The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief❄ The Lightning Thief kindle Epub ❦ Author Rick Riordan – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found herePercy 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 w Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found herePercy 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 The Lightning eBook á 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 uest 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. I'm slightly ashamed to say that I watched the movie before I read the book But I'm even ashamed that I watched the movie only to experience the hotness that is Logan LermanBut come on Someone tell me that this is not hotReally What did I tell you? I do imagine that you probably won't read the rest of the review anf just stare at this gif instead but that's no reason not to like my review DBut I really have to thank Logan I really do Because without his unfreakingbelieveable hotness I wouldn't have watched the movie and I would've never read the awesomeness of The Lightning Thief Yes I loved the book I've always taken an interest in Greek Mythology and I thought Rick Riordan's take on it was very uniue and unlike anything I've read before I absolutely loved Camp Halfblood Well it sure seemed better than the budget summer camps I've been to RR seriously out did himself with writing the camp I could imagine everything vividly and I like to think that I know the camp from back to front The cabins would have to be my favourite feature of the camp though If only they were like that in the camps I've been to Percy What can I say? The guy has amazing underwater powers is kick ass and is a demigod He's super loyal to his friends and family is brave and has the looks this is the part when you look at the gif of Logan Lerman again ;D And he can make me laugh Come on You have to give a guy who make you laugh some credit In short the guy's the full package Another thing I loved were the other characters Especially Annabeth who looks like Cinderella in Percy's words am I right? I don't have the book on me sorry Stupid library fines And I'm expecting something to develop between her and Percy if you know what I meanSo yeah I loved the book it was exciting fast paced and humorous Just one thing though I'm kind of pissed that they didn't have cabins in the movie Or Clarisse Or the Oracle Though it's hardly RR's fault I just had to get it out there A WritingA PlotA CharactersA MONSTERSI thoroughly enjoyed this book I wish I hadn't watched the movie before reading it because I felt like that ruined a bit of enjoyment of this book for me but for the most part I had such a fun time reading this book and I'm looking forward to continuing on with the series alright maybe y'all have a point A 82% | Very Good Notes It’s sugar and caffeine a dulcet pop sonnet moved by rhyming couplets of worldbuilding and perilous confrontation When I was about halfway through this book I started making a list of its similarities to Harry Potter Here is a sampling from that list1 There are three young heroes a brainy girl AnnabethHermione a funny screw up type GroverRon and a somewhat troubled but very brave lead HarryPercy2 People freak when the HarryPercy character says the name of a powerful character 3 The main bad guy KronosVoldemort is seeking to return to his former power but most people are totally in denial of that happening4 The heroes train at a school that divides its students according to their character Chiron the head trainer of the camp euals Dumbledore5 ChironDumbledore knows a prophecy about PercyHarry but won't tell PercyHarry what it is exactly6 PercyHarry has a gross stepfather named Smelly Gabe who protects him during his childhood so Smelly Gabe obviously euals the Dursleys 7 HarryPercy can talk to a certain animal because of his special gifts Harry could talk to snakes Percy can talk to horses 8 Riordan's three young heroes face down a three headed dog at the end of their big uest which if I'm not mistaken is exactly what happens in HP1 granted the three headed dog is straight out of Greek mythology so I should cut Riordan some slack on this oneI could go on and on and on which would be fun for me but I won't Instead I'll shock you by saying that I totally loved this completely derivative book It's super fun and fast moving and the fact that it's kind of a HP rip off actually makes me like it God I loved Harry Potter The Lighting Thief is like methadone That might be what I said about the The Amulet of Samarkand but it's true here I can't wait to read the second one Chiron looked surprised “I thought that would be obvious enough The entrance to the Underworld is in Los Angeles” As someone who has worked in Los Angeles I can tell you that this is completely accurateWhile Harry Potter was spending his summers at the Dursleys Percy Jackson attended Camp Half Blood This book has done the impossible it has redeemed the name of PercyYes that's right that snot faced lily livered waste of air of the very same name from the Harry Potter universe That name is now relegated to the ranks of acceptable because of my love for this bookPerseus Percy Jackson is the kind of kid with whom you can't help sympathizing He is the type that's born under a dark star because inevitably wherever he goes whatever he does however good his intentions he can't help but fuck everything up Everything that can does and will go wrong A simple field trip can turn into a disaster in secondsJay Z's got 99 problems Percy might have He nearly flunks all his classes he's got dyslexia he's got ADHD and then there's Nancy Bobofit Nancy Bobofit appeared in front of me with her ugly friends—I guess she’d gotten tired of stealing from