Monday, October 5, 2009

Book Review

So here we have a blog and we randomly update it. So I decided to do a little book review after I read a book. Reading is one of my favorite things. I believe there is a book genre for everyone. Just because I like something, doesn't mean you will. But reading different things can open up new worlds. I find these connections with books, so that when I am reading a space adventure or about a fantasy land, I can find something that calls to me. I pretty much will read anything, but my currant favorite is fantasy. With that said, here is the first book review.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan 392 pages

About the book: Percy is demigod. Only he doesn't know this at first. Strange things always seem to happen to him. Finally, his mom decides to send him to summer camp. Only this is no ordinary summer camp. It is a summer camp filled with other demigods just like him. He soon learns about his real father and all about this other world that is going on right alongside the other one. Zeus Lightening Bolt is stolen and they think Percy took it. So he is sent on a quest to either return it or find it. He will have the help of two companions along the way.

That's all I really want to say about the plot, in case someone wants to read it.

Why I liked it: I love how the author took myths and put them in our world. You get a little history lesson on the greek myths and see how they might be today. Zeus in a powersuit, Ares in black leather. The author did put his own spin on things, but does it in away to make you really believe that Mount Olympis could be on the 600th floor of the Empire State building. I have seen this book series for years now. I don't know what turned me off from picking it up. The cover? The title? Maybe even the plotline? They are making this into a movie, which is what changed my mind. I watch the trailer and thought any movie that cool looking has to be an excellant book, so for my birthday Cory bought me the first book. What can I say? I fell in love, so with the rest of my birthday money I bought the whole set. I can't wait it find out what happenes to Percy next.

I am going to give this book a 4 out of 5 because it is an excellant book but something in the marketing deal caused me to miss out on it for years.

So I highly recommend this book. It's enjoyable and fun for the whole family.

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