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Depois de salvar o Olimpo do maligno titã Cronos, Percy Jackson e seus amigos trabalharam duro para reconstruir seu mais querido refúgio, o Acampamento Meio-Sangue. É lá que a próxima geração de semideuses terá de se preparar para enfrentar uma nova e aterrorizante profecia. Uma mensagem que pode se referir a qualquer um deles: "Sete meios-sangues responderão ao chamado. E Depois de salvar o Olimpo do maligno titã Cronos, Percy Jackson e seus amigos trabalharam duro para reconstruir seu mais querido refúgio, o Acampamento Meio-Sangue. É lá que a próxima geração de semideuses terá de se preparar para enfrentar uma nova e aterrorizante profecia. Uma mensagem que pode se referir a qualquer um deles: "Sete meios-sangues responderão ao chamado. Em tempestade ou fogo, o mundo terá acabado. Um juramento a manter com um alento final, E inimigos com armas às Portas da Morte afinal." Os campistas seguirão firmes na inevitável jornada, mas, para sobreviver, precisarão contar com a ajuda de alguns heróis, digamos, um pouco mais experientes — semideuses dos quais todos já ouvimos falar... e muito.


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Depois de salvar o Olimpo do maligno titã Cronos, Percy Jackson e seus amigos trabalharam duro para reconstruir seu mais querido refúgio, o Acampamento Meio-Sangue. É lá que a próxima geração de semideuses terá de se preparar para enfrentar uma nova e aterrorizante profecia. Uma mensagem que pode se referir a qualquer um deles: "Sete meios-sangues responderão ao chamado. E Depois de salvar o Olimpo do maligno titã Cronos, Percy Jackson e seus amigos trabalharam duro para reconstruir seu mais querido refúgio, o Acampamento Meio-Sangue. É lá que a próxima geração de semideuses terá de se preparar para enfrentar uma nova e aterrorizante profecia. Uma mensagem que pode se referir a qualquer um deles: "Sete meios-sangues responderão ao chamado. Em tempestade ou fogo, o mundo terá acabado. Um juramento a manter com um alento final, E inimigos com armas às Portas da Morte afinal." Os campistas seguirão firmes na inevitável jornada, mas, para sobreviver, precisarão contar com a ajuda de alguns heróis, digamos, um pouco mais experientes — semideuses dos quais todos já ouvimos falar... e muito.

30 review for O Herói Perdido

  1. 5 out of 5

    Sasha Alsberg

    4.5/5 stars! Great book, I loved the Roman aspect to it and CANNOT WAIT to learn more about all the Roman stuff in the next book because I can already tell it's going to get CRAZYYYYYY!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Zoë

    Re-read in 2017 so I can FINALLY finish the rest of the series! Original Review: THAT ENDING WAS SOOO GOOD. I NEED THE NEXT BOOK ASAP PLEASE AND THANK YOU.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Nightshade

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. EDIT: So, uh, I was kind of maybe extremely delirious when I originally wrote this, but I find it kind of awkward entertaining, and since so many people have liked it, I guess I'll leave it up? >>' THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS! If you were lame enough to click the "show" button even though the Goodreads thing automatically says spoilers (um, no offense), STOP READING THIS REVIEW RIGHT NOW. Well. Now that that's settled... KJSNFGHLJKEHNRJLKG AWRKLG AJKREG KLAWR JW4HT ;JRKGWA AEIOPRU35JY AE;GJ EDIT: So, uh, I was kind of maybe extremely delirious when I originally wrote this, but I find it kind of awkward entertaining, and since so many people have liked it, I guess I'll leave it up? >>' THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS! If you were lame enough to click the "show" button even though the Goodreads thing automatically says spoilers (um, no offense), STOP READING THIS REVIEW RIGHT NOW. Well. Now that that's settled... KJSNFGHLJKEHNRJLKG AWRKLG AJKREG KLAWR JW4HT ;JRKGWA AEIOPRU35JY AE;GJKR AJ;GROIT JAE;GKLAJWRIT JWROGIJW OAGI; Rick Riordan is alternately brilliant and cruel. HOW, I ask you, can he come up with a plot this crazily insane (in an awesome way), yet end the book with the WORST CLIFFHANGER IN ALL OF LITERARY HISTORY? Okay, maybe that's a bit of a stretch. I'd say the worst/best cliffy in maybe the last century. Yeah, that's it. But anyway. AAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! I SWEAR TO GODS, PERCY, YOU HAD BETTER GET YOUR MEMORY AND GET YOUR SORRY HIDE BACK TO NEW YORK OR I WILL FIND A WAY TO GET INSIDE THE BOOK AND KILL YOU. Also, I just had a terrible, horrible, ugly, bad, horrendous, repulsive, monstrous idea. So, at the end of the book, when Jason remembers all that stuff about the Roman camp, he remembers the names of all his friends. Then he remembers this girl and gets kind of uncomfortable because he can't remember what his "relationship" was with her- meaning, they definitely liked each other but now he can't remember her, and now he likes Piper (which I find adorable, by the way), so if he goes back, there's going to be some serious girl drama. But actually, the drama isn't my point. My point is- Jason forgot everything, including who his friends were and who he had a crush on (whether it be unrequited or tiny)... and if Percy's hanging at that Roman camp in the Neptune cabin, there's a 99.9999999% chance that he's just like Jason and can't remember anything about CHB or anything else, either (since Annabeth is always right, and all). So does that mean... he likes... SOMEONE ELSE? *throws tantrum* LKJEFKJWE JKERGA ERJGPOAREJ OAREKJG AWOERJ AEOROJG AOER GAOERJOJSHRG ERGKAREKJL That is all. (For now.)

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jayson

    (B+) 79% | Good Notes: It treats memory as the primordial stew of personality: a precious, bubbling cistern of affection, anguish and intrigue.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ana

    Probably SPOILER ALERT, but nothing you couldn't have figured out in the first few pages. According to Goodreads, 97% of people liked it. But the 3% will rise! Prepare yourself for the first yet negative review of this book. I was so excited for this book to come out. But then I read it, and was very disappointed. Just to clarify, I LOVED the original Percy Jackson series. They were amazing. This, however, was not. The characters were all Sues: 1. Piper's perfection. "I'M SO BEAUTIFUL BUT I MUST HIDE Probably SPOILER ALERT, but nothing you couldn't have figured out in the first few pages. According to Goodreads, 97% of people liked it. But the 3% will rise! Prepare yourself for the first yet negative review of this book. I was so excited for this book to come out. But then I read it, and was very disappointed. Just to clarify, I LOVED the original Percy Jackson series. They were amazing. This, however, was not. The characters were all Sues: 1. Piper's perfection. "I'M SO BEAUTIFUL BUT I MUST HIDE IT BECAUSE IT'S EMBARASSING SO I'M GOING TO GO CUT MY HAIR WITH SAFETY SCISSORS NOW BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW!!!" She doesn't need to wear makeup or nice clothes to be beautiful, because being a daughter of Aphrodite gets you everything except self-confidence. She is very speshul because 1) her eyes change color (cliche? What? NO!) and 2) she has the VERY RARE gift of charmspeak. 2. And then there was Jason, Piper's love interest. Which they were very, very subtle about. I never saw a connection between them. It seemed like she thought that she should be attracted to him, so she was. 3. Leo. It's too bad, I kind of liked him. But then he got the VERY RARE gift of creating fire from nothing and I laughed. Also, I quickly got sick of the simple writing style. Point of view changes definitely didn't add to the story AT ALL. The quality of writing has plummeted, maybe because Riordan is just plain better at writing in first person. The part at the end where Jason (view spoiler)[doesn't die even though ANYONE ELSE would, because he's SPESHUL (hide spoiler)] was incredibly frustrating. ...I'm done.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

