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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. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena – Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

~Review~

The first book that I’ve read this year, is probably a book that everyone has read by now but I’m a little bit late to the game. You can say a little bit. Actually, I heard about this book a lot before but never had the intention to read it. But last year my favorite band, BTS, had published an album and one of the songs is Dionysus. I have to say that inspired me to read the book and the series.

I liked this book from the start. What amazed me was world-building. Of course, everyone knows how good Rick Riordian is in this but reading it myself was so great. I often felt like I was there with them and could picture the places they were at.

What I also found amazing, was to see how much the author has explored the subject and knows what he’s doing and writing on top. It wasn’t like he just threw in some details and made the rest out. He really dug deep to learn about all the gods and goddesses which in return makes me want to learn more about them.

My favorite character currently is Annabeth. I love powerful female characters, as you all know. And I feel that, as much as she doesn’t show it, you can see how much she cares about others. It is very subtle but it is there. This opinion might change throughout the series but we shall see. As well as my opinion about Percy; let’s say he wasn’t my favorite character.

If you are like me and didn’t read the series yet, please start. It is quite a quick read but so interesting. If you are starting to get to know Greek mythology, this might be something you want to pick up and give it a go.

Rating: 4,5* out of 5

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