Thursday, 26 July 2012

The Lightning Thief, Rick Riordan

I have decided to honour Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief with my first review!

Right, back to the review! You'll soon realize I get distracted quite easily, so bear with me guys, it'll be worth it! Or not. I don't know if you'll like it, really.

So, Percy Jackson.

Great book. GREAT book. I cannot describe the epicness of it. But you get the idea. For someone who luurves Greek Mythology like me (I'm even doing a 100 page thesis on it, out of CHOICE), it really couldn't be any better!

It relates the story of a young teenager, Percy Jackson, who discovers he is the demigod son of Poseidon, the Greek God of the sea. He has to go to Camp Half-Blood, a camp for young demigods, to be trained and learn how to use his powers. there he meets Grover, a satyr, which is basically a fancy name for a faun (a guy who's a goat from the waist down), and Annabeth, a good-looking daughter of Athena, the Greek goddess of knowledge. (Hint: Love interest, in case you didn't notice).

I can't be bothered to write the rest of the synopsis (if you're reading this, you really should have read the book, if not I really don't know what you're doing here...). Basically, lots of demigod butt-kicking action and everyone's happy. Until the next book, but that's not what this review is about.

If you haven't read it go and read it. Go now. I command you. It's got to be one of the best books I've read in a loong time. so yup, read it.

"Uncle Rick's" writing style leaves little to be desired, I really couldn't ask for more. The pace is racy, not too much description, which is awesome, and it's completely action-packed. It's not one of those moster 2 million page books in which the author spends 25 pages describing, like, a leaf or something. I hate those books. Hate them with every fiber of my being. You pick this book up, get through the whole thing in one evening and sprint, and I mean sprint, to the bookstore to buy the sequel.

Get it, read it, you'll love it. Send me your comments on the books at, and I'll do my best to reply to all of them!

Happy reading,



  1. I recently read this book for the first time and I absolutely love it! I'm really excited to read the rest of the series.

    Welcome to book blogging, by the way. :)You have good content, and I wish you the best of luck with your blog!


  2. Thanks! I'll do my best to review the rest of the series as soon as I can!