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

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

Well it had a great ending

I agree annabeth and percy kiss

Number one like Minotaur fight and Percy and Annabeth relationship

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2 The Battle of the Labyrinth

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!

I like it with the cliffhangers and the sudden thrill. It's my favorite book of Rick Riordan's along with the Throne of Fire! Go Percy!

I thought it was a thrilling story, with great cliff hangers. That is what my daughter says

Love this book, I feel so bad for Nico. - Camaro6

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3 The Titan's Curse

It is a contrast between extremely sad and extremely funny. Perfect combination. Made me cry and laugh and has some of the best lines in the series. It's a DAM great book.

Saddest yet funniest most emotion and the hunters started everything the next two expanded on so well


Nico first apreas in this book so you can't get a better book

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4 The House of Hades

I love this book. It by far the saddest and deepest of the books.

This was my favorite. It showed the story through many good views, it had comedy, sadness, and... everything great! I just feel as if Blood of Olympus was not a good finale as it should have been. My favorite Percy Jackson book. Also, Bob and Damasen. Those 2 make it the best alone.


Well maybe Blood of Olympus could be better but this book is definitely the saddest. After reading the last page

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5 The Mark of Athena

This book is amazing!

Wait so u guys are telling me that a lot of stuff was happening between with Percy and annabeth? If a lot of stuff was happening between them I love this book!


This should be in the top five! We got the romance, the humor, a darker book, action! And Mark of Athena's secret weapon... Leo. :3

Sure the other books had that, but this book was so deep! You got the whole epic ness revolved around!

This book, like many other peoples, is defeneitly the best book out of the Heroes of Olympus series. Not only do Percy and Annabeth get reunited, the ending is suspenseful and makes you want to read the next book as quick as possible, no matter how long you have to wait to read it. When I finished reading this book, I couldn't believe how well the author wrote the text, which made my jaw drop half the time I was reading it. I feel like this book was great, and it should be moved higher on the list.

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6 The Lightning Thief

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 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.

Such a beautiful story, simply one of the best - est fiction books.I really enjoyed reading it, and besides I guess my knowledge about greek mythology has quite improved.Thanks to Rick Riordan

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7 The Son of Neptune

This book is amazing the author tells the story so well and I love the fights

Forget what happened but I remembered it being dope.

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 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.

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8 The Blood of Olympus

Love it because of the best reynico moment of all time at the end when nico finally lets a girl not related to him hug him and hugs her back and then they both say super sweet things about each other

I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH! The end...Leo coming back to life and saving Calypso. Plus the beginning of Solangelo... YES!

I love the ending. To me it's the best one. But I wish it showed it from Percy's point of view in a few chapters.

Is anyone else hoping for Leo and Calypso to appear in the Magnus Chase books? - AnnaOfArendelle332

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9 The Lost Hero


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

This book introduced us to our Bad Boy Supreme. This is #1 by far.

This is one of the best books ever!

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10 The Sea of Monsters

The sea of monsters is a great book we're introduced to Tyson who is awesome we're following Percy Annabeth and Tyson on the mission to find the fleece we see Luke again who is trying to revive Kronos Thalia being ressurected The Dodgeball game with the monsters Percy Tyson and the other kids finding out that Kronos is Chiron's dad and so much more

The ending was great

Ghost stories and lots of humour nice like lightning thief

This is by far my favorite PJ book. I mean, I’ve only read the original 5, but out of those, this is my favorite.

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The Contenders

11 The Sword of Summer

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.

Unlike Carter or Percy, Magnus is kind of wimpy

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

This book is tantalising I love it

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12 Percy Jackson's Greek Gods

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.

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


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13 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.

Sick this book was totally tubular

Actually, now it IS out!

Worst of the 11 Percy Jackson Books...

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14 The Trials of Apollo

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

15 Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes

Awesome book! loved it

Nice starting

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

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

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

16 The Demigod Diaries
17 Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer

This is great!

18 Demigods and Magicians

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!

19 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

Alex is so BOSS!

20 The Dark Prophecy

I think it's the best in the TA Series. It makes meg a lovable charecter and Leo and jos chemistry is really good! It said commodes is the weakest of the three but even then it focused more on new characters and actually solving the problem! When meg was singing about her father at the climax, it was heartwarming. Leo's and Calypsos ending was great and Georgie will be a fun plot to explore on in future books. Though I'm really mad that Percabeth and hazel, frank Leo Jason piper nico and all of those characters are going to be basically token out of the story. WHY!?!?!?

This book made me cry all lot. It’s favorite

21 Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2 the Hammer of Thor

I think this book is good don't get me wrong but its just not like percy jackson

22 The Burning Maze

How is this the best Percy Jackson book? I literally cried for months in my sleep because of Jason's death. The only good thing about it was that we finally got some Piper and Jason action.

Really great character moments and development for Apollo in this one

23 The Demigod Files

I like the stories and other info

I loved the files

It ok do not like because the other ones are jest so cool

24 The Red Pyramid

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

Well the Kane Chronicles only has 3 books (6 if you count the Percy Jackson crossover). - RandomUser

This book should be much higher than it is

25 The Serpent's Shadow

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

26 The Ship of the Dead

Great book and a satisfying conclusion plus great cover art

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1. The Last Olympian
2. The Blood of Olympus
3. The Battle of the Labyrinth
1. The Mark of Athena
2. The Last Olympian
3. The House of Hades
1. The House of Hades
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