Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Myth
Percy 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 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 quest 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 absolutely love this book because I love Greek mythology, and adventure. This was recommended to me by a friend because she knew I liked Harry Potter. These books both had some similar elements but the storylines are very different.
I couldn't help but compare this to Harry Potter many times while I was reading this book, but I like this book on its own. The storyline is interesting and fun without being complicated. The characters also acted like their age.
I hate reading books where the characters are either extremely immature are act too old to be realistic. Rick Riordan had nice descriptions so everything was perfectly clear in my head.
Likes: Percy, Annabeth, Grover, Poseidon, etc.
Dislikes: Hades, Medusa, Ares, Athena.