I am SO incredibly excited to announce that I will be part of an amazing celebration this year. Yes, this year we are celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Percy Jackson and the Olympians. This partly makes have such happy feelings and it also makes me feel very old because that means I was 17 years old when these books came out! CRAZY! But I love them and their counterparts and I am excited to be part of the celebration.
What makes this year even MORE fun is that there are TWO new Rick Riordan releases this year: Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes AND the brand new Magnus Chase book! I don’t know about you guys but I’m absolutely bursting with excitement.
The party is going to be taking place for the next six months or so and there’s going to be so much fun going on, and I think for some of my posts, I’m going to partake in some blue chocolate chip cookies and blue Coke because it only makes sense and my excitement is just THAT real.
What’s even BETTER is that the first book: The Lightning Thief is only 99 cents until today! AGH! Get on this deal now! It’s available across all ebook sellers AND includes a sneak peek at the Magnus Chase book coming out this fall.
For those of you unfamiliar with Rick Riordan and his books…well, here’s a little more info ;)
Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse–Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends–one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena–Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.
CELEBRATE PERCY’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY with The Lightning Thief, the book that started the internationally best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.
THE LIGHTNING THIEF has sold millions of copies worldwide, appears on school reading lists nationwide, and inspired a major motion picture. Accolades include:
Included in Time Magazine’s 2014 List of 100 best Young-Adult Books of All Times
A New York Times Notable Book of 20015
A Child Magazine Best Book of the Year
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2005
More than 6 year on the New York Times Best Sellers List (and counting!)
WHOA GUYS WHOA! I absolutely love these books. I remember thinking, at 17, that I was WAY too old to read them but not true, not true at all. These books are incredible and you can discover them at any time!
And here’s your best chance to do that! I’m giving away ONE box set of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Its SUPER easy to enter. Head to my instagram and find the photo below and repost it with the hashtag #nerdgirlPercyGiveaway and #ReadRiordan! Make sure you also tag THREE friends! You can post once a day and the giveaway will go on until July 4th!
Giveaway items provided by Disney Hyperion. Open to US addresses only.
There are SO many exciting things to share in the next few months and I hope you stick alongside me. There will be two MORE giveaways later on so definitely head back for those!
Don’t forget you also can:
Read a sneak peek of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard:The Sword of Summer on ReadRiordan.com! And the cover has just been revealed too!
There is also a special 10th anniversary edition of The Lightning Thief available for purchase through Barnes and Noble. It includes special content from the author and illustrator and specially designed book jacket. Its available for purchase here.
Lastly, you can also download a super cool Percy Pack Activity kit for the 10th anniversary at ReadRiordan.com! There are so many cool ways to interact with these books and the rest of Rick’s novels, so definitely check it out!
And come back soon to check out more from my time with the Percy Pack! I’m so excited to be a part of it! Eek!
Happy Reading everyone!