Author: Rick Riordan
Genre: MG Fantasy
My Content Rating: PG for action scenes
Cliffhanger Ending: No
Summer after 6th grade, Percy Jackson learns that the Greek gods are real, alive, and one of them is his father. Oh, and half the Greek pantheon is trying to kill him because they think he stole Zeus's master lightning bolt. So, not the best summer of his life.
What I loved about this book (in list form, cuz I'm feeling lazy today):
- It's funny.
- Exciting action.
- The plot is nice and twisty, even after seeing the movie.
- Speaking of which, it is much better than the movie.*
- The world-building is pretty clever.**
I'm not a "Greek mythology! Love it!" kind of guy (I prefer Eastern mythology, which I'm less familiar with). But if you are gonna revisit the Greek stories, Rick Riordan figured out a really great way to do it.
Have you read this book? What did you think?
* Seriously, it was like Hollywood used all the boring, irrelevant parts and cut all the interesting stuff that made sense.
** The only problem I had with the world-building was how demigods were all dyslexic because they're "genetically predisposed" to read ancient Greek. It's the language geek in me. Sorry, Rick.