Heroes of Olympus (2010-2014) - Rick Riordan. Uncle Rick blessed me with not one, but two series that interact with mythology. In my last post, I mentioned my elementary love of Percy Jackson. Now I will describe my middle school obsession with Heroes of Olympus. When I was in my 5th grade year, a teacher from across the hall saw me read Percy Jackson. She actually stopped and recommended Riordan’s next series, the Heroes of Olympus. At the time, I hadn’t finished reading Percy Jackson and the Olympians, so I made a mental note and pushed the thought away. I am taking the time now to thank you, Blonde 5th Grade Teacher. I saw you at TJ Maxx the other day, but we never spoke besides that one encounter. You showed me a series that I would love at first read. Anyways, I went to the bookstore and started looking in Riordan’s section for familiar novels when I happened to stop at Heroes of Olympus. I bought the first book, and the rest is history. Heroes of Olympus is similar to Percy Jackson with the inclusion of mythology into a teenager’s life. We still follow Annabeth and Percy as they mature, but now we have a whole lot more variation in characters. In this series, we are introduced to Piper, Frank, Hazel, Jason, and Reyna. We get to see the old (and Nico) mixed with the new. Majority of these new characters come from a Roman version of Camp Halfblood. Therefore, their parents are actually the Roman variation of the Greek gods. There’s even more myths, and so many more adventures. I highly recommend this series!!!