Pandora Gets Vain

Pandora Gets VainPandora (a.k.a Pandy) and her friends Alcie, Iole and Homer all set out to find one of the 7 evils, vanity, but they found the first one already. So they have to go to Cleopatra (young Cleopatra, like 12 or 11), but vanity is in Cleopatra’s mirror and she will do anything to get anybody away from it. She even broke a servant’s arm just for looking in it.

This book is not about Pandora getting vain. I love when Pandora turns 67 or so, and I know what some of you are thinking, so that’s where Pandora’s box came from – well, yes, a Greek myth turned into 7 (not 1, but 7) books, one for each evil. I have all the books at home and since I love reading chapter books (this book is why I love reading so much), I’m done with all the books done since summer. I recommend this book to anyone who loves Greek myths, violence, romance, and other stuff like adventure.  Book 2 of the Pandora series.  [beviediva]

The Mark of Athena

The Mark of AthenaAnnabeth comes to Camp Jupiter and is scared to meet her boyfriend. Out of nowhere, Leo starts to fire out of his ship, the Argo II. Percy Jackson and his two friends escape to find the Mark of Athena. Percy, Jason, Hazel, Piper, Annabeth, Frank, and Leo, all demigods were chased by demigods, most importantly Octavian.

I like when Percy made Octavian shut up. I also like when Percy used the water to destroy the water tank, and when Frank became a dragon. Book 3 of The Heroes of Olympus series.  [yayo]

The House of Hades

The House of HadesThis book is so good! It tells the story from 5 of the 9 main characters’ points of view. Annabeth and Percy are trying to survive in Tartarus, while Leo, Jason, Piper, Hazel, Frank, Nico, and Coach Hedge try to reach the Doors of Death on the mortal side. Meanwhile, the Romans are preparing for war, but their praetor has to go on a mission for Annabeth. This book is filled with thrilling adventures, betrayals, and unexpected twists.

My favorite scene was when Percy and Annabeth are trying to fight Tartarus. I’m not going to say anything about what happens, because it would be a huge spoiler, but it is really good!  Book 4 of The Heroes of Olympus series.  [k9srgr8]

Son of Neptune

Son of NeptunePercy Jackson tries to get to a camp and two gordons start to chase him and an old lady says him to carry her to a camp. After Percy gets to a camp he meets two new friends and goes on a dangerous journey. Both of his friends should have died. Hazel should have died 70 years ago and Frank should have died as a child, but his life depended on a burnt stick. He still has not been claimed by the gods of Olympus. Frank Zhangs has a power he tries to figure out.

I like when Percy becomes jealous of the power Frank has because he wants the power that belongs to Poseidon. I would recommend this book people who like myths.  Book 2 of The Heroes of Olympus series.  [Whatever]

The Last Olympian

Percy Jackson and his friend Bekendorf, who are demigods, have a plan to bomb the titan lord Kronos’ ship so he can’t capture Olympus, but the plan fails and Bekendorf dies. He returns home with sad news (everyone expected great news from him). The Titan War starts, and Nico traps Percy for his father Hades because he wants to know about his past (Nico can’t remember anything before he was 8). Percy, son of Poseidon, gets help from Nick, and he bathes in the River Styx for invulnerability.

My favorite character is Percy Jackson because he shows tons of talents, like bathing in the River Styx, though he knew nobody had ever done it other than his friend Luke, son of Hermes, who came in Kronos’ team and became Kronos’ body. Percy also defeated the titans, who no hero demigod, not even Hercules, was able to deafeat.  Book 5 of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series.  [Pj#1fan]

The Lost Hero

The Lost HeroJason Grace is confused, he woke up on a bus holding holding a girl’s hand he apparently doesn’t know, and he has no memory of how he got in the situation he’s in. He ends up going to a special camp called Camp-Half Blood. While he’s there he goes on a quest, battles a giant, and regains some of his memory.

This book is related to Greek and Roman mythology, so I recommend it to anyone interested in mythology.  Book 1 of The Heroes of Olympus series.  [#1 Percy Jackson fan]

The Lightning Thief

lightningthiefThis book is about a boy, Percy Jackson, and his crippled friend Grover, who is actually a satyr (half goat, half man).  They go on an adventure with their also-crippled Latin teacher, Mr. Brunner, who is not actually a Latin teacher – he teaches demigods to defend themselves from monsters that will try to kill them, and he isn’t crippled because he can’t walk, but because he is a centaur (half horse, half man).

I really love this book because I usually wonder what it would be like to live back when there were Greek animals, gods, demigods, and people, and this story just gives me a better understanding of what it was like back then. If I never read this book, I would have never watched the movie and written this rave!  Book 1 of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series.  [SpaceUnicorn1234]