Monday, June 21, 2010
Review: Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief
SYNOPSIS: 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's 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's 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.
MY REVIEW: It is one of the best books that I have ever read. The book starts with a bang and it picks up its pace from the very beginning and never loses it. Everything has been interestingly portrayed in the book-right from Percy’s struggle when he has first been identified as a ‘Half-Blood’,his growing friendship with Annabeth,his meetings with each of the Greek gods and his final acceptance of himself as a Hero. Every chapter has some new adventure to offer and the action never drops. The premise of Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief is his ‘quest’ for Zeus’ Lightning bolt that has been stolen and it includes several of Percy’s adventures and escapades with several ancient Greek monsters and Gods. Anyone who loves myths and legends will lap it up and I love them so I naturally enjoyed it! There is a perfect blend of magic, friendship, mystery, great characters and lots of action! After Harry Potter, this is the series that I am extremely fond of (Rowling remains my first choice though).I absolutely enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it!