Thursday, June 20, 2013

Review: Demigods and Monsters Your Favorite Authors on Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series Edited by Rick Riordan


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
Released just before the March 2013 feature film Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, this new edition is updated through The Last Olympian, and includes several brand new essays!
The #1 New York Times bestselling Percy Jackson series—The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan’s Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympian—features a dyslexic boy who discovers he is the son of a Greek god, the target of mythical Greek monsters, and the center of a prophecy that could change the balance of power in the world forever. In Demigods and Monsters, YA authors take on the series' Greek gods, demigods, monsters, and prophecy, to add insight and even more fun to Riordan’s page-turner series.
The book also includes an introduction by Percy Jackson series author Rick Riordan that gives further insight into the series and its creation, and a glossary of ancient Greek myth, with plenty of information on the places, monsters, gods, and heroes that appear in the series.

MY TAKE:
I'm a huge fan of the Percy Jackson books, so I really wanted to read this book.

In Demigods and Monsters, we are presented with several essays about the gods mentioned in the series.

Some of the essays were written as though they were meant for demigods, but most of the books were meant for the common reader. As the book is a collection of essays, not all of the writing styles will work for everyone. However, for the most part, the essays are written humorously or contain enough information and references to the book to not be boring.

As a fan, it was a great way for me to delve deeper into Percy's world and see relationships and history that I might not have noticed or given much thought to otherwise.

Thanks to NetGalley and Smart Pop Books for the e-ARC. Publication date of Demigods and Monsters is on July 2, 2013.

THE GOOD:

  1. You get to learn more about Percy Jackson's world.
  2. You learn more about the Greek gods.
  3. The essays are interesting.

THE BAD:

  1. Some essays may get boring for some.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
The stores multiply like Hydra heads, but whether their success actually comes at the expense of their human customers - the modern equivalent of the stolen sheep or maiden - remains to be seen.
READ IT IF:

  1. You are a fan of the Percy Jackson series.
  2. You want to learn more about Greek gods.
  3. You want to delve deeper into Percy Jackson's world.

RATING:
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