the tourists—and dumped her half eaten lunch in Grover’s lap“Oops” She grinned at me with her crooked teeth Her freckles were orange as if somebody had spray painted her face with liuid Cheetos Nancy Bobofit is not a major character in the book I have to mention her because her character resounded with me I had my own Nancy Bobofit back in grade school only her name is Mimi Nearly 2 decades later the memory of her horrible face still makes me shudder But I digressAs if the bullies aren't bad enough his dad is a no show his stepfather is LITERALLY named Ugli and there are crones foretelling Percy's death as well as a minotaur chasing his ass around AND NOBODY'S TELLING HIM A SINGLE FUCKING THING What's with all the secrecy man?As it turned out Percy is whispers special He is a half blood meaning one of his parents is a Greek deity He gets sent to Camp Half Blood with roughly 100 other kids like himIt's a freaky place for a kid who's known nothing but relative normalcy his entire life All of a sudden he's playing Pinochle with a Greek God Dionysus what a drunk his best friend Grover turns out to be a satyr and the gorgeous blond girl who rescues him thinks he's a doofus and she keeps calling him seaweed brainTo be fair Percy had it coming He is kind of a seaweed brain Another time Athena and Poseidon competed to be the patron god for the city of Athens Your dad created some stupid saltwater spring for his gift My mom created the olive tree The people saw that her gift was better so they named the city after her”“They must really like olives”“Oh forget it”“Now if she’d invented pizza—that I could understand”“I said forget it” Not your best moment PercyAs it turned out Percy IS special His dad is one of the Big Three gods Which kind of sucks because that's not supposed to happen “About sixty years ago after World War II the Big Three agreed they wouldn’t sire any heroes Their children were just too powerful A lot of people would think it was pretty cool to have such a powerful dadnot really Now that I was declared a son of one of the Big Three gods who weren’t supposed to have kids I figured it was a crime for me just to be alive Not only does Percy have to struggle to fit in at Camp Half Blood but there's some shit going on in Mount Olympus The gods are fighting again when are they not During the winter solstice at the last council of the gods Zeus and Poseidon had an argument The usual nonsense ‘Mother Rhea always liked you best’ ‘Air disasters are spectacular than sea disasters’ et cetera and conseuently like a brother playing a prank on his younger siblings someone's stuff was stolen And Zeus thinks that his bro Poseidon put Percy up to itOf course blame the poor kid Now Percy is shit out of luck YET AGAIN and he's got no choice but to go on this huge stupid uest into the underworld Los Angeles ha to clear his nameHe's not alone he's accompanied by the snarky gorgeous fiercely competent Annabeth she of the seaweed brain name calling as well as the most incompetent satyr that ever lived In his pocket was a set of reed pipes his daddy goat had carved for him even though he only knew two songs Mozart’s Piano Concerto no 12 and Hilary Duff’s “So Yesterday” both of which sounded pretty bad on reed pipes It's going to be a loooooooong trip to the UnderworldThe Setting THIS THIS IS HOW YOU DO GREEK MYTHOLOGY I am a Greek mythology buff I FUCKING LOVED THIS BOOK This book is just absolutely fucking perfect in every way when it comes to rewriting and reinterpreting the Greek pantheon It is so hilariously awesomely irreverent but completely fitting The gods are reimagined but they stay true to their true nature and the myths are retold in a cheeky flippant manner that had me giggling my ass off This book is so fantastically snarky to the Greek gods Everything is incredibly well explained to a lay audience like how the Greek gods can't seem to keep it in their pants Annabeth nodded “Your father isn’t dead Percy He’s one of the Olympians”“That’scrazy”“Is it? What’s the most common thing gods did in the old stories? They ran around falling in love with humans and having kids with them Do you think they’ve changed their habits in the last few millennia?” And apparently the habit runs true for both male and female goddesses “What? You assume it has to be a male god who finds a human female attractive? How sexist is that?” The existence of Greek gods and goddesses themselves are well explained and believable “Come now Percy What you call ‘Western civilization’ Do you think it’s just an abstract concept? No it’s a living force A collective consciousness that has burned bright for thousands of years The gods are part of itDid the West die? The gods simply moved to Germany to France to Spain for a while Wherever the flame was brightest the gods were there They spent several centuries in England All you need to do is look at the architecture People do not forget the gods I had my doubts about the execution of the premise of Greek mythology and all my doubts have been destroyed his book does great justice to the Greek gods it is the most faithful rendition than I have ever readThe Characters Yes Percy is a special snowflake but HELL I LOVED THE LITTLE SHIT He's got a special destiny He is a special child I DON'T CARE Percy is such a sympathetic character and although he won't be replacing Harry Potter in my heart any time soon there is a special spot for him He can give up pretty fast He's kind of a wimp but you know finding out that you're a hald blooded demigod is kind of a big deal and I understand his attitude of GET ME THE FUCK OUT OF HERE I didn’t know what else to do I waved back“Don’t encourage them” Annabeth warned “Naiads are terrible flirts”“Naiads” I repeated feeling