    A one on one buddy read with my wonderful friend, Audrey =) Yay, finally got me a buddy =) I liked this book more than the first few Percy books but I'm not sure I'm going to continue with either series. I will probably move on to Magnus. I was telling a friend, I'm pretty sure what ruined Percy for me was watching the movies before reading the books. I don't even remember the second movie. I just know that while reading the books, any mention of the characters in the movie, I would cringe. I thi A one on one buddy read with my wonderful friend, Audrey =) Yay, finally got me a buddy =) I liked this book more than the first few Percy books but I'm not sure I'm going to continue with either series. I will probably move on to Magnus. I was telling a friend, I'm pretty sure what ruined Percy for me was watching the movies before reading the books. I don't even remember the second movie. I just know that while reading the books, any mention of the characters in the movie, I would cringe. I think there was one girl that was okay but the rest were horrible! And even though this series seems even better, I know Percy is going to be back and all I see once again is the idiots in the movie. Sigh... it almost ruined this book just because the mentioned Percy and Grover. Once again, movie cringe! But alas, I'm hoping for a better outcome in the Magnus, etc books =]

  7. 4 out of 5

    Brigid ✩

    Well, I finished re-reading all the Percy Jackson & the Olympians books, so now I'm attempting to re-read all the Heroes of Olympus books as well––mostly because I wanted to refresh my memory before The Blood of Olympus comes out. After that, no more Percy Jackson ... *sobs* So yeah, I've now finished re-reading this one––which was a good idea, because as I read it I realized I'd forgotten like 99% of what happened in it. I also think I liked it a lot better reading it the second time, probab Well, I finished re-reading all the Percy Jackson & the Olympians books, so now I'm attempting to re-read all the Heroes of Olympus books as well––mostly because I wanted to refresh my memory before The Blood of Olympus comes out. After that, no more Percy Jackson ... *sobs* So yeah, I've now finished re-reading this one––which was a good idea, because as I read it I realized I'd forgotten like 99% of what happened in it. I also think I liked it a lot better reading it the second time, probably because I'm more familiar with the characters now. The first time I read it, I think I was a little distracted being like, "but WHERE'S PERCY JACKSON." Reading it again and knowing there was no Percy in it, I think I was a bit more invested in the characters. I still am not a huge fan of Jason or Piper, but LEOOOOO. GAHHH. I love Leo so much. (Apparently the first time I read this book I really liked Piper ... ? But I don't know, the second time around I didn't like her much ... Huh.) Well anyway, I'll write a new/longer review at some point. Old/crappy review under the spoiler. (view spoiler)[Old review (11/13/10): I will come up with an epic review for this soon. But now I need to do the homework I neglected while I was reading it … teehee!!! - I find it amusing that this is my 2nd most popular review ... and that I haven't even reviewed it yet. (Oops, I read it almost half a year ago, so I should probably get on that. *headsmack*) ... *AN ETERNITY LATER* ... Well, I was sad that I had nothing to review, but then I remembered that I never reviewed this and had been meaning to do so for ages. I should be reading the 7th Harry Potter book so I can review that––but, I don't feel like reading right now. And I might as well get this dang thing over with. Gosh darn it. Okay, so, here's the deal. I read this book in November. It's June now. It's been seven months since I read this, so I don't really remember it in detail. Hence, this review will probably totally suck because I am having trouble recalling all the things that happened in this book. I'm sure I took a lot of mental notes, and I bet I was planning some big, epic review ... and then I just didn't want to write it because it was going to be long and time-consuming to write, and yada yada. So, here we are. Yet, oddly enough, of all my reviews this is the one with the second-most amount of votes. Which is rather sad since I sometimes spend like 3 hours writing a review for something and then it gets no votes. *Sobs* All right, all right. Enough of my pity party. So. Rick Riordan. RICK RIORDAN. I love him. And I hate him. He is so wonderful, but so evil. I find this to be true of most of my favorite authors. Anyway, Mr. Riordan has a lot of skill. He creatively ties mythology into reality, and his characters are developed well. His writing isn't the best thing ever, but at least it's funny. I love love loved the Percy Jackson books. It's one of my very favorite series. And I enjoyed the first Kane Chronicles book as well although not as much as Percy Jackson. Aaaand same goes for The Lost Hero. I loved it, but not as much as the series from which it originated. I thought it was a "better" book, but ... I don't know. I guess I have more of a sentimental attachment to Percy Jackson, since I was part of the whole hype from when I was 12 until I was 16 when the last book came out. So, it's a little hard to let go of that attachment and be like, "I MISS PERCY!" But, oh well. So yeah, this book. I guess I'm a little late writing this review, as I've already implied. I don't know if I should really bother going into detail. Well ... I liked that Annabeth was in it. That made me happy. But I MISS PERCY, DANG IT. AND HE WASN'T IN IT AT ALL. IT MADE ME ANGRY. But the other characters were pretty cool. I loved Leo and Piper. They both had cool backstories and were very likable. Jason on the other hand, I didn't like very much. He was just kinda ... ehhh. The whole memory-loss thing made him a bit hard to relate to, because without it he didn't really have a backstory and therefore didn't seem like much of a developed character. He was just being kickass all the time and being like, "I don't know why I'm so kickass ... I just am! YEAH!" Well, I hope he'll be a tad more developed in the other books. Aaand the plot, the plot was cool. There were scary monsters and gods and stuff. Hooray for mythology! I liked how in this one, Rick Riordan addressed Roman mythology and how it relates to Greek mythology––and how there's the Roman camp as well as the Greek one. And then there was the ending. The horrible ending. (view spoiler)[Percy Jackson lost his memory? WONDERFUL. JUST WONDERFUL. Five books for nothing. And herein lies the really annoying problem. Because, you know, you read this and you're like, "Jason and Piper should be a couple!" And then you realize that Jason had some other girlfriend at the Roman camp. And then if you think of Percy ... who has Annabeth. Except now he is at the Roman camp, and has forgotten everything as well. And might have met someone else. So, Jason's ex-girlfriend is basically the Annabeth in this situation. MAN, THIS SUCKS. GAHHH. *BASHES HEAD THROUGH A WINDOW* (hide spoiler)] So anyway, it was good. Definitely has potential to be as kickass as Percy Jackson, but we will have to wait and see about that. (hide spoiler)]

  8. 4 out of 5

    Nick

    All of my friends seem to have read this series, and I want to start it so much, but I haven't read the Persy Jackson series yet.Can this series be read before Persy Jackson, or is this a prequel or a sequel. And if you have read this, any feedback?

  9. 4 out of 5

    Ahmed Ejaz

    I read almost of this book in a relax mood. But the ending! It was killer! Shocking! When I realised what actually happened and craving for more, the book ended!!😣😣 That was painful. OVERVIEW New characters are being introduced. Jason, Leo and Piper. Jason has lost his memory. Finds himself in a school bus where Leo and Piper claim to be his friends. But he doesn't remember them. They get attacked by monsters but save by Annabeth and finally reach at the Camp Half-Blood. Moreover Hera is being k I read almost of this book in a relax mood. But the ending! It was killer! Shocking! When I realised what actually happened and craving for more, the book ended!!😣😣 That was painful. OVERVIEW New characters are being introduced. Jason, Leo and Piper. Jason has lost his memory. Finds himself in a school bus where Leo and Piper claim to be his friends. But he doesn't remember them. They get attacked by monsters but save by Annabeth and finally reach at the Camp Half-Blood. Moreover Hera is being kidnapped by monsters and there is a threat of rising of the king of giants and the most powerful antagonist ever, (view spoiler)[Gaea (hide spoiler)] . If she has risen, she will destroy everything. Jonas and his friends are chosen to save Hera who has his memory. => The POV has changed from 1st person to 3rd. I thought I might not enjoy the humour. But I was soo wrong. I enjoyed it! => In the beginning I didn't care much about Jason even I wanted to. He just didn't sound that good to me. Eventually I began to like his character. I didn't realise when I began to like him. This transition was very very slow. I kinda like how it happened. => Leo!! He was the character who contributed in almost of the humor of this book. Without him there would be no humour. I loved him. Don't know why I was always imagining as a satyr. But he is the (view spoiler)[son of Hephaestus (hide spoiler)] , demi-god. He sounded a lot like Grover with more humor to me. Am I the only one here? => Piper. She is a fine addition. (view spoiler)[ Daughter of Aphrodite. Least expected. (hide spoiler)] I really want to see her with Jason in the next book. => Hera. In the last series she was my least favourite god. In this one she seemed to have improved. There was a reason behind her cold attitude towards heros. I understood her. Looking forward to her in the next book. After this ending, I am very afraid. I don't want any changes between Percy and Annabeth. I can't tolerate it. I am seeing that there are more main characters are waiting in the next book. Anxiously looking forward to them. August 13, 2017

  10. 4 out of 5

    ~Tina~

    Seven half-bloods shall answer the call, To storm or fire the world must fall. An oath to keep with a final breath, And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death. New prophecy. New characters. New adventure. Same, EPIC world!!! Meet our new demigods; Jason, Piper and Leo. Jason is the mystery in this trio, see he doesn't remember anything, not even who he is. A God has stolen his memories. Piper has a secret, a terrible one that will only cause pain and suffering, but what other choice does she have? Leo Seven half-bloods shall answer the call, To storm or fire the world must fall. An oath to keep with a final breath, And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death. New prophecy. New characters. New adventure. Same, EPIC world!!! Meet our new demigods; Jason, Piper and Leo. Jason is the mystery in this trio, see he doesn't remember anything, not even who he is. A God has stolen his memories. Piper has a secret, a terrible one that will only cause pain and suffering, but what other choice does she have? Leo, the comic relief of our group, is good at fixing stuff, now only if he can fix his past long enough to stop the running. Each are intertwined through a destiny that has brought them to this moment in time. A Quest. The start of the new prophecy has begun... To be honest, I was a littleteeytinybit nervous that this book wasn't going to live up to my expectations. Percy Jackson and his gang were quite the amazing characters and I wasn't sure I was willing to let them go while a bunch of new demigods took over. Yeah, I don't know what the hell I was thinking. Rick's the man, and he quickly put my mind at ease once I got this book in my hands. I can't believe how much I've missed this world. I loved this book! I don't care that I'm a 34 year old mom of two. I adore this whole series so much! Rick is like, the male JKR, he has the most amazing imagination and it's penned in such a solid pace. It's completely captivating that I just wanted to savor every single word of this 500+ book and before I knew it, I was already done and craving more. There are so many colorful new characters, creatures and monsters to enjoy. Reading this feels like my own little history lesson in mythology. I loved there back stories, there unique talents, there choice of weapons and the magic of it all. We even get to see some of our favorite familiar hero's, but sadly, some aren't here in this book, but hoping Rick will include them in the next. I don't want to give anything away. A lot of great and fun stuff happen in this book. It's more gripping, a little more intense but still the fun and fantastic escape that I've come to rely on, still lives in these pages. Remarkable-Remarkable stuff! The Lost Hero is an incredible start to a brand new adventure! Highly entertaining! Highly recommended! For all ages! Read this, it's made of pure awesomesauce!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Darth J

    I'll be honest, I liked this Roman series less than the Greek one for a number of reasons. One was their camp wasn't nearly as interesting as Camp Half-Blood. Another was that there was more of an emphasis on pairing up characters and I'm just not a fan of romance. I think another was knowing that I wouldn't get to see the rest of the stories on the big screen since Chris Columbus ruined what would have been a successful film franchise. My biggest gripe is that Percy isn't even in this book. Does I'll be honest, I liked this Roman series less than the Greek one for a number of reasons. One was their camp wasn't nearly as interesting as Camp Half-Blood. Another was that there was more of an emphasis on pairing up characters and I'm just not a fan of romance. I think another was knowing that I wouldn't get to see the rest of the stories on the big screen since Chris Columbus ruined what would have been a successful film franchise. My biggest gripe is that Percy isn't even in this book. Doesn't that strike anyone else as strange that the main character from the first series wasn't even around at first this time? Secondly, this book (and all of the ones in this series) are way longer than they needed to be. It's a brick of a book, and I'm not talking Lego.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Claudia Ramírez

    THE ENDING. OMFG.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Whitney Atkinson

    If you have been around long enough to know my reviews for the original Percy Jackson series, you'd know that I wasn't the hugest fan. I thought it was veeeery juvenile, even for a series intended for middle schoolers, I was just very put off by the corniness of it. However, I finished that series because I wanted to read this one, which I hear is better. And it so is. I really enjoyed the three main characters. I felt that in this book, I could actually relate to them and understand their backs If you have been around long enough to know my reviews for the original Percy Jackson series, you'd know that I wasn't the hugest fan. I thought it was veeeery juvenile, even for a series intended for middle schoolers, I was just very put off by the corniness of it. However, I finished that series because I wanted to read this one, which I hear is better. And it so is. I really enjoyed the three main characters. I felt that in this book, I could actually relate to them and understand their backstories, whereas I felt no real connection to Percy. Leo reminded me so much of Kenji that I was in love, and Piper is so fleshed-out already and even though we know little about Jason, his honest and refreshing personality made him so, so likeable. I love the mythology in these series; it's just unmatched by anything else out there. Every time the Gods are shown in these books it makes me feel like a puny mortal, and I love how real they seem even though they are so abstract and literally a myth. There were several times in this book wherein a bit of Riordan's typical corny writing comes to play, something I would rather do without but am able to tolerate because there's a lot less of it in this book than there was in the previous series. I listened to the audiobook for this, but I think for the rest i'll be reading it physically since they're so fast and there are so many different characters, it might behoove me. But I can't wait to continue on!

