Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief | The Epic Riordan Readalong

The first week of 2018 brings in the start of Epic Riordan Readalong. I’m so happy to be beginning this readalong, and I hope you guys join along with me and my lovely friend Natalie @ Bookographic.

This week we’re of course starting with the great Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief! Our schedule for this one is the 1st – 7th Jan, and I’m really excited to finally be rereading this after so long.

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If you didn’t know, Percy Jackson is about a boy who discovers his a demigod, the son of Poseidon. In this one, Percy is being accused of a crime he didn’t commit – stealing the thunderbolt of the king of the Gods, Zeus. If Percy doesn’t return the bolt by the summer solstice, it’ll be all out war – but the trouble is, of course, that he doesn’t actually have the bolt to return…

I really hope you guys will join in the with the readalong! I’ll be posting the schedule later this week (sorry that it’s up much later than what I imagined!), so if it’s just a series or two that you want to join in with reading with us, feel free! We’re of course starting with Percy Jackson, so there are your first five weeks of 2018 sorted!

If you want to join in, you can Tweet us, Instagram us, or email us (epicriordanreadalong @ hotmail . com), and remember to use the hashtag #EpicRiordanReadalong.

Until the next time,

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Book Review: Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods by Rick Riordan

TITLE: Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods (originally Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods)
AUTHOR: Rick Riordan
PUBLISHER: Puffin Books (branch of Penguin)
YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2014
NUMBER OF PAGES: 404 (not an error)
PRICE: £12.99 (hardback)
ISBN: 9780141355412
GOODREADS
PERSONAL SOURCE: Bought from Waterstones
RATING: 5/5


“Heartwarming, how the Olympian family got along.”

I can always rely on Percy Jackson to make me smile, even if the book isn’t a novel, but a “handbook” of the Greek Gods and Goddesses. Each god or goddess of the 12 Olympian gods + two (Hades and Hestia, who don’t have seats in the council but are still major gods) has their own chapter, and the Titans, who ruled the world before the Grecian gods, have their own chapter at the beginning.

One thing you need to know about the Greek myths is that they are just that: myths, and that means there are quite a lot of different variations of the same myth, so Riordan just picked his favourite, I guess.

I love Rick Riordan’s storytelling skills, the humour, the POVs, the… EVERYTHING. These books are just incredible and I honestly don’t care how many of these books will come out from this universe, I will read them all. Eventually. (I think there are 3 short stories and one demigod diaries I have yet to read.)

I mean:

“His big claim to fame was that the Golden Fleece – that magical sheepskin rug I’m related to – ended up in his kingdom, which made the place immune to disease, invasion, stock-market crashes, visits from Justin Bieber and pretty much any other natural disaster.” – I’m currently studying the Argonautica and that makes this about 10x more hilarious.

I love Greek myths and I love Percy Jackson so this book was a 5 star win-win for me. (And the morals are just great, man. Great.) (And these myths are gruesome but this is fine to read to your kids. Probably. I guess it depends on how freaked out they get at daddies eating their children. Which seems to happen a lot, to be quite frank. (Haha, inside Percy Jackson jokes! I make myself laugh.))

Two Chapter 1’s & Titles

So my NaNoWriMo is going…well. I’m not even going to go into that. It’s going, is all I can say.

But, now, I officially have two chapter ones.

One chapter for my original fiction.

And one for my Teen Wolf fiction.

Yay!

But I was wondering how to do chapter titles. In some books, like Heroes of Olympus, the title is the name of the narrator – eg Annabeth, or Jason. But in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the chapter titles were something different, like “I blow up my school” (example, I don’t actually know if that’s one of them!).

Using things like ‘I’ as chapter titles (Roman numerals etc) is good because it doesn’t take away from the story. However, if it’s meant to mean something (maybe you put a quote for the title or something like that) then it would work. Just whatever works for your story, really.

That was a pointless piece of information/tips, but I was wondering: what do you guys name your chapters?

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