Traphis: A Wizard's Tale
by James D. Maxon
"A year after the death of his father, fifteen-year-old Traphis stumbles across his father’s hidden collection of books. Forbidden from learning magic at a young age, he resolves to read the books in secret. Doors to a dark and formidable world begin to open, and a treacherous adventure awaits both him and his newfound friends. In their journey to fight the power of lies, betrayal, and greed, they discover that no matter how well they master their magic skills, they are powerless without the most important skills in life, such as the abilities to trust, care, and forgive."
This is a recent book with an amazing rating on Goodreads (4.78 in 5).
People who read it said that it was really amazing and a great choice for the ones that already liked Harry Potter and Eragon.
This is another one to add to my "to-read" list!