by Rick Riordan
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.
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Publisher Type: Traditional
My Rating: * * * * *
I always try to read the book before seeing a movie. I find movies ruin the reading experience but I didn't do that in this case, just didn't get around to it. But I love the movie and knew immediately I wanted to read the book. It turns out I love the book more!!! Love it! Love it! Love it!!! It's totally different than the movie, even the who-dun-it is somewhat different ... so I can totally love each independently of the other! Yay! ...the best of both worlds!
I appreciated the "voice" of Percy Jackson, who narrates his own story. I enjoyed experiencing his self-discoveries along with him. I did hate that I knew his heritage from the movie before discovering it the book.
The mystery is age appropriate and well written with no plot holes that I noticed. Each character has a good back story making them very real to me; it was so easy to identify with Percy, Annabeth and Grover. I liked them, cared what happened with them and cheered for them throughout their quest. This was just such a fun adventure with lots of Greek mythology and plenty of modern creativity!!! I am totally stoked to continue on with this series!
I did listen listen to this as an audio book and enjoyed it immensely! The narrator, Jesse Bernstein, does a fabulous job :)
This is a book with a LOT of different covers. The cover I have in my post is my favorite. I enjoy the coloring and the visual strength of the lightning bolt within the title.