- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Disney-Hyperion; 1 edition (March 21, 2006)
- ISBN-10: 0786838655
- Author: Rick Riordan
- Cover art: Love it!
- Overall rating: **** out of 5 stars
- Obtained: My personal bookshelf.
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews
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' 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' 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. (Synopsis provided by goodreads)
This was a re-read. I really liked this, I forgot how good of a story it was. In someways the movie is close to the book, but for the most part it's very different. You can enjoy each as their own separate thing.
I really like how Riordan weaves his stories. Yes, the book has elements of Greek Mythology, but it's not Greek Mythology. I love the idea of camp half-blood! I also loved the interaction between Percy, Grover and Annabeth. The dialog was great and the character development was fantastic.
If you have a hard time reading books and find yourself feeling bored this is the series for you, it moves very fast and there is always more action around the corner.
It's such a fun and fast read, people of all ages can really enjoy it.
I really liked the descriptions of the camp and each of the cabins. In short, if you love Greek Myths and want a fun fast paced read, then pick up Percy Jackson today!
So say we all!