Saw the Lightning Thief last night. It had some really fun parts but on a whole was kind of meh. The boy who plays Percy Jackson was really awesome though, and I love seeing Sean Bean in almost anything. The most upsetting thing about the movie though was seeing Pierce Brosnan's hairy upper arms. Yuck! Also, I do not see how this movie got a PG rating, but Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was saddled with a PG-13 back in 1984. I am glad that this movie has added more interest for the books in my library, but I just wish it had been higher quality. The sad thing is that I still think I enjoyed this movie more than I liked Avatar.
Also, in other YA news I've heard that they have optioned rights a movie version of Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater, and also the book Heist Society by Ally Carter.
I am also looking forward to Beastly starring Vanessa Hudgens. I haven't read that book (although I'd love to if I could find some time!) and am somewhat excited by the news that the Stephanie Plum movie is finally in the works with Katherine Heigl set to star. I think I may be about the last woman on Earth to have read the Stephanie Plum books, but I did read and enjoy the first one and can't wait to read the second one!