Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief Review

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

By Rick Riordan

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I love my Greek mythology, so I was bound to enjoy this book. I’m not proud to say that I watched the movie before I read the book, but when the movie came out I was like ‘Awesome! A movie about Demigods, cool’ not realising that there was a book. So I eventually got the series and here we are now.

I enjoyed this book; there could have been more to it, but given that it is aimed to a younger audience it was quite good. The plot and characters were interesting and the fact the it was follows a boy who is “troubled” but thinks nothing much of it, until he finds out that he is a demigod. It was good because you weren’t thrown into an already existing world; you learnt about it at the same pace as the main character.

Due to me having seen the movie first (oops) whenever I picture Percy I see an eighteen year old boy, not a twelve year old and when I picture Annabeth I see a brunette with blue eyes, opposed to her blonde hair and grey eyes. Not that the physical description of the characters is their most important trait, but still…

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Everneath Review

Everneath

By Brodi Ashton

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Where to start… I was really looking forward to this book as it is a retelling of the Persephone tale, but I must say that  I was really disappointed with it. The idea of the story is great, an immortal takes a mortal into the Everneath (Underworld), and then the mortal returns to find their one true love before being taken back down to the Everneath. Except that the “true love” that the mortal girl, Nikki, returns to is so pathetic and annoying that it is infuriating.

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