Author : Rick Riordan
I started and finished this series through the month of February because I literally could not get enough. The Percy Jackson series is about a 12 year old boy who finds out he is a demigod (half god, half human). The problem is his father is one of the big three (Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades) which means that if he lives until 16, the prophecy will happen. Throughout the 5 books, you follow Percy and the Olympians on their quests.
I really loved these books. Usually i’m not into fantasy but Harry Potter and Percy Jackson are exceptions. Percy was hilarious and perfect as a main character. Facing a scary monster that could probably kill you with the flick of its finger? Sass them! Thats the Percy Jackson way.
Annabeth was an amazing, strong, female character. I especially loved how she was part of the series because she was smart and strategic, not just as a love interest.
All the characters had more than one trait, whether it be bad or good, they were really believable and loveable.
In the first book, The Lightening Thief, there are so many moments where you think you know what is going to happen and it turns out to be completely different. The book keeps you guessing and the movie did not do it justice at all. The part that got me is when Percy figured out that it was Ares who “stole’ Zeus’ ,aster bolt. And then it was Luke which messed me up even more.
In the second book, The Sea of Monsters, I felt so bad for both Tyson and Annabeth. Tyson was hated for being a cyclopes and Annabeth didn’t like them because of what happened to her, Thalia, and Luke when she was younger. Their adventure into the Sea of Monsters made me nervous even though I knew they had survived (if they didn’t the series would be done). The saddest part was when I thought Tyson had died, I could literally feel my heart break while reading.
In the third book, The Titan’s curse, we met Nico and Bianca. Nico was so pure and cheery, it was almost impossible to believe he was the same person at the end of the book. When confronted Percy after hearing that Bianca died, I wanted to set the book down and cry. Reading it, you could literally feel Nico change. I also found the Titan’s Curse interesting. I thought it would be a sickness that someone would catch snd die but it wasn’t. This book was a real turning point, it made me realize that Rick was not afraid to kill characters.
The fourth book, The Battle of the Labyrinth, was actually very funny. There was just the right amount of plot twists. The two major ones for me were finding out what happened to Luke and finding out who Quintus really was. However my favourite parr was when Rachel threw her brush at Kronos. I had to stop and take a minute because it was just so unexpected. I mean personally I’d pick a better weapon when going up against Kronos but I guess we all have our preferences.
I think the last book, The Last Olympian, was probably my favourite. I felt like it was the most interesting, watching the great battle play out. It shocked me to find out who the last Olympian really was because she was so overlooked. In this book you really got to see how much all the characters had grown as individuals. The ending wasn’t anticlimactic at all. The series was wrapped up perfectly, with a little cliffhanger and i’m so excited to read The Heroes of Olympus.
*Sorry for not posting for so long, I’ve read so many books in the span of the two months i’ve been gone and will try to post reviews of all of them over the next couple days/weeks.*