Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Book Review: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, Book 1) by Rick Riordan
  • Hardcover: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion Book CH; 1 edition (October 12, 2010)
Amazon Description:

After saving Olympus from the evil Titan lord, Kronos, Percy and friends have rebuilt their beloved Camp Half-Blood, where the next generation of demigods must now prepare for a chilling prophecy of their own:

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 bear arms to the Doors of Death.

Now, in a brand-new series from blockbuster best-selling author Rick Riordan, fans return to the world of Camp Half-Blood. Here, a new group of heroes will inherit a quest. But to survive the journey, they’ll need the help of some familiar demigods.
First I must say that the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan is one of my favorite YA series. I've always been interested in mythology and this series pretty much revolves around that. I was so sad when the series ended and thought I wouldn't get to read any more about one of my all time favorite settings, Camp Half-Blood. When I found out about this new series I was ecstatic. Going in to read this book my hopes were high as well as my standards...I was not at all let down. It seems that this story begins not too long after the last Percy Jackson book ends. There are some familiar faces at camp, but the stars of this book are all new. This book is seriously action-packed. Lots of dangerous encounters and deadly situations. Also, readers learn something new about the gods that adds a lot of interest to this series.
The main character, Jason, has amnesia and wakes up in the middle of a field trip. Also on the field trip is a girl, Piper, who he is told is his girlfriend, and Leo, who he is told is his best friend. Shortly after that, their world is turned upside down and it is revealed that they are half bloods. They eventually make their way to camp, only to be sent off on a quest to pretty much save the world. There are some clues to exactly who Jason is and where he comes from that are revealed. Not knowing the whole story about Jason really makes the story intriguing. I am excited to read more in this series to learn about his past.




Julie said...

This is SO on my to-buy list for Bebe Boy James' Christmas book box - he really liked the Percy series and I know he'll love this one too! Thanks so much for the review!

Elizabeth said...

Stopping by from Cym's Book Review Party Wednesday.

Stop by my blog if you like.

Ashley @ Bookaholics Anonymous said...

this sounds like a good book

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

I absolutely adored Percy Jackson as well, but was afraid this one wouldn't live up to the same level of awesomeness. I'm so glad to hear that's not the case! I can't wait to read it!