Celebrating 10 Years of The Lightning Thief | #PercyPack


It was a different world when I first read The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. I was working at a music store in the mini mall, right next to a Borders. DO YOU GUYS REMEMBER BORDERS? I was flush with minimum wage cash and buying books at Borders like they were going to run out (little did I know). In June 2009 just before I began my student teaching, The Lightning Thief, first of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series caught my eye. I ended up marathoning it along with the newest Sarah Dessen, Lock And Key (and by newest I mean paperback because I was poor). I consumed this book on the sidelines while the current person in my life was coaching soccer. I remember Riordan’s book being the first middle grade since Harry Potter that I just really fell in love with. Later on, I would fondly listen to books in the spinoff series while driving around different schools in my county to teach students about healthy relationships. So, needless to say, Percy Jackson has played a huge role in my life.

I am BEYOND honored to be a part of the #PercyPack and to be able to give away this amazing box set of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Lightning Thief.

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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!)


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The perfect moment to get your friends hooked on the series you love! On June 15th, The Lightning Thief will be discounted to $.99 across all eBook accounts for one full week (6/15-6/22). It also includes a sneak peek chapter excerpt from Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book One: The Sword of Summer.


Catch a sneak peek of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book One: The Sword of Summer available online at ReadRiordan.com!


The perfect gift for new and faithful Percy fans: Barnes & Noble offers customers an exclusive Collector’s Edition of The Lightning Thief to celebrate the 10th anniversary. This version includes extra content from both author and illustrator as well as a specially designed jacket and endpapers. Purchase here.


Available starting June 12th, visit ReadRiordan.com to download a special 10th anniversary Percy Pack Activity Kit.


Thanks to Disney Hyperion, I am able to offer one lucky reader 13 years of age or older the Percy Jackson And The Olympians Box Set. US only. Please use the rafflecopter to enter and may the odds be in your favor.

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About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. Hard to pick one but since I love the ocean I’ll say Neptune. On the other hand I like the stories that have Hades as a tortured god and not a mean one.

  2. I love the Percy Jackson series! This particular edition is goooorgeous. My favorite Greek god, at the moment anyway, is Athena. I’ve always admired her, and I think she’d be my patron goddess if I lived during the time they were highly revered in Greek culture 😉
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  3. My favorite Greek god has always been Athena. She isn’t at her best in Percy Jackson, since she has a contentious relationship with Poseidon, but I love her anyway. (I also love that she’s Annabeth’s mom.) Even if I didn’t already love her, the fact that Athena is Minerva’s counterpart (love me some McGonagall, too!) would seal the deal.

  4. Athena!

  5. I think I like Hades the best. So dark and mysterious.

  6. Kayla Murray says

    Hmmmmm. That is difficult picking a favorite. Probably Artemis or Apollo.

  7. I would probably say Athena is my favorite god, but Percy is definitely my favorite character.

  8. Can I just say percy because he is a God? No? Okay fine…I’ve always been partial to Athena! <3

    Thank you so much for this chance!

  9. I adore this series. Seriously one of my top 5 YA series. I cannot believe the book’s been out for 10 years though!!! Damn I’m old. 🙂
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  10. I love Greek Mythology, so it’s hard to pick. I’d say Athena. She’s wise and strong.

  11. Sui generis says

    My favorite greek god is Poseidon because he is very powerful and strong!

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