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A 17-year old book lover from the Philippines just living a sedentary lifestyle reading books and writing reviews about them that no one reads. 

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Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky #1)
Veronica Rossi
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Book Review: The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan

The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan

I'm not really a fan of Greek literature and that makes me completely ignorant of anything Greek-related. Having no background in it made me hesitate in reading this book. The book's movie adaptation was also another factor of why I wouldn't read it. I knew many fans of the series were disappointed with how the movie turned out but I also know that one should not judge a book based on its movie adaptation. So after a long contemplation, I finally gave in to the hype. 

I found The Lightning Thief's concept of the Greek Gods still being alive these days, associating themselves with mortals, unique and original. I really liked the idea of them falling in love and eventually spawning Half-Bloods with humans. The blending of ancient greek mythology and the modern world made the book more relatable and exciting to read. I really found myself curious and really invested with the book. I became more interested in understanding all the other greek terminologies that I was confused and unaware of before.

All-in-all it was an engaging read. It was only moderately action-packed and I was really expecting for the adventures to be more thrilling but I could settle with the mediocre. Besides, the book's humour and sarcasm were enough compensation for the average thrills. 

Some lines that really made me laugh:


Grover didn't say anything for awhile. Then, when I thought he was going to give me some deep philosophical comment to make me feel better, he said, "Can I have your apple?”


He was slumped over, blood trickling from the side of his mouth. I shook his furry hip, thinking, "No! Even if you are half barnyard animal, you're my best friend and I don't want you to die!” 


Hmm.. I'm now sensing a budding attraction between me and more of Rick Riordan's books. I'm excited for The Sea of Monsters!