On a completely 'nother religion note there's a book series about wiccan girl who's discovering her powers and while I can't remember the name I got quite into it for a while and even considered the religion. You'd be surprised how traditional they are.
Umm...*trying to remember* I know what series you're talking about, and I have a book, but I don't remember the name either. Something that starts with S.
The series name is Sweep, and the first book is The Book of Shadows. Does that sound familiar?