The Red Pyramid - Rick Riordan GAAAHHHHH!!! Well, you know I only start a review that way if I'm really mad or if I'm really excited. In this case, it's the latter. :)I am a huuuuge fan of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson & the Olympian series, and those of you who love those will enjoy his new Kane Chronicles, too. I was a little nervous at first, thinking it wouldn't be as awesome, but after reading The Red Pyramid I don't feel the need to compare the two. There were some similar elements––Egyptian gods instead of Greek gods, a lot of traveling to random places, both a lot of action and a lot of humor. But there are unique traits to each series, and I can see myself getting just as attached to this new series as I am to PJO.The only thing I had issues with was the believability about the whole thing being a tape recording. I mean, it was cute with the little parentheses notes, like (Ow! Sadie kicked me!). But other than that it didn't really read like someone "talking". It was one of those things like Interview with the Vampire (only that was even worse because the entire thing was actually written in quotation marks …), like "Okay. No one talks that way." But, whatever. At least it was an interesting idea.Over all––great new story, awesome characters, exciting and hilarious and all those other good things. Hooray for Rick Riordan! *applauds*