Sunday, December 4, 2011

Book Review: Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief (Book 1), By Rick Riordan

ISBN-10: 0307245306
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Imagine finding out that myths are actually history, your father is really a Greek god, and there's a host of mythical monsters out to kill you. Well for Percy Jackson that's reality, and on top of that, he's right in the center of a dangerous controversy between the gods. If he doesn't do something quick, countless innocent lives could be lost.

Engaging characters, surprises at every turn, and a melding of mythology with our everyday reality combine to make The Lightning Thief a thoroughly enjoyable read. It does contains some very mildly disturbing images of torment in the underworld, cursing in ancient Greek, and various combat related wounds/death, but the content is otherwise clean and the tone light. 


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16 comments :

  1. Great review! I love this book and enjoyed the whole series! It really brings mythology to life. I just got the Red Pyramid and am anxious to start reading it.

    ~Jess
    http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Jess, I agree. I was amazed at how deep into mythology the series delves. I haven't read the Red Pyramid yet, but It's on my list. I'd love to know what you think of it!

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  2. This one has popped back onto my short-term list of books to read. My students just can't get enough of it and it's about time I read it!

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    1. I definitely recommend it and I found the audio books especially enjoyable.

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  3. Following on Google+ and shared your blog on My Life.'s face book page. Thanks for the button share! Donna

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  4. I need to read this! Thanks for the review :D

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  5. Hi,

    Apologies for the off-topic comment, but I couldn't find a contact email for you.

    I recently put out an ebook of my writing, called The New Death and others. It's a collection of short pieces, mostly dark fantasy.

    I was wondering if you'd be interested in doing a review on your blog.

    If so, please email me: news@apolitical.info. Let me know what file format is easiest for you, and I'll send you a free copy.

    You can download a sample from the ebook's page on Smashwords:

    http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/92126

    I'm also happy to do interviews, guest posts, or giveaways. Just let me know what you'd prefer.

    Yours,
    James.

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    1. Thanks, James, I added a contact page after reading your comment!

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    2. Wow! I read the whole series! I so totally love this book!
      Anna, the teenager

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  6. I want to read this. I have heard nothing but good.
    -FABR Steph@FiveAlarmBookReviews

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  7. I freaking love this book.It give us the sense to be addicted to it O.o This is like the first book ever that i brought to all my classes every day and also bring it home and even read it in the bathroom( I know that discussing but that how addicted i was to this book) i am a book hatter but after reading this book i think amma read the the whole series. 1000/10 super duper duper recommended it!

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  9. What was the prophecy? Can anyone tell me?

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  10. Hey Sarah!
    I love this book and I was wondering if I could use part of your review on my blog, Editors Corner, I am doing reviews on books too, but I get reviews from other people and also I read the book myself to give my point of view.
    -Sara Cooper

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