Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Review: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Published by Hyperion/Disney
Date Published: April 1, 2006
Rating: 4/5

What if the gods of Olympuswere alive in the 21st Century? What if they still fell in love with mortals and had children who might become great heroes — like Theseus, Jason and Hercules?
What if you were one of those children?

Such is the discovery that launches twelve-year-old Percy Jackson on the most dangerous quest of his life. With the help of a satyr and a daughter of Athena, Percy must journey across the United States to catch a thief who has stolen the original weapon of mass destruction – Zeus’ master bolt. Along the way, he must face a host of mythological enemies determined to stop him. Most of all, he must come to terms with a father he has never known, and an Oracle that has warned him of betrayal by a friend.
I loved this story! Sadly, it took me longer to read than I wanted it to because sometimes I fall out of habitual reading. I got caught up in so much other stuff that I left this book on the bottom shelf of my "to-finish" books. But I finally did finish it and am glad that I did. Rick's take on the battle between Percy, puberty, and the power of the gods was an awesome spin on the typical Disney's Hercules tale.

Percy, an unintentional son of a powerful god, learns of his true past by embarking on a trek across the States along with two friends, a demigod and a satyr. This trek puts all three of their lives in danger and threatens the very livelihood of America as a whole. The find out the story behind Percy and his friends, I highly recommend you reading this book. I can't wait to continue reading this series by Riordan but as for right now I put place them on the back burner due to having to many books to read at the moment already.

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