I really enjoyed [Bound by Bone] by [AB Bradley]. The character of Arthur begins as an anti hero but grows into his own when the situation calls for it and is stronger than even he thought. I like how the Aztec gods were used as well as the Day of the Dead. I often feel these stories are not given enough time, especially since we are on the same continent. This is very much a coming of age novel along the lines of [Riordan]. I will be recommending it to my school library and to many students.