Friday, November 2, 2012

REVIEW: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school... again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus' master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus' stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.
Percy Jackson is a fantastic book, and a must read. You'll be surprised.

The Romance:
1     2     3     4     5
This scale is going to be a bit weird. 1 will show the lowest and 5 will be the highest as usual. But this will be how much it pops up. There probably is rarely ever going to be a 5, but a 3 will pretty much be expected for all the books I read.

This is an anti-romance book, but if you read into the further books, you might be able to see something. Since this book focuses mainly on the action and adventure, it makes sense to leave it as a non-romance book. So for those Romance Fans and Forever Alone this probably will go well with your taste of books.

The Action/ The Adventure:
1     2     3     4     5
The Action scale is pretty obvious, how much action there is. If the action is good or if the action is bad, I'll tell you in my summary below. An expected rating is around 4 as I tend to read action and adventure books. 

This book is the perfect book for those of you who are looking for an action-packed adventure book. It entertains you and fills all of your needs. This is an epic book, and a must read.

The Speed:
1     2     3     4     5
The Speed scale tells you how fast the story goes. For example, if the introduction is boring and the whole book is going at snail pace, it'll probably be a ranking of 1.

This is a fast-paced book. It goes straight into the action and pretty much never stops. Those of you who are not patient at all, or don't have a long have a long attention span, this book is prefect for you. The Lightning Thief is the edge-of-your seat, read-as-fast-as-humanly-possible type of book, and I'm sure you'll love it.

The Plot/ The Perspective/ The Storytelling:
1     2     3     4     5
This isn't based how much of something shows up as the book progresses, its based on the quality of the plot. Sometimes the plot is just unentertaining while others are the on-the-end-of-your-seat. This is probably the scale that you should pay the most attention to.

The perspective of this book is from Percy Jackson and his storytelling skills are fantastic. Rick Riordan  has created a funny character that perfectly matches with the plot of the story. The plot of the story is great, and is the type that I love: The perfect plot twist.

The End:
1     2     3     4     5
This is going to be a limited scale as I don't want to spoil it. I promise I won't reveal any secrets, but if you want it to be a surprise,  STOP READING.

This has a good wrap up, and says that there is going to be another book. Those types of endings aren't in my favorites and that's pretty much the only reason I gave it a 4. 

The Summary:
Percy Jackson is a great character with a funny sense of humor. The plot is excellent. The end doesn't end in a cliffhanger. This is a perfect book for people who love their adventure and action book. This is a mind-blowingly epic book, and I definitely recommend it. 
*It's in the Hall Of Fame

Final Rank: 
1     2     3     4     5

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