Rick Riordan’s adult book series with PI Tres Navarre

I really enjoyed The Lightning Thief series so decided to pick of Riordan’s adult series.  I wasn’t able to get all of them from the library but managed to get three:

Southtown
Rebel Isle
The Devil went down to Austin

I am pretty sure that I had picked up one other previously but can’t think of the name at the moment.  The books center around a PI named Tres Navarre who lives in TX and is drawn towards trouble.  Navarre is a great character.  He has a great wit, tries not to be serious and yet is very caring.  He’s also very persistent which keeps the stories moving and interesting.  I didn’t enjoy Southtown as much as the others for some reason.  My favorite is Rebel Isle.  I found that one to be very adventurous, stressful with many questions to be answered near the end, all of which came together beautiful.  In that one he and his wife are out for their honeymoon, only to caught on an island during a hurricane with at least one murderer on the loose.  It was nicely done.  The last one, The Devil went down to Austin, was also very enjoyable with friends of Tres being mysteriously murdered and him tracking down the bad guys while getting a few arse kickings himself.

I am quite fond of this authors stories and will read more when I’m not in the middle of a good fantasy/sci-fi novel.

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The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan (Book 3 in the Percy Jackson & The Olympians series)

Another great addition to the series.  This one was just as enjoyable as the first two.  They are a very fast, easy read but have non-stop action, fabulous humor and characters that you love.  I am looking forward to reading more about Percy and some of the adult books by Riordan as well…just as soon as I get throught the stack of books on my line up!

The Lightning Thief and The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

Book One of the Percy Jackson & The Olympians series is The Lightning Thief

I saw the previews for this movie and decided to pick up the book and see what it was all about.  I thoroughly enjoyed the book.  I read it a few weeks ago, somehow missed putting it in the blog before reading several other books and then the next in the series (while I waited patiently for the second book to be available at the library).

Book Two of the Percy Jackson & The Olympians series is The Sea of Monsters

Finished this one off last night.  Very pleasant read.  This is a kids series (8, 9, 10 ages I would guess) but just as enjoyable for adults.  I started it right around dinner time two days ago and read the last couple of chapters when I was putting my daughter to bed last night.  It is not stop action and never leaves you bored with the story line.  Percy Jackson and his friends, new and old, are great characters and the story is awesome.  Started the next in the series last night too!