The Abhorsen #2 : Lirael by Garth Nix
In book #1 we were introduced to Sabriel, the Abhorsen's daughter who has to take over when her father cannot. Lirael is a daughter of the Clayr. The Clayr are an ancient race in whom almost all the daughters have the gift of sight (seeing the future), usually before the age of 14. Poor Lirael awakes on her 14th birthday to find she still does not have the sight. Fate has bigger things planned for Lirael. Another excellent book. This one did leave you hanging. I'm glad I have the third and last book ready to pop into the cassette player this morning to listen to on the way to work!