Wishlist Wednesday is a meme hosted by Pen to Paper, where bloggers get the chance to show which books they’ve added to their wishlist this week.
I went into Waterstones the other day, and got very excited when I saw a lot of copies of Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods in there. I wasn’t expecting the book to be out for ages, but now I’m really looking forward to reading it at some point. It looks great!
Who could tell the origin stories of the gods of Olympus better than a modern-day demigod? Percy Jackson provides an insider’s view with plenty of ‘tude in this illustrated collection.
So begins Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods, in which the son of Poseidon adds his own magic–and sarcastic asides–to the classics. He explains how the world was created, then gives readers his personal take on a who’s who of ancients, from Apollo to Zeus. Percy does not hold back. “If you like horror shows, blood baths, lying, stealing, backstabbing, and cannibalism, then read on, because it definitely was a Golden Age for all that.”
Dramatic full-color illustrations throughout by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco make this volume–a must for home, library, and classroom shelves–as stunning as it is entertaining.
Seriously, I can’t wait to read it. It sounds like a lot of fun, and I will read anything that Rick Riordan writes. I flicked through it in the shop and the small parts that I did read were brilliant. This is definitely the next book I plan on buying.
What’s on your wishlist this week?