QBD Reviews: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

9780141346809Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief introduces us to the world of Percy Jackson. Here, the gods of Olympus exist, along with all the monsters of Greek mythology and the offspring of the gods and mortals. These are demi-gods (or heroes).

Follow the 12-year old boy, Percy Jackson, who has been diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia. Known as a problem child, he has been kicked out of nearly a school a year, with this current school being his 6th in 6 years. Everything changes one night when he and his mum are attacked by a Minotaur. Join Percy as he discovers his true parentage, uncover monsters and myth that have entered Western society, and uncover just who it is that is slowly rising from the Pits of Tartarus. Who is it that is getting ready to overthrow Olympus?

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is an incredible book. It is a simple and short read and yet it incorporates everything from Greek mythology, namely tragedies and monsters. Rick Riordan has weaved a myth masterpiece in this novel. Highly recommend for all lovers of fantasy and of mythology, as well as those who enjoyed Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is a shocking start to this mythical series.