Best Percy Jackson Books

The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan is the best series ever behind Harry Potter in my opinion. What are the best Percy Jackson books?
The Top Ten
1 The Last Olympian The Last Olympian Product Image

I loved seeing Luke's past. I remembered when he was a good person and a good friend, and in the end, he died to save the world. This is one of the only books that has made tears fall from my eyes.

Gives one that oozing, cozy feeling that tingles your emotions and nerves, causing you to (but not limited to) cry, laugh, smile, frown, growl, and smile again all at the same time. Makes one want to curl up by a fireplace while it's below freezing outside, and read the whole book sideways while marveling at the expanse, development, and unimaginable fates of our beloved characters. Undoubtedly the best AND perfect ending for the PJO series. Perfectly collects and puts the pieces of the puzzle together, while maintaining an entertaining and positive mood for general audiences, twisted well together with plots and conflicts, suspenseful rising action and skillful foreboding, up to the climax that leaves one hanging at the edge of their seat, slouching down, followed by bloody, nerve-wracking fights, and topping it all off with a brilliant, heart-warming ending that reminded all of us the reason we journeyed with Percy and his friends, the reason we stayed and fought alongside his ...more

This deserves #1 place. It talks about the prophecy, battles, and it developed Percabeth into what it is now. The Last Olympian talks a lot about Percy, Annabeth, and Luke's background. This is heartwarming story, narrated by a humorous character. It's so descriptive that you can feel what Percy's feeling; pain, love, determination, frustration, anger, confusion, everything. The book has an ending that makes you want to cry and smile at the same time. Cry because the beautiful series is over, but laugh in joy as you know the next series is out and Percabeth. The fight scenes seem like you're watching them as Percy journeys to defeat Kronos. One of my personal favorite parts is when Percy calls to Blackjack and lands safely on him, but his voice turns a higher of an octave and makes you want to laugh. This book ultimately makes you feel proud of the beloved characters and makes you want to cheer and breakdown laughing, crying, smiling, growling, spilling out all of the emotions The ...more

Such a superb story that will make everyone cry in the end. Everyone would be very angry at the villain Luke in the preceding four books but when he dies at the end, it made me cry.In the first book a warning was given that the readers will find themselves in the pages and I felt it true in the end of the story, especially in the part WE TRASH THE ETERNAL CITY. It will arouse goosebumps in everyone. This book haunted me for many days. Thanks to Rick Riordan for afine, mindblowing story

2 The House of Hades The House of Hades Product Image

I was hoping we would see Nico's P.O.V. here, but the book did not disapoint! Percy and Annabeth's story, the introduction of Bob, Nico's promise to take them to Epirus, Hazel learning to control the mist, it all tied together in the end.

I loved this book so much and I couldn't put it down. The house of Hades had everything a good book needs: comedy, sadness, and characters you root for. Bob and Damasen just broke my heart. And throughout HoO, I found that Percy and Annabeth became these Leaders, demigods that people looked up to (don't get me wrong, I love them like that too). But in the house of Hades, Percy and Annabeth acted more like themselves, like how they did in PJO. Overall, this was my favorite book!

Although this isn't my favourite, it earned my vote because it showed the best character development. It has so much character growth for so many characters - Percy and Annabeth in Tartarus, Jason as a leader, showing how Nico reacts to other characters, Leo finding Calypso and surviving mostly on his own for a bit, Hazel and Frank, so on. I really enjoyed the character interactions and the way everyone bounced off each other perfectly for the most part.

Love this book! It had everything: fluff, angst, drama, humor! We got to see a lot of Percabeth, but we also saw Tartarus. Some if my favorite characters were introduced, including Bob the Titan. It still had that humor we have come to expect from Uncle Rick, for example: asking Nyx for a pic with her favorite child. And we can't forget Caleo! Fangirls around the world were heard squealing when Leo crashed onto Ogygia. We had tr dramatic reveal of Nico's homosexuality. And we saw a little bit of Percy's dark side. This was for sure, my absolute favorite of the PJO/HoO series.

