Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Book Review: The Lost Hero
Book: The Lost Hero
Author: Rick Riordan
Genre: Fantasy(Mythology), Adventure (Middle-Grade)
Page Count: 557
Favorite Character: Difficult. Very difficult. Our of the new characters, I think Piper might of been my favorite. Maybe Jason.
Plot: (From Goodreads)
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.
I loved this book. A separate series in the same world as the Percy Jackson one with even some of those characters mixed in? Count me in. Now, you probably shouldn't read this review or this book if you haven't read the Percy Jackson series, which you really should read, because they're really good.
The new character are Jason, Piper, and Leo and are all really awesome. I can't think of another way to describe them. This book takes you on a journey that is thrilling and fun and you won't want to put this book down. I didn't want to, at least. So much happens and at the end of it, you're just left wanting more. The writing is as good as ever, I really enjoy Rick Riordan's writing and this book is no exception. I also love the way that all the mythology is explained and weaved into the story.
If you like Greek Mythology, you should really read the Percy Jackson series and this one, The Heroes of Olympus. And even if you're not, they're both really amazing series.