Check out this wonderful article on Rick Riordan and the changing world of kid’s literature.
Warning: this article contains spoilers for “The House of Hades.”
Percy Jackson: The New World of Kid Lit via BookRiot
Rick Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus series is technically closer to YA than the Percy Jackson series, but only because the characters are older. (And even then, not all of its characters are). Percy is 17, but you have characters anywhere from 13 to adults. And it’s clean. There’s no cursing, there are a few on-screen kisses (but that’s as far as that goes), and it’s violent, but not scarily so. It’s a great kid lit series. Read more…
The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
Review: Just another in a string of great books from Rick Riordan. He’s right up there with Jane Austen and J.K. Rowling amongst my favorite authors. “The House of Hades” is the fourth book of The Heroes of Olympus series. This series has a lot more characters than Riordan’s previous books and he writes his characters so well that I’m already scared that one or more of them might end up dying. His characters feel real and I’m attached to all of them. As usual, great combination of mythology, wit and downright great storytelling. Can’t wait until the conclusion comes out next fall!