The map, the kidnapping, the disappearance, the danger,
the chase, the treasure, the mystery, and I haven't even
mentioned the mysterious guy in the dark glasses yet...

Across the nightingale floor
by Lian Hearn (2002)
First book in the Tales of the Otori series

Mortal engines 
by Philip Reeve (2001)
First book in the Predator cities series

The princess bride
by William Goldman (1973)

by Naomi Novik (2006)
First book in the Temeraire series

by Christopher Paolini (2002)
First book in the Inheritance series

Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children
by Ransom Riggs (2011)
First book in the Miss Peregrine series
The fellowship of the ring
by J.R.R. Tolkien (1954)
First book in the Lord of the rings series