In this book the son of a European sailor, Jack, must survive in a land he knows nothing about, Medieval Japan. After his father's boat is taken over by pirates, Jack is taken in by a wealthy Japanese family. They send him to a school to become a samurai where he is poorly treated fro being a foreigner. Here, Jack plots the revenge on the people who killed his father and tries to find a way back home. I liked this book because of its exotic setting. There are many adventure books, but not many that take place in Medieval Japan. It is also easy to sympathize for Jack who is stuck in a foreign world. This makes all the life or death moments even more heart-stopping.
This is the second book in the Magnus Chase series. Here Magnus Chase must retrieve the hammer of Thor with the help of his friends before giants find out of the hammer's disappearance and the human world. Loki is also plotting to break from his prison in all of the chaos. Magnus must find a way to retrieve the hammer while not falling into Loki's traps. I liked this book because it opened a whole new infinite amount of possibilities in the Percy Jackson universe. With a new series with countless new outcomes. The book also has many great, entertaining side characters that make the world much more engaging.
In this book protagonist, Michael Vey, discovers the secret to his electrical powers, while finding others that share similar gifts. They work together to escape to bring down a multibillion dollar company with the intent of capturing the electric children and exploiting them fro their economic gain. I liked this book because it took a commonly used genre: fantasy. And put it into a present day setting. Except for the powers, everything in this book is very realistic. The only bad part: the later books extremely get repetitive.
In this sequel to "The Hidden Oracle" Apollo travels through North American with many well-known heros in the Percy Jackson series. Apollo continues to defeat powerful enemies without his godly powers and tries to save society from the evil clutches of ancient Roman Emperors. This book is one of my favorites because of it's similarities to it's prequel. Both books in the series give the reader a refreshing new view on the frequently used world of Percy Jackson.
In the world of Percy Jackson, the God, Apollo, is punished by his father Zeus by being turned into a mortal. As a human Apollo must defeat evil beings and save camp half-blood in order to prove himself and regain his powers. I really liked this book because of its different view on the Percy Jackson world. This book is told in the first person by Apollo himself. You really get to know Apollo as a character. There is also something slightly appealing about his extremely narcissistic personality.