Monday, November 30, 2015

Top Ten Reasons to Gift Percy Jackson this Holiday Season


PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS (Series)
Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse--Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he'll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends--one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena--Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.



10 Years of Readers can't be wrong:  Here are my favorites:


1. Fantastic Spin on Mythology
2. Insults: where else do you hear Seaweed Brain?
3. Action - Adventure - Danger
4. Quests
5. Monsters
6. Saving the World
7. Summer Camp that Rocks
8. Percy struggles to find himself in this world
9. Blue Food
10. Rick Riordan is a really nice guy

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GIVEAWAY: Happy Holidays from Rick Riordan!
One (1) winner receives:
·         Copy of MAGNUS CHASE AND THE GODS OF ASGARD

Open to US addresses only. Prizing provided by Disney-Hyperion.


ABOUT THE BOOK

MAGNUS CHASE AND THE GODS OF ASGARD: THE SWORD OF SUMMER
Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he’s tracked down by an uncle he’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. His uncle tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants, and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarök, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years. When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision. Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .

2 comments:

AngelErin said...

I would love the box set for Christmas! It's such a great series. :)

Laura at 125Pages said...

I just bought the boxed set for my 10 year-old last week for Christmas! She has been really into The Heroes of Olympus series and asked for Percy. And I can't say no to books for gifts!