Shadowmancer by G.P. Taylor is unfortunately being compared to Harry Potter. I love the HP books but I don't think comparing a different book to a juggernaut bestseller (to potentially increase the book's sales) is a good idea.
And a French girl named Flavia Bujor started writing a book at the age of 12 and had it published when she was 14. I'd like to read The Prophecy of Stones just to laugh and talk about what a crap writer she is because she's still only a kid. But here's the thing: Click on her picture in the news article... No way she's 15-years-old. She's a thirtysomething posing as a kid to excuse her shitty writing skills! Seriously! If not, though, I don't know what's in the air/water in Paris but it's making people age wicked fast.