Yes, I've been reading lots of these recently. Blame my younger sister, my love for Shannon Hale, and this trailer.
So, in this section we have:
- Princess Academy, by Shannon Hale.
- The Children of the Lamp series, by P.B. Kerr
- The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, by Rick Riordan
My sister badgered me for months to read the Children of the Lamp series. I ignored her for months, because I thought she only had them as audiobooks. (I despise audiobooks, not because there's anything specifically WRONG with them, but because I read too fast to not be bored to insanity by the slow narration.) Once I discovered that she had hardcopies, I read the first four within a week. And sent the author fanmail. (He was replied very quickly, which made me like him even more.)
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief was a book I discovered in a rather unusual way for me. I almost never read books because of the movies (even James McAvoy couldn't get me to pick up Atonement- yes, yes, I won't be taking a degree in English literature any time soon) but when I noticed the Greek Gods (the mythological ones, not metaphorical attractive men) I added it to my Amazon basket. Read it. Loved it. Re-watched the trailer and cried over the age gap between the actors playing the MCs in the film. They couldn't have found a nice, young(er) actress whose hair could be bleached to honey blond? (i.e. ME. Not that I'm an actress. But, y'know. A girl can dream.)
Whew. I know that wasn't exactly a monstrously long post, but excitement in sharing the book love results in fast typing, and therefore carpal tunnel syndrome. Please excuse me as I go and find a skilled hand masseuse before knuckling down to write the Teen and Adult posts.