Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan, Review – Sigrid

About the books:

  • Author – Rick Riordan (52)
  • Number of Books – 5
  • Written from 2005 – 2009
  • Followed by – The Heroes Of Olympus

The Order Of The Books:

  • The Lightning Thief
  • The Sea Of Monsters
  • The Titan’s Curse
  • The Battle Of The Labyrinth
  • The Last Olympian

 

The ever so famous Percy Jackson series, I finally got to read it. Amber and I recently both finished the series, a few weeks apart from each other. Here’s my opinion of the entire series, if you’re interested in that. There may be a few spoilers, but I will warn for them by using SPOILERLet’s go!

Amber actually was the one who got me started, since she was very, very excited about the series. Did I enjoy it? Most definitely. There were very little parts that I was genuinely bored.  I couldn’t stop reading and I think I finished the entire series in about a month. Yeah…

WHOOPS.

No, but seriously, I read like a dang train. I loved it from the very start, where Percy was still (fairly) young. I really, really like how love is not the main aspect throughout the books, ’cause we’re all getting a little bored of that, aren’t we? But the love and jealousy are definitely there like they should be as a teen. His adventures were exciting and you really want to keep on reading forever. A lot of people think it’s for younger children age 6-10, though and that bothers me. NO.

SPOILER There are loads of people dying and dealing with grieve heavily (Nico) and I think it would definitely be too difficult for that age to understand, but I could be wrong there. SPOILER END. It is written fairly simple, though, but that’s logical since Percy is young himself. I would say it’s for 12- ∞ because we know we will read it until we’re 87, wouldn’t we? I love the relationship between Percy and Annabeth because it is deep and honest. I like that. They’re not just two horny teenagers, like in a lot of other books. Percy feels a lot of emotions, but remains brave and I really love his character for that. I can’t wait to read more about this cutie in The Heroes Of Olympus. I liked Luke’s character in the way of how it’s build up and how it remains. Yes, I do feel sorry for Luke and am a bit weak for him. Amber will kill me for this, but I’m happy with the last choice he made. Truly heroic.

Here’s what I disliked a bit:

In the Battle Of The Labyrinth. I think the monsters were slightly (SLIGHTLY) overkill. It was just a bit too much for me. But it is understandable since they are in the Labyrinth forces rather would not have him in.

For the rest, I can’t think of something that really bugged me. Maybe in the 2nd or 3rd book (I’m not sure) there were quite a few mistakes, but hey, I won’t be too bitchy about that. Maybe it was just the e-book, that’s possible.

I learned a lot about Greek Gods/Goddesses, even the small ones. I’m not sure what to do with my life now that I finished it, honestly.

If you haven’t read the books, please do! Every book has around 200/300/400 pages, but I promise it’s a quick read.

What are your opinions on the series? What did you like, what did you hate? Let me know!

Ba-bye!

Sigrid.