Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

  • Reading level: Ages 10 and up
  • Hardcover: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion Book CH; First Edition edition (October 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • Buy the Book: Amazon
In The Lost Hero, three demigods named Jason, Piper, and Leo made their first visit to Camp Half-Blood, where they inherited a blood chilling quest:

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 bare arms to the Doors of Death.

Who are the other four mentioned in the prophecy? The answer may lie in another camp thousands of miles away, where a new camper has shown up and appears to be the son of Neptune, god of the sea...

With an ever expanding cast of brave-hearted heroes and formidable foes, this second book in The Heroes of Olympus series offers all of the action, pathos, and humour that Rick Riordan fans crave.

Guest Review By Joy~

I liked this book because Percy who was previously lost is found but not by his friends from Camp Halfblood, but instead by the Romans. I really liked the twist Rick Riordan threw in with the Roman camp. Percy was confused because everyone at the Roman camp thought all he knew from Camp Halfblood was silly. I liked the confusion that Percy went through because he struggled but always wowed everyone with his un-Roman style. Three Demigods went on a quest to unleash death and this quest takes them all over the west coast, including the other Demigods on the quest's former homes. In the quest the three Demigods go beyond the power and protection of the Roman (and Greek) gods so they have no help from the gods and they have to work together to finish the quest regain their camp's honour and make it back alive in time for an upcoming battle.This book had me had on the edge of my seat the whole way through and I could not put it down!

There were a couple typos and I hate waiting for the next books, otherwise the book was so-masink! (Our little four year old friend can't say amazing so that's what she says)

My favorite characters were Hazel and Frank because  of Hazel's curse and Frank's stick.

I don't like Octavian he is to dramatic for my liking.

Other than all the typos and the waiting there was a tiny bit of kissing and violence and fighting. Other wise the book was perfectly clean and as my friend would say it was so-masink!

A picture of Joy is unavailable at the moment, so please enjoy this rabbit instead.


Jill said...

Good review and I love the rabbit picture! Thanks!

*Andye* said...

Great review Joy! Glad you liked it!!

I can't believe there were typos!! Yikes!

P.S. The rabbit is hilarious.

Rea with readingtween said...

I know the prophecy by heart!

Maxbox said...

hmmm.. i read through the whole book and i never encountered any typos. Your rabbit is funny in a quirky way :P