3 The Titan's Curse The Titan's Curse Product Image

Again, I mostly like this book because of Nico. It's where our little bro is introduced. Bianca is also an amazing character. I like this book for so many reasons, I can't even say all of them without writing a whole new book!

This book is boss. Humor, brilliant characters, and awesome plot. Plus, in my opinion, it includes the best battle in PJO and fiction in general. Thalia vs Luke. You could feel it, the pack it punches on both characters as they battle it out in a beautifully orchestrated way, showcasing the power and emotion from the former friends. Luke was snarling, Thalia was grieving, and though they showed it in different ways, they both felt as though they were betrayed, the feeling heavier when you consider the impact of Thalia's initial sacrifice. And the part where Thalia defeated him, and Luke used her hesitation to make a desperate grab for her spear, triggering her reflexes/instincts so that she kicked him off the cliff? Amazingly written. Well done, Rick

Introductions to so many great characters. Nico, Bianca, Zoe Nightshade, and Thalia(I know she technically starts in sea of Monsters but that wasn't much of an intro). The story was awesome between Bianca and Nico being revealed as children of Hades to Thalia taking over as lieutenant of the Hunters. So many important moments throughout the book not to mention this was the actual beginning to Percabeth.

The Titan's Curse has some good morals and values weaved between the story line. This book has a lot to say about loyalty, friendship, family, trust, courage, sacrifice, and more. Some of the characters grow, not only in their demigod training, but also by learning from their mistakes and learning to do the right things. The book is filled with rather clean humor that is both funny and witty. The book shows how strong friendships are hard to break and good friends are hard to replace. But it also says that should always keep in mind to never blindly trust someone as people change over time. When we face different situations we should not wholly prejudice something because things may not always be as they seem. Life is a surprise; we never know what may happen. But whatever it may be we always have a choice and to choose right is in our hand. The Titan’s curse has displayed gender equality. Most of the times we see that there are more male characters in a book rather than female but ...more

4 The Battle of the Labyrinth The Battle of the Labyrinth Product Image

I like The Battle of The Labyrinth mostly because of - Sorry - Nico. It's interesting to see how Much Nico changed in just a few months. As you can probably tell by now, I'm a huge Nico fangirl. It's also cool how Rachel was brought back and ended up being a really important part of the series. I never expected that!

This is a flawless book. The best thing about it is how dangerous it feels. Rick Riordan stretches the book and the time they spend in the battle, which only adds to the adventure and makes it seem more real and dangerous. The fight at the end is far better than the Last Olympian, with the excitement well and realistically done. The Last Olympian's one flaw is that the fight is dragged onto the whole book with nothing much else going on - Plus, for a FINAL battle, it doesn't have much excitement, either.

The house of hades and battle of the labyrinth are my favorite books. The battle of the labyrinth is awesome because the book has so many good twists. Like when Quintus (sorry fro spelling errors) was secretly Daedalus, the creator of the labyrinth. I was also very happy for Annabeth because she got to lead her first quest. Also the character Ethan shows his first appearance in this book as well as Calypso. I also liked how there was an appearance of Hephaestus and Hera. I felt bad for Miss O'Leary the hellhound because her master died. I also loved how they visited the ranch is so called Texas. The ranch had flesh-eating horses. Also Nico met his ghost friend King Minos in this book. Sadly the god Pan dies in this book. But anyways this book is awesome and I love it

The Labyrinth is definitely the best book of this series, however, because it is most memorable one out of all of these I've read. And to support my opinion a bit more; its been a while since I have read this series. And you know how you read them in order? There's nothing I remember from the book ahead of this one. So that's how I am sure. This book was just wonderful and you have to read it!

5 The Mark of Athena The Mark of Athena Product Image

This was the start of the prophecy of the seven. The last quest percy ad annabeth went on. The first time we saw a son of zeus and poseidon create a storm. The plethora of mythological cameos was as awesome as a baby's smile.

Ok, this should be at the top. I mean, it's the first book that actually showcases Annabeth, and there's the sappy reunion at the beginning! How could it be better?

This is the best book which is really closely followed up by The House of Hades. The journey of prime Percy Jackson through the most dangerous lands on Earth is a very interesting base to build a book around. Annabeth's emotions and arc from reuniting with Percy to going on an extremely dangerous Solo quest, keeping the Romans away from Argo II, facing some undefeatable villains. This book is Rick Riordan's very best work

I think I've read this book ten times! It never gets old! It has everything! Iit has the percabeth reunion, the triangle with Leo, hazel, and frank! It has the rivalry with Jason and percy! Oh, and how could I forget the awesome coach hedge! I mean, the stable scene was so hilarious! And the best part wa is that it has they ultimate percabeth moment! I mean, percy FALLING into TARTUROUS for annabeth made me cry, and throw the book at the same time!
This Is rick riordan at his best! And this book isn't even in the top five! Have you all gone crazy?!
I'm out, peace

6 The Son of Neptune The Son of Neptune Product Image

This was my favorite book out of the heroes Of Olympus Series. Why? Because Percy was back. To me, this book was a relief. to be honest I didn't enjoy the Lost hero as much as I had hoped to. This book made me excited. Excitement I had long since experienced. Percy just brings back the old nostalgia feeling. This will forever hold a special -lace in my heart. Percy Jackson: The Sequel.

This was an amazing way to make up for Percy absence in the lost hero, plus Percy gets his memory back. Plus the older he gets the better the books get

This is my personal favorite of the Heroes of Olympus series. The way that Percy got together with Frank and Hazel was so well done and very satisfying to read. These three just clicked. I'd also say that Frank is one of the more compelling new characters from this series. I loved this book in every way.

This is the best in the series according to my opinion. It is a lot better than the lightning thief and the sea of monsters.

7 The Lightning Thief The Lightning Thief Product Image

The book is a great start to the series! Everything is so well well put together! The best part in my opinion was when they stumble into Medusa's Lair, I had the feels! This book was the one that made me want to read more and more! WAY better than the movie and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good book!

I've never been into the demigods and gods until I read the series and now I love them! Anyone looking for a good read, I'd check out this series! I would place this 2nd in my list behind The Last Olympian! Great book.

I love this book. It's the book that started it all! So brilliant and amazingly written by Rick Riordan. Anyone who doesn't like this book (or the series in general) should work as a slave for Hades and suffer!

I recommend the PJ series to anyone who doesn't like reading. The book makes reading fun and educational. My second favorite book is The Lost Hero

This is one of my favourite books yet and this is the book that introduced me to the series! Whilst reading the book, it made me have goosebumps and it is was like that everything happened for real! It has an amazing story and the full credit goes to Rick Riordan. Good luck on your upcoming books! =D

This is the book that made me really like to read. That was back in 5th grade when I was 11. Now I'm a sophomore in high school and I just finished reading the Son of Neptune (which is really really good also). These books never get old and will stay with me forever.

8 The Blood of Olympus The Blood of Olympus Product Image

I remember being so mad when The House of Hades didn't have Nico's P.O.V. Then I saw that The Blood of Olympus had Reyna's point of view, and I said, "What!? Why would Rick Riordan put HER point of view and not Nico's!?" Then I saw it had Nico's too and was squealing like a little girl. It's just an amazing book. I'm a writer as well, so I appreciate a good book. I also love how Will asked Nico if he had ever delivered a baby. That is NOT Nico's job. I love writing fanfiction about Solangelo. This book was so great, it had me crying. I was sad when it ended. Also, Uncle Rick is a genius for making it all Percy's noses fault!

This one is totally my fave. I literally wrote a short story called How The Blood Of Olympus Should Have Ended. It's dumb, but yeah. I made Octavian die because he was allergic to bee stings on his butt but nowhere else and he got stung on his but by Frank the bee swarm. (I'm a writer)

I loved how we got to see Nico and Reyna's point of view. They're two of my favourite characters ever and I was so glad we could see more of them. Leo was awesome as ever. Plus, I found it hilarious that Doomsday was triggered by Percy's nosebleed.

