Hello there booknerds and friends. As I prepare myself for a full blown return to blogging, I have one more special guest post for you today!
Marta is the wonderful book blogger that we all know as The Book Mermaid. With one of the most eye-appealing sites out there. This talanted teenage blogger composes all her posts in English, which isnt her first language. I am proud to have this empressive, young woman on the Green Onion Blog today, and, I highly recommend giving her a follow, you will not be dissapointed.
I am very excited that Marta has decided to share her thoughts on, not one, but two series from Rick Riordan, one of the biggest names in YA fantasy, behind that Rowling creature. Thank you, Marta, for supporting me through this NaNoWriMo ridiculousness.
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Hello, everyone! I hope you’re having a great day. I’m Marta, the bookworm behind The Book Mermaid and today I’m bringing you a little bit of my Fantasy reading taste. I usually only ramble about books and bookish stuff on my blog, so don’t get surprised if this doesn’t make any sense at all 😂
As I had no idea about what to write – but really wanted to help Green, – I decided to review one of my favorite series (or, better saying, two of my favorite series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus, both by Rick Riordan). The reason why I chose a series instead of just a book is because I’ve been reading these books for over a year and by now I’ve already forgotten about the plot of each book (it’s just a whole for me!! 😛 )
Percy Jackson and the Olympians
1. The Lightning Thief
2. The Sea of Monsters
3. The Titan’s Curse
4. The Battle of the Labyrinth
5. The Last Olympian
The Heroes of Olympus
1. The Lost Hero
2. The Son of Neptune
3. The Mark of Athena
4. The House of Hades
5. The Blood of Olympus
These series are about a boy named Percy that is dyslexic, hyperactive and gets in a lot of trouble. In the first book, The Lightning Thief, he finds out that that is because he’s a demigod – a son of Poseidon. He then moves to Camp Half-Blood, with the help of his friend Grover, and he meets Annabeth, a daughter of Athena – and the three of them go on their first mission: search for the stolen lightning bolt and return it to its owner, Zeus.
And so begins Percy’s journey. He then will find himself in a lot of different adventures, involving several monsters from the greek mythology. That’s definitely a huge bonus: I’ve already learnt so much only by reading these books! You learn about gods, creatures and myths in a way that it doesn’t seem like a chore (but I personally love greek mythology, so it’d have never been a chore for me 😛 ). The characters are all so lovable (and the villains so hateful) too: I can’t mention a lot of names, otherwise I’d spoil it for you, but it’s pretty obvious who the main couple is: Percabeth is one of my favorite ships of all time and I really like how their relationship developed; they were both pretty young when they first met and Annabeth didn’t like Percy at all but throughout the first series they started to get used to each other’s company, after saving each other so many times. My book of election from Percy Jackson and the Olympians has to be The Last Olympian because there’s so much going on, the battle scenes were incredibly amazing and THAT END!! THAT END!! 😍
The Heroes of Olympus takes place almost immediately after the events in The Last Olympian and now we’re introduced to a new demigods camp, Camp Jupiter, where roman demigods live – because, apparently, although we only read about the greek demigods before, the roman demigods were also fighting their own battles. And we meet new characters, from both camps (and they’re all very different and their pasts are so interesting!!), and they have to prove that they can work together. Here we learn about the differences between greek and roman mythology because some gods/creatures have different personalities but there’s also stuff that is brand new. My favorite book so far is The House of Hades because the stress levels are pretty high and this book brings back some characters from previous books – most of them being monsters.
I’d love to reread both series in English and maybe even own them, but for now, I’m borrowing them from my best friend. I haven’t read The Blood of Olympus yet, but I’m really excited about it. I usually have high expectations for these books, but they have yet to disappoint me. I admit that some books are more like 4 or 4.5 stars, but I love them so much that I always end up giving them 5 stars. Rick Riordan’s writing is so easy to follow, really detailed (the battle scenes are always epic and the description of the places is so realistic – I’m guilty of googling some places mentioned in the books! 😂) and incredibly hilarious.
Even though this is a middle-grade series, it’s always an enjoyable read and leaves me wanting more. I’d totally recommend this to everyone! 😀