Monday, December 15, 2014
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
The Lightning Thief is a middle grade, young adult book. It's an amusing and engaging story that gives a modern reinterpretation of Greek mythology.
I reread this book following along with the charming and insightful blog series, Michael Reads Percy Jackson, written by Michael G. Munz. It was fun to revisit the story and get a different perspective on the book chapter by chapter.
Reading the story at a slower pace made me appreciate how each chapter is its own self contained adventure. The humor, action, and pacing kept me engaged and made me want to continue reading.
I loved the story's incorporation of Greek mythology. The story gives it modern twist along with a reimagined portrayal of mythical entities. I liked that it also included references to the original lore and explained relevant myths for those unfamiliar with them.
I've come to adore the characters over the course of the series so it was fun to be reintroduced to them. The world building is fantastic and I liked that the characters were able to visit a number of different settings. The magic system is fun and interesting. I liked how it gave the story more depth and enhanced every fantastical adventure.
The Lightning Thief is a fun and engaging story that introduces a wonderful young adult series.