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Percy Jackson and the Olympians & The Heroes of Olympus - Percy Jackson and the Olympians

'If you're reading this because you think you might be a half-blood, my advice is: close this book right now.
If you're a normal kid, reading this because you think it's fiction, great. Read on. I envy you for being able to believe that none of this ever happened...'

-Percy Jackson
(The Lightning Thief; Intro, pg. 1)
PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYPMIANS

1) The Lightning Thief
2) The Sea of Monsters
3) The Titan's Curse
4) The Battle of the Labrynth
5) The Last Olympian
The Lightning Thief
(Book one)



My Review: The Lightning Thief was incredibly suspenseful. I mean, how can you read a book with a prophecy in it, and not find it suspenseful? One of the reasons why I love this series is because of the prophecies. Now, back to the book. If you're a big reader, then you probably know that when you read the first book in a series it is usually the best (or your favorite), depending on how talented the author is. So, say you were someone who's never read this series before (which, most likely, you are). This book is a great way to start a series. It truly does leave you be begging for more. Thankfully, I started this series when all but the last were out and available. It is incredibly humorous, without Percy's ill-humored remarks some of the worst predicaments would actually be quite legendary. But, even still, it makes it all the more hilarious that he could find something to joke about in such a position.
Overall, I think The Lightning Thief is probably my favorite of the series because this book is only the keyhole through a door to wonders beyond your imagination.


'I was halfway through my burger before I remembered to breath.'
-Percy Jackson (The Lightning Thief, pg. 174

The Lightning Thief is a 2005 fantasy-adventure based on Greek mythology, the first young adult book written by Rick Riordan. As it was, The Lightning Thief came about when it was sold at an auction to Miramax books. From there on it has sold over 1.2 million copies.

It is the first novel in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, which charts the adventures of modern-day twelve-year-old Percy Jackson as he discovers he is a demigod, the son of a mortal woman and the Greek god Poseidon. Percy and his friends go on a quest to prevent a war between the gods Zeus, Poseidon and Hades.
The Sea of Monsters
(Book two)




My Review: The Sea of Monsters was probably one of the most hilarious of the series. My favorite character is definitely Tyson, he's so innocent, crude and is funny without even trying to be. I like that quality. This book shows more about Annabeth's past, and reveals what its like to be tricked again and again. Percy puts up with Clarisse's attitude more then the first book, and he deals with it better. Percy and Annabeth aere beating Luke, Kronos' servant, to it to prevent Luke continuing Kronos' restoration process tenfold, but what if there's a plan inside a plan?
After all, Kronos is named The Crooked One for a reason.


'A minute later Annabeth hit a slippery patch of moss and her foot slipped.
Fortunately she found something to put it against.
Unfortunately, that thing was my face.'
-Percy Jackson (The Sea of Monsters, pg.204)

The Sea of Monsters is a fantasy-adventure novel based on Greek mythology written by Rick Riordan published in 2006. It is the second novel in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series and the sequel to The Lightning Thief.

This book chronicles the adventures of thirteen-year-old demigod Percy Jackson as he and his friends rescue his satyr friend Grover from the Cyclops Polyphemus and save the camp from a Titan's attack by bringing the Golden Fleece to cure Thalia's poisoned pine tree.

The Titan's Curse
(Book three)




My Review: This book was hard for me to start. I've always hated when the main character in a book was shunned, did something wrong or was over-ruled by another character. Basically if they weren't perfect and given credit for what they'd done. Let me say this: I don't like Thalia. There. You get it. Let's continue.

So, besides the fact that I did not like two of the three main characters in this book, I love it. I like how its actually hard for me to start reading the first couple chapters. Another reason is, I like secrets that are in plain sight, but difficult to notice right away and Rick Riordan has a fantastic and magical way of putting those out there. Another thing is, you start knowing Percy better in this book. In the end, you learn his fatal flaw. Given to him by none other then Annabeth's mother, Athena, goddess of wisdom, city, science and war herself.
Overall, this book is a great sequel like all the others in this series.

It shows us meaning and how even in a humorous book, you can portray the reality and coldness of death, evil and grief.
And yet, it still, in its own way, is possibly one of the most enchanting books that I have ever read.


