Definitely the Maximum Ride series! I've read all of those books up there except Eragon (couldn't get past it) and I'd have to say Maximum Ride is as good as Harry Potter and The Hunger Games! Summary: 6 human-avian children (kids with wings) and one dog, ranging from 15 yrs to 7 yrs. They are 98% human, 2% bird-kids on a mission to save the world, along with some help from some people on the way. They encounter flotillas of baddies, and lots of hilarious moments. Oh, and don't forget the passionate love moments, too.
Characters: Maximum Ride, female, leader of The Flock, 15. Fang, male, second-hand man, Max's boyfriend, 15. Iggy, male, blind, my favorite character, 15. Nudge, female, girlie-girl,12. Gasman or Gazzy, Sir Passes-gas-that-can-choke-a-horse, 9. Angel, female, scary little angelic girl, 7. Total, male, dog-avian. Oh and they have special non-human skills, like reading minds, and "feeling" colors.