Yay, a manga thread
I have a few recommendations here.
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic - Shounen
For a shounen manga, I'd say it's pretty unique. Its storyline revolve around 3 characters - Aladdin (the Magi aka a form of magic user), Alibaba (a boy who aims to capture dungeons early in the series) and Morgiana (a slave)
It includes political themes and of course a dark patch in our human history - slavery.
A definite must check out IMO.
Noblesse - Korean manhwa, Shounen
It's sort of science fiction-y and like all shounen manga, it has fight scenes and such. The art is especially gorgeous with full coloured pages for all chapters. Combined with the interesting story about modified humans, it hooked me in!
Pandora Hearts - Shounen
Oh my, this manga is full of plot twists and such I don't really know where to start... It gets pretty violent and gory at a certain point though. I can't really explain the feels I have for this manga and its many characters in words so just give it a try really!
Other notable mentions include D.Gray Man and Claymore, though the fact that they are monthly manga and aren't a recent read to me kinda kills it. @.@ They're both shounen.
Fairy Tail is decent too but the latest chapters aren't as eventful so... yea.
Sakamichi no Apollon is good too! It's shoujo and a completed manga. Do check out its anime too for its fabulous animation!
I realized I have a severe lack of shoujo and other genre's manga lmao
Well, I largely prefer ongoing, weekly shounen manga 'cos it's able to keep me in suspense and not have me forget the story while chasing it.
That's about it I think.