"Are...are we up very high?"
'I looked down. Below us, a range of snowy mountains zipped by.
I stretched out my foot and kicked snow off of one of the peaks.
"Nah, I said. "Not that high."
-Percy Jackson (The Titan's Curse, pg. 220)

"Will ya look at my toes!" said other said. "Holy Zues, what were those tourists thinking?!"
-Hank (The Titan's Curse, pg. 219)

The Titan's Curse is a 2007 fantasy-adventure novel based on Greek mythology written by Rick Riordan.

It is the third novel in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series and the sequel to The Sea of Monsters. It charts the adventures of the fourteen-year-old demigod Percy Jackson as he and his friends go on a dangerous quest to rescue his friend Annabeth Chase and the Greek goddess Artemis, who have both been kidnapped.

The Battle of the Labrynth
(Book four)



My Review: This book is my favorite in all the series. The Battle of the Labrynth is not the most humorous of all the books, but certainly one of the deepest. It shows a tragedy in love, in heart and soul, and it also shows forgiveness, understanding, and the possibility that even when you're almost positive about something, you can be wrong. It's power is strong, and it shows that even with the veil of humor that Rick Riordan creates, it still, deep down in the heart of the whole story, shows grief, sadness, impossibilities, broken hearts, bodies, and worst of all, broken minds. It's an incredible piece of work, and although its not as dark-humored or poetic-like as J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit, or as solemnly silly as J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, it still has its own charm, it still shows exactly what can happen when things go wrong.

"Now that it is re-forged completely, it shall indeed bite back."
-Kronos (The Battle of the Labrynth, pg. 304)

The Battle of the Labyrinth is a 2008 fantasy-adventure novel based on Greek mythology; it is the fourth novel in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series by Rick Riordan.

Fictional demigod Percy Jackson, who is fifteen years old by the end of the book, tries to stop Luke Castellan and his army from invading Camp Half-Blood through Daedalus's labyrinth by trying to find Daedalus and convince him not to give Luke Ariadne's string, which would help Luke through the Labyrinth. It was released on 6 May 2008 in the US and Canada. It was received positively overall.
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Afterwards, I had the last laugh. I made an air bubble at the bottom of the lake. Our friends kept waiting for us to come up, but hey--when you're the son of Poseidon, you don't have tro hurry.

And it was pretty much the best underwater kiss of all time.

-Percy Jackson (The Last Olympian, pg. 374)
The Last Olympian
(Book five)



My Review: The Last Olympian is a great example of what the last book of a series should be like. It's absolutely amazing and filled with breath-taking surprises. It shows honor, true evil and how easily corruptible humans (even if you aren't ALL human) are. The Last Olympian has a finality about it that makes me sad, but I know it is not the end of Percy Jackson's adventures, for the Heroes of Olympus is the next series that I will take a head-long dive for.

This books shows what its like to be left out, to be tossed aside, un-noticed.
Almost every 'bad guy' has a reason to be 'bad' and although usually its in a way we do not notice, its in plain sight. Hestia, goddess of the Home and Hearth is the Last Olympian. She will always be there, no matter what happens, she will be all that is left. Percy Jackson shows how difficult, tempting, terrifying, and absolutely heart-warming it is to be a hero.

And that not all people are as they seem.



The Last Olympian is a fantasy-adventure novel based on Greek mythology by Rick Riordan, published on May 5, 2009. It is the fifth and final novel of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series and serves as the direct sequel to The Battle of the Labyrinth.

The Last Olympian revolves around the demigod Perseus Jackson as he leads his friends in a last stand to protect Mount Olympus. The book received many positive reviews. The title refers to Hestia, the goddess of the hearth, who refers to herself as such in a conversation with Percy on Mount Olympus.
He yelled something to his fellow blacksmiths - probably "For Poseidon!" - but with his mouth full of peanut butter it sounded like, "PUH PTEH BUN!" His brethren all grabbed hammers and chisels, yelled, "PEANUT BUTTER!" and charged behind Tyson into battle.
-Percy Jackson (The Last Olympian, pg. 233)


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