My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is a perfectly good middle-grade adventure story. I think my issue with it was that, ultimately, I’m a little too old to be the good target audience for it — the same thing happened with the Percy Jackson series, so I think this speaks more to my own tastes than it does to the book itself. Had I been, perhaps, 10 or 11 years old, I might have enjoyed this more than I did.
But if you want something that’s quick and easy, this is a good book to go to, and I’m sure the rest of the trilogy will be the same.