Percy Jackson and the Olympians Boxed Set (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1-5)
As with the Potter books, one of my favorite characteristi...more
Riordan manages to make these stories very believable. Despite my firm conviction that monsters don’t exist, and neither does gods, and the greek myths are in fact nothing but myths, despite all of that, I believe in this story. With every sentence I am deeper engulfed in the quests, in the adventure, with every word I let go of my convictions and let the story drag m...more
Rick Riordan was clever to make a character from a broken one-parent home with learning disabilities and make him a demigod. His books appeal to his audience very directly, though I feel there's plenty of cross-over for people of varied a...more
Riordan is remarkable in his skill. I noted that he had on his team 3 or 4 middle-schoolers who he had read his books as they developed and gave their opinions and cr...more
I majored in Greek mythology at college, so I can say happily, with some authority, that Riordan really knows his stuff and gets it right. No matter how brief the reference and how it's reused for the adventure, he gives snippets that kids, anyone, can latch onto and be consistent with more academic approaches. Also means, if you're already familiar with the mythology, he lets you feel very clever by letting you recognize a being a page in advance befor...more
But, hm. It's a bit glib. It is chockful of American private jokes, Dead'R Us and the like, which will not be funny to non-Americans. It also doesn't quite gel. If Percy knows he's going to have to fight monsters daily now and forever, why does he insist on going back to...more
1) bad guy comes, irritates/tortures hero, hero does a strike move, wins, praise, cheesy dialogues and lots of "how did i do that". it gets boring pretty fast.
2) hero asks qs, answered with riddles, more qs more riddles, someone else comes into the pic...more
The series started well enough that it caught my attention and I read the next few books. The narrative style was mildly enjoyable for the first few books but with each book it got less and less interesting to read. The latter books in the series started to feel more repetitive and less creative. Thankfully,...more
The book Titans curse was made in the year 2007. It has 312 pages, and is popula...more
though made for a younger audience of the preteens/8-12 range, Riordan is still an amazing story-teller. it can be compared to Harry Potter, but only because the protagonist is a teenaged boy who suddenly gains super-human powers, has 2 friends, and goes to a special training facility.
IT IS NOT HARRY POTTER!
these books are fast-paced, action-packed, and still really funny and touching. seen through the eyes of a 12-year-old boy, the story follows Percy and his friends though al...more
I thank (and curse ;) this series and Rick Riordan because it got...more
Meet Percy Jackson, a spirited teen who happens to have Poseidon as his daddy - go figure!, the fellow is a freakin' half-god! Oh well, granted that breathing underwater is not interesting enough on its own, there he goes - along with a daring troop of other misfits - on a quest to save the world from the god-eating Titan Kronos.
I sort of envy Percy for having the god of seas as a pare...more
tl;dr So, I'm going to review all 5 books in one review, because I don't have enough to say about each individually. Overall I enjoyed the series, but its not one I'd re-read over and over again. I'll definitely pass it along to my cousins and nephews and niece when they're a little older though for sure. (They're 5 at the oldest right now).
Description Percy Jackson is not your ordinary kid. He suffers from dyslexia, ADHD, and weird events happening around him that end up getting him kicked out...more
So I grabbed a copy of the second book (Sea of Monsters) and started reading. And I devoured books 2-5 in a matter of days. I'm not sure if it was because I...more
You learn about Greek Mythology, and even if you're not interested in it, you BECOME interested in it after reading the series.
The main character of the book is so amazing. He has his flaws, but is a hero despite them. The books were all suspenseful, raw, funny, and had unexpected endings. These books were breathtakingly wonderful (excuse me for the cheesy noun, just had to say it).
You'll fall in love with every character in the book, and I don't mean you'll be infatuated by them;...more
For my first review on Goodreads, I find it appropriate that I would review the series that got me reading.
I’ve never been a huge reader (until recently, actually). I read this series back in 2009, when I was fourteen. I’d read books that I liked before, but most of my reading experience came from school, and you can imagine what that was like. I never hated books, but I hated to read...more
Admittedly, the first book is not as good as the others, but once you get past that one it gets really, really good. The characters are well-developed and likable. I love his twist on the Greek legends and always enjoyed seeing wh...more
Now I feel sloppy and like I've lost a my thoughts, but I can give an overall rating.
My biggest regret by far is that I did not read these when they first came out. Assuming that the "present" in book one is when it was published and that they continue in a constant chronology, PERCY JACKSN IS IN MY GRADE. He's almost a year older than me, but in my grade. That means that in my head (know I have not finished the second two series)...more
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