Friday, September 30, 2011

Review: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan 
Published: October 12th, 2010
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Pages: 557
Challenge: 100+ Reading Challenge, 350 Page Books Challenge
Other: First book in the Heroes of Olympus series, which is a sequel series to Percy Jackson and the Olympians. The second book, The Son of Neptune, will be published on October 4th, 2011.
Buy the book: Bookdepository

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.
If you thought Percy Jackson was epic, think again, because The Lost Hero is even more amazing!

In this thrilling first book of his new series about demigods, Riordan creates an awesome base for a thrilling story about characters we know, and characters we're getting to know better in this book. Meet the new demigods: Jason, Leo and Piper.

Out of the three new characters, Jason might be the leader, but the most interesting character to me, is Leo. I love his humor, his way of dealing with situations that cause him or people around him stress. I love that he's from one of the cabins that we don't know much about - or should I say he's a son of a god we haven't seen much of before? Either way, he is by far my favorite character and I hope we get to see a lot more of him in the other four books.

Instead of telling the entire story from one point of view like Percy was written, Riordan has written this book in triple narrative. Like in The Kane Chronicles, we switch from character to character when we get to a new chapter and I really like this way of story telling - especially since I think we will be getting to meet more halfbloods in the next book.

Oozing with adventure, humor and Greek mythology, The Lost Hero absolutely blew me away and I couldn't stop reading until I reached the very last page.

My overall rating:

Riordan is once again proving that he is one of the best writers out there - and I promise excited happy dancing when my preorder copy of The Son of Neptune arrives next week!

1 comment:

  1. Oh really? I was wondering about this new series. I did enjoy the Percy Jackson series quite a bit. Great review! I have to check this one out.

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