The Colossus Rises, by Peter Lerangis, which is what you probably want to read after Percy Jackson. It features middle-school misfits with dysfunctional lives and strange superpowers, but the characters are slightly less hilariously endearing. I'm only a little way into it though, and it's certainly a page-turner. In honor of the new pope I should probably also mention Henle Latin I and II, which are my textbooks for teaching Latin at a Protestant Christian school -- but which have indeed impressed me with the intellect of those Jesuits. After thirteen years teaching Latin, I could understand the announcements before the reporters, which was a nice feeling!
I'm linking up today to WIP Wednesday and the Yarn-Along.