Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult, Mythology
I might be bias, but I do really like this book. Not only was I (1) a big fan of Greek Mythologies, (2) a big fan of Percy Jackson (the person and the series), (3) this book also works like magic (figuratively speaking, please don’t take it literally).
I did mention somewhere on my tumblr that I find this a very good book to be read for primary school kids; take your pick, bedtime stories moment or they can just read it for themselves. Think about it this way, not only that you are instilling a good habit early on in a child’s life by introducing a book, you actually taught them about Greek mythologies also.
For those who consider themselves as an expert on Greek mythologies, you might find yourself rolling your eyes while reading this book; maybe because of how some of the gods and goddesses were being portrayed, but don’t take this too seriously, this was suppose to be written by a young adult male who are famous for his sarcasm, supposedly it’s going to sound a bit bratty, not to mention that these are the gods and goddesses from the Percy Jackson and The Heroes of Olympus’ realm.
I do really like Percy’s voice in this book rather than when he was in his own series, assuming that this book was written after the series has ended, showing that in some way Percy has grown up without losing his sarcasm and joking aside.
HUGE points for this book, for also reminding youngsters about the use of drugs, drinking alcohol, and raising awareness about sexual harassment! I applaud Mr Riordan for being attentive enough to raise these awareness without sounding condescending (this might be the reason why I like Percy’s voice very much in this book). I can see myself reading this book to my kids (later on in the future) or my nieces and nephews, teaching them about the wonders about Greek mythologies without forgetting about the importance of not doing drugs and reckless drinking, also on what to do when you found yourself a victim of sexual harassment.
Looking back, I think one of the reason I really like the Percy Jackson series was because Mr Riordan manage to bring these gods and goddesses into to the future without losing its roots as a Greek mythology; *slow clap for Mr Riordan*.