My son, Joseph got me interested in the Rick Riordan series, Percy Jackson and Olympians/The Heros of Olympus back with the first Percy Jackson book, The Lightning Thief. Together we have read through the entire series. I had a bit of catching up to do, so I just finished The Mark of Athena and headed right into the latest book, The House of Hades. This is not deep literature, but a fun romp that weaves together Greek and Roman myths with the present day. Although most would classify these as “kids” books, I quite enjoy them. I like a break away from my more serious reading and these provide an enjoyable read for pleasure.
If you haven’t checked out the series, I highly recommend it. We weren’t that pleased with the first Percy Jackson movie, as they changed the story and tone a lot from the books. If you have only seen the movie, check out the books. I think you might enjoy them even more. We picked our copies up at our local library and you probably can, too! Now, get reading!
Earlier book in The Heroes of Olympus series:
Percy Jackson and The Olympians Series: