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2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Assorted Geekery

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Get the geeks in your lives something they really want this year.

Here are our ideas for all of the Shadowhunters, Potterheads, and Demigods on your shopping list–and more.

Percy Jackson

  1. Demigods and Monsters [shameless self-promotion]. Spend a little more time at Camp Half-Blood with this anthology of your favorite authors discussing the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Edited by Rick Riordan, it also contains a glossary of Greek mythology.
  2. Camp Half-Blood Gym Bag. Don’t forget to pack your sword!
  3. Anaklusmos T-Shirt. Don’t feel bad about drawing your pen in this tee. Your foe has been warned.
  4. Demigod Copper Bracelet. This bracelet is just the thing for your favorite Demigod.
  5. The Lightening Thief Mini Book Locket. Take your favorite

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Demigods and Monsters – Expanded Edition

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Each season we announce our new titles individually, each in their own post, to give you a little extra background behind the book. If you’ve missed any, you can check them all out here. All of Spring 2013”²s intro posts are here.


Back in 200mumblemumble, when Borders was still alive and kicking (Borders, we miss you!), there was this little middle grade series just hitting its prime, featuring a kid with ADHD that finds out he’s actually the son of a god. That series, of course, was Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians–and we put together a book exclusively for Borders called Demigods and Monsters, featuring YA writers writing about Percy and his world. The anthology covered the …

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New Smart Pop books to look forward to, July to December 2013

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I know I say this every year, but I mean it, sincerely, every time: the books we have coming are the smartest, best, most gratifying bunch of books we’ve had yet.

July 2013

Demigods and Monsters - Expanded EditionDemigods and Monsters – Expanded Edition: Your Favorite Authors on Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series

Edited by Rick Riordan

It might be a little easy to miss, with all the other films-based-on-YA-books excitement going on this year (Hunger Games! Mortal Instruments! Ender’s Game!), but the second Percy Jackson film, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, is out in theaters August 7. (With Nathan Fillion! Stanley Tucci! Anthony Stewart Head! Sean Bean! Not to mention a pretty awesome looking movie poster. We’re pretty excited, is what we’re

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Demigods and Monsters: More Contributors’ Thoughts on The Lightning Thief

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We have a three-in-one post today, from Demigods and Monsters contributor Elizabeth Wein and kids, 12-year-old daughter Sara and 9-year-old son. They all share their thoughts on the recently released film, The Lightning Thief.


From Elizabeth Wein

My daughter Sara, age 12, is a HUGE Percy Jackson fan. She was 10 when she discovered the books, and we fought over them while I was writing my essay for Demigods and Monsters. She’s now lost count of how many times she’s read The Lightning Thief but she reckons it’s about 10, and she can actually recite the chapter titles without looking. She’s also in the middle of reading Demigods and Monsters (I did ask her to mention the book in this essay but …

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Demigods and Monsters contributors thoughts on The Lightning Thief

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The Lightning Thief, the first film installment of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series, was released last week. Thankfully, a few of our contributors to Demigods and Monsters, our Smart Pop anthology on the same property, have seen the film and have kindly offered us their thoughts.

First up, Elizabeth M. Rees:

Now and then a movie adaptation of a terrific book–of the contemporary or classic lit variety–really works. And now and then the film version of The Lightning Thief works. Unfortunately though, only now and then!

Rick Riordan’s first book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians is one of the best middle-grade/young adult books on the market today. It’s a remarkable mix of humor, compassion, true-to-real-life tween and teen dilemmas (including some

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