Review: The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan

MY ⭐️ RATING: 4.5/5

FORMAT: Kindle Whispersync


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.


Since I hated reading when I was younger I missed out on reading this as a young teen, but with the news of the Disney+ series coming, I knew it was time that I started this series. After doing some digging, I found out that Riordan did not like the original movies that were made, going far enough to say that they were “my life’s work going through a meat grinder.” After I finished this, I went to Disney+ to watch The Lightning Thief, and what I found out is that there are quite a few changes, some more drastic than others that Christopher Columbus and his writing team had made that I will agree with Mr. Riordan about now that I have read this book, thankfully a new show will revive his story and tell it better.

“What horrible things would you have to do in your life to get woven into Hades’s underwear?”

Admittedly I went into this a bit skeptical since I am 36 and it is YA, but this is a very fun, light-hearted story and has quite a bit of humor. Plus, give me anything that has Greek Mythos in it and I’m basically in heaven, so this was definitely up my alley even if it made directed for a younger audience. I do regret my hate for reading at a young age for me to have to find this later on in life, but I’m glad I finally read it and I can’t wait to see how the other books in this series unfold.

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