The Son of Neptune

The Second book in The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan

Synopsis: Percy is confused. When he awoke after his long sleep, he didn’t know much more than his name. His brain-fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight. Somehow Percy managed to make it to the camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he had to continually kill monsters that, annoyingly, would not stay dead. But the camp doesn’t ring any bells with him. Hazel is supposed to be dead. When she lived before, she didn’t do a very good job of it. When the Voice took over her mother and commanded Hazel to use her “gift” for an evil purpose, Hazel couldn’t say no. Now, because of her mistake, the future of the world is at risk. Frank is a klutz. His grandmother claims he is descended from ancient heroes, but he doesn’t even know who his father is. He keeps hoping Apollo will claim him, because the only thing he is good at is archery. His big and bulky physique makes him feel like a clumsy ox, especially in front of Hazel, his closest friend at camp. He trusts her completely-enough, even, to share the secret he holds close to his heart.

Okay! Book two, I think this one takes place at the same time as the last one? Or at least some of it does. It’s the story of what’s happening on the other side of the country so that was interesting! Happy we got to see both sides of the story, and it looks like we’ll be possibly merging in the next one? so that’s exciting.

I enjoyed this one, the characters are fun and they actually have some pretty intense back stories, they have some deep shit going on. But the story is still so childish. And I get that it’s a kids story, which is fine. But I find it oddly more childish than I think it should be.

Some of the dialogue is very immature and babyish. And some of the monsters are just too incredibly unbelievable. To the point that the monsters are almost like comic book characters compared to the ‘monsters’ they’re supposed to be, so I feel like that brings the story down from being as intense and interesting as it could be. So that mixed with the characters intense backstories makes for a very confusing mix-match of oddness.

That all put aside, the plot itself is pretty good! I’m still not a fan of the Roman gods but I’m liking the melding of the Roman and Greek much better in this one than I did in the last one.. Much like the characters in the book need to learn to work together, I guess I need to learn to watch them work together.

I’m excited to see where the story will go from here, I obviously know that more than likely they’ll figure it out and win the war/prophecy and such.. but I shall continue reading and see where the story goes anyways!

I rate this book

7/10

HAVE A FAMTABULOTASTIC DAY

xoxo

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