Let’s Celebrate the Series Announcement: Percy Jackson vs Heroes of Olympus Book Tag

percy jackson vs heroes of olympus tag

In case you missed it: WE’RE GETTING A PERCY JACKSON TV SERIES ON DISNEY PLUS!!!

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Obviously it won’t happen anytime soon, with the current state of the world that halts all aspect of production and pre-production. But I! AM! SO! EXCITED!! And I know I’m not the only one- my twitter and tumblr dashboard were on a meltdown and we even got to the top worldwide trending topic on twitter ๐Ÿ™Œ I know it’s been years, but it’s nice to see everyone still loves PJO regardless and join in the celebration.

Don’t get me wrong, the movie adaptations weren’t the best, but they aren’t the worst either imo. The second one stays quite faithful to the book! Plus they gave us Logandra at some point ๐Ÿคฃ They will always be my comfort movie, but I’m still excited that we’re finally getting the adaptation we wanted.

The casts are all very supportive too, with Logan and Jake tweeting their thoughts on the news (click on the image to go to the tweet):

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And as much as we dislike the movie, I think we all can agree that the casts were great and so the fandom began “manifesting” for Disney+ to recast the original cast as the Olympians now: Logan as Poseidon, Jake as Hermes/Apollo, Brandon as Pan, and Alex as Athena.

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Anyways, enough summary and to celebrate, I decided to do this tag I saw on Caro @ Book Cheshire Cat last year! I definitely know which series I prefer but I think the questions can help me explain my preferences better ๐Ÿ˜ƒ So without further ado, let’s get started!

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01. Favorite Hero: Percy Jackson vs Jason Grace

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Percy Jackson!! Look, both Jason and Percy have similar hero qualities of braveries and loyalty to their friends, but for some reason, I never really warmed up to Jason (until The Burning Maze, tbh). Maybe because he was more uptight and we didn’t get enough time with him, but I think a huge part of it is because Jason… just feels lost to me? When we first met him, his memories were royally screwed by Hera and I think he got lost- he has to separate what’s real or not, retrieve his memories back, decide his feelings for Piper real or not, etc. In The Burning Maze, he became more of his own person and that’s when I started to go fond on him, but alas.

Percy is just more sassy and fun to read from ๐Ÿ˜‚ But a huge part of my love for Percy is because we met him from when he was a literal kid and grow with him! Heroes of Olympus took place in months (or weeks?) but PJO happens in the span of years. We grow with Percy as a person, we follow a new adventures every year, we root for him to survive and cheer everytime he showed more control with his powers, and we also ship his growing romance. It’s like watching your brother grows, you know?

02. Favorite Goat Man: Grover or Coach Hedge

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Honestly, I have no opinion between the two of them. They’re such a complete opposite, Grover being soft and teenager-y while Coach Hedge is like a grumpy old man ๐Ÿ˜‚ But they’re both reliable, a great friend, and totally cares for the demigods they’re babysitting!

03. Child of Hades: Nico or Hazel

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Nico diAngelo ๐Ÿ’€โšซย Look, I love Hazel, but Nico just own my heart from the moment I saw him. Again, he was really young and we grew with him! I’d say his growth is even harder than Percy- as a son of Hades he was feared and ostracized, he lost his sister at such a young age, and the demigod he looked up for “betrayed” him (in his young eyes). So basically, he had to come to terms with who he is and what he can do all on his own ๐Ÿฅบ But he turned up really well, he’s really resilient and loyal and have so much control on the aspects of his power! And I’m so happy he got the happiness he deserved ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒˆ

04. OTP: Percabeth or Jasper

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Percabeth! Again, we grew with them and see how their relationship progressed. From “you drool inย your sleep” and innocent childhood crush, to the kiss in Battle of the Labyrinth, to Percy giving up immortality and THAT UNDERWATER KISS!!! To Percy missing and when they found each other they fell to the goddamn Tartarus. To finding each other again and plan their future.

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They’re like the parents of all other OTPs, you know? You can call Percy Jackson series a children series, but the characters always have such an amazing development and journey.

05. Best Villain: Kronos or Gaia

Look, the prospect of having mother earth as your enemy is scary because like it or not, we are all standing on her and with one snap, she could ruin us. However, I actually more intimidated with Kronos, because he was actually present instead of sleeping the whole time, barely appear and participating in a battle. He may be in a form of glowing coffin, but we see the enemy side communicating and receiving orders from him.

06. Better First Book: The Lightning Thief or The Lost Hero

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Surprise surprise, but it’s The Lost Hero! Honestly, I don’t remember that much from HoO as it’s been so long and I’m really overdue for a reread. But I just finished a PJO reread recently and The Lightning Thief is actually my least favorite book in the series ๐Ÿ˜… The characters felt very juvenile and if I didn’t know how awesome the next books are going to be, I know I won’t be continuing the series ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I remember enjoying The Lost Hero, because we got this new characters and of course, Leo Valdez!

