Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Book Review: The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson #1) by Rick Riordan

This is a quick and cute read.

Book Description
Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

The Lightning Thief was a little like Harry Potter meets Clash of the Titans. I thought it was a whole lot of fun. It made me smile. It made me happy. I dig that.

Have your read any of Percy Jackson? I will be checking out book 2 soon.


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  1. I'm glad you liked this one! I had a few issues with the characters, but overall I agree that it was a fun, light read. I plan to move on to book 2 also.

  2. I've read all the books. I greatly enjoyed the series. I'd say the 2nd book was my least favorite, but all were fun.

  3. I've read the first two. Really enjoyed them.

  4. I haven't read any of the Percy Jackson books, but my sister is a huge fan of the series. She has read all of them and is crazy about Rick Riordan's books :D
    I think I need to read the book too!

  5. Loved this series. It was such a fun story!


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