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Percy Jackson and the Olympians

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’ 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’ 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.

  1. Story  – Getting Into It (6) Took a little bit for me to get into this one but that is probably more because it is directed toward a younger audience than me as an adult.
  2. Story – Staying Interested (8) Once you get the concept and invest a little into it, it is very easy to get through a book.
  3. Story – Finish (9) The books, unlike most series, actually get better and better as they go.  I find myself liking this series more and more.
  4. Characters (9) I absolutely love some characters but a few minor characters and villans fall short of getting a 10. 
  5. Writing (8) Riordan writes very well and is one of the best authors I’ve ever read. My only complaint is that he gears it towards a younger audience but that is my problem not his.

Overall a 40/50 or 4.0 rating from me. This is one of my favorite series and the more books that come out in the Percy Jackson world the more I like them. Nice wholesome read I’m going to let my 7-year-old read but also engaging enough for me. Highly recommend for anyone willing to get past the first hundred or so pages.

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