I remember Jello and I went to go see the first Percy Jackson movie back in 2011. I didn't know it was a book series. I remember enjoying it, despite being ridiculous (and incredibly incorrect, as Jay pointed out). Now they're finally moving on to the second movie, and I'm stoked. For those who haven't read it, the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series and it's continuation series The Heroes of Olympus are incredibly fun books. They're aimed at teens and read very much like the first few Harry Potter books, so you can breeze through them quickly. However, they're great reads full of great characters and a very fun perspective on ancient Greek and Roman mythology. Some synopsis from Wiki: One of the major themes through all of the books really is just friendship, honor, duty, and learning your own strengths and weaknesses. The Heroes of Olympus books also have probably one of the most racially diverse ensemble of characters I've seen in literature, which is awesome. While all of the Percy Jackson books are from Percy's POV, the Heroes of Olympus books are from all of the characters, which is great because you get to know and love the whole crew. A super interesting thing that the Heroes of Olympus book tackles is the dichotomy between the Greek and Roman aspect of the Gods, which is actually a major part of the books. The 3rd book in the Heroes of Olympus book, The Mark of Athena, just came out and I think it took me less than a few days to devour that book. It ended on a cliffhanger and the new one isn't coming out until next year. Production is already underway for the 2nd film, Percy Jackson & the Sea of Monsters. It's going to be a bit odd, since the first film strayed a bit from the book and didn't follow the whole plot, but I imagine it's still going to be fun, even though 21-26 year old actors are playing the supposed 12-13 year olds. However, they've got Stanley Tucci playing super bitter sober Dionysus, which will be amazing, and Nathan Fillion as Hermes, which totally doesn't fit the character description but it's Nathan Fillion. It's probably going to be just a silly, but I'm still looking forward to it.