*** The Throne of Fire, Rick Riordan, 2011
Rick is on a roll. (Sorry, I couldn't resist it.) It amazes me that Riordan can do the formula for five Percy Jackson books and now two Kane books and still make it interesting.
I just wish I could get the newer ones autographed. I got the first three Percy Jacksons autographed, but that was before there was a movie and they had to move his appearances at the Texas Book Festival to the Paramount because of the crowds.
If you like mythology-based YA action adventure stories and haven't read Riordan, you absolutely need to stop what you're doing and check him out. While you're at it, check out his Tres Navarre detective novels, too. They're even better.