Bookreview Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan

I know. I’m really late with reading this series but I just have to share my thoughts.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians series in general

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This whole series is all exitement. With the Greek mythologie it’s really interesting and I’m absolutly in love with this series and with Percy. The characters are all great and different. I wish I read this series when I was younger, though. You can see it’s written for younger childeren. Despite that, it’s just so amazing and I think that everyone can read it and enjoy it.

The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse—Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena—Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

I was really curious to start this book but I didn’t like that I already watched the movie so I already knew the plot. I Immediatly fell in love with Percy. He loves his mom so much and he would never give up on his friends. Grover is very unsure about himself but ambitious. He has a couple of fears (which is totally normal, we all have) but he dares to face them. Annabeth first really wants to hate Percy because of the relationship between her mom and his dad. But in the end she can’t help it but become friends with Percy. She’s also the kind of character who would do everything for her friends, is very brave and ambitious. The only disadvantage was maybe that it was sometimes a little bit too rushed. But in the end it didn’t really bother.

The Sea of Monsters

The heroic son of Poseidon makes an action-packed comeback in the second must-read installment of Rick Riordan’s amazing young readers series. Starring Percy Jackson, a “half blood” whose mother is human and whose father is the God of the Sea, Riordan’s series combines cliffhanger adventure and Greek mythology lessons that results in true page-turners that get better with each installment. In this episode, The Sea of Monsters, Percy sets out to retrieve the Golden Fleece before his summer camp is destroyed, surpassing the first book’s drama and setting the stage for more thrills to come.

This second book of the series is even better than the first one. We meet this new character, Tyson. I don’t know what to think about him. He’s so brave and sweet (that’s why I love him) but he can be so annoying (that’s why I don’t actually like him).
I think it’s a shame we spent so little time in Camp Half-Blood. I understand that Percy and his friends need to go away on Quests to save the Camp and Grover. I still think it’s a shame. I’d like to spend some more time in Camp Half-Blood. But with the Quests we discover so many new places and I love the Greek myths in the story.
Despite a couple of negative comments I say, I still think it’s a really, really good book and story and I think it will go better and better.

The Titan’s Curse

IT’S NOT EVERYDAY 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 told you it would only get better! In this third book of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series we get to meet Thalia. This daughter of Zeus has come to life again in ‘The Sea of Monsters’. And together with Percy, Annabeth and Gover she goes on adventure. After four chapters I could say I didn’t like her. I understand that she has problemes with her past after all those things she’s been through. She’s very brave but she’s to sure about herself whereby she thinks she’s better than others and is arrogant.
We also meet two new half-bloods, Nico and Bianca di Angelo. This brother and sister think they are orphans and only have each other. Nico is such a sweet boy and so cute, you just have to like him. Bianca is so conciderate and brave. Nico and Bianca love each other very much, but I understand that Biaca needs her own life after taking care for Nico all those years.
Remaining we meet Zoë Nightshade. She’s a Hunter who serves the goddes Artemis with dedicated passion. She isn’t my favourite character but I like her more than Thalia.
Through the whole book I missed Annabeth. Every time when Percy, Grover, Thalia, Zoë and Bianca got into trouble I knew Annabeth would’ve had a plan. She’s the daughter of Athena after all.
All I can say is that it’s a brilliant third book with a lot of action and many new things we discover.

The Battle of the Labyrinth

Percy Jackson isn’t expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse.
In this fourth installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. Even the safe haven of Camp Half-Blood grows more vulnerable by the minute as Kronos’s army prepares to invade its once impenetrable borders. To stop the invasion, Percy and his demigod friends must set out on a quest through the Labyrinth – a sprawling underground world with stunning surprises at every turn.
  

The first thing I thought was amazing, was that this book kept going. Percy and his friends went in and out the Labyrinth the whole time and there was happening so much in this fourth book. I think this is the first book where things went like slower in a way. It wasn’t all rushed.
Rachel, who we already met in ‘The Titan’s Curse’ for a moments, now gets a whole role for her own. As a mortal she can look through the Mist. The thing I like so much about Rachel’s character is that she shows you don’t need to have special powers to do something remarkable. Okay, she can look through the Mist but that’s it. Apart from that she’s just a regular mortal. Her courage is noticeable, though. (Remember that one scene with the plastic blue hairbrush? I’m sure you do when you read the book.)
When I read this book I had for the first time the feeling that the characters really have grown up. For twelve-year-old kids they already experienced a lot but now you can see how they improved, were stronger and had this rare, amazing friendship.
I really didn’t want it to be over!

The Last Olympian

All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of a victory are grim. Kronos’s army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan’s power only grows.
While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it’s up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time.
In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy’s sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.

This was just a flawless book. Like wow!
In this last book from the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series all the remain heroes of Camp Half-Blood must fight the Titans who want to destroy Olympus. Because they all have to fight together we can know more about the other “less important” charachters. I must say: they’re all so brave, each and every single one.
The whole book was exitement and I just couldn’t put it down. The thing I really, really loved about this book is that the romance never took over the
whole story.
This book was a good way to show us that we’re stronger together and that (most) people always have something good inside them. A great end of an amazing series with a little bit of tears. Can’t wait to read Heroes of Olympus.

The whole series was five stars for me. I just fell in love with it. What did you think of the series? Which book was your favourite? I honestly can’t choose. Comment your thoughts below 🙂

Love,

Katniss Potter Booklover xxx

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