I read Volumes 3 and 4 of the Astonishing X-Men, Torn and Unstoppable, and I am really glad I did. There is action, fighting, torture, revenge, aliens, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles..heh, but true.
Anyway, in Torn much psychic craziness occurs and we find out what's up with the Hellfire Club. In Unstoppable, crew gets transported to an alien world which has a prophecy that an X-Man will destroy it. There are deaths and resurrections, people using their powers in interesting ways, someone without their power through the majority of the books, sex, and paper chains. These books are not where I would start as a reader. They reference a lot of previous events, some of which i read and a few i didn't but i was able to keep up. If you read X-men through the 80's and 90's but haven't recently, you may enjoy these. I did!