I’ve lived the Percy Jackson craze, albeit a passively. Some of my friends go crazy every time a new Percy Jackson book comes out, and I must admit that it can get boring if you aren’t a part of the fandom.
What primarily set me off about not giving it a try (yet) is the fact that the series has TONS of books.
And whenever my friends asked me if I would read it (because if I did they wouldn’t want to be the ones giving me spoilers), I said, “Maybe”. So, they held their tongues. And then, Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods came out.
And they just couldn’t keep their mouths shut. But they couldn’t possibly narrate the entire book to me, because the original narration is infinitely better. Finally, I gave in and read the book, betting on the knowledge that I wouldn’t have to read any other of the books to understand it.
It did not disappoint.
The main reason I enjoyed it so much was the way Percy narrates it. The Humor thrown in, the not-so-much exaggerations. And his complete dislike for Zeus (so much so that he put the Grrek god siblings in the order they were born, not the order in which they came out of Kronos’ gut). I shall refrain from picking favourites, because I read this alomst an entire year ago, and when I try to remember, I remember a bunch of incidents. Of course, my favourite love story would be Persephone and Hades’ (much to Demeter’s chagrin).
I’ve lived the Percy Jackson craze, albeit passively. In the meantime, I’ve read other books by Uncle Rick, not to mention I would LOVE to hear Percy’s voice again. So this time, I just might live it actively.