Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

This is not a review per se, more like your truly’s thoughts and feelings about this series.

You can find the Goodreads summary (for the first book) here.

Goodreads rating: 4.19

I cannot believe it took me SO LONG to read these books. They rival Harry Potter in fame and they are so loved by so many people. And now that I have actually read them, I understand the hype wholeheartedly. They really, really deserve all this love and praise. They’re beautifully written, they have a plethora of amazing, lovable characters, who are memorable and who stay with you long after you finish their story.

The series follows the adventures of Percy, demigod, son of Poseidon, as he tries to save the world. Literally. As the root of the books is Greek mythology, it’s a delight to read about the myths some of us grew up with. Riordan did a fantastic job adapting them and making them appealing to the younger generation. These are the kinds of books children should be encouraged to read in school: they’re educational, easy to read, full of relatable characters and written in such a compelling way, that it leaves you wanting more and not being able to put it them down.

I flew through these books. They ebb and flow together very well, they’re accessible and so funny! I found myself laughing out loud several times while reading each book. Despite the funny moments, there are a ton of serious/sad storylines and moments. As a reader, you get attached to the characters almost instantly. Percy is your run-of-the-mill young hero: brash, loyal, capable of doing anything for his friends and family, but he still manages to stand out among other YA protagonists. 

I have nothing but praise for these books. They’re excellent for anyone looking to get into fantasy, looking for a quick, light read. And you can read them and enjoy them at any age, their magic is timeless. Read them and do it now. Don’t wait years to do it, like I did.

Favourite quotes:

“If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.”

“Go on with what your heart tells you, or you will lose all.”

“I said hello to the poodle.”


To everyone who got this far, thank you for reading and have a wonderful day! Also, feel free to share your thoughts, comment or tell me anything :)

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I need more Percy Jackson and the Olympians/The Heroes of Olympus blogs to follow (from my main blog)! ♡ Please reblog this if you post

- Percy Jackson and the Olympians
- The Heroes of Olympus
- The Kane Chronicles
- Any yet-to-be-released Rick Riordan’s books, such as Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard
- Any PJO/HoO ships, (LITERALLY, ANY) although Solangelo is my OTP

so I can check out your blog! ^^ You don’t have to be exclusively PJO/HoO. Thanks! ♡

What if Rick Riordan is actually a demigod? A son of athena, that explains why he is so intelligent. And he was very favored by Zeus and all the other Olympian gods. What if he is the last demigod? And since he is the last, he was tasked to write the adventures behind the Great Prophecy and the Prophecy of Seven. He was told by the gods through a projection what to write and how it did happen. This was done in order for the civilization to stil know the Greek culture. All of it, from the perspective of two plus seven demigods.


percy: so grandma was kidnapped by your great uncle hades after i was taken to chb by a goat boy. i basically passed out and when i woke up, your mom told me “you drool in your sleep” and that kids, is how i met your mother