completely overwhelmed “That’s it I want to go home now” He doesn't really want to do anything big He's pretty stupid sometimes Auntie Em geez he's not exactly heroic He only does the heroic shit when there are no other options “All right” I said “It’s better than being turned into a dolphin” I loved Annabeth she is all I could want from a female supporting character I can't say that I'm fond of Groverbut I can't help feeling that we'll be seeing of him in the future “But a uest to ” Grover swallowed “I mean couldn’t the master bolt be in some place like Maine? Maine’s very nice this time of year” Overall a fantastic book A good middle grade book makes you feel like a child again and this book did just the trick I found myself giggling throughout the book and an hour after reading it there's still a smile on my face that can't be wiped off Were you a bit weird in school? Or are you still in school and think you're kinda weird? I mean everyone is weird but you know that I mean Maybe you didn't fit in maybe people thought you were a bit of a loser Maybe you had learning difficulties were a target for bullies got into trouble a lot maybe it seemed like your teachers just didn't like you Maybe you sucked at reading and were even diagnosed with dyslexia Or ADHDWell don't worry Truth is you're actually most likely a child of the gods with secret powers that enable you to zap those bullies and fulfill your true destiny Screw school you've got bigger things to deal with anyway Lol this book is amazing My only regret is that I didn't have it when I was twelve years old because I would have read this until it was falling apart in my hands Every insecure kid so basically every kid should read The Lightning Thief I would want my hypothetical kids of the future to read this book It's the ultimate childhood fantasy discovering that everything people labelled as weird or negative about you is actually caused by your secret awesomeness Pretty perfect message if you ask me I know I know this is plain old childhood wish fulfillment at its finest But who cares? The best kids books are all about wish fulfillment to some extent and it's not like Percy Jackson doesn't have his fair share of enemies and heartache It's the same idea that we all loved to buy into The orphaned and neglected Harry Potter discovering he is a wizard The nerdy loser ish Peter Parker developing special abilities and becoming Spiderman Children in the middle of WWII discovering a secret world through a wardrobe door in which they reign as royalty Percy Jackson finding out he is the son of a god and has his own super powers On top of the powerful message this is a fast paced exciting fantasy story full of friendships Greek mythology magic mystery bad guys and girls and constant adventure I enjoyed it now despite me being a good ten years older than the target audience I would have enjoyed it even ten years ago You should definitely go read this Then when you're done give it to a kid to read tooBlog | Leafmarks | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr Annabeth calls Percy a wild animalme 🥺🥺 romance 🥺🥺——————DISNEY ADAPTATION THE GAYS WON WE WONif you think I am handling this well I absolutely am not——————all right who’s going to step up and convince me not to reread this for the sixth time somebody’s gotta do it and it’s not me——————yeah I’ve read this five times and want to reread it again what about it——————I’m crying I love this book and series so much my parents taught me how to read just so I could read this book I can die happy now I have no other reason to exist than to read this book I don't care if this is middle grade literature I am starting this soon Believe it or not but this was actually my first Rick Riordan book ANDI really enjoyed it lolThis was such an epic adventure and I loved the countless hints and references to Greek Mythology XD Rick Riordan’s approach definitely was a than just funny one and I couldn’t help but had to laugh out loud whenever Percy opened his mouth I swear that young boy is the embodiment of sass and the I read about him the I got attached to this awesome boy 3 I want to adopt Perseus and if Poseidon doesn’t want him it’s his own fault XD After reading the first book I don’t really feel a connection to Annabeth but maybe this is going to change? She seemed to be an interesting character and I liked their easy banter altogether she was just too reserved for my taste though which is pretty sad because I’m than just certain that she’s actually a very cool girl On a side note I really loved that she gave Percy the nickname “Seaweed Brain” lol I’m fairly certain it could have been worse ; PAnd Grover? Well I guess I liked Grover as well His habit to eat tin cans was a little unsettling but hey I’m not going to judge him for his rather uestionable diet XD After all his heart is in the right place and when it comes down to it this is everything that counts ; P I just hope he’ll survive his personal uest and I can’t help but wonder if we’re going to see him in one of the next books Since my jump on the “Percy Jackson” train seems to be than just a little delayed I finally decided to leave it at that I guess there is really nothing I could write or say that hasn’t been said already I mean there are actually 55567 reviews on goodreads Yes I looked it up ; P So yeah I guess that says it all XDIf you haven’t had the pleasure to read the book yet I recommend you to do the following thoughGet a copy of “The Lightning Thief” snuggle into your soft and comfy bed ignore the bad autumn weather and enjoy the freaky ride ; P

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  • 375 pages
  • The Lightning Thief
  • Rick Riordan
  • English
  • 01 May 2016
  • 9780786838653