Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spotlight on... Rick Riordan

Recently, I've been reading books that I just love or reading about books I need to read. I might not write a review of them but I'd still like to mention them. Authors, series, books I've read or books I want to read may be spotlighted. There will always be a theme though. This will be a feature posted whenever I have the time.

Spotlight on Rick Riordan. 

Rick Riordan

Author info: 
Rick Riordan is an American author from Texas famous for his Percy Jackson and the Olympians series (The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, The Last Olympian). He attended The University of Texas at Austin in 1986, where he double-majored in English and History He also wrote The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles) and, most recently, The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus). He also wrote the Tres Navarre series for adults and helped to edit Demigods and Monsters, a collection of essays on the topic of his Percy Jackson series. He also wrote book one of the 39 Clues (The Maze of Bones), published by Scholastic Corporation, and wrote the first book in the series, The Maze of Bones.

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Books Written:
The Tres Navarre series:
Big Red TequilaThe Widower's Two-StepThe Last King of TexasThe Devil Went Down to AustinSouthtownMission RoadRebel Island
The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series:
The Lightning Thief (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4)The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5)
The Kane Chronicles series:
The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1)The Kane Chronicles, The, Book Two: Throne of Fire *
*The Throne of Fire hasn't been released yet.
The Maze of Bones:
The Maze of Bones (39 Clues, No. 1)
The Heroes of Olympus series:
The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero Next book in this series is  The Son of Neptune

I've read the Percy Jackson series and The Lost Hero series which are both MG books, (as is the Maze of Bones). I haven't read the Tres Navarre series though since it's an adult level series. The Heroes of Olympus is a kind of spinoff from the Percy Jackson series and it's very good. It has all new characters and the such, but I'll explain more about it in my review (which is soon coming). 

Rick Riordan always writes with humour. He's brilliant at writing easy to read, action packed stories that everyone, kids, teens and adults can enjoy. He uses various mythologies and incorporates them in his work easily and fluidly. The Percy Jackson series is and will forever remain a classic in my view and I'm super excited to read more about Percy's world in the Heroes of Olympus series. 

If you haven't read anything by Rick Riordan, I strongly suggest you should.


  1. I love the Percy Jackson books and the Lost Heroes. Haven't read any of his other books, but really like his style.
    Great post. :D

  2. Thanks! Rick Riordan's books are my newest obsession. :)

  3. The Lost Hero is mainly shown through a little more attention to romantic possibilities. Jason is attracted to Piper, and Piper is coming to grips with the fact that the mind-altering Mist of the gods has given her fake memories of dating him. She's deeply hurt by the fact that her past relationship with Jason isn't real, but her feelings are still real, and she and Jason grow to appreciate each other as friends and quest companions, though the potential for something more is definitely going to be explored in future books


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