Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan
What the Author says about the book: The gods of Olympus are alive in the 21st Century. They still fall in love with mortals and have children who might become great heroes, but most of these children meet horrible fates at the hands of monsters by the age of twelve.
Only a few learn the truth of their identity and make it to Half Blood Hill, a Long Island summer camp dedicated to training young demigods. Such is the revelation that launches young Percy Jackson on a quest to help his real father, Poseidon, avert a war among the gods. With the help of Grover the satyr and Annabeth the daughter of Athena, Percy must journey across the United States to catch a thief who has stolen the original weapon of mass destruction – Zeus’ master bolt. Along the way, they face a host of mythological enemies determined to stop them. Most of all, Percy must come to terms with a father he has never known, and an Oracle that has warned him of betrayal by a friend. (www.rickriordan.co.uk)
What I Thought: Ok, I started the series ages ago, so this is way out of time; anyway, these are my second favourite books. (after Harry Potter, of course). There are 5 books in this series plus the demigod diaries and Greek heroes and gods (which I recommend). My favourite is The Last Olympian since it is so sad when ______________dies, (you have to read it to find out who).
These are dramatic and action packed books. Filled with touches of comedy and sadness, along with the Harry Potter-like prophecy. Enough about that. Amazing book, good story, action, touch of romance and everything else that is perfect for me. Some of the best parts are when new characters are discovered, and have the deadliest secrets.
I also love how it is set where many people may have been too, such as the Empire state building or, in general, New York. The characters are amazing and the world well made – a mix that is both familiar and new. I really hope you enjoy it as much as I do. If you know any other books like this one, or you want to put in your review, please put it in the comment section below.
Score: 5/5 cowbells for each of the books in this series
My recommended age range: 10+ years old
Released: 2005 +