One of my biggest regrets is not starting these books before watching the two movies that were made. Although, it made imagining the story in my head a little easier. This story exceeded my expectations and I can't wait to tell you about it.
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.
The cover I am showing in my blog post is by far my favourite. I love the background with the hint that Percy is the son of Poseidon before you even get to the blurb. Now, this blurb. Wow, I love how it just throws monsters and myths right at you. It's like it reaches out, grabs your face and bring you into the book.
One aspect of these stories that I loved was they way the Author brought meaning to dyslexia. A very clever idea having it because Percy's brain processes ancient greek instead of english. Percy and his friends are brilliant characters and make you wish you had friends like them.
I love how original this story is and the way it sucks you into the story. Even though it's aimed at younger readers, I think anyone who loves mythology and history would enjoy this book. Percy and Annabeth have to be my favourites, and yes they are the main characters in the story. I love their growth and the way they put their differences aside to work together.
Overall I would recommend to everyone. Just everyone. Go and read this now please.