So I watched this movie and although I was extremely underwhelmed by the movie, I thought that the underlying story was interesting enough that the book might be a good read.
I remember always seeing these books and thinking I should read them, well when I won an Amazon giftcard in a Mommypotamus giveaway, I decided oh what the heck. I’ll buy the first one.
and…. I liked it!
Think Harry Potter meets Greek Mythology.
The basic premise is a young kid – ADHD, Dyslexic, always getting into trouble – is almost eaten by his Math teacher who happens to be a demon from the Underworld. He soon discovers that his dad is actual Poisden (you know those gods just love to hook up with mortal women) and goes on an adventure unlike any other.
Here is the official Amazon excerpt:
Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school…again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.
Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus’s 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.
This is the first of 5 books in a series.
I totally recommend them!
4 out of 5 stars