Monday, August 26, 2013

Percy Jackson & The Lightening Thief (graphic novel) by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief 
The Graphic Novel
by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson is about the be kicked out of boarding school and that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the Gods of Mount Olympus seems to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus' master lightening bolt has been stolen and Percy is the prime suspect. 

Star Rating

With the second film out in cinemas and having still not seen the first, I thought I should jump on the Percy Jackson band wagon. As mentioned in previous posts, I always like to read the book before I see the film so when I saw this beauty jumping out on the shelves of W.H Smiths I just had to buy it. I love graphic novels, particularly after having read the comic version of Coraline adapted and illustrated by P. Craig Russell. If you have seen the film/read the book please go and check out the graphic novel, it's amazing!
Having finished the Percy Jackson graphic novel, I was slightly annoyed that I hadn't read the book first. Obviously, much of the story content is cut down for a graphic novel and at times I found myself slightly confused as to what was happening. There seemed to be some strange gaps that made the story hard to follow and it often appeared disjointed in places. 

However, the art work is fantastic and it has definitely left me wanting to watch the films!



  1. Ilove graphic novels too,'s that part of me that will never grow up :) I saw you in a blogger group on Goodreads and I thought it would be nice to stop by, follow, and say hello. I hope you'll follow back Mina's Bookshelf

    1. Hi Mina. I have followed back. I love graphic novels. It was a shame about this one. I am awaiting the graphic novel of Bugsy Malone from Harper Collins so watch this space for that review.