Sunday, September 8, 2013

LEANN'S REVIEW: Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief (Rick Riordan) Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1

Title: Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief

Author: Rick Riordan

Format: Paperback

Published: April 1st 2006 by Disney Hyperion Books
ISBN13: 9780786838653
Source of copy: Bought at walmart
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.
(Image and information courtesy of Goodreads; Summary lifted from actual book)
I watched the movie before I began reading this book. It has been out a few years but I had no heard of it. Nothing like a movie to get the name out there. I loved the movie but as always I knew the book would be better. This book did not let me down. I love Rick Riordan writing style.
He turns stories we have all heard and puts a new and modern twist on them. I found myself once again fascinated with the Greek gods and the stories that I grew up learning. It brought to life these stories I had long forgot about.
Overall... The characters had fun and exciting personalities. With plenty of action and witty humor I found myself unable to put this book down.

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