The First book in The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan
Synopsis: Jason has a problem. He doesn’t remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding hands with a girl. Apparently she’s his girlfriend Piper, his best friend is a kid named Leo, and they’re all students in the Wilderness School, a boarding school for “bad kids.” What he did to end up here, Jason has no idea-except that everything seems very wrong. Piper has a secret. Her father 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.
Well that was such a fun read! I enjoy this authors stories quite a bit, the mythology is just so fun. Although I am a huge fan of Greek mythology, I’ve realized that i’m not the biggest Roman fan… so the back and forth in this one annoys me, but I’m going to have to get over it because it seems like we’re going to be adding a crap ton of Roman drama.
It always shocks me how he writes the kids in these books. How they tend to accept their fate so quickly…like ah, okay I was a normal child yesterday, and today I found out that my one parent is a god/goddess.. cool, that makes sense. So let’s gather around the campfire singing songs and then go on a quest tomorrow, fighting giants and cyclops’s even though we know nothing about anything… totally seems legit. (Note the sarcasm) Now don’t get me wrong, I obviousoy know it’s a fictional book for children, but it just at times feels too fake and forced.
However if you can put all of that aside.. this book is fun, fast paced, funny, and overall just a good read. It was fun to see characters that we loved from the last series intertwine with this one. And to see them a little more mature now. I enjoyed the ending, I honestly didn’t see where it was going for some reason but now that we have an idea of where Percy is I think it’s gonna make the next book really interesting. I’m excited to continue reading this series.
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