Stardust, by Neil Gaiman.
I just finished the book, and like all good books it went by far too quickly. I highly recommend it. In fact, I recommend all of Gaiman’s books. The story is set in the early years of Queen Victoria’s reign, and the young Tristram Thorn sets out into the mystical Land of Faerie to find a fallen star for his loved one. The language is beautiful, it’s a book you want to read aloud to somebody.