I LOVE the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series of books by Rick Riordan. For me, Percy Jackson ranks right up there with Harry Potter...seriously! So, if you have a young reader, or you are a reader who feels young, pick up The Lightning Thief, you won't be disappointed.
In the meantime, for those of you who are up-to-date on your Percy Jackson, the first movie, directed by Chris Columbus, will be in theaters February 12, 2010.
Check out the cast in this movie! Uma Thurman is Medusa, Rosario Dawson is Persephone, Pierce Brosnan is Chiron, Kevin McKidd (Owen from Gray's Anatomy) plays Poseidon, and the list goes on and on. Catherine Keener, Joe Pantoliano, Melina Kanakaredes...awesome casting.
Below is the new teaser trailer -- more to come, I'm sure.