The Lost Hero: (by Rick Riordan; hardcover)
Huge fan of the Percy Jackson series and looking for more modern mythology? Rick Riordan has done it again with an exciting new series that picks up right where he left off. When Jason wakes up on a school bus with no memory of how he got there or who he is save for his supposed girlfriend Piper and best friend Leo, he can only react when his classmates are attacked by storm spirits. They are saved by Annabeth – who is searching for the missing Percy Jackson – and taken to Camp Half-Blood where they learn they are demigods. A whole new quest with a pressing timeline, these new heroes face even more mythical monsters and a cliff-hanger ending that will leave readers breathlessly begging for more.
Look for the sequel: The Son of Neptune, available in hardcover this fall: Percy Jackson is still missing, and Jason is still piecing together who he is. But in another camp far from Camp Half-Blood, a new camper has shown up, and he appears to be the son of Neptune, god of the sea . . .This is just a teasing summary. I'll be posting a more thorough review shortly. Once I get all the other ones in to my boss.... Yikes.
**Update: More thorough review (as in my personal comments and critiques) now up on the "Book Reviews" page, found up on the tabs bar. **