Meh, this was a pretty fast and easy book to read. It was entertaining, but really didn’t hold any substance. I feel like it had the potential to be a...more
Meh, this was a pretty fast and easy book to read. It was entertaining, but really didn’t hold any substance. I feel like it had the potential to be a lot more interesting but even just after the first few pages it was obvious what kind of direction the book was going. Both of the main characters came off as pretty flat and sometimes things just felt off and a little forced. For example, one day one of the two main characters, Josh, just wakes up one morning and suddenly he’s a ladies man. Out of the blue girls start flirting with him and giving him their numbers, is this because he stuck up for his crush in class one day? Because he started doing 30 sit-ups a night? 30 sit-ups after one night do not an automatic stud make.
The writing itself was alright but I’ve seen much, much better from both of these authors so I was disappointed...then again I haven’t read either of their stuff in years so maybe I’m forgetting? All-in-all I would give this book a 2.5/5 because while it wasn’t by any means horrible or offensive, it wasn’t exactly a page-turner either. There were some cliche’s, the ending was pretty obvious and Emma, the other main character, just made me cringe sometimes.The girl has access to the entire future at her fingertips and her biggest concern is her relationship status! I mean dude, let's get some perspective here. (less)
While I did enjoy this book I ultimately found it to be more confusing and unfinished than anything else by the time I put it down. I understand what...moreWhile I did enjoy this book I ultimately found it to be more confusing and unfinished than anything else by the time I put it down. I understand what the author was trying to do, making us think and question over what we believed was real and what wasn't- but in the end it just gave me the same feeling I get after waking up from a dream and everything is just kind of fuzzy and unclear and you know something happened in the dream but you just can't grasp what it was and now that you've woken up you never will.
So Percy Jackson and the Olympians is not the best book series in the world but I can definitely see why kids like my little brother love it so much....moreSo Percy Jackson and the Olympians is not the best book series in the world but I can definitely see why kids like my little brother love it so much. Percy Jackson has an air of magic around it reminiscent of the Harry Potter series (still has a ways to go before it's on par with the series but come on, Harry Potter is one of the greatest things to have hit this planet earth since the invention of Cheez-its- kind of hard to match). The mood is pretty fast-pased and doesn't delve to far into character or plot-depth which for younger kinds is great because most of them don't want to read a super-long book which focuses to closely into these areas (like Eragon for example). I would have liked a lot more plot-depth and character-development and blah but it was a Saturday, I was bored and Percy Jackson is a really quick and easy read so...voila! And I dunno..even though it's kind of lame I think I've grown attached, I can't deny it I find these characters sorta adorable. Even if their jokes aren't all that funny (sea-weed brain?) and they don't exactly follow correct mythology. It's kind of like finding a stray dog that looks sort of like your old one that died so you take it home but then give it away to your six year old cousin so you can just love it from the side-lines because no matter what you can't bring your dead dog back, and besides this one was only kind of like your dog, it was missing the ability to fly on a broomstick and play quiditch like a master, it also didn't have a lightening shaped scar and your little cousin will enjoy it so much more then you and OH MY HARRY POTTER WHY DID YOU HAVE TO END!?!
Anywho, Percy Jackson gets a solid 2.5/3 from me. (less)