  14. 4 out of 5

    may ❀

    So, this is gonna be a quick review cause I forgot what happened and I don’t know how to write reviews anymore. This is the first book in the Heroes of Olympus series which continues off from the Percy Jackson series. . . EXCEPT THIS TIME, we’re dealing with new characters. So we got introduced to a number of new characters and a whole bunch of roman mythology ish. It’s great. ^^ Those are our three new demigods main characters and they’re pretty fabulous. Each of these characters are dealing with So, this is gonna be a quick review cause I forgot what happened and I don’t know how to write reviews anymore. This is the first book in the Heroes of Olympus series which continues off from the Percy Jackson series. . . EXCEPT THIS TIME, we’re dealing with new characters. So we got introduced to a number of new characters and a whole bunch of roman mythology ish. It’s great. ^^ Those are our three new demigods main characters and they’re pretty fabulous. Each of these characters are dealing with something: - Jason lost the entirety of his memory - Piper is hiding a terrible secret - Leo is always dealing with ish so all this demigod business is just more for him Just like all of Uncle Rick’s books, there’s action, cuteness, and lots and lots of adventure involved. HOWEVER comma I feel like 500 pages is just TOO long for a middle school book. Like I understand, it’s great, your characters rock, you deal with so much important ish, but 500 pages man, lessen that please. I often found myself dozing off while listening to the audiobook and getting distracted while reading. Now I would NEVER dnf but it was tiring to keep up with. Also what the French fries there ain’t no Percabeth in this book. NO, ACTUALLY PERCY IS MISSING ALL TOGETHER. This is a public outrage and I demand better than this. So we better be seeing some more Percabeth in book 2 or else . . .(or else nothing, I’m already far too deep in this fandom to leave now) “Survive first. Figure out crayon drawing of destiny later.” 3 stars bye ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ First buddy read with this monster gimme more percabeth cause i NEED this

  15. 5 out of 5

    Liam

    ( 3.7 STARS ) This was really great, it felt amazing to be back in Percy Jackson's world (despite the fact he wasn't in this one). I loved the new characters and the new ideas within the plot! It didn't take me long to get attached to the new trio and I'm looking forward to going on more adventures with them in the future! It was also really nice to see old characters and references to the Percy Jackson series, they were brought in nicely and worked really well! The only thing that let this book do ( 3.7 STARS ) This was really great, it felt amazing to be back in Percy Jackson's world (despite the fact he wasn't in this one). I loved the new characters and the new ideas within the plot! It didn't take me long to get attached to the new trio and I'm looking forward to going on more adventures with them in the future! It was also really nice to see old characters and references to the Percy Jackson series, they were brought in nicely and worked really well! The only thing that let this book down was the fact I felt like the plot was very similar to the lightning thief. I don't know if it was just me that thought this but I felt like it was all just very samey. But, the twists in the story redeemed it as it kept me hooked and wanting more. Will be reading the rest of this series without a doubt, looking forward to seeing Percy make a return!!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller

    Admittedly, I was a bit late to the Percy Jackson party. I ended up loving PJ enough to purchase hardcovers for all things Riordan, the set for Heroes of Olympus being among my favorite things on my shelves (so pretty!). However, it did take me a long while (5+ years) to get around to reading these, mostly because I was unaware it had anything to do with PJ until my best friend clued me in. This series is not just a spinoff, it's a bonafide continuation with a mix of old and new characters! I def Admittedly, I was a bit late to the Percy Jackson party. I ended up loving PJ enough to purchase hardcovers for all things Riordan, the set for Heroes of Olympus being among my favorite things on my shelves (so pretty!). However, it did take me a long while (5+ years) to get around to reading these, mostly because I was unaware it had anything to do with PJ until my best friend clued me in. This series is not just a spinoff, it's a bonafide continuation with a mix of old and new characters! I definitely would've started it sooner had I been aware of that. The newby characters were exceptionally well-developed compared to other middle grade series. It actually surprised me how much depth of character I got from their rich backstories. It made their motives and actions have a much bigger impact on the overall arc of the story, which really helped build my enthusiasm for what's to come. So, good characters aside, I have mixed feelings about the actual plot of The Lost Hero. Other than the chapters spent in Camp Halfblood (like Hogwarts, I think any time spent in magical establishment for kids is golden material), I found the plot unnecessarily long and repetitive. Meet a new mythical monster, fight it, lather, repeat. It didn't give me a whole lot to latch onto and I found myself putting it down in favor of other things after getting that "wait, didn't I just read this?" feeling every time I picked it up. The good characters and some of the other cool components (like the metal dragon on the cover) kept me reading (plus that weird motivation that comes from the mindset that I "should" love this series), but overall it didn't knock my socks off. It got a pass because it has all the makings of something great, and I know the level of awesomeness Riordan is capable of. Even so, I believe this first book could've been pared down a bit for a much more concise and interesting story. Maybe it's just me. All that said, I think (it has been a while) I had similar issues with the first PJ book, and ended up absolutely loving the second one and beyond. Now that I know the main conflict of this series (introduced at the end of Lost Hero, which might be part of the initial issue even though I really loved the "reveal"), I like where Riordan is going with the story. I'm hoping to see my ratings increase with each installment. Recommendations: I think at this point most people interested in this author have already tried him. However if you're like me and late to the party, I would only recommend this Heroes of Olympus series if you've already read (and loved) Percy Jackson. It's a direct continuation with spoilers abound for the first series. I think the saga is an awesome rec for middle grade readers, and as a bookseller I saw it spark a love of both reading and mythology in kids, which is pretty friggin cool. Via The Obsessive Bookseller at www.NikiHawkes.com Other books you might like:

  17. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    Tears literally came to my eyes when I finished this book. I just loved it so much I wanted to cry. Riordan dives right into the story. There were a lot of questions of who everyone's parents were so Piper's godly parent surprised me but it I thought it was pretty cool. Jason's turned out to be what I expected but with a spin. And Leo's was pretty predictable but there is something very unique about him.... Riordan perfectly meshes Greek and Roman mythology. It's ingenious the way he does it. It' Tears literally came to my eyes when I finished this book. I just loved it so much I wanted to cry. Riordan dives right into the story. There were a lot of questions of who everyone's parents were so Piper's godly parent surprised me but it I thought it was pretty cool. Jason's turned out to be what I expected but with a spin. And Leo's was pretty predictable but there is something very unique about him.... Riordan perfectly meshes Greek and Roman mythology. It's ingenious the way he does it. It's so cool. He uses some of the places he labeled as dangerous in Percy Jackson and the Olympians and twisted them to fit this story line, which was spectacular. And some of the events that took place in the first series make a little more sense once you read The Lost Hero. The characters are wonderful! Throughout the whole book, you're asking questions beyond where's Percy. Riordan gives you just enough answers to appease you but then (a lot of the time) you have more questions you want answered after the new revelations. He perfectly balances the giving and withholding of information. The Heroes of Olympus is definitely, with out a shadow of doubt, going to be better than Percy Jackson and the Olympians. The Lost Hero showed great promise for the sequel, Son of Neptune. The writing is in third person but it has an air of the first person writing you get in the first series. It has three different POVs and each chapter about the targeted character is personalized specifically well. I just love everything about this book.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Daria

    So I finished this book in 8 hours of solid reading. Yes, even 400-something pages of Greek mythology take that long. And the first thing which I should mention is that this book, and some others which have come before it and all those which will follow, have nothing going for them except for plot. Absolutely nothing. (Well, unless you count occasional hilarious one-liners on the side. I guess I should.) Of course, we can't discuss this book without discussing the original Percy Jackson and the So I finished this book in 8 hours of solid reading. Yes, even 400-something pages of Greek mythology take that long. And the first thing which I should mention is that this book, and some others which have come before it and all those which will follow, have nothing going for them except for plot. Absolutely nothing. (Well, unless you count occasional hilarious one-liners on the side. I guess I should.) Of course, we can't discuss this book without discussing the original Percy Jackson and the Olympians. What made Percy Jackson such a success? He was new. Some people call him the Harry Potter of the new age, but he was much more interesting than that; a smart-aleck, good-hearted 12-year old who sets out on the ultimate road trip to save the world from a god-scale war. The reader befriends the stumbling hero from page two. We want things to turn out alright for our demon-slaying protagonist, but, peeking from behind our fingers, we also really don't want them to, because the result will be much funnier. The most important thing about Percy was that he evolved over the course of his series. That was probably greatest asset Riordan could have granted to Percy: change. It takes Percy half the first book to even admit to himself that gods are toying around with mortals/demigods; he doesn't fall into the role of leadership until book three, or perhaps book four. But here, in The Lost Hero, our new heroes simply are. Jason is the new Percy, and he fails miserably at the job. Piper, although deeper than the Mary-Suestic (is there a male counterpart to that term?) Jason, will never be as likeable as Annabeth, and Piper's relationship with her father will never reach the depth or strength of the Percy-Sally relationship. The only interesting character of the trio proves to be Leo, who is haunted, a little insecure, and on occasion jealous. But ever since The Last Olympian itself, all of Riordan's books have lacked something. What is it? Soul? There's little life in the writing style of the The Lost Hero. Gone are the mirthful chapter titles of the Olympian series (e.g. "I Accidentally Vaporize my Pre-Algebra Teacher"), and the sassy first-person tone of voice which worked so well in Percy's case will never again be. The third-person narration in this book distances us from the characters. There’s little to no illustrative description. The focus is instead of bland action and scenes which we have already encountered countless times. Needless to say, all of this becomes a little tiring. Riordan is trying to write a different series about different heroes in a different voice, but he has retained the writing style of the previous books, something which should not have happened. But hey, all in all, there’s some fun to it. Although redundant, The Lost Hero avoids being boring. Sure, the plot structure is terrible (Evil powers are rising! Go on a quest! Leo, save the day! Piper, save the day! Jason, save the day! Boss battle, everyone – with the aid of a dues-ex-machina, of course, the fourth in a row!), but I was loathe to the put the book down, and that must say something. There was a great deal of focus on who finds what other character attractive, which irked me (someone tell me, where did this trend start?), and I was really surprised that the characters are initially are older than the targeted reading age group, since authors generally want to have as much connection with the reader as possible. I know that Riordan wanted to pick up where the Olympians left off, but maybe our new heroes could’ve hung around Nico, or something. The best aspect of the book, I think, is the whole dual idea of Greek and Roman camps, which means that this series will have just as much character-character conflict as character-bad guy conflict, if not more. The part which will doubtlessly hold readers on tenterhooks is the news of what has happened to Percy. Although this plot thread was not entirely unprecedented (Riordan has become about as suave as Suzanne Collins in his plot twists), I have to admit I was a little heartbroken, and now I nervously await the next installment. Speaking of that… I am clearly very curious about the next book in the series. It will be titled The Son of Neptune, and, if I’m not mistaken, there will be a great deal of focus on a greatly beloved character. But I am afraid that Percy will not be Percy. What is he now? Seventeen? He’ll never again be the slightly naïve but courageous middle-schooler who chose to journey to the Underworld, granted, but I wish that Riordan could bridge that gap and take us to the old world of Percy Jackson once again.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Faith (BookSelf ~ You Are What You Read)

    This was my second time reading this book, but because I originally read it around the time of its release, 2010, when I was 11 year old, I didn't remember much about it. I only remember not really liking it at the time. I found the conflict to devalue Percy and company's journey and struggle. I found that the villain's motivations lacked profound themes, and had no character analogous to Luke. I missed the first person and the chapter headers. But most of all, I found that a book without Percy This was my second time reading this book, but because I originally read it around the time of its release, 2010, when I was 11 year old, I didn't remember much about it. I only remember not really liking it at the time. I found the conflict to devalue Percy and company's journey and struggle. I found that the villain's motivations lacked profound themes, and had no character analogous to Luke. I missed the first person and the chapter headers. But most of all, I found that a book without Percy in it was not something I wanted. Essentially, this was just too YA for my MG mind. And I was also completely wrong. Rereading this was a really special treat. It was like opening a time capsule almost a decade later. I've changed, and therefore my priorities and preferences have also changed. What I found lacking in my reread of the original series was present here, and even better than I'd hoped. The thing I loved about this the most was the atmosphere. The original series had an atmosphere, but not a strong one, and it wasn't very apparent until the 4th book in the 5-book franchise. This atmosphere was palpable; strong and intense and full of tension. It had an eerie quality to it, both mysterious and a little scary. I felt pulled in and held there. It gave me everything I didn't know I wanted. Most of the atmosphere was thanks to Boreas and his icy fam (who were honestly the greatest thing ever — forget Apollo spin-off, I want a book series about Boreas). They delivered what only Hades had hinted at (and Calypso had implied): non-human, morally dubious gods. They were powerful, a little glamorous, and I never quite knew what direction their mood would take. They weren't caricatures like a lot of the gods in the original series. They had an ancient, primordial feel to them. I absolutely loved them. A problem that did sort of carry over from my initial reading all those years ago was Jason's character. The amnesia element never really stopped annoying me, but I did manage to ignore how cliche it is for most of the story. But the biggest issue with his character was this: he was literally just Percy. I can't even imagine them in the same room. They'd literally be doing the exact same things, making the exact same comments. Now, don't get me wrong; I love Percy. But I only need one of him. Obviously Riordan is capable of making more than like three different personalities, so I just don't understand why Jason was the way he was. Whenever it wasn't Jason's perspective, I actually kind of liked him, but whenever it was, I got a little annoyed. The other characters didn't have that problem at all! I liked Piper a lot; she was really great. Leo was my absolute favorite. (Though it's a little funny that a woman of Spanish-language heritage would name her son "Leo" when that means "I read" in Spanish. Maybe Riordan is trying to subliminally message us to read more, though why he'd need to convince people already reading his book to read, I don't know.) He was a perfect mix of emotional vulnerability and comic relief. He really carried most of the plot and I loved him. The villain was actually pretty great! They were frightening and effective, with a paranoia-inducing creepiness that Kronos never had. While their motivations still seem pretty weak (and therefore their theme as well), especially when compared against Luke, I actually really like them. 11 year old Faith wanted answers now, especially since the villain revealed themselves a lot sooner than in the original series, but there are a lot more books to expand and build the themes. And I'm excited to discover what their endgame is. The plot, pacing, tension, and expansion of the world were all done really well. The penultimate climax was a lot better done than the actual climax, but I'll let that slide. While this book was significantly longer than any of the original series' books, it didn't feel too long. It was always perfectly balanced (as all things should be). Read this review and more on my blog here!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie *Extremely Stable Genius*

