Happy Birthday, Percy Jackson!! (ft. Character Mood Boards + My Favorite Memes)

On August 18th, 1993, the wonderful Perseus Jackson was born on this Earth. 🍰 I still remember reading this book for the very first time… *cut to flashback* I was on a school bus on a field trip to the California Science Center in 6th grade. I was paying more attention to Percy and his quest to retrieve Zeus’s lightning bolt than the science attractions. βš‘οΈπŸ’™ Through this series, I discovered fun-loving characters I could relate to and found friends within Rick Riordan’s stories. The Lightning Thief was also one of the first books I ever reviewed on my blog so please check it out my full discussion!

This series honestly means so so much to me and is truly an integral piece of my identity as a reader. Percy, Annabeth, Grover, Nico, Thalia, etc. all hold a special place in my heart. Like many other self-proclaimed campers, I’ve watched these characters grow older on adventures, laugh around the campfire at Camp Half-Blood and Camp Jupiter, fall in love with each other, suffer through hardships, but most importantly, find a family among friends. ✨

brb i’m just casually crying in the (book)club bc i’m emotional now 😭

Character Mood Boards πŸ“Έ

In honor of one of the greatest literary works of all time and my personal favorite series, I decided to create character mood boards for the OG trio of the first book. If you like these mood boards, be sure to check out others I’ve made under the Mood Boards category. 🎨 Also, as a quick disclaimer, all photos for these mood boards were taken from Pexels and Unsplash which are my favorite go-to’s for free stock images. 

P E R C Y . J A C K S O N

A N N A B E T H . C H A S E

G R O V E R . U N D E R W O O D

My Top 10 Favorite PJO Memes πŸ€ͺ

Also, since the PJO and HOO series are well known for their classic humor and fun-loving spirit, I wanted to share some of my favorite memes of my favorite characters. 😎 I’m also going to add a few of my favorite quotes from the series in between just to hit you all with more feels and show my appreciation for the series.

β€œYou’re not getting away from me. Never again.”
― Percy Jackson, The Mark of Athena

brb im crying again

β€œThe rivalry ends here. I love you, Wise Girl.” 
― Percy Jackson, The Blood of Olympus

β€œYours in demigodishness, and all that. Peace out!” 
― Leo Valdez, The Son of Neptune

β€œBut remember, boy, that a kind act can sometimes be as powerful as a sword.” 
― Dionsyus, The Battle of the Labyrinth

β€œHappy Birthday, Seaweed Brain” 
― Annabeth Chase, The Last Olympian

Thank you for reading through this post and all my ramble-y thoughts! 😭❀️ This series honestly means so much to me and has made me into the reader I am today. Uncle Rick has written characters that feel like my own brothers and sisters, and you should definitely continue to support his future works and especially his imprint, Rick Riordan Presents, which aims to publish middle-grade authors from underrepresented cultures and backgrounds!

Have you read the PJO series?

Who are your favorite characters?

Which mood board did you like best?

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28 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Percy Jackson!! (ft. Character Mood Boards + My Favorite Memes)

  1. This series totally changed my reading life, and I was an adult when that happened. I had fallen a little out of love with reading and I randomly bought a copy of The Lightning Thief in the airport. At the next airport, I bought the next two in the series. This post made my day, and now I really need to re-read like immediately!


    1. YES!! I feel like this series was such a monumental book for many of our lives. I think I was the same as you where it really brought me back into loving reading too. I’m so glad that you found it, and yes!! it’s always a good time for a reread. I love the audiobooks for it too!


    1. Aww I hope you get a chance to read it sometime because I get SO happy when I see Percy or Annabeth cameo in the series. I love them so much too πŸ’™


    1. Yay!!! I’m really glad that you like hers. The yellows just made me so happy πŸ’› The PJO audiobooks are SO GOOD. I’m really tempted to reread them too!


  2. This post made me so happy! I literally stayed up until midnight just so I could say “HAPPY BIRTHDAY PERCY!!” lol. The memes were also HILARIOUS!!


