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The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan The Lightning Thief is one of the few YA novels I've read lately that I felt was really worth the hype. The book was well-written, fast-paced and very enjoyable. The narration reminded me a little of the Septimus Heap series, although I had a hard time putting my finger on the reason. It isn't quite as off-the-wall hilarious as the Septimus Heap books sometimes are, but there's something about it... I think it may be that both books prevent some rather unbelievable events in a very matter-of-fact way. Whatever the reason, I really liked the narrative style in this book as well.

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