February 2010

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Demigod Files

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Demigod Files gave me a wildly ambivalent reaction. It was just a teasing taste of more adventures—a brief relief of finding more of Percy’s world to explore only to find out that it was extremely short and over with within a single trip to the library! Oh, Rick Riordan, you must provide me with more Percy (and co.) before I start going into Harry Potter withdrawals again! (Well, there are still more Septimus Heap books to come, at least…)

Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian

What a ride!

After a much-anticipated library loan following what at least seemed to be an impossibly lengthy wait, I’ve finally been able to devour the last book in the Percy Jackson series, and boy was it a masterpiece.

Rick Riordan, I have to apologize. The only criticisms I’ve really given you have been about your lack of spending much time on anything, from characterization to plot—simply roaring through from one event to the next in a nonstop action adventure—which, as I’ve mentioned, is thoroughly enjoyable; simply not great for really bonding with the characters and whatnot.