    1. AWWW Sapphire!!! That makes me so happy!! I would honestly do the same tbh πŸ’™πŸ€§ These memes are hilarious right!!


  3. this post made me so emotional! it brought back so many feels from reading percy jackson and heroes of olympus. these series mean a lot to me, especially the first one, as it introduced me to the bookish online fandom and a number of other series i love. i’m sure i would’ve never became a bookworm like i am now if it wasn’t for percy jackson, so i couldn’t be more thankful. he’s also my favorite character of all times!
    i love you included so many memes not only because they’re hilarious, but also because it reminded me of my percy jackson tumblr days and i used to laugh out loud with posts like this one!
    thanks for sharing, tiffany! lovely post! ❣️


    1. AWW youre too too sweet!! i’m so glad that you enjoyed this post so much πŸ’™i agree with you in so many of your thoughts bc i started looking at pjo tags on tumblr and found a community online and it really just gave me such a love for reading.

      aflkasjlfa im glad you liked the memes too!! (theyre honestly my coping mechanism) thanks for reading my post, lais!!


  4. Those memes literally made my day πŸ™‚ I always forget how much I love PJO until I go back and read memes or quotes and I fall in love with the series all over again. I actually got halfway through Blood of Olympus a few years ago and couldn’t bring myself to finish it because it was more of a final end to the series and the OG characters being the main characters. I think a reread is definitely in order!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks


    1. YES LAURA YES!! I’m so glad that you enjoyed them πŸ˜‚ Everytime I see memes or see quotes or fan art I just fall in love with the characters all over again.

      afkdlsfjlksf I think I need to reread Blood of Olympus too. I feel like it’s not as satisfying of an ending as The Last Olympian, but I still enjoyed all the characters so much. The audiobooks are great for a reread!!


  5. Awww, I love this post so much! Percy Jackson means the world to me, since it was one of the first YA series I ever read! It help develop my love for the genre! The mood boards are GORGEOUS! ❀ My favorite of the memes is the "Why are you running" one! Haha! Lovely post, Tif! ❀


    1. YES PJO IS LIKE EVERYTHING πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™ I feel the same way as you because it’s been so instrumental in our growth as readers!! and fjdslakfalsfj you flatter me! *hugs* LOLOL the Why are you running GIF reminded me so much of that Vine!! So I really had to include it πŸ˜‚


    1. Aww thank you, Caro!! I love PJO so so SO MUCH. It’s really the series of my childhood!! I’m so glad that you loved the moodboards and memes too πŸ₯°


  6. Omggg, your mood boards are gorgeous 😭😍 I LOVE the Percy Jackson series, like I feel my entire time in elementary school was just spent convincing other kids in my grade to read it? And those memes are *golden*! I have an entire folder bookmarked on Instagram with good Percy Jackson memes and fanart, because damn this fandom is talented. Loved this post so much!!


    1. Chana you’re TOO SWEET!!! I really just love making mood boards, and I thought it’d be fitting to share some of the OG characters on Percy’s birthday πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™ and YES ALWAYS SHARE THE MEMES they always never fail to brighten up my day πŸ˜‚


  7. aaaahhhhh I’M SO EMOTIONAL RIGHT NOW!! I loved this, Tiffany ❀ I'd LOVE to re-read the series (but this time in English please, the Portuguese translations are awful)


    1. OOOO but that’s so so cool that you read the original series in Portugese!! I’m secretly evil laughing that I made you emotional because I JUST LOVE THIS SERIES SO MUCH TOO AHHH ❀️❀️❀️


  8. I HATE YOU SO MUCH TIFF I literally started tearing up in the first few sentences of this post why am I like this 😭😭 you know I love these books so much and I just… can’t explain why it just means so much to me but it DOES. Also all your aesthetics are gorgeous as always but the ANNABETH ONE IS SO SO STUNNING AAAHHH



      πŸ’™ i literally just have so much love for the PJO series and all the characters and thank you for loving the mood boards and i hope you really liked the memes too because as much as they make me emo they also make me laugh πŸ˜‚


  9. I LOVE the Percy Jackson books!!!!! I keep noticing new things that I hadn’t noticed before every time I read them! Also, I love your website, you do such a good job!


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