Sunday, August 31, 2014

And I thought the Force of Vacuums Would Never Apply to Percy Jackson Part 2

(Scroll down to the post below to see part 1 of the two part post)
Me: Goodreads, why are your summaries so long?
Goodreads: All to make your posts better, my dear.

Anyway, Percy Jackson and the Olympians started my book reading eternal kick, so without Percy Jackson and Rick Riordan, this blog would be nonexistent. So thanks, Rick! I would be miserable without your books!

The Book:
**** Four Stars
The Lightning Thief is one of my favorite books, but this is only the first book in the five book series. It gets better with each book, and I think the awesomeness peak is at The Battle of The Labyrinth. The beginning is awesome, and Percy is just telling us not to read the book. And I'm like, I feel something stirring inside me. I am SO reading this. So, I suggest, whether you feel something stirring inside or not, read this book.

The Movie:
** Two Stars
Now you have probably noticed that the movie is half the score of the book. The movie has a similar plot, hint the word similar. Percy's mom was taken by the minotuar. In the movie, Percy escapes camp to rescue his mom from the clutches of Hades, and that happens in the book too, but Percy is given a prophecy and is guided out of camp with Chiron and his two companions, Grover Underwood and Annabeth Chase. The movie takes you through a cross country trip to find three pearls, but in the book, the pearls are given to Percy in Santa Monica by a nereid. I suggest reading the book before you watch the movie, and as much as the movie is different from the book, I still love the movie and have watched it a total times of eight. (I know all the lines, and can recite my favorite part)

My favorite part you ask?
Annabeth: "My mother is the goddess of wisdom and battle strategy. Do you know what that means? I never lose."
Percy: "And I always lose. Maybe we're both wrong."
This point I'm like, Percy, kick some Athena butt!
See you next week for a new book that has been created by an author that also has awesomesauce in his pantry.


  1. I've read the Lightning Thief twice. Strangely, I didn't like it the first time, but now I'm actually quite a big fan. Thanks for the review!

  2. Wow! On my first read of this I went total fan girl. Don't judge. I couldn't help myself!