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mythology

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Author: Rick Riordan

Sea of Monsters is the second book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. It is the perfect follow up to the first book. This book is action packed and very interesting. It certainly wouldn't make you fall asleep! Percy, Annabeth and a new character, Tyson, join together to save Grover from a cyclops and find the Golden Fleece, all in the mysterious sea, the Sea of Monsters! Read this book and the first one, and Percy Jackson will be your favorite too.

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Title: Wake
Author: Amanda Hocking

2.5 Stars

The Mad Scientist thought she should give Amanda Hocking a gander since I've heard so much about her other series, which I have not read yet. Added to the good chatter is the promise of Mermaids. Sounds wonderful to me.

I fancy the idea of Siren's. In the beginning my curiosity was allowing the story to grab me, making me want to know more. Albeit, it didn't take long for my head to start shaking. The narration was just... What to say to explain it? Bizarre.

Gemma was enthralled by the water, aiming for the Olympics (which impressed me greatly) before the Sirens drew her away with their own enthralling magic. There is something wrong with these beautiful Sirens and the whole town feels it. Gemma fought as hard as she could but who could say no to the mythological creatures of the sea. Her practical overprotective older sister, Harper, also did in her own way... without knowing it. Oh, that just makes you wonder now doesn't it?

If you know anything about myths, I bet you are waiting to hear about the bad stuff that goes along with every immortals story. Sure enough, these Sirens bring darkness over the small city in Maryland. It is grim. (But I can't tell. *wink wink* )

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Author: Rick Riordan

I really love Rick Riordan's books! They are adventure-filled and really funny! This is one of my favorite books by him yet!

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Author: Rick Riordan

Carter and Sadie Kane are just spending Christmas Eve with their Dad, who has a little secret he is keeping from them. You see, Carter and Sadie come from a long family line of wizards, that is Egyptian wizards. Their families are very active in the house of life, but their parents have betrayed it countless times, one time even caused their Mom's death. Carter and Sadie's parents believed that the house of life needs to team up with the Egyptian Gods in order to save the World, but they didn't think of the effects that idea may have had on their children. After Carter and Sadie's Dad gets trapped in a tomb and sent to the Duat, the Egyptian underworld, by the god named Set, their uncle takes them in and teaches them about the life their parents falied to tell them they lived.

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Author: Josephine Angelini

Helen has always known that she's been different. And finally it's confirmed when she meets the Delos family, a group who claims to be descended from Greek Gods. Even though Helen has the urge to kill Lucas, a member of the Delos family, she still can't help the fact that she's falling in love with him... But if Helen and Lucas don't want to start a war, then their love for each other must come to an end. Otherwise a great battle just like the Trojan War will begin... It looks like history does repeat itself after all. Josephine Angelini has created a remarkable mythology book that you won't want to miss.

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Author: Rick Riordan

Well...I had read many reviews for "The Red Pyramid" and found that it didn't live up to its older brother Percy. But I decided to put my name on the LONG hold list and give it a chance. I'm glad I did. As Percy Jackson does a take on Greek mythology, The Red Pyramid (the first installment in the Kane Chronicles) takes on Egyptian mythology. I have to admit, the beginning of the book confused me, but once you get into the story, it is great. Things make sense, and the book is dipped in humor. It had me laughing out loud at the (very) subtle Percy references, and the protagonists Sadie and Carter portray very realistically what it means to be brother and sister. Having several siblings myself, I could relate to them immensely. I doubt my ability to write a summary without giving much of the story away. All I can say is, DEFINITELY read the book if you are a Percy fan, and if you aren't, read it if you enjoy lots of action, mystery, mythology, realistic fiction, fantasy, teen chick lit...anything! This book can appeal to many different people. The characters are very realistic. The format is a little...interesting,

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Author: Henry H. Neff

On a trip to the art museum with his dad, Max McDaniels discovers a magical Celtic tapestry showing the mythic Cattle Raid of Cooley, in a secret room at the museum. His discovery doesn’t go unnoticed, as he is soon after contacted by the Rowan Academy, a secret school for Potentials. A Potential is a student who displays special aptitude or skills in aspects of magic. After being invited to attend Rowan and surviving the perilous journey there, Max discovers that there’s more to being a Potential than just learning some fancy tricks. He soon learns that Rowan Academy trains the Potentials to become Agents who work against the Enemy. Finding himself firmly embroiled in a centuries old battle between good and evil, Max must learn to use his skills much sooner than a Potential normally would. His life depends on it. I felt this book was a combination of the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, and the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. There’s Celtic mythology, a boy with special magical powers, only one parent is present, there are magical creatures, and a magical school building.

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Author: Rick Riordan

A boy named Percy Jackson is forced to go to summer school and completely hates it. He finally gets his wish and gets kicked out. But before he is expelled for a crime he didn't commit , he finds out that the teachers are not what they seem to be! Vampires, magical pens, and a life or death mission has Percy Jackson going through the most unusual and dangerous summer ever. The new question is how will Percy Jackson survive? Find out for yourself in the The Lightening Thief! 

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Author: Rick Riordan

In this story Percy Jackson is a half-blood kid. The book is with god and godess. Percy is on qeust for Zeus the god of all gods at Mount Olympians and he sent to find Zeus's master bolt it is took by Hades the god of the Underwold. Mr.Brunner is Percy's Latin teacher and Mrs. d is the Pre-Algerbera teacher.