Rick Riordan writes a spectacular adventure in the Percy Jackson series. I had a hard time putting down each of the installments in the series and couldn't wait to read the fifth book The Last Olympian. The development of the relationships among the characters and the twists and turns really made a fantasy story very realistic. I was as eager to find out what would happen between Annabeth and Percy as I was to find out how they would save the world from the Titans.
In The Lost Hero Riordan continues to write a fun-filled adventure story. This book starts a series that includes a different prophecy that is in the hands of other demi-god children. There are cameo appearances by some of the favorite characters from the Percy Jackson series and a hint that Percy himself might show up in further adventures. I am very excited to see what else happens to this set of characters.
The Red Pyramid was also a great read. I was intrigued by the egyptian myths and gods. Just as in the Percy Jackson series, I learned quite a bit about mythology. I also really liked the author's style of shifting the narration back and forth from Sadie to Carter. The different styles they had of telling the story added humor and intrigue to the book.