Wednesday, August 13, 2014

WoW #6: Percy Jackson's Greek Gods by Rick Riordan


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Percy Jackson's Greek Gods
by Rick Riordan
August 19, 2014
336 pages

Goodreads  Chapters/Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, Can we do this anonymously? Because I don't need the Olympians mad at me again. But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever show up in your face, then I guess writing all this down will be my good deed for the week.

So begins Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, in which the son of Poseidon adds his own magic--and sarcastic asides--to the classics. He explains how the world was created, then gives readers his personal take on a who's who of ancients, from Apollo to Zeus. Percy does not hold back.
"If you like horror shows, blood baths, lying, stealing, backstabbing, and cannibalism, then read on, because it definitely was a Golden Age for all that." Dramatic full-color illustrations throughout by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco make this volume--a must for home, library, and classroom shelves--as stunning as it is entertaining.

Learning Greek mythology from the son of Poseidon? Hell ya, I'm in!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

42 comments:

  1. I haven't read the Percy Jackson series yet but it is definitely on my TBR list. Great pick!

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    1. Thanks! It's really good, especially the last two :)

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  2. My daughter is so excited about this one, I have had it preordered for forever now for her. She adores this series and the spin off.

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    1. She has great taste! I haven't read the spin off yet but I'm definitely going to!

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  3. I'd planned on watching the first film to this series. I'm hoping it will inspire me to read the books. :)

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    1. I hope it does! They definitely changed some things from the book but it was still enjoyable :)

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  4. I love the Percy Jackson series. The movies are terrible though they have to be the worse adaptation I have ever seen. Great pick =)
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    1. I have to agree that the books are better but I still found the movies to be enjoyable haha :)

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  5. OOh nice! Never did read this series! Hope you enjoy this one!

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    1. Thank you! I really liked the last two books :)

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  6. Oh my goodness :) I love all the Percy Jackson books and the spin offs. I can't wait to get this one as well! Great pick and thanks for stopping by!

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

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    1. Thanks! I'm really looking forward to picking up the spin off books!

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  7. I've never read a Percy Jackson book. *hangs head* I liked the movie, though. :)

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    1. Hahaha no worries, the movies are fun too :)

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  8. I am REALLY late to the party when it comes to Percy Jackson. I'm reading The Lightning Thief now with my 9 year old son. We are enjoying it and will definitely continue reading them. Great pick!!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!!

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    1. Thanks :) I'm so glad you and your son are enjoying it! The series gets really exciting as it goes on!!

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  9. This isn't something that I would normally read, but I hope you enjoy it!
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    1. It's definitely different :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I'm among the shameful commenters above. Never read PJ ever, but as my 5 year old little guy gets older, I'm sure it will become a part of our lives! Glad you don't have too long to wait!

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    1. Haha no shame at all :) I hope you and your little guy will enjoy it!!

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  11. Great post! I nominated you for the Liebster Award at http://thecollectionofknowledge.blogspot.com/2014/08/liebster-award-first-one.html

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    1. Thank you for the nomination! I'm pretty busy this month but will definitely find the time to go take a look :)

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  12. Ooooh, I love Percy! I haven't seen this before, so thanks for your WOW and for stopping by :)

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    1. No problem! I definitely share your love for Percy ;)

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  13. I must also confess to never reading Percy Jackson. But I do hope you enjoy it, great pick :)

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  14. Ooh, this one is totally new to me, but I think I'll have to check this one out on goodreads soon! :) I hope you enjoy it when you read it.

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW @ Addicted Readers! :)

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  15. I'm really excited for this one too! Even though it doesn't have Annabeth and Grover, I still really want to read it because let's be honest, I'll read anything Percy Jackson related!
    Ariel @ Bookish Confessions

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    1. I completely agree with you!! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  16. I haven't read this series but a lot of people seems to love it. We'll see if I'll have time to read it. :)

    Thanks for droppin by my Wednesday post!

    Michelle, The Escapist.

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    1. If you do get a chance to read it, I'd love to hear your thoughts! Thanks for coming by too :)

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  17. I have to admit that I still haven't started with this series. I really want to but I need to make some time for it. I really hope that you'll enjoy this one and it's a good thing that you don't have to wait long. Great pick :)

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    1. Thanks! If you do read any of the books, we can discuss!!

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  18. I had not known about this book! My boys are going to be so excited for it! Thanks for sharing it today :)

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    1. YAY! You're welcome :) I hope they'll love it!!

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  19. I LOVED the Percy Jackson series so I was very excited when I saw this review. Good pick!

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    1. Thanks! I hope you'll love this one when it comes out!!

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  20. I am yet to read the Percy Jackson series but I have heard so many great things! Enjoy this one :)

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    1. The books are really worth a read! Hope you get a chance to :)

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  21. Great choice. I've not read the books yet, but I really liked the moviews.

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    1. Thanks! The movies were fun for sure :)

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