I am reading the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, I've just started the second book The Sea of Monsters. So far I am enjoying the series very much, the books are clever and humorous in the way that they give a modern, quirky interpretation to Greek myth. A book series like this, however, cannot help but be compared to the Harry Potter series, though it be an unfair comparison. Many of the story elements, particularly showing magic/myth in the real world, are similar but each series sets out to do different things. I am glad that the comparison does not seem to be diminishing the popularity of this series.