    Last weekend I drew a 12yr old girl named Ashley(I'm a caricature/portrait artist, for those who don't know). When you have a person in your chair, and they are staring back at you, you feel obligated to have a conversation. Over time you just get bored asking the same question over and over......and over. "what grade are you in?" "What do you do up there in Detroit?" "Is this your first visit to unnamed water park?" ect. One thing I like to ask kids is "What is your favorite subject?" Nine times Last weekend I drew a 12yr old girl named Ashley(I'm a caricature/portrait artist, for those who don't know). When you have a person in your chair, and they are staring back at you, you feel obligated to have a conversation. Over time you just get bored asking the same question over and over......and over. "what grade are you in?" "What do you do up there in Detroit?" "Is this your first visit to unnamed water park?" ect. One thing I like to ask kids is "What is your favorite subject?" Nine times out of ten you get "recess" or "gym" (the kiss ups say Art), but Ashley said English. Me: So, do they have you read a lot of books? Ashley: um.....uh huh! Me: What are you reading right now? Ashley: Mocking Jay, the 3rd Hunger Games book. I love them! Me: Oh my god, I loved the Hunger Game series! So are you team Peeta or team Gale? Ashley: Team Gale, naturally. Me: NUH UH! I'm Peeta all the way. So the conversation continues through the sketch, I go up to the register to ring up the parents whom are looking at me with an odd expression on their faces. Now its not with rage so I assume they like the sketch. Then I realize it was because I was having an in-depth conversation with their 12yr old about a book written for 12yr olds(ish). That got me thinking, maybe I should limit my YA books. After all I'm serious adult with a serious job of making fun of peoples faces, maybe all my book choices should be serious as well. .....Nah..... They just entertain me, like The Last Hero did. This book is a continuation of the Percy Jackson books, which is a story about demi gods. Kids that are half human and half god (think Greek gods) and the quests they must go on. On these quests they run into all sorts of mythological creatures, like Medusa, cyclopes, satyrs and the like. It's all a great big ball of fun, and I know more about Greek mythology then I thought I ever would. I enjoyed The Last Hero, who cares if only tons of 12yr olds agree.

  21. 4 out of 5

    may ➹

    after a whole month of rereading gay books, the heterosexuality in this book is truly disconcerting // buddy reread with ♻ after a whole month of rereading gay books, the heterosexuality in this book is truly disconcerting // buddy reread with ♻️

  22. 4 out of 5

    Helen 2.0

    Pretty basic Rick Riordan story. 3 kids, 2 guys and 1 girl, go on an impossible quest with a tight time limit. Everywhere they land, they get into some kind of mythological trouble. In the Lost Hero, Jason (a demigod) finds himself in Camp Half-Blood with no memories and two new demigod friends, Piper and Leo. Around the same time, Percy disappears without a trace. The three friends embark on a quest to rescue a captured Hera and fulfill a new prophecy. My enjoyment of the Lost Hero was hindered Pretty basic Rick Riordan story. 3 kids, 2 guys and 1 girl, go on an impossible quest with a tight time limit. Everywhere they land, they get into some kind of mythological trouble. In the Lost Hero, Jason (a demigod) finds himself in Camp Half-Blood with no memories and two new demigod friends, Piper and Leo. Around the same time, Percy disappears without a trace. The three friends embark on a quest to rescue a captured Hera and fulfill a new prophecy. My enjoyment of the Lost Hero was hindered by the fact that I disliked Jason, the leader of the gang. His only skills are essentially the ones he was born with, his powers as a son of Zeus. Besides that, he basically just swings his sword around a bunch and makes people jealous of him. I had no admiration for him as a leader; he didn't earn that position through his actions, but through his birthright. I also wasn't a huge fan of the Piper/Jason pairing. It diminished Piper's importance in the story. Piper could have been so strong and awesome, with her intelligence and charmspeak, but she just spent most of the book fawning over Jason. That pricked my feminist side a little. My favorite, no question, is Leo. He is the unsung hero of the series so far. He's smart, charming, funny, incredibly handy, and emotionally strong in spite of all the hurt he's suffered in the past. It annoyed me whenever Leo envied Jason - Leo is so much better! Not that it's a contest, anyway. I'm reading the whole series this month! Should be fun. I've heard Percy shows up again in the next one.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Vathna Dany

    Definitely my new favorite series! Too bad Percy's not here but I'm looking forward to seeing him in the next book. Jason, Pipper and Leo are the best although I kind of feel bad for Leo for always being the third wheel hahaha. He's actually my favorite out of the trio. He's literally the cutest character I've ever seen.

  24. 4 out of 5

    C.G. Drews

    THIS? I LIKE. I had a rocky start to Riordan's first Percy Jackson series. I mean it was cute and quirky buuuuut...it lacked the punch. The Lost Hero had the PUNCH. The plot was way more complex and I loved being in 3 character's heads instead of just one. And the 3rd person? LOVED IT. I'm being converted into a Riordan fangirl. #notevensad So we have 3 POVs: Jason, Piper, and Leo. I was wary that it'd be another Annabeth/Percy/Grover trio BUT NOPE. Their personalities were completely different. THIS? I LIKE. I had a rocky start to Riordan's first Percy Jackson series. I mean it was cute and quirky buuuuut...it lacked the punch. The Lost Hero had the PUNCH. The plot was way more complex and I loved being in 3 character's heads instead of just one. And the 3rd person? LOVED IT. I'm being converted into a Riordan fangirl. #notevensad So we have 3 POVs: Jason, Piper, and Leo. I was wary that it'd be another Annabeth/Percy/Grover trio BUT NOPE. Their personalities were completely different. It kills me to pick a favourite, but I really really like this trio. I mean, I love Annabeth and Percy, but there was so much mystery surrounding these three. So much backstory. I just kept gobbling pages wanting answers. (Note: I did not get all the answers because IT'S A DANG SERIES. GAH. Give me Son of Neptune ASAP.) + JASON: Got to admit, he's my least favourite. He's the typical "mysterious hero" material, like a cliche with fabulous looks, tattoos and amnesia. Where is Jason from? Who is he? Why does he randomly speak Latin? SOMEONE ANSWER ME. But he felt...flat? He's the kind of kid that does no wrong in attempt to do all right. The leader. The worthy one. The true hero. Blah blah, etc. BO-RING. + PIPER: I loved her! She's not as feisty and bitter as Annabeth. She's got a real soft side, she's a bit of a kleptomaniac, and she's got an interesting sub-plot going on. SHe's also 1/2 Cherokee, which is nice and refreshing to have diversity! YAY. + LEO: Easily my most FAVOURITE CHARACTER EVER. He's funny! He has firey hands. He's a whiz at making things and is usually covered in grease. I think he's Hispanic? (Idek, don't expect me to pay attention to details. Omg, I relate to demi-gods so much it's a little scary.) But he's so fuuuuuny. He's the side-kick, the comic relief, and everyone totally takes him for granted. I love you, Leo. You are easily the best character in the book. The plot followed the typical Send-Kids-On-Potentially-Lethal-Quest format that all Riordan's books have. I mean, technically this is the sixth book of his I've read with this layout. IT'D BE NICE TO HAVE SOMETHING NEW, EH? But nope. Not complaining, though, since these one had more plot twists and interesting prophecies and intriguing characters and gnarly action scenes. The quest was tougher. LOVE IT. Although, I do have to admit....The book is way too freaking long. It's like nearly 600-pages. WHY?! There were so many little detours that just grew a bit wearying. Go to A which'll send you to B and bypass C to spend two chapters in D. I get it: that's the layout of the plot. But there was so. much. TOO MUCH. But the imagination?!! It's incredible! And the detail! I'm not a Greek myth buff, but I lovelovelove how so many of the mythology is used and how it's twisted into modernness. OMG AND THE CHARACTERS! The supporting cast is just amazing. And even if we just meet some wacko god for a second, they're so vivid and interesting and...insane. I'm in awe of Riordan's imagination, seriously. There are a few returning characters from the first series! Won't deny it: I screeched when I recognised people! Thalia plays a bigger part, and Annabeth has a lot of book time. Percy is missing. Grover wasn't mentioned. Clarisse got a quick mention at the end. I basically enjoyed it a lot and LOVED the cliffhanger. I need The Son of Neptune ASAP, is all I can say after that delicious last sentence. I enjoyed the more meatiness of this plot and the maturity of the characters. I adored laughing my head off at the perfect quips. I'm easily sold to loving these new characters, but, ya know, if Jason gets more interesting that would be epic. “What about a compromise? I’ll kill them first, and if it turns out they were friendly, I’ll apologize.” Cute, smart, and violent. Jason wished he remembered having her as a girlfriend. “If possible, try to avoid pushing each other over the edge, as that would cause me extra paperwork.”

