Hello readers, long time no blog. I’m now back and will be posting new content. First on the list is telling you about my summer reading!
My summer reading consisted of reading all of the Percy Jackson books by Rick Riordan. Yes ALL of them. I read all 5 books in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and the first 3 books in the Heroes of Olympus series- and am anxiously awaiting the fourth installment The House of Hades (coming out October 8th). I first found out about them after watching a non-spoiler review of The Mark of Athena (don’t judge me for skipping, I was curious). I was really intrigued and began the first book, The Lightning Thief within an hour of watching the review. I’ve always been very interested in Greek Mythology and things of that sort so I was completely enthralled to learn that Rick Riordan did his research applied so much of this mythology to the story.
The characters in the first series are all wonderfully developed and relatable in some shape or form. Percy has, without a doubt, rightfully earned a spot in my top three favorite fictional characters of all time thanks to Riordan’s brilliant character development throughout the first and second series. Other characters like Annabeth, Tyson, Percy’s father, Leo, and Piper are great as well. I found myself invested in every character’s story line, which you rarely find in novels.
The plot lines for both series (the plot of the first series leads into the plot of the second series) are so great and well thought out that I was never bored. Did I say how much I love that Riordan incorporated so many small details and stories from Greek mythology because I really, really love it. The author mixed mythology and modern culture perfectly. These books are so different than anything I’ve read before and are definitely some of my favorite books of all time. The latest book (Mark of Athena) ended off on the biggest cliffhanger I have ever read and I can’t wait for the next books to come out!
I am currently reading Medusa’s Gaze and Vampire’s Bite- The Science of Monsters by Matt Kaplan. It’s about the scientific origons of monster mythology in a bunch of different cultures. I’ve been really enjoying it so far, and will post an update once I finish the book!