Book Review: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

07:00:00 Jo Linsdell 34 Comments


Book Review: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan



Book Review: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan





Book Review: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Half boy. Half God. ALL Hero. Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek God. I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. Now I spend my time battling monsters and generally trying to stay alive. This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks I've stolen his lightning bolt - and making Zeus angry is a very bad idea.Sunday Times






34 comments:

  1. I haven’t read this series but enjoyed watching the film with my kids as a camp counselor!

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    1. This series has fast become one of my favourites. I watched the two films first and enjoyed them. When I saw the box set of the books on offer whilst we were on holiday earlier this year I knew I had to buy it. I'm so glad I did! The books so much better than the films. I do wish they would do films for the rest of the series though, or so a tv series for it. I would definitely watch it. I'm Percy Jackson obsessed ;)

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  2. Great review Jo. I really should check out this series as I hear such good things.

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    1. It really is worth it. I love this series.

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  3. I haven't read any of the books. Have seen the first movie though, Great review.

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    1. The books are so much better than the films. I did enjoy the films but the books are just plain awesome.

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  4. It’s fun when we adults can pick up a “kid’s book” and be like “HEY WAIT THIS IS GOOD STUFF!” isn’t it?

    If you like Rick Riordan I highly recommend an indie author from my area, Jeffrey Cook, who co-wrote with Katherine Perkins and produced The Fair Folk Chronicles, a series dealing with Celtic mythology, set in Seattle, Washington. Great stuff!!

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation. Will check it out. I'll definitely be reading more Rick Riordan books too.

      When I first purchased the Percy Jackson box set I was thinking mainly of my son reading it, but I loved it.

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    1. Thanks Ashley. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  6. I am a HUGE fan of the Percy Jackson series. I have read and loved all of the books (except for Blood of Olympus, which I can't bring myself to read for the sadness of ending the series). I will admit that I am critical of the movie because it veers so much from the books. The movies were so awkwardly set up that it would have been difficult to do the whole series. Regardless, I still love the books and I hope that you like the rest of the series!

    Tessa @ Crazy for YA

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    1. The books are so much better than the films (I did enjoy the films too though. But I did watch them first). Already feeling sad about this series ending. I'll definitely be reading Magnus Chase, the Kane Chronicles, and other books by Rick Riordan.

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  7. I saw the movie which was a mistake. I should have read the book. Oh well. Great review!

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    1. The book is much better than the film. There's differences between them too. I watched the film first too, but I'm so glad I got the box set and read the series.

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  8. My daughter loved this series. I still have it sitting on my bookshelf.

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    1. Percy Jackson is for all ages. I highly recommend giving it a go yourself.

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  9. Great review! I need to read this series!

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    1. Percy Jackson rocks! I agree. You need to read this series ;)

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    1. I love this series. I'll be posting my reviews of the rest of the Percy Jackson books soon.

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  11. Was never into YA, but I remember seeing the movie on tv, was kind of cool. Nice review.

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    1. The film was good. The books are awesome.

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  12. Love your videos, they're so much fun to watch :-)
    And yeah, go, cool moms! Always makes me happy when there are some great parents in books, not just dead or shitty ones.

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoy my videos :)
      Agreed. Yay for cool mums! Parents always seem to get a bad rep in YA books so it was nice to have some positive parenting for a change.

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    1. I much prefer these book covers to the others available.

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  14. I loved this book! And read it a while ago but somehow did not around to the rest of the series that I had been meaning to. Your post makes me want to get back to it.

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    1. I only have book 5 left to read now. I loved every book in this series so far and whilst I can't wait to see how it ends, I don't want it to end.

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  15. Great review, I saw the film first as well but I haven't read the book yet, I am absolutely dying to read a Rick Riordan book. Because I heard amazing things about his books but I never got the chance to read one of his book. But hopefully I can read one of Rick Riordan book series soon. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

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    1. Rick Riordan is now one of my favourite authors. I loved this series. I'll definitely be checking out more of his books in the future. The books are so much better than the films, and also have a few differences too.

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