Thursday, 3 November 2011

Review: Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan.

Review: Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

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

Piper has a secret. Her father, a famous actor, 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.

Synopsis from Goodreads.com
                                                                                                                                                                 

Hi!


This book was AWESOME!

Okay. The plot: it was mysterious, it was gripping, it was funny, it was unique to each character. I could go on and on. I've always been a MAJOR Rick Riordan fan but this was really great.

Riordan adds new characters takes away old characters twists everything up! His books are always such a fun read and I love them!

I particularly LOVE Piper! She's so badass and cool not like most wimpering soppy female protagonists these days.

I know this review is overly fan-girly but I recommend all of Riordan's books! He really brings mythology to life! (No pun intended...) In my personal opinion, you should start with the Percy Jackson books and work your way from there :)

Hope you actually got some information from this!

Riordan's books are always easy to read and fun, so I particularly recommend them for younger readers moving up into teenage fiction. These books always ease you into the anst, action and hormones that is Young Adult lit!

Thanks!

2 comments:

  1. I thought the major problem of this book was the pacing.It started off really well and it was due to the interesting story-line that I didn't drop it but the ending was AMAZING!


    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

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  2. Thanks for commenting!

    Yeah, at times I did think the pacing was kind of raggedy but I thought the smoothness and the easy reading made up for that :)

    Molly

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