George RR Martin's Song of Ice and Fire. I am almost at the end of the third book and it has been splendid so far.
For a younger audience or a lighter read I would agree that the Hunger Games trilogy by Collins is a spendid series, and that the Uglies four by Scott Westerfelt are also worth picking up. It is also mandatory for each child to read The Neverending story by Micheal Ende (seeing the film does not count) and Ronia the Robber's daughter by Astrid Lindgren.
To all Dutch youngsters that have not read every book by Thea Beckman yet: what are you doing on the internet? Go read!
( well, you can skip Stad in the Storm, I suppose)
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My doctor says I have a malformed public duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fiber and that I am therefore excused from saving Universes.