I gobbled up (as in read so fast I had to go buy the next book, etc) the first three Percy Jackson books in just a few short weeks, two years ago. Fourth one took me longer. Then the 5th one i read really fast (in like three days).
The Percy Jackson series is about a boy named Percy Jackson who finds out he is a demigod (half mortal, half greek god). He gets sent to train at a special camp called Camp Half Blood and goes on Hero quests. It really got me to research greek myths...I had known about Hercules and Medusa...but not much else.
Then there's Mr Riordan's Egyptian Mythology series, The Kane Chronicles. I didn't know much about Egyptian Mythology...only a little about some of the pharaohs. Good series. There's two books out, with one left, due out next May.
Then there's his other Greek series, about new demigods and some old favorites. The 2nd one is published next week! I can't wait...well, I can....my eBook is already pre-ordered.
So, anyone else a fan of these books? I like them so much more than Harry Potter...which after so much character death....I left the last three books unfinished and collecting dust on my bookcase...