Fairy Tail Volume 3 by Hiro Mashima
Dark Guild Eisenwald's plan to wipe out lots of people by playing the evil magical flute Lullaby gets nearer to success. The Fairy Tail team (Natsu, Gray, Erza, Lucy, and Happy) have a big battle with the Eisenwald folks at a train station with a public address system. This location is only part of Eisenwald's plan, so a lot more action happens before the end. Happily the story does end in this volume (the last two volumes both split story arcs in the middle). The author manages to pull out a cliffhanger at the very end when Natsu and Erza's battle is interrupted by a surprise visit.
The story still follows the anime series very closely. That's fine since it's so enjoyable. The story has enough depth and creativity that it doesn't read like mere frivolous fantasy action. The characters are interesting and getting more three-dimensional all the time. The book reads very quickly, which is always a plus with the minimal reading time I have.