Jan 10, 2014

The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan


All five books in the blockbuster Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, in paperback, have been collected in a boxed set fit for demigods. Now with glorious new cover art and packaged with a special poster, this value-priced set includes the best-selling The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympian. Whether it is for readers who are experiencing Percy's thrilling adventures with Greek gods and monsters for the first time, or for fans who want to devour the saga again, this gift will be prized by young and old.


So I got this for Christmas from my very close twin-like cousin Kevin, and I was really excited. Not so much excited because I have seen the movies...which come on any true reader would know why that is. I obviously knew there were going to be a lot of differences. The main reason I was excited was because I love mythology..which was no doubt why my cousin had given me the books because we both love mythology and have constant discussions/arguments about mythology. Like is Scottish mythology better than Greek....just saying I understand how cool furies are but banshees.....come on! Anyways, I loved the insight into mythology they stick pretty close to the regular mythologies and don't change stuff just kind of don't mention some stuff that could be harmful...Like they never said anything about Dionysus's death because he was supposed to be alive in the book.....anyways.
I loved the monsters that are shown, and the characters. I really loved the ongoing kinda relationship between Percy and Annabeth.
I loved the series and I am even considering reading the spin off which is rare for me. I generally do not like spin offs. I am also really happy that I get to keep them and read them again. And again. And again.