Monday, June 13, 2011

The Titan's Curse Book Review

Hi guys,
This week has been great, I went to Carowinds Saturday, and haven't really done anything the rest of the week. I read some in The Secret Circle (Love It!) and Darkly Dreaming Dexter (REALLY REALLY LOVE IT!) which I can't wait to review for you guys soon. The book review for this week though, is the third book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, The Titan's Curse (*which is my personal favorite of the series) Here is the summary from the front flap:

When the goddess Artemis goes missing, she is believed to have been kidnapped.And now it's up to Percy and his friends to find out what happened. Who is powerful enough to kidnap a goddess? They must find Artemis before the winter solstice, when her influence on the Olympian Council could swing an important vote on the war with the titans. Not only that, but first Percy will have to solve the mystery of a rare monster that Artemis was hunting when she disappeared -- a monster rumored to be so powerful it could destroy Olympus forever.

My first impression of this book was great, I loved how it had a Pegasus on the front, which just so happened to be Black Jack, which is Percy's black Pegasus. I loved this book, it was full of action, adventure, romance, mystery, and basically anything else that makes a great Young Adult books. I give it 4/5 stars, just because it was a little too childish for me. This was the first book in the series that had someone important die in it. I loved that first death, it showed Riordan wasn't afraid to kill a character anymore. I loved being in that suspense of not-knowing who would die next. Next week is the book review of the fourth book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the Battle of the Labyrinth. Check this series out at your local bookstore/library/etc. Also don't forget to look up the books I mentioned earlier in this post as well.

Monday, June 6, 2011

The Sea of Monsters Book Review

Hi Guys,
This is the last week of school for me. Thank God! The Book Review for this week is The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan, which is the second book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympian series. This was a short book so it will be a short review. Here is the Summary from the back of the book:

After a summer spent trying to prevent a catastrophic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson is finding his seventh-grade school year unnervingly quiet. His biggest problem is dealing with his new friend, Tyson, a six-foot-three, mentally challenged homeless kid who follows Percy everywhere, making it hard for Percy to have any normal friends. But things don't stay quiet for long.

Percy soon discovers there is trouble at Camp Half-Blood: the magical borders that protect Half-Blood Hill have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and the only safe haven for demigods is on the verge of being overrun by mythological monsters. To save the camp, Percy needs the help of his best friend, Grover, who has been taken prisoner on an island somewhere in the Sea of Monsters, the dangerous waters Greek heroes have sailed for millennia. Only today, the Sea of Monsters goes by a new name: The Bermuda Triangle.

Together with his friends, Percy must retrieve the Golden Fleece from the Island of the Cyclopes or Camp Half-Blood will be destroyed. But first, Percy will learn a stunning new secret about his family, one that makes him question whether being claimed as Poseidon's son is an honor or simply a cruel joke.

My first impression of this book was good, I actually read this book before the Lightning Thief not knowing it was a sequel. I liked the cover, the eye on the cover was very eye-catching. Having read the Odyssey, I recognized a lot of parts from that epic poem in this story. Some examples are the sirens, the cyclops, Scylla and Charybdis, and Circe. I like when I can relate two stories, especially with them being so alike. I give this book a 4/5 stars, just because it was a little too short and childish for me, but overall a fantastic book. Next week I will be doing a book review on the Titans Curse by Rick Riordan, my favorite book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Check this book out as well as the whole series by Rick Riordan.

(There is not a trailer for this book, Sorry!)