Quick Thoughts: “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide”

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“Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide” by Mary-Jane Knight

GoodreadsGenre: Middle Grade Fiction,Children’s Fiction

Source: Bought

Summary from Goodreads:

It’s the handbook no half-blood should be without: a fully illustrated, in-depth guide to gods, monsters, and all things Percy. This novelty companion to the best-selling series comes complete with trading cards, full-color diagrams, and maps, all packaged in a handy, “manual-size” POB with a crisp, magnetic flap enclosure.

review

The book is enjoyable enough, I am a huge Percy Jackson fan though. As the title suggests, it’s more of a reference book than a stand alone book.

There was some information that was exactly from the books only in a more straightforward format.

I was surprised at how much was ‘new’ information. There was quite a bit on Greek mythology in the book that wasn’t in the books like more info about gods, goddesses, some myths, and creatures.

There were quite a few creatures/people mentioned that I didn’t remember from the books. Either they were only briefly mentioned or only referenced. I’m not sure. I’ve heard of them because I’ve taken a class on Greek mythology so I can’t keep straight what I know from the books and what I know from class.

This would be a good transition for younger readers into Greek mythology.

Rating 4/5

Enjoyable enough. It’s worth the read for those who like the Percy Jackson books. Unless you’re a diehard fan, I would suggest grabbing it from the library though.

 

 

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7 thoughts on “Quick Thoughts: “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide”

  1. hey, as you know I am reading this book in a moment. I had to make a pretty long pause and also have seen a movie not so long time ago. Since the movie and book are so pretty different, I just got lost about one episode in story. Has Hades also appeared in book at the Half-Blood Camp or not? I went thought few pages in that part, where I think it could happen if it really was, but didn’t find it and was too lazy to keep looking for this moment, especially if there are you who might answer me ;))))

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