Monday Reads: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

I promised to be more active starting on August and today I’m starting this week with a meme. This is my first time to join a book meme and I really hope I’m doing it the right way.

It's Monday! What are you reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! is hosted by Jen Vincent @Teach Mentor Texts & Kellee Moye @ Unleashing Readers

Last month, I borrowed the whole collection of Rick Riordan’s books from my best friend who was happy to lend it to me just to share the fandom and for someone to squeeeee with as the series continues to pile up.

Just look at theseThe Heroes of Olympus Series and imagine all of these books for me to read to my heart’s content! ( Percy Jackon’s Series were not included in the image.) Amazeballs! I’m super lucky. <3

Anyway, you might ask why I haven’t read both series before. This is because I’ve watched the movie adaptation first and I didn’t like it that much. I know I shouldn’t judge, but first impression last. Hopefully, now that I have the books, I’m very much willing to be rescued from despair, I’m willing to give them all a chance. After all, I’m a mythology freak.

I’m finishing off the book called Unlocked by Margo Kelly, which is scheduled for my review this coming Tuesday ( OMG! That’s tomorrow.) *sigh* I’ve got too much work piling up and I’ve been neglecting everything on my calendar.

I’ve been wanting to start reading The Raven Cycle series, but it isn’t available in any nearby bookstores. Maybe, I’ll order it online via The Book Depository.  But I’m still waiting for the Uprooted book I ordered last July 11. It is my first transaction with them, and I’m really excited to have the book. It’s one of the #buymecover books. I’ll be posting my Book Depository experience here soon, so better watch out.

For this week’s read and “It’s Monday! What are you reading?”. I’m starting off with Percy Jackon and The Lightning Thief. I’ve read twenty percent of the book and thank goodness I’m already loving it. No wonder why you guys are all addicted to Rick Riordan’s novel.


The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan ImageThe Lightning Thief ( Percy Jackon and The Olympians #1)

by: Rick Riordan

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Adventure, Middle Grade, Mythology, Urban

Synopsis by Goodreads

 

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper.

And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse—Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe.

She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena—Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

✿ ✿ ✿

Uprooted by Naomi NovikUprooted

by: Naomi Novik

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction

Synopsis by Goodreads

Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life.

Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.

The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows—everyone knows—that the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia, all the things Agnieszka isn’t, and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save her.

But Agnieszka fears the wrong things. For when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he will choose.


That’s my It’s Monday! What are you reading? for this week, I know I’ve got a long way to go with the Rick Riordan‘s book, but I really hope to finish it soon along with my other TBRs.

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