Thursday, October 21, 2010

Book Review: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

Hello everyone! I finished reading The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan. He has also wrote the Percy Jackson and the Olympain series and the Kane Chronicles series, which I have both read and enjoyed. This will not be a spoiler you haven't read his Percy Jackson series. Here is the review:

Plot: Jason has a problem. He doesn’t remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding hands with a girl. Apparently she’s his girlfriend Piper, his best friend is a kid named Leo, and they’re all students in the Wilderness School, a boarding school for “bad kids.” What he did to end up here, Jason has no idea—except that everything seems very wrong.

Piper has a secret. Her father has been missing for three days, and her vivid nightmares reveal that he’s in terrible danger. Now her boyfriend doesn’t recognize her, and when a freak storm and strange creatures attack during a school field trip, she, Jason, and Leo are whisked away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood. What is going on?

Leo has a way with tools. His new cabin at Camp Half-Blood is filled with them. Seriously, the place beats Wilderness School hands down, with its weapons training, monsters, and fine-looking girls. What’s troubling is the curse everyone keeps talking about, and that a camper’s gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist they are all—including Leo—related to a god.
Rick Riordan, the best-selling author of the Percy Jackson series, pumps up the action and suspense in The Lost Hero, the first book in The Heroes of Olympus series. Fans of demi-gods, prophesies, and quests will be left breathless--and panting for Book Two.

Review: The Lost Hero starts off with a bang and ends with a explosion. I never got bored when I was reading this book. The way Rick mixes Greek/Roman mythology with modern day is amazing. The ideas that he makes like Camp Half-Blood or demigods are fantastic. There wasn't one boring part is this story. Everything was fast paced and the timing was just right. I also enjoyed the new and old characters in this book. Jason was the most mysterious character in this book, since he lost his memory then it always made me wondering who could he really be and what happened to him to end up where he was, and the answer shocked me down to the very core. Piper also surprised me for who she was too and why her father disappeared. She was a brave, smart, and serious girl, but could be very nice as well. Leo made me laugh all the time. He always had a joke up his sleeve. He thought fast when he was in a sticky spot, but always found a way to get out of it. I give this book a 5/5.

Pub. Date: October 12, 2010
Publisher: Hyperion
Format: Hardcover, 576pp
Age Range: 9 to 11
Series: Heroes of Olympus Series , #1

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