The lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan
The Percy Jackson series, and intriguing book about a boy who has no idea that his father is a Greek god. But after a few years of being confused with, well, all sorts of things, he found the unbelievable truth about who he really is. This story has a lot of fighting and can be quite scary and disgusting at times, however its often a serious book.
If you like magic, this series is full of it.
Reviewed by Pippa, from Tawa Library