Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Percy Jackson

Title:Percy Jackson
Author: Rick Riordan
Series: 5 books
Genre: Mythological fiction

Rating: 5/5

Goodreads: The series that started it all. Join the adventures of Percy Jackson and his demigod friends as they fight mythological monsters and the forces of the titan lord Kronos.

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters

Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse

Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth

Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian

Review: The myths are reality. RUN!

Guys, let me tell you, Percy Jackson is not only a great ''children's'' book, but also a great character. He is cute, funny, sassy, and he looooveeesss Annabeth. 

He starts as a smart, dyslexic kid with ADHD, but throughout the story we find out that that's the consequence of being demigod, a half-blood.

Percy has a lot of troubles, with schools and monsters, but also relationships. Some of his friends betray him, he falls in love with another friend (*cough* Annabeth), and has to save (and be saved by) his friends, countless of times.

I just loved the friendships and people in this story. They were so innocent and sweet. And the monsters and titans were horrible and cruel. 

All the characters were well written. And thinking of who my favourite was, I'm not sure. There are definitely a few on the list, like: 

Blackjack (yes, the pegasus)
Rachel Elizabeth Dare (the quirky girl who saves the day)
Nico di Angelo (the demigod who is surrounded by death)
Apollo (the god which makes the worst, but also best haikus)
Sally Jackson (the protective mother who also knows when to let go, the best mum)
Mr D (the god which is an ass, but also the one which you can find yourself loving through the books)

And really, the list could go on and on....

I must admit, Rick Riordan knows how to write a story. The story lasted 5 books (not counting the other series, of course), and not once did it get boring. It just got better and better. 

My favourite book in the series was Titan's Curse. I loved all the characters that were introduced. I loved, of course, the plot. The sacrifice, love, development, the bad guys, everything was on point. It was a book full of twists and pain (both on their side and mine) and emotions. The end was so well thought out, really, soo clever. I'm still like: ''AAAHHH!!!''

Battle of the Labyrinth was a close second. In this book I especially loved the ending. It was devastating. After the battle, there were a lot of casualties, and that's what made it so great. Because, in real life there is no battle, no war, without casualties, and what comes after. No matter how much we love those characters, those people. And that's what Mr Riordan perfectly pictured. 

The mythological part was really awesome. Not only could it be used as a helpful and entertaining plot device, but it is also very educational on greek mythology.

Although this serie might be for ''children/middle graders'', it's a book for everyone, really. Young and Old. The story has many messages, hidden and not-so-hidden. It tells a story which lots of children could relate to and also find comfort in. 

I was absolutely pleased and sad and happy and joyous and histerical and........ while reading this series.


'“It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.” -Lightning Thief

“You weren't able to talk sense into him?"
Well, we kind of tried to kill each other in a duel to the death."
I see. You tried the diplomatic approach.”  -Sea of Monsters

“Love conquers all," Aphrodite promised. "Look at Helen and Paris. Did they let anything come between them?"
"Didn't they start the Trojan War and get thousands of people killed?"
"Pfft. That's not the point. Follow your heart.” - Titan's Curse

“Wow," Thalia muttered. "Apollo is hot."
"He's the sun god," I said.
"That's not what I meant.”  -Titan's Curse

“Be careful of love. It'll twist your brain around and leave you thinking up is down and right is wrong.” -Battle of the Labyrinth

“People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.” - Battle of the Labyrinth

“The world was collapsing, and the only thing that really mattered to me was that she was alive.”  -Last Olympian

Have you read the Percy Jackson series yet? When? And what did you think of it?

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