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BOOK REVIEW: PERCY JACKSON’S GREEK HEROES BY RICK RIORDAN

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Genre: Greek Mythology, Fantasy, Middle Grade

Pages: 416 pages

Published: August 18th 2015 by Disney Hyperion Books

My Rating: IMG_0378

Synopsis:

Who cut off Medusa’s head? Who was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus? It takes a demigod to know, and Percy Jackson can fill you in on the all the daring deeds of Perseus, Atalanta, Bellerophon, and the rest of the major Greek heroes.

Told in the funny, irreverent style readers have come to expect from Percy, ( I’ve had some bad experiences in my time, but the heroes I’m going to tell you about were the original old school hard luck cases. They boldly screwed up where no one had screwed up before. . .) and enhanced with vibrant artwork by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco, this story collection will become the new must-have classic for Rick Riordan’s legions of devoted fans–and for anyone who needs a hero. So get your flaming spear. Put on your lion skin cape. Polish your shield and make sure you’ve got arrows in your quiver. We’re going back about four thousand years to decapitate monsters, save some kingdoms, shoot a few gods in the butt, raid the Underworld, and steal loot from evil people. Then, for dessert, we’ll die painful tragic deaths. Ready? Sweet. Let’s do this.

MY THOUGHTS:

Another amazing book written by Rick Riordan! This book follows Percy Jackson’s retelling of stories about Greek Heroes; Perseus, Atalanta, Hercules, Psyche, Theseus and many more. It was fast paced and I just flew through the pages, every story is told in a very humorous way. Never a dull moment to be honest, I was just laughing the whole time, it was fun to read. Rick Riordan gave the stories a modern touch and I should say that he has done a great job, AGAIN!

Favorite stories:

  • Psyche Ninjas A Box Of Beauty Cream
  • Theseus Slays The Mighty – Oh, Look! A Bunny Rabbit
  • Orpheus Takes A Solo
  • Hercules Does Twelve Stupid Things

The book was about twelve Greek Heroes who had a little luck on there side, why? Because their demigods. If you haven’t read any works by R. Riordan then you’re lucky because you have no idea.  Every story was loaded with amazingly written quests and adventures, and you will know how crazy the gods are. Especially HERA! *hides in Tartarus* It’s also very informative, if you love Greek Mythology as much as I do then this book is for you. Even if you’re not into mythology I think you will be hooked with the authors writing style. This book has welcomed me to a world where I can clearly visualize Greece way back eons ago, that’s what I loved about it.

FAVORITE OTP:

  • Eros and Psyche
  • Orpheus and Eurydice
  • Cyrene and Apollo

Ah yes, my favorite couples! Let me tell you their love story was quite moving and cute, let’s just say that it didn’t end in a way that every love story should end, you know (wedding bells ringing). If you’re a hero, you’re kinda glued to your responsibility being a hero, so being faithful was not on their priority list… But it was romantic while it lasted.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

It’s now one of my favorite books of all time, very well-written. The writing style was exquisitely done, the characters was amazing and don’t forget the artwork of John Rocco which was on point.

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Perseus defeats a sea monster with the head of Medusa, saving Andromeda

And oh let me thank Percy for narrating this novel, good job seaweed brain. I hope you receive you one year supply of pizza and blue jellybeans as soon as possible. The author never fails to amaze me with his novels. I definitely recommend this book to everyone! READ IT OR YOU SHALL PERISH *insert Hera’s evil voice*

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