Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief By Rick Riordan Review

I love this series and as I have just bought the whole collection in physical form I think it is time for me to reread the whole series again.

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse – Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knows the truth about where he came from, and that he will go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena – Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

Taken from Goodreads

What made this book take the world by storm was that it was being based around something that had yet to be done, and if it had then it wasn’t done very well. Being able to take a look into the world of greek myths and then make it become more  western was a task in itself but Rick Riordan managed to pull it off and make it become a world renowned series.

Percy Jackson makes for a really good main character as he is able to relate to a lot of young kids at the time, then slowly throughout the book he changes to someone who is very enjoyable to read but at the same time you can see that there is still going to be more change to come.

The book is full of non stop action, but the biggest down sides have got to be the fight scenes. This is because Percy hasn’t had a lot of experience in fighting just yet so basically every time he tries to fight anyone he struggles or loses easily. You do get to see some progression mainly in his fight with Ares but I am looking forward to seeing how he will do in the next four books in the series.

This is a fantastic way to start a series and it does its job in getting you excited to read the next book in the series.

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