Saturday, 4 April 2015

Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan

'If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.'

This is the new UK version of the Percy Jackson series. I don't really like it, I prefer the older version. Luckily I do have the old version!

Wise words from a wise author. From when Rick Riordan's first book, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief hit the bookshelves, we have never experienced such a huge phenomenon of fandoms across the world. I'm not going to stop there. Why is Percy so good? Well, let me tell you; are you ready to convert from Harry Potter?

Percy is based in the modern times, but of course, it has an extraordinary twist to the tale. There are Greek Gods (yes! meaning Zeus and Hades!) and Percy is right at the centre. He's a demigod. I hear you say, what does that mean? Well, it is only a person who has the DNA of both a god and a human. Wow! (I know now your checking if you're one yourself)

Unfortunately, species such as demigods have a very unlikely chance that they do exist. They're mythical creatures. But it doesn't that you can't stop dreaming!

This is one of the amazing things about this series, because it has roots which are based upon Greek Mythology, it really challenges what you know -- also gives a little bit more knowledge for that brilliant brain of yours!

The series is split up into five parts. All focusing upon something unique in their own right. The titles are: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief; Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters; Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse; Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth and finally, Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian.

Most of us have already seen both of the film adaptations. In my opinion, the first one is not bad. But the second one? Don't get me started, it is the worst. Probably of all film adaptations. Whoever says that it is great, and has read the book is lying. If you haven't, you don't understand the concept of the whole series.

Rick Riordan has also continued in this universe, with the Heroes of Olympus series, which you would be a fool to not check out!

Percy Jackson will always be in my heart, it made me first want to read more than anything else.

My Rating: ****


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