A Game of Thrones  - George R.R. Martin Need to think about what to say about this one. But safe to say: best book so far this year.

Edit review as of March 29th 2013:
This book just blew me away! I've never been a big fantasy reader, always found Lord of the Rings to be somewhat drawn out and a little bit of a tedious read, so I expected this book to be a bit of a drawn out affair as well, with never ending descriptions and silly wizzards, but that certainly wasn't the case. This book has grit, action, surprises and well-developed characters you cannot help falling in love with - even those you hate with a passion you kind of love - they get under your skin and you want to slap them and make them change their ways!