Taste of Tuesday | August 19th| Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods

Percy Jackson's Greek Gods

 

Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Published: August 19th 2014
Genre: Mythology, Fantasy
ISBN: 9781423183648
Age Range: 9-adult
Find It:  Book Depository

A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, Can we do this anonymously? Because I don’t need the Olympians mad at me again. But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever show up in your face, then I guess writing all this down will be my good deed for the week.

So begins Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods, in which the son of Poseidon adds his own magic–and sarcastic asides–to the classics. He explains how the world was created, then gives readers his personal take on a who’s who of ancients, from Apollo to Zeus. Percy does not hold back.”If you like horror shows, blood baths, lying, stealing, backstabbing, and cannibalism, then read on, because it definitely was a Golden Age for all that.

 

Although I have never read this series, I feel like this book would be a fun little extra for anyone who either loves the series or anyone who has an interest in Greek Mythology. Possessing Percy’s perception of how the world was created, and his inside scoop on all the Gods, could be very helpful for any reader seeking extra information.

All of the Rick Riordan books are on my To Be Read (TBR) list. Since there are so many titles I want to read I keep skipping over the Percy Jackson Collection. Maybe I don’t want to run and catch up to the band wagon, or maybe I’m just not that interested in the subject matter, but I’m not too sure why it is that I keep skipping them. I did see “The Lightning Thief” movie and was not really impressed (although I hear that has been the general consensus) so I’m sure that has added to my avoidance.

I have promised myself that I will read at least one of them, hopefully before the end of 2014!

 

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