Percy Jackson: The Chalice of the Gods

Percy Jackson: The Chalice of the Gods: the new Percy Jackson book!
Published by Sofia on 2023-10-13 in Nerd
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Hello nerdy and non-nerdy friends!

My name is Sofia and I LOOOOOVE Percy Jackson. I've finally got my hands on the newest book in this series, which by now is sooo huge that I get why some people were confused when it was announced.

How many Percy Jackson books are there?

So, let's do a quick recap: You got the five "Percy Jackson and the Gods of Olympus" books, from "The Lightning Thief" to "The Last Olympian", then you have the five "Heroes of Olympus" books, where Percy is one of seven protagonists. Lastly, we have five other books: "The Trials of Apollo", that mainly follow Apollo, who has been turned back into a mortal and has to do a quest. In these ones Percy has just some cameos.

"Percy Jackson: The Chalice of the Gods" is another book that is part of a miniseries about Percy trying to go to college.

Are we all caught up? Amazing, now let's get into it!
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The plot

So, let's start with the plot, but don't worry, I'll put a gigantic spoiler warning when I'll start spoiling stuff. Basically, Percy is in his final year of high school and he wants to go to New Rome University to finally be with Annabeth. The problem is that he's Percy Jackson and he's very unlucky. As a son of Poseidon; one of the Big Three Gods, he needs to 'apologize for his existence' (harsh, I know) and send three recommendation letters along with his presentation letter in order to get accepted.

And, of course, he has to get recommendation letters from gods, BUT he can't ASK them to write them for him, but they need to approach HIM with, as you've probably already guessed, A QUEST! Yes, three new quests for Percy Jackson, folks! But, of course, he's going to have help, since, as we all know, quests have to be done by three people. That's the rules. So, Annabeth and Grover are back and the original trio is reunited!

Their first quest will be for Ganymede; the cupbearer of the gods, who has lost his chalice!
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Okay, this review will be a bit biased because, c'mon, it's PERCY JACKSON. I love him to death, as I'm sure many of you do. I have to say this book kinda felt like a fanfiction in the best way possible, meaning that it had many beautiful and homey scenes, moments when Percy was reflecting on his life and everything and it was so cute. It might not have such high stakes as the other Percy Jackson books, but it was still amazing and yes, it felt like my old friend had finally come back.
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Also, I just love his narration; he's so self-aware and sarcastic. It was amazing to get all of his pop culture references and also the ones about his past. I felt like Captain America in the first Avengers movie ("I understood that reference!"). So, in conclusion, I really recommend this book. I do think it could be a good read even if you haven't read the entire series (like, the whole 15 books), but, as I always say, it's still better to read a series in its intended order.

So this is all folks! Now go, run and get your "Percy Jackson: The Chalice of the Gods" copy!