The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan, 312 pages
Book Three of the Percy Jackson series finds Percy and friends teaming up with the hunters of Artemis on a cross-country trip to save the goddess (and, with any luck, Percy's friend Annabeth). This book doesn't have nearly as many wink-wink situations with barely-disguised mythological monsters as previous books in the series, which I kinda liked; it made the plot much more cohesive. But there was still plenty of humor: my 8-year-old son cackled madly every time I had to moo like the cow-serpent (guess you had to be there). Can't wait to start in on Battle of the Labyrinth!