Synopsis (taken from Waterstones.com)
Look, I didn’t want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek God. I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. That’s when things started really going wrong. Now I spend my time fighting with swords, battling monsters with my friends, and generally trying to stay alive. This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks I’ve stolen his lightning bolt – and making Zeus angry is a very bad idea. Can Percy find the lightning bolt before a fully-fledged war of the Gods erupts?
For quite a short book, a lot happens. In short, I admit it, I’m a fan. So now I can watch the film. Lovely stuff.
Overall: A brilliant start to a series! Light-hearted and fast-paced with twists and turns around every corner, this book genuinely is extremely difficult to put down. I’d recommend it to anyone that has ever indulged in a little Greek mythology as a way to rekindle the love and anyone that hasn’t as just a tiny hint at how awesome they are.
Date finished: 04 January 2012
Source: Library’s eBook site
Genre: Fantasy; YA
Published: by Miramax in June 2005