Percy Jackson and the Olympians series review

Percy Jackson and the lightening thief

“Look, I didn’t want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek God.

I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. Now I spend my time battling monsters and generally trying to stay alive

This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks I’ve stolen his lightning bolt – and making Zeus angry is a very bad idea.”

I wish I picked up this book series earlier. I absolutely love this world and all the characters. This was such a quick read for me, the quickest I’ve had in a long time, the Greek  mythology aspect of it I found very interesting and found myself wanting to learn more about the gods and monsters. As a book for children of about the age 9+ it was very easy and simple to understand and not very descriptive. It wasn’t the most beautiful piece of literature I have ever read but was a very exciting read with amazing characters and a fun world to delve into it.

Percy Jackson and the sea of monsters

“You can’t tell by looking at me that my dad is Poseidon, God of the Sea.

It’s not easy being a half-blood these days. Even a simple game of dodge ball becomes a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants – and that was only the beginning

Now Camp Half-Blood is under attack, and unless I can get my hands on the Golden Fleece, the whole camp will be invaded by monsters. Big ones . . .”

There was so much action in this short book, so much that sometimes you got confused what was happening. However the interactions between all the characters were good. We also got introduced into new characters like Percy’s half brother Tyson, we also learned more about previous events that have happened at Camp half blood. I preferred the first book to Sea of monsters as this one felt a little rushed and quite hard to understand and to focus on one event at a time.

Percy Jackson and the titans curse

“It’s not every day you find yourself in combat with a half-lion, half-human.

But when you’re the son of a Greek God, it happens. And now my friend Annabeth is missing, a Goddess is in chains and only five half-blood heroes can join the quest to defeat the doomsday monster.

Oh and guess what. The Oracle has predicted that not all of us will survive . . .”

I enjoyed this book the most out of all of them, I didn’t have very high expectations as I’ve heard by most people this was there least favourite of the series. I loved all the new characters and being introduced to the new gods, this one felt the most serious so far as it was a life or death situation. I did miss Annabeth quite a bit through this book (why does every book series have that one book with one of the lead characters missing). This is the first book where you begin to feel Percy and his friends grow up and start being teenagers.

 

Percy Jackson and the battle of the Labyrinth

“Honestly, blowing up another school was the last thing I wanted to do.

As the son of a Greek God, I’ve had my share of near-death disaster – and now my arch enemy Luke wants to invade our camp via an ancient labyrinth.

If he succeeds, thousands of bloodthirsty monsters will attack. So it’s goodbye sunshine, hello darkness as four of us descend into the terrifying underground and beyond . . .”

The first 150 pages was amazing, it was so action packed and new characters were introduced and it had such an interesting plot. I loved the prophecy in this one, its the one which made the most sense to me and intrigued me the most.
Then for the next 100 pages I kind of got a bit sick of being in the labyrinth and I felt that it was just kind of repeating itself a bit. Follow Rachel…Get attacked by monsters…Escape. It just got a bit boring and repetitive.
But then the rest of the book was even better than the beginning, the ending was great and was well worth struggling through the middle part of the book. The ending for me made me want to read the next book straight away more than the first three.

Percy Jackson and the last Olympian

“Most people get presents on their sixteenth birthday. I get a prophecy that could save or destroy the world.

It happens when you’re the son of Poseidon, God of the Sea. According to an ancient prophecy, I turn sixteen and the fate of the entire world is on me. But no pressure.

Now Kronos, Lord of the Titans, is beginning his attack on New York City. And the dreaded monster Typhon is also heading our way. So it’s me and forty of my demi-god friends versus untold evil . . .”

This book had so much action from the first page, there was never a dull moment. Until reading this book I never realised how attached I had come to these character, not just the main characters like Percy and Annabeth even the minor characters.
There were so many twists and turns in this book and you never knew who to trust.
This was such a good and satisfactory ending to the series.

 

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