I'm voting for this because it was satisfying, not because I liked it. The ending is stupid. I HATE Calypso, especially Calypso and Leo. Honestly, I think she deserves to wait. Leo and Reyna, on the other hand, now that's a good ending.

9 The Lost Hero The Lost Hero Product Image

A fabulous start to a new series! I loved the introduction of Jason and Piper and Leo, and how Rick brought back 'The one with only one shoe' back to the NEW Jason!

Not sure how this is in tenth place. Last Olympian is far and away the best, but this book is great! Vote it up, please! At least higher than the Demigod Files!

Leo, Thalia, Rachel, and Hedge were the only things that made this book enjoyable.

I love the excitement in this book! Piper, Leo, and Jason are so interesting!

10 The Sea of Monsters The Sea of Monsters Product Image

Sea of monsters continues the action packed adventures of percy jackson started in lighning thief. Entertaining and a worthy sequel.

Because this book remember Tacica - Newsong of the maritime theme, every time I read (3 billion times) I remember of this music.

Ghost stories and lots of humour nice like lightning thief

Honestly, It's just a good book. No explanation needed.

The Contenders
11 The Sword of Summer The Sword of Summer Product Image

Brings a humor I didn't see as much with Percy and Carter. Not necessarily the best but it deserves to be higher up in my opinion.

It has the humor and action of all the Percy Jackson books

Unlike Carter or Percy, Magnus is kind of wimpy

This book is tantalising I love it

12 Percy Jackson's Greek Gods Percy Jackson's Greek Gods Product Image

I loved this book! Percy is a FANTASTIC character and is pretty hilarious when talking about the Greek gods. Should be higher on this list.

It's an amazing story of the important myths of the gods, the twelve olympians, the titans, and even before them!

If anyone needs to learn Greek mythology Percy's point of view makes it much more interesting

Personally this book is the best but Greek heroes is quite a contender

13 Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer Product Image

This is great!

14 Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes Product Image

A funny and humorous way to retell myths of Greek legends.

Plenty of humor and storytelling to make this 100% Riordan.

I loved it. An amazing spin off of each tale, he even made the long, boring story of Heracles interesting!

I liked the myths about greek gods well some of it was real but I liked it explaning greek mytholigy.

Awesome book! loved it

15 The Hidden Oracle

I really enjoyed this book. I liked the haiku's as I am starting a poetry class. Plus it has humor and brought back Leo, which I loved. Another great job Riorden.

It isn't out yet, but it will be from the first person perspective of a god!

And all chapter titles will be haikus.

Sick this book was totally tubular

Worst of the 11 Percy Jackson Books...

16 The Trials of Apollo The Trials of Apollo Product Image

This book was great! But it is hard to keep up with because the prospective is from a god.

17 The Ship of the Dead

Great book and a satisfying conclusion plus great cover art

18 The Tyrant's Tomb The Tyrant's Tomb Product Image
19 The Red Pyramid The Red Pyramid Product Image

The Kane chronicles are very underrated. They are my favorite Rick Riordan books because they feature strong human emotions and virtues such as love, loss, and humility. My favorite will always be the first one.

This should be in the kane chronicles series list, not this list

This book should be much higher than it is

20 The Serpent's Shadow The Serpent's Shadow Product Image

This should have way more votes. The Kane Chronicles is as goo d as the Percy Jackson series. Too bad it's seriously underrated

What an underrated series and an absolutely satisfying conclusion

21 The Hammer of Thor

This book is great, plus the cover is AWESOME. Amazing artwork, I recommend this to just about everyone.

Just came out and I'm hooked

22 The Demigod Diaries The Demigod Diaries Product Image
23 Demigods and Magicians Demigods and Magicians Product Image

When I read this, I was like, Percy has been through all of Rick Riordan's series!

I love this book

This book mixed Greek demigods and egyptian magicians together. How great!

24 Throne of Fire Throne of Fire Product Image
25 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Product Image

Great movie / book one of my favorites

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