Review- The Lightning Thief

April 19, 2011 Reviews 0

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Paperback, 377 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Disney Hyperion
Source: Bought
Summary (from Goodreads)

After getting expelled from yet another school for yet another clash with mythological monsters only he can see, twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is taken to Camp Half-Blood, where he finally learns the truth about his unique abilities: He is a demigod, half human, half immortal. Even more stunning: His father is the Greek god Poseidon, ruler of the sea, making Percy one of the most powerful demigods alive. There’s little time to process this news. All too soon, a cryptic prophecy from the Oracle sends Percy on his first quest, a mission to the Underworld to prevent a war among the gods of Olympus.
This first installment of Rick Riordan’s best-selling series is a non-stop thrill-ride and a classic of mythic proportions.

———————————————————————
My Review:
Greek Mythology is AWESOME, which makes this book awesome! I had already seen the movie, so I knew I would like the book a lot. I liked it even more than that! I am really excited to see what else is going to happen in this series. I know it is middle grade fiction but it did not feel that way to me. I was interested from start to finish.

There are a lot of mythical creatures packed into this book, and I would not want it any other way. Camp Half blood seems like such a cool place too.…moreGreek Mythology is AWESOME, which makes this book awesome! I had already seen the movie, so I knew I would like the book a lot. I liked it even more than that! I am really excited to see what else is going to happen in this series. I know it is middle grade fiction but it did not feel that way to me. I was interested from start to finish.

There are a lot of mythical creatures packed into this book, and I would not want it any other way. Camp Half blood seems like such a cool place too.

I really liked Percy, he seems so much older than 12. Maybe that is why the young ages of the characters do not bug me at (like I thought they would) because they all act so much older than they are. They have all had a pretty tough life and have had to grow up fast.

Percy sets off on an adventure about 1/3 of the way through the book and that is when it really starts to get good. I loved the amount of mythology “facts” that were incorporated into the storyline. The nerd in me loved it, I felt like I was getting a greek myth lesson, along with reading about a really cool, high action, adventure.

I like how most of the half bloods have characteristics of their god parents. I wish I had read this book before I had seen the movie though so I could have been surprised with some of the twists and turns that happened. That is one of the reasons why I am so excited to reading the rest of the series, because it will all be new to me.

Really Great book!

5/5 Gavels.

Michelle @ Book Briefs

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.