Have you ever read the Series of Unfortunate Events books by Lemony Snicket? If not, I strongly encourage you to do so. While all the events are, well, unfortunate, the way in which the books are written is clever, unexpected, and very amusing.
My sister and I recently started reading a series called The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place by Maryrose Wood. These books are in a similar style, though different enough to not read like copycat work. There are three books out currently, with the fourth due out in December.
Love and Ostriches,