  25. 5 out of 5

    Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)

    I just love Rick Riordan. His writing is just so conversational yet eloquent, I really just can't even describe it. I loved the new characters and mythology introduced in this book BUT, that being said, this book wasn't what I was expecting. I still loved it, but I feel like it is more of a companion to the Percy Jackson Series rather than a continuation, which is what I had heard it was. I still loved it though so don't yell at me!!!!!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Samantha

    (4.5 stars) People where not joking when they said it was even better than the Percy Jackson books! Cannot wait to get book 2!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Tina ➹ the girl who lives in Fandoms (Book.Enchantress)

    3.75 Golden Stars Then: (previously on the Last Olympian) You should read Percy Jackson & the Olympians FIRST! don't continue if you haven't read (& you're planning to) or you would get spoiler. "Percy," Apollo said, "I wouldn't worry too much. The last Great Prophecy about you took almost seventy years to complete. This one may not even happen in your lifetime." HA HA! Yeah! Sure! Now: (view spoiler)[3 months later, Percy is missing (hide spoiler)] & that is kind of why this book is my 3.75 Golden Stars Then: (previously on the Last Olympian) You should read Percy Jackson & the Olympians FIRST! don't continue if you haven't read (& you're planning to) or you would get spoiler. "Percy," Apollo said, "I wouldn't worry too much. The last Great Prophecy about you took almost seventy years to complete. This one may not even happen in your lifetime." HA HA! Yeah! Sure! Now: (view spoiler)[3 months later, Percy is missing (hide spoiler)] & that is kind of why this book is my least favourite of all Uncle Rick's books. tho it is great. but when (view spoiler)[No Percy (hide spoiler)] , there is much less fun! 🔼 tho Leo covered it up good. 🔼 & another truly fav hero of mine has been shown up. Meet Jason Grace: Calm, Leader & Superman. sometimes funny in the most serious way! (I love these kinds of jokes very much! after sarcasm kinds.) very brave & skilled warrior. also very well in boasting at battles. Epic! I felt proud! "If you knew who I was, you'd be worried about me, not my father. I hope you enjoyed your 2 & half minutes of rebirth, because I'm going to send you right back to Tartarus." also Leo & Jason friendship was beautiful! 🔽 I didn't like Piper much in this book. she's not that kind of annoying. she's kind of cool too sometimes. but I don't know, I don't feel like her yet! 🔼 the start was awesome! also the ending! also the battles at the end of the quest! 🔽 but the premise/scenes of the quest were cold, I mean literally! Winter Solstice, snow, wind, icy palace... I really don't like snowy environment for a story. tho it had some good parts too, but just in comparison to other uncle Rick's books, they were a bit down. /arts by Viria94/ - World building: ★★★★/5 Characters: ★★★★/5 Written style: ★★★★★/5 Plot: ★★★(★)/5 General idea: ★★★★★/5

  28. 5 out of 5

    Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)

    Possibly more like a 3.5 because it was great to be back in the world in general, but I'm not sold on all of the new characters yet. It was so much fun to see some old faces though!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Kristalia

    Final rating: 5/5 stars Final rating - for the whole series: 5.5/5 stars “It'll be dangerous," Nyssa warned him. "Hardship, monsters, terrible suffering. Possibly none of you will come back alive." "Oh." Suddenly Leo didn't look so excited. Then he remembered everyone was watching. "I mean... Oh, cool! Suffering? I love suffering! Let's do this.” Wow, i have to say, this series seemed addicting right from the start. As soon as i heard about this spin off series, i had to read it. But first, i h Final rating: 5/5 stars Final rating - for the whole series: 5.5/5 stars “It'll be dangerous," Nyssa warned him. "Hardship, monsters, terrible suffering. Possibly none of you will come back alive." "Oh." Suddenly Leo didn't look so excited. Then he remembered everyone was watching. "I mean... Oh, cool! Suffering? I love suffering! Let's do this.” Wow, i have to say, this series seemed addicting right from the start. As soon as i heard about this spin off series, i had to read it. But first, i had to finish the last two books of Percy Jackson. They did not disappoint. And this one didn't disappoint it as well. I actually love it more than i love PJ books. This story/characters and everything else are more... serious, i think? And thats what i loved about it. Of course, i missed Percy and all the other characters from the previous books, but it wasn't really a problem. The writing style changed, its not first person view, it's in third person view. Also, this books follows three POVs - Leo,Jason & Piper. Somehow this style made me love the book even more, because its the writing style i love the most. It's not neccessary to read PJ books if you wanna read these. But i suggest you do it. The characters from PJ books still appear, and there are many stories which have been told in those books. Stories you may not really understand unless you have read them. This series combines Roman and Greek mythology this time, and it was fantastic. ____________________________________________ STORY : ____________________________________________ If you read PJ before, you should remember the prophecy that was spoken at the end of the fifth book. This prophecy is the plot of this series. “Seven half-bloods shall answer the call. To storm or fire, the world must fall. An oath to keep with a final breath, And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.” Once upon a time, the gods made children with mortals. Those children had abilities of their mothers and fathers and were called demigods. In the last century or so, Zeus forbid the main trio of gods (Zeus,Hades and Poseidon) to have any children - because they are powerful and can be lethal and dangerous foes. But, there were some exceptions and now, there are some demigods who were overlooked. The demigods who survived until their 16th have to go to Camp Half-Blood for safety - because monsters and various creatures are out there and they don't like children of gods. Percy Jackson followed story of Poseidon's son - Percy, and Annabeth, daughter of Athena and so on... New foes are rising - the world still isn't safe. Worst of all, heroes of camp half blood are in a panic because their leader, Percy Jackson, went missing. And the appearance of the 3 teenagers, Piper,Leo and Jason makes it even more confusing for them. ____________________________________________ CHARACTERS : ____________________________________________ ♦ Jason speaks Latin, calls the gods in the Roman names and doesn't remember a thing. He doesn't remember how he got on a bus. He doesn't remember who he is or where he came from. Piper is his so-called girlfriend, and Leo is his "best friend". ♦ Piper Piper has to choose between things she would never sacrifice, but choosing the wrong side may ruin her life. And the lives of those who are dear to her. ♦ Leo is a type who never fit in anywhere - he cracks up jokes, is sarcastic, and he has a habit of running away. All of that to escape the painful history he had, and to hide the pain he still feels. Characters from Camp Half-Blood still appear, like Annabeth, Clarisse and some others, but i was sad because there was no Nico, or Percy in this book. But they will appear in the next one so i am already hyped for more. Anyway, Leo is so far my favorite character, and my heart broke because of what he had been through. His life is shattered and forces of evil are trying to break him. If they break him, they win. Jason was okayish, as was Piper, but so far, Leo won me over. “Piper gripped his hand and followed him, “If I fall, you’re catching me.” “Uh, sure.” Jason hoped he wasn’t blushing. Leo stepped out next. “You’re catching me, too, Superman. But I ain’t holding your hand.” *** “Leo choked. "Your mom is a rainbow goddess?" "Got a problem with that?" Butch said. "No, no," Leo said. "Rainbows, very macho." "Butch is our best equestrian," Annabeth said. "He gets along great with the pegasi." "Rainbows, ponies," Leo muttered. "I'm gonna toss you off this chariot," Butch warned.” ____________________________________________ OVERALL : ____________________________________________ I freaking love this book. That's all i can say. I believe PJ fans will love it too, but even those who have never read PJ before. Riordan's style of writing and his storytelling is just addicting. And i loved everything about it. That is all. Onto the next book! ____________________________________________ ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ____________________________________________ MY HEROES OF OLMYPUS REVIEWS: ◉ The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus #1) ◉ The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus #2) ◉ The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus #3) ◉ The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus #4) ◉ The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, #5) This review can be found on my blog: infinity-of-time.blogspot.com also known as...

