Kirkus Star
THE KIRKUS STAR
Awarded to Books of Exceptional Merit




Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians


THE LAST OLYMPIAN by Rick Riordan
ADVENTURE
Released: May 5, 2009

"The bestselling series's legions of fans will cheer their heroes on and rejoice in such a compelling conclusion to the saga. (Fiction. 9 & up)"
In the fifth and final installment of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, Percy is turning 16, when it has been prophesied he'll make a choice affecting the fate of Western civilization. Read full book review >
THE BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH by Rick Riordan
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 6, 2008

"Look no further for the next Harry Potter; meet Percy Jackson, as legions of fans already have. (Fantasy. 9 & up)"
The fourth and penultimate volume of Percy Jackson and the Olympians is the best one yet. Read full book review >
THE TITAN’S CURSE by Rick Riordan
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 1, 2007

"This can stand alone, though newcomers to the series will race back to the first two volumes and eagerly await a fourth installment. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
The stirring of monsters has begun. Read full book review >
THE SEA OF MONSTERS by Rick Riordan
FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2006

"Though it's doubtful Percy wouldn't guess Tyson's otherworldly connection immediately after the dodgeball game, and though some of the humor will zip over the heads of the target audience, Percy's sardonic narration and derring-do will keep the pages turning. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Percy (Perseus) Jackson, the half-blood son of Poseidon, returns for a second quest across a modern America secretly ruled by the Greek Gods. Read full book review >
THE LIGHTNING THIEF by Rick Riordan
Released: July 1, 2005

"The sardonic tone of the narrator's voice lends a refreshing air of realism to this riotously paced quest tale of heroism that questions the realities of our world, family, friendship and loyalty. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
Edgar Award–winning Riordan leaves the adult world of mystery to begin a fantasy series for younger readers. Read full book review >