By: Ally Nemkovich
Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan is, by far, one of my favorite series. The books are hilariously twisted Greek mythology books about a boy named Percy Jackson. Percy is a demigod (half god, half mortal) and he discovers a place called Camp Half-blood where kids like him are trained to battle mythological monsters. Percy finds out that his biological father is the god Poseidon. In the first book, he discovers that Zeus’ lightning bolt has been stolen and goes on a quest to return it with the help of his friends Grover (a satyr) and Annabeth (daughter of Athena). Throughout the rest of the series, Percy embarks on several quests to help the gods.
There are five books in the series: The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan’s Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympian. There is also a companion series: The Heroes of Olympus which is another personal favorite of mine. Within these books is plenty of action, suspense, and love to satisfy anyone who has the pleasure of reading them.