  30. 4 out of 5

    Joyzi

    Book Review (down there somewhere) ***Thoughts Before Reading*** Just bought it today! Actually I'm gonna buy the Hunger Games paperback instead since I want my own copy of it but unfortunately it was out of stock and this one caught my eye. __________________ ***Book Review*** ***Introduction*** First off let me start by saying that reading the dedication part of this book made me almost cried again. I've already written the Riordan/Haley story in my review of The Lightning Thief but in case you've n Book Review (down there somewhere) ***Thoughts Before Reading*** Just bought it today! Actually I'm gonna buy the Hunger Games paperback instead since I want my own copy of it but unfortunately it was out of stock and this one caught my eye. __________________ ***Book Review*** ***Introduction*** First off let me start by saying that reading the dedication part of this book made me almost cried again. I've already written the Riordan/Haley story in my review of The Lightning Thief but in case you've never heard of it I tell the story once more.(If you know it already you can skimmed through) So Rick Riordan is a Greek mythology teacher in middle school and he used to tell Greek bedtime stories to his son Haley and eventually he ran out of myths so he think of creating a new story for Haley. So here is the part that struck me Haley was diagnosed to have ADHD and dyslexia and that's the reason why Percy Jackson is created as a demigod with ADHD and dyslexia. I have to admit that when I've first heard about the story I cried because I think that what Riordan did for Haley was really sweet and it shows that he really loves Haley no matter what. As a nursing student I know that sometimes parents with ADHD/dyslexic kids view the condition as a bad thing and most often the not feel depressed about it and blame themselves for their child's condition. That's why Family counseling was also important with managing ADHD. And what Rick Riordan did is very inspirational especially to those kids and parents who have conditions like ADHD and dyslexia. That's why knowing that Percy Jackson Series became a bestseller is a really good thing for me. So I just like to say Mr. Riordan kudos to you in your future works and I'll always be a fan of yours. --Okay intro over, Book Review Time!-- For Those who haven't read the book yet... What's To Expect In This Book: 1. It's Percy Jacksonish, meaning if you like Percy Jackson you'll like this one too. 2. New Characters: Jason(a kid who just have an amnesia), Piper (a kid who has the power of persuasion, she thought that she was Jason's girlfriend, he's dad was kidnapped) and Leo (he's talent is making tools, armors etc.) 3. Different Character Perspectives: Jason, Piper and Leo (Note: Having this one have pros and cons.) Pros: You'll get to know the character better (character creation more effective this time) Cons: This will slows the plot, the exposition alone will eat up half of the book, the quest will start halfway of the book) 3. Humor- Every page never fails to crack me up. 4. Adventure- (New Quest, New Prophecy, New Mythologies, emphasis on Roman Mythologies now) 5. Romance- Still Rick Riordan Style (Subtle and Cute) 6. Element of Surprise- Some of the things like the claiming of who their God moms or dads surprised me. 7. The surprise at the end pawned! Can't wait for the next one! 8. A glossary of the gods at the end of the book (love it!>.<) My Spoilery Review For those who have already read it. ***Just scroll down*** Myspace Funny Picture Comments Myspace Funny Picture Comments & Graphics Myspace Funny Picture Comments & Graphics Graphics for Funny Picture Comments OH MY GODS! or should I say HOLY HEPHAESTUS! I was really excited with this new camp of other Roman demigods and WTH Percy Jackson and Jason switch places!!! I swear I need the next book right now. Rick Riordan how can you do this to me!!! I'm hyperventilating right now lol Yeah and I really love the characters, they're like so cool and cute and funny. Leo was the joker of the group and I really really love him. I wish that in the next one he can have a girlfriend or whatever. And it's so cute that he had a crush on Thalia. Poor thing Thalia was already hunter of Artemis meaning no boys for her. I love Piper too at the start I felt like annoyed by her because she reminds me of Angel from The Angel Experiment since they have the same power and she also reminds me of Tally from Uglies (the betrayer and double agent thingy). When she was claimed as Aphrodite's daughter I was like WTH is Rick Riordan's thinking O.o??? It's just from the previous books Aphrodite was projected as superficial and stupid but however I was wrong. Piper is one of the strongest female heroines you'll meet and I love her. She's beautiful but she's also strong, loyal and smart she actually reminds me of Hermione from Harry Potter Series. And I love what she said to Drew at the end that, "don't even look at Jason Grace. He may not know it yet, but he's mine. If you even try to make a move, I will load you into a catapult and shoot you across Long Island Sound." And I was like You Go Bitch Girl!!! Love, love that scene. And Jason OMG can I say he reminds me of Percy Jackson well he's really cute and strong too. I really like the way that he's amnesiac and all and he was confused about Piper and all that. I really love that he can fly well he kind of remind me of Ueki from Law of Ueki. I love the scene wherein he catches Piper while she's falling that was really sweet.*swoons* Wow. I felt like I have so many things to say, shout, yell whatever. Gosh it's making me crazy!!! Okay I'mma shut up now Teehee.

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