Sunday, May 31, 2009

Will Percy Jackson go the distance?

Since my last bookworm progress report, I have not finished any books (I'm still halfway through Kiran Desai's The Inheritance of Loss), so I can't post any new book reviews just yet. However, I just had to blog about this exciting discovery I made while skimming the latest New York Times Books Update, which gets emailed to me every week. Under the Children's Books section, I came across a review of The Last Olympian, the 5th book in a series by Rick Riordan called Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Now I'm a self-proclaimed young adult lit lover, and I'm a sucker for anything to do with Greek mythology, so combining the two is like peanut butter cheesecake: I just cannot resist sampling it.

After reading the NY Times review, I immediately Googled Rick Riordan and found his website, and I liked what I saw. I have now put the entire Percy Jackson series on my Shelfari wish list, and I'll definitely be looking for the books on my next visit to Fully Booked. I just hope it's not going to be a letdown a la Christopher Paolini-- after Eragon and Eldest, I'm still debating whether or not to bother buying Brisingr. Given the positive review Riordan got from the NY Times though, I'm optimistic about liking his series. Can't wait to get acquainted with Percy and the Olympians!


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