Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Lost Hero

By Rick Riordan

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.

So when I first heard Rick Riordan was continuing with the greek mythology stuff after finishing the highly popular Percy Jackson series, I was a little doubtful he could create something as sensational again. But, I will gladly say I ate my words. The Lost Hero was incredible. I think I liked it even more than Percy Jackson to be honest. Mr. Riordan has a knack for grabbing you with the first sentence. Which I had to laugh at: "Even before he got electrocuted, Jason was having a rotten day." If you're a fan of greek mythology and of Mr. Riordan, I highly recommend his newest series, The Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero and find out exactly who The Lost Hero is...

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