Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school... again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus' master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.
Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus' stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.
- The story flowed pretty well, there was some world-building, action and adventure.
- Greek mythology is such an interesting subject, so it was fun to see how the characters were created within the Percy Jackson world.
- Percy was well done, I thought he sounded like the typical 12 year old boy.
- I liked the side characters, the teachers at the school, Percy’s mother and Gabe. I thought they were well-written and added depth to the story.
- I might not have been in the best mood for this book, or it was maybe was a lower reading level than I normally read, but I was kinda bored sometimes. I was missing some of the depth and world-building I have come to expect from stories like this.
- I really thought it was odd that the main characters were illegitimate children of the gods, who apparently go around and impregnate every human they can get their hands on. Just off to me.