Okay I admit it, I went through Harry Potter withdraw. I enjoyed reading the books but no new ones. So as I was waiting for a flight, and I wandered into the airport bookstore. I saw the 4th book The Battle of the Labyrinth, as it was predominately on display in hardcover. So I decided to start at the beginning, and went looking for the first book which is called The Lighting Thief by Rick Riordan. To my surprise I could not find any of the books in the main fiction section. So I asked the clerk in the store if they had the first book. That is when I was politely informed that it was in the Young Adult fiction section.
So undaunted I went in and bought the book, I was already committed. I picked up the book and hopped on the plane. I was pleasantly surprised on how good the book was. The stories, take you through the life of Percy Jackson who finds out he is a son of a Greek god, and how he learns about his heritage. What I really liked about the book is how Rick Riordan blended a modern story with all the older Greek tales of heroes and gods. I think the main reason I really enjoyed this book is that I really enjoyed reading about the tales of the Greek Gods when I was a kid. I think this is great book to introduce the next generation to those tales. As I finished the first book, I went out and purchased the next two books in the series, which I also recommend:
I will most likely pick up the 4th book, The Battle of the Labyrinth when it comes out on paperback. Enjoy these books they are fun and quick paced, I recommend these books for both Adults and I think are great for any young readers.
Bonus Book: That’s right boys and girls, I have an extra book for this month!! If you enjoy the stories and enjoyed the Greek mythology as much as I do then I would strongly recommend looking at Edith Hamilton’s classic book: Mythology. You will find that it does a great job to help remind you about the stories that Rick Riordan based his characters on. I also had to read this in college, great book!
Enjoy and as always please comment if you have read the books and enjoy! I am also still looking for good books to read on computers and industry. Please drop me a line and give me some recommendations!