I’ve read the entire Percy Jackson series and enjoyed it immensely. I can’t quite work myself up to read the Roman gods adventures, because I don’t know or trust them to have the sparkle of the Percy Jackson books. However, I ended up buying a whole swatch of copies because I pay quite a bit of attention to the Waterstones Book of the Month stuff, and I was prompted to purchase physical copies of this series (I had read it from copies from friends before). Here is a synopsis:
Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school… again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’ master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.
I can’t recall ever really taking any recommendations from any bookseller… The only thing that comes to mind is maybe Twilight which I saw an advert for in a girly magazine (which I assume was put there by a bookseller?!) and I’m not even sure why but I decided to check it out. I read it when I was its target audience (14 or 15?) and I really loved it at the time and I explained on Goodreads why I can never really bash it despite knowing its flaws.*
*But I’m happy to acknowledge those flaws!…just not bash it for them.