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

Eh, kind of overrated? There were too many meaningless action scenes that bored me. Sure the good bits were really good but it doesn't overshadow the boring ones.

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

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.

I have read all of the books included in the "Camp Half Blood Chronicles," and no one beats "The Last Olympian." It is Rick Riordan's masterpiece of all time. This book gave the responses to the unanswered mysteries in the previous books. I love how this thrilled me to the end.

2 The House of Hades The House of Hades Product Image

This book is proficiently weaved keeping you engaged at all times, swapping from different characters perspectives! It is filled with utter terror as Percy and Annabeth adventure Tartures; meanwhile the rest of the demigods head on there perilous journey onwards to reach the House Of Hades while also overcoming there doubts and flaws! This book really fleshed out an incredible amount of characters showing there immense powers, we saw how powerful Frank really was, we saw Hazel being able to manipulate and control the mist, we saw Percy grow to power limits we didn't think possible! This book can weave your emotions and thoughts, to make you feel extreme melancholy or incomplete humour! The book had an incredible texture that can actually change your life, Bob's sacrifice was so hurtful I am just bewildered at his loyal he is! This is also the book where Nico reveals his true secret and his was written do well! We flash back to his memories, seeing HIS point of view and everything just ...more

I like this book the most because of all the action. You get to actually see what Tartarus is like and Percy and Annabeth's journey to open the Doors of Death is exciting. I finished the book in one day (and night) and the next day I went and read it again. :) The Blood of Olympus is a bit short though.
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By far the saddest book I've ever read. It was so good I finished it in four days. Like, I tried spoiling myself by reading the last page and I'm like "Who the heck is Bob? And what does Bob says hello mean? This book sounds happy." But when Percy said, "Bob says hello"... I didn't cry immediately since I'm in a taxi, but I did cry many times on my bed just thinking about it. BOB OH WHY?!?! Just read it and it would be better than every Percy Jackson book combined (including the Heroes of Olympus, Kane Chronicles, Magnus Chase, Demigod Diaries, etc.)

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.

3 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!

4 The Titan's Curse The Titan's Curse Product Image

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

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

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!

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.

5 The Mark of Athena The Mark of Athena Product Image

This book is absolutely awesome! I have always loved Annabeth and how strong she is, and with her point of view, it was amazing!

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.

This book is awesome! Even if there isn't action I just want to see how the characters are acting together and especially my favorites Percy and Annabeth! by the way is it just me or is this book implying that Jason is more powerful than Percy! because he is not at all! Jason is boring not funny and isn't as sword skilled as Percy! Percy is just like a combo of every demigod on the team! Even though every body is op Percy just...puts everybody else in a situation where he is the one to look up to except Jason who thinks he is great but as long as Percy's around...NOPE!

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.

6 The Son of Neptune The Son of Neptune Product Image

I loved this book. The Mark of Athena and House of Hades were awesome too, but overall, I feel like this book is lesser talked about than the other books in HoO, but just as great! Hazel became my 2nd favorite character, then you have shape-shifting Frank, and last but totally not the least, in fact, the BEST, the return of Percy Jackson! It wasn't as good as his 1st person narration, but still hilarious. The battles here were also really satisfying.

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 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 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

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 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.

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

8 The Blood of Olympus The Blood of Olympus Product Image

This book was just really satisfying to read, how everything fit together. But my favorite thing about this book is Reyna and Nico's point of view. I never thought much about Reyna until BoO, when I realized I was completely wrong about her! She is just as strong and amazing as all my other beloved characters. And Nico...I always thought of him as dark, but with his point of view, I discovered how sweet he actually was.

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.

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!

I mean I rly don't care for it his book because it didn't include Percy and the fact that they kindve made Jason look better than Percy was annoying! Worst Riordan book I've read so far but I still liked it mostly because of Annabeth who is great!

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.

10 The Sea of Monsters The Sea of Monsters Product Image

Underrated. It's the only book where I feel Percabeth actually has chemistry, and it's short enough that you don't get bored too fast

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

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.

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

The Contenders
11 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!

My favorite lines from this book:
"This baby is my son, I'm sure he's capable of stealing anything", Zeus

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

12 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.

Great favorite book

13 The Hidden Oracle The Hidden Oracle Product Image

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.

Worst of the 11 Percy Jackson Books...

Actually, now it IS out!

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

This is great!

15 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.

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

20 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

21 The Hammer of Thor

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

22 Throne of Fire Throne of Fire Product Image
23 The Demigod Diaries The Demigod Diaries Product Image
24 Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2 the Hammer of Thor Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2 the Hammer of Thor Product Image

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

25 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Product Image
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