I've given up!!! Given up on the last two books I've mentioned. First "Villette" had WAY too many french words and I don't read or speak it! The story was pretty slow moving too. "The Last Symbol" was very dark, which is no surprise but it kept giving me nightmares! I was also bored with Robert Langdon's continual intellectual brag fest. So I've started a new one! Surprised? You shouldn't be.
"The Lightning Thief" is a children's book that will soon be a movie. It looked interesting so I picked it up and haven't been disappointed. Its no "Harry Potter" but it's a fun story! Happy reading!!