In the new Heroes of Olympus series in the first book, The Lost Hero, we meet three new demi-gods, one Roman and two Greeks. The Roman demi-god, Jason, has lost his memory, somewhat disheartening to his two friends, Leo and Piper who are Greek demi-gods. All three find themselves transported to Camp Half-Blood from where Percy Jackson, the lightning thief, has disappeared. The three, Jason, Leo and Piper, end up going on a quest to once again save the world. Their rather windy adventures take them from Quebec City to Chicago to finally near San Francisco where of course they are victorious but more battles will occur.
In the Son of Neptune, we find Percy, who like Jason, has had a memory loss, and he finds himself in a West Coast Roman camp for Roman demi-gods. There he teams up with two Roman demi-gods (one actually from North Vancouver) and they end up having to go to Alaska via Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver. In the last book, these six gods plus Annabeth, Percy's girlfriend, are to go to Greece for the final battle.
I thoroughly enjoyed both books and look forward to reading the third.
I also read the sequel of The Maze Runner, , The Scorch Trials. This series is now a trilogy with a prequel coming out. Again I was swept away by the story. I often think I am not much of a fantasy or science fiction fan but then I find these books I really do enjoy.
My current read is Bruiser. I have read a couple of Neil Shusterman books along the way and once met him and found him very charming, a fan of our racetrack because you could watch the ocean and a horse race. I had not read anything recently though The Schwa Was here was a favorite in my class last year. I somehow thought of him as a humorous author, but Bruiser has humour but it is a very serious book. Initially Tennyson is very upset because his twin sister is interested in a guy thinks he is a loser, but when he follows home he realizes the situation is much more complicated. Told from the points of view of Tennyson, a lacross player; his sister, Bronte; and Brewster and even his younger brother, we learn that Brewster is a truly unique person sensitive beyong anything you have ever seen. I am absolutely fascinated and really enjoying reading. I can see why it is winning many awards.