The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus #1) by Rick Riordan

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THE LOST HERO by Rick Riordan

pub-2010

About THE LOST HERO (taken from goodreads.com)

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.

Review of THE LOST HERO

I really, really enjoyed this book. I haven’t read the Percy Jackson series yet and I’ve heard a lot of reviews saying that it’s like the same thing but I thought this was good. At first I was really confused and I wasn’t sure if I’d make it through but I pushed through it and it got better.

One thing I didn’t like was how every 2 chapters the book would switch points of view. It was consistent at least but I hate it when authors do that. Another thing was that the writing was really simple and not really anything special. I did like the plot and everything else which gave it more stars for me. Other than that I loved this book. I love anything about Greek mythology and I was happy to learn that this book was a mixture of Greek and Roman mythology which I think is great.

I liked all the characters, maybe not at first but at the end I did. It was really confusing at the start because Jason has no memory of anything. It got a little better once more characters were involved but I still thought that part was a little hard to get through. The plot was pretty straightforward but I liked that. It was simple and to the point which made for a nice beginning novel. Hopefully it gets more detailed in the future.

4 out of 5

“Jason scratched his head. “You named him Festus? You know that in Latin, ‘festus’ means ‘happy’? You want us to ride off to save the world on Happy the Dragon?”

chelsea

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