The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan review

Okay… I know I’m like really late to this but bear with me here okay? Okay.

Percy Jackson is a rebellious and troubled boy who has been kicked out of a dozens of schools and has weird things happen to him throughout his whole life. One summer he gets swept away into a world he thought wasn’t real, that it is all a myth. In this new world he is faced with a quest, he needs to find Zeus’s Master Bolt and return it to him. He has to get used to the fact that he is a son of a Greek God and go on a journey with other God and Goddesses children to try and save the world from World War three starting.

Okay, so I love this book a lot. I love Hades and Poseidon and Sally and just yes. I’ve always been a fan of Greek mythology so when I finally got around to reading this I was really excited. I read this book in five days which for me that says a lot because I am a slow, slow reader.

To me this book reminded me of City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, because it’s this kid who thought the world they’re brought into isn’t even real, and they both are trying to save their Mom because of their Dad and it just reminded of it.  

I love the book a lot, I really like the character development throughout the book, and how they explained the stories in case you didn’t know them, or in my case forgot them. I am someone who has always loved a villain, and I think my favorite villain in the first book was Medusa. I really enjoyed her character in the book, and how she tried to be a good person and offered them food. Idk I just liked her as a character.

My favorite god was Poseidon. He seemed to actually care about Percy, and his well-being. He might not have always been there as a father, but it is obvious that that he cares about him because at the beginning Sally talks about how his father wanted him to go to a summer camp to help him, this shows that he cares for him.

Watching the journey unfold was something I thoroughly enjoyed. I liked being able to watch the characters evolve and all the action that comes along with it.

I would recommend this book to the highest degree. 5 Stars from me.

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