Friday, December 6, 2013

Review: The Lightning Thief

Howdy! Looking for a quick and easy ready? Boy oh boy do I have a review for you: The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan.

This was recommended to me by Taylor. She mentioned it a couple times to me as a suggestion and I FINALLY got to it and I'm so glad I did.  

From Goodreads:
Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school... again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus' master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus' stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

My thoughts:
This is a great, easy, fun read. I did see the movie before I read the book (which I rarely do) and I enjoyed the movie, and I have to say I enjoyed the book just as much as the movie - if not more.  
The characters are likable and the story moved along at a nice pace. 

It also brought life to the Olympians in a way that I really enjoyed.  Zeus, Hades, Athena, Poseidon - all there ... and producing Demigod children who we follow along in this story as they look for Zeus' master bolt.

I found the book to be well written book - one of the kinds that you pick it up to read a few pages and next thing you know you've read half the book.  The author is descriptive, throws in twists and makes you want to read every word on every page until the end.

I recommend that you raid up your little sibling's, cousin's, friend's kid's, or whomever's bookshelf and grab this one. 

Check out my TEASE here from Teaser Tuesday.


1 comment:

  1. YAY!!! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :) Now on to Allegiant!