And it's all because of PJO - Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan.
I'm just beginning the fifth and final book of the series, which I've devoured in a little over a week.
I've always had a thing about Greek Mythology.
In the sixth grade we did a whole unit on it, and we watched these cartoons about all the myths that I was so in love with.
How creative were the ancient Greeks? The way they came up with those stories to explain what they didn't understand... such imagination, in my opinion.
Then my friend told me about this series.
I decided I had to read.
And Rick Riordan is truly ingenious, what a mind he has!
He makes Greek Mythology understandable and totally addictive.
Here's the pitch from the first book:
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.
The characters are so likable -well the ones that are meant to be likable.
You can't help but root for Percy and his best friend Annabeth to win.
And the emotions this book puts you through is crazy.
Some points I'm laughing, some points I'm close to tearing up.
And some points I'm screaming at the book.
Right now I'm asking myself, "Why am I here? I should be finishing off this series right now!"
Oh, and I'm kind of in love with Apollo...
He was briefly in the third book, but the moment I met his character, oh my god...
I really hope he's in the fifth book!
Which I'm off to go read...
READ THESE BOOKS.
Because that's the best thing about this series.
Anyone can read them.
From my friends 12 year old brother who's obsessed
To people I know in their 20's who love it.
Oh my gods...
Just read it. Now.