Bill (my husband) is a huge Percy Jackson fan. After seeing the movie, he picked up the series and hasn't put it down since (he ever got a library card, so he could continue reading!). Rick Riordan has such a great way he tells stories. These books are geared towards the 9 – 12 year old crowd, but adults get pulled in too.
Even though this series of books takes you on a new adventure, you aren't lost if you just pick up a book in the series. It may take you the first chapter to navigate yourself into what it going on. However, Bill picked up The Heroes of Olympus Book One: The Lost Hero while reading the Percy Jackson series and said that he wasn't lost at all. These are 2 (aff) very different (yet, alike) series that will draw you in.
The Lost Hero introduces three new main characters – Jason, who has no memory of his life before page one of the story, Piper, a girl who has the gift of persuading people to give her things and Leo, whose clever and creative hands need to be always busy. As the story begins, the three are part of a group from a school for troubled kids on a field trip to the horseshoe shaped Skywalk that curves out over the Grand Canyon. Now, some of the characters from Percy Jackson do cross over for this adventure too. Along with a new Great Prophecy), a new quest must be undertaken by the trio of newbies to find and free Hera.
This is a must read book if you are a fan of Rick Riordan and/or the Percy Jackson series. It's such a fun read, and it truly keeps you on your toes. You never know what is going to be on the next page or where the story is going to go next!