Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

I was happy to see The Lightning Thief make it on to this years (2006-2007) Bluebonnet list because I first picked up the book in galley form from the AASL convention in 2005 and loved the story.

The Lightning Thief is a story about a boy, Percy Jackson, who learns that he is not only a son of an Olympic god, but he is also embroiled in a mystery surrounding Zeus's stolen lightning bolt. It's a superb story chock-full of mythical monsters from Greek Mythology set in modern day America.

If you love Greek Mythology then this is a great fiction series for you! Personally I've always found the stories fascinating, so it's really interesting to read about those types of characters (the muses, Zeus, Aphrodite, minotaurs, etc.) out of their own stories and in a fresh format. I really must catch up and read the next two!