Title: The Lighting Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians series #1)
Author: Rick Riordan
Release date: April 1, 2006
Publisher: Disney Hyperion Books
Cover Artist: John Rocco
Genres: Science Fiction / Young Adult / Greek Myth
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.
By the name of the Gods! This book is so amazing! Heard about the movie last year and I wasn’t quite interested about it. I got these books in my shelf for like 8 months now but I just started reading it last week. I regretted waiting for 8 months before reading it. God, it is so good! I cannot wait to read the other books.
The story is about Greek Mythology made modern. The Gods living in Western Civilization and that Olympus is at 600th floor of the Empire State Building. Thinking of the concept and the story is a hard work. Rick Riordan must’ve thought about it really hard and went on to some research before publishing this book.
I love how Percy is so disobedient and a bit rude to Ares, the God of war. I also love Annabeth and how she resembles “Harmoine Granger” of Harry Potter series. She’s an “I-know-it-all” because she’s the daughter of the Goddess of Wisdom. Every character in the story is interesting in a way that you’ll have to Google one just to know who they are and what they do. Rick Riordan didn’t invent the characters, and so I must say that it was truly wise to create a story out of mythical creatures such as Gods and Goddesses. He’s a genius for even thinking of making a brilliant concept about them. Truly amazing.
It made me believe in Greek Mythology though. Well, I know that the “Greek Gods” are only myths but after reading this books, it seems that they do exist and yeah, I’m like “Okay, I choose to be Aphrodite cause she’s pretty and she’s the Goddess of Love, Beauty and Sexuality. So she must be cool!” Yeahhh, they are all cool.
Every one must read this book! And yes, I mean EVERY ONE OF YOU! I’m reading the second book and I hope to finish it soon. I sure hopeI don’t get disappointed with it. I love the first book and shall love the other books if they satisfy me. Go on and read it. Worth the time!
Aphrodite (LOL I”m going cray cray!)