Wednesday, July 16, 2014

6 Reasons Why I Love Percy Jackson and the Olympians

1. The mythology in these books are incredibly weaves into the current world. I absolutely love that locations in the mythology are found in different parts of the country.

2.  These books have the good old fashion epic adventure feel that greek mythology has only it's set in modern day and the hero is a sarcastic teenage boy.  There's nothing like a good quest with commentary by a hero who is also trying navigate teenagedom.

3. Among all of the characters, which there are quite a few, there is no one I like more than Tyson.  I love his enthusiasm and his energy and dedication to family and friends. He may have started out somewhat hopeless but he grew into himself. Plus I love how much he loves Percy. 

4. Not only do we meet a crew of incredible Demi-gods but we also get to meet gods in their natural habitats.  How they've adapted to life in America is quite hysterical at times, but always incredibly clever. 

5. The villains are worthy opponents. Sometimes in books it's clear that the main characters will overcome because the antagonist is weak but the ones in these books are worthy of a good fight. 

6. Annabeth and Pery were a long time coming, but I loved that they weren't pushed together. They got to develop as characters individually and together as friends. Later, we got to see Percy agonize over his feelings for her and his confusion of the female gender together.


  1. I agree! I love Percy Jackson! I'm curious as to your thoughts on the movies. I personally did not like them. I thought that while the second was, in my opinion, better than the first, they were not very well done or true to the story.

    1. I saw the first movie before I read to books and I liked it, I mean it wasn't the best movie I ever saw, but I thought it was kind of a cool concept. Then I read all the books and rewatched it and didn't like it as well. I saw the second one in theaters and thought it was much better than the first. I'm decently good at separating books from their movies, and because of that I thought they were decent movies. I enjoyed watching them, even though there were gross differences. :) I'm glad you love Percy Jackson!

    2. Good point! I think I'd like the movies better if I saw them without reading the books. Thanks! I am super excited for the new Rick Riordan book coming out soon!