07. Best Female Sidekick: Clarisse or Reyna

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Reyna Avila Ramirez-Arellano ๐Ÿ’œย Clarisse relationship with our main characters improve over time, but she still came off as a bully ๐Ÿ˜ฌ.ย  Meanwhile, Reyna seems cold and standoff-ish, but she’s been living for so long, she’s the Praetor of Camp Jupiter, and she’s under a lot of stress when we met her- her co-praetor missing, weird demigods appearing left right center (first Nico, then Annabeth, the Percy and Jason and co). So yeah, makes sense if she’s not all sunshine and rainbows ๐Ÿ˜… But as we got to know her more, we see that she’s very caring, a great leader, and have a sense of humor!

08. Demigod Home: Camp Half-Blood or Camp Jupiter

As much as I love Camp Half-Blood, I would say Camp Jupiter ๐Ÿ’œย I can’t remember whether campers stay in CHB all the time or only during the summer, but Camp Jupiter, with all its rules and the way its designed, have better organizations and suitable for long term settlement. I love CHB, but Camp Jupiter is just more practical ยฏ\_(ใƒ„)_/ยฏ

09. Better Last Book: The Last Olympian or Blood of Olympus

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The Last Olympian, no doubt. In fact, I would say it’s one of the best final book ever. It’s just full action packed from start to finish, lots of emotional moments and death, shine a light on so many side characters (Silena, Clarisse, Charles), great battle scenes, and a bittersweet ending (too many sacrifices).

Blood of Olympus was…. meh for me. The battle scenes were great and the sacrifice was huge, but… after all build up for Gaia, she got beaten fairly easy and I was left unsatisfied with that ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

10. Final Battle: Percy Jackson or Heroes of Olympus

Again, I know I’m firmly on Percy Jackson camp because aside from Mark of Athena, I think the other books from Heroes of Olympus are just… okay. Anyways, the result of the prompts are….

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Percy Jackson and the Olympians ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿงก๐Ÿงก๐Ÿงก๐Ÿงก

Heroes of Olympus ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

It’s a really close call, closer than what I expected, but the winner is…. Percy Jackson and the Olympians!!!

That’s all for today guys! Tell me, are you excited for the tv series? Do you prefer PJO/HoO?

tasya


22 thoughts on “Let’s Celebrate the Series Announcement: Percy Jackson vs Heroes of Olympus Book Tag

  1. I am SO EXCITED! Literally ran to tell my younger sister when I found out and we had an impromptu dance party! I haven’t read Heroes of Olympus (shame on me) but I adore the PJO series. Maybe it’s time to pick up Heroes? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I’m so so excited for the adaptation and this tag just got me even more excited!! I loved reading your answers.๐Ÿ’–I definitely agree with you on a lot of these, and I think I would ultimately be more PJO than HoO, but I definitely think a lot of that has to do with the fact that I grew up with PJO, while I read Heroes of Olympus as they came out, so I feel like I haven’t spent the same amount of time with them. Plus it’s just so cute that we get to see all the backstories of Percy and Annabeth and everyone from PJO and that probably makes me all the more attached to them in the second series!!

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    1. Yeah exactly! I grew up with PJO and the way the series is paced just allow us to get to know (and attached to) the characters better compared to in HOO. I feel like I like the “newer” demigods better after reading about them in ToA, it feels like I know them better!

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  3. I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE TV ADAPTATION! Jack Abel’s tweet is hilarious, and I’m glad the old cast is being so supportive! I’m really hoping for this reboot they cast ACTUAL 12 YEAR OLDS! That was my main issue with the movies lol.

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  4. Haha yaas I agree with pretty much most of your tag answers! Percabeth all the wayyyyy. I think it’s tough to write a hero like Jason after the much-love that Percy got from the original series, but he really set the foundation for the Heroes of Olympus to come about. So I will always be cheering for the OG cast, hehe. Can’t wait for the series!! It’s seriously making my 10 year old dreams come true (that was more than 10 years ago!).

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    1. Yeah it’s really hard and I think that’s why Rick went the opposite direction- whereas we and everyone else know Percy for being messy and pretty laidback (๐Ÿ˜‚), Jason was described as a golden boy practically from the start (even though we got a glimpse inside his head, everyone else know him as this Praetor). But yeah, I still love all of the demigods and I’m excited to see them on screen! โค

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  5. I’m so excited about the new adaption as well and I’m happy to see that you did the Tag as well! ๐Ÿฅฐ I also prefer Percy to Jason, as he’s always connected with me more and as I meet him first, so the nostalgia is a big factor ๐Ÿ˜Š And since I read the Percy Jackson books first I will always like them a bit more ๐Ÿ˜„

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  6. I CANT WAIT IM SO EXCITED!!!! also low-key every single one of these questions (except Reyna v Clarisse bc Reyna is queen) I prefer PJO over HOO I’m so biased but I don’t care I own up to it and the adaptation is the original series anyways so I get what I like and im content with that โค

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  7. I’m so glad you love Reyna too! Everyone I encounter seems to dislike her but I adore her?? Jason + Reyna > Jason + Piper imo ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜‚ I’m beyond excited for the Disney+ show and hope they turn out well!

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