Monday, May 16, 2011
The Lost Hero Book Review
This week I will be reviewing the Lost Hero by Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson books. I finished this book yesterday, and I can't stop thinking about it, I loved it. It dragged a little at the beginning but picked up when they started the quest. It's a good mix between Greek and Roman gods/goddesses. Here is the summary from the front flap of the book:
Jason has a problem. He doesn’t remember anything before waking up in a bus full of kids on a field trip. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper and a best friend named Leo. They’re all students at a boarding school for “bad kids.” What did Jason do to end up here? And where is here, exactly?
Piper has a secret. Her father has been missing for three days, ever since she had that terrifying nightmare. Piper doesn’t understand her dream, or why her boyfriend suddenly doesn’t recognize her. When a freak storm hits, unleashing strange creatures and whisking her, Jason, and Leo away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood, she has a feeling she’s going to find out.
Leo has a way with tools. When he sees his cabin at Camp Half-Blood, filled with power tools and machine parts, he feels right at home. But there’s weird stuff, too—like the curse everyone keeps talking about. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist that each of them—including Leo—is related to a god.
My first impression of this book was good, I read the Percy Jackson books (which I hope to be doing Book Reviews on soon) when I was in middle school, so I knew what I was getting myself into with these books, well at least I thought I did. There were so many twists and turns and secrets and new adventures in this book, I mean every time you flipped a page it was a new thing. It was great, and it was nice how Riordan tied everything together in the end explaining a lot of what was kept secret the whole book. He also left many secrets to be answered in the next installment of this series, The Son of Neptune. I give this book a 4/5 stars, because like I said earlier, it dragged a little in the beginning to me. I recommend this book to any one, not just Greek mythology fans, but anyone looking for a great, action-packed, and funny book to read. I look forward to the Son of Neptune book. I don't know what will be the book review for next week... Divergent? The Lightning Thief? Twilight? All to come, but which first??? You decide, post a comment on this blog post, or the fan page on facebook, letting me know.
The Lost Hero Book Trailer: