Review: The Lost Hero and The Son of Neptune

The Lost Hero


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

Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Greek Mythology

Pages: 551

Released: October 6th 2011  

Publisher: Puffinbooks

My Rating: 4 of 5 stars


When Jason, Piper and Leo crash land at Camp Half-Blood, they have no idea what to expect. Apparently this is the only safe place for children of the Greek Gods – despite the monsters roaming the woods and demigods practicing archery with flaming arrows and explosives. But rumors of a terrible curse – and a missing hero – are flying around camp. It seems Jason, Piper and Leo are the chosen ones to embark on a terrifying new quest, which they must complete by the winter solstice. In just four days time. Can the trio succeed on this deadly mission – and what must they sacrifice in order to survive?


I only jumped onto the Percy Jackson bandwagon last year and when I discovered that there was a spin off series I immediately went and got my hands on it. In the first book we have the same Greek world from the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series but with new demigods, a new great prophecy and it wouldn’t be a Rick Riordan book if there wasn’t a new deadline to doomsday!

This was a really fun read, it was nice to dive back into the Percy Jackson world once more even though he was absent in this book. I loved all the new characters, how they all functioned as a unit and how they interacted with some of the old ones. It was surprising how this almost felt like a young adult book because the main characters were on the younger side. I think its the way the book is written, these young characters carry such heavy burdens it makes them seem a little more mature and this makes you love them all the more because you don’t want anymore bad things to happen to any of them.

Anyway overall I loved this book, I gave it a 4 out of 5 stars on goodreads! Rick Riordan is the king of quick, fun and entertaining.

The Son of Neptune

16299169The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus #2) by Rick Riordan

Pages: 521

Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Greek Mythology

Released: October 4th 2012

Publisher: Puffinbooks

My Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars


Yay more new characters! I’m surprised to say I enjoyed this book more than the first one probably because you know Percy came back better than ever. I read this in two days because its such a fun read. I think I laughed more in this book than any other Rick Riordan book. Especially because of Frank, he just makes my days. Poor Frank though, his story is the most heartbreaking of all the demigods and thats saying something because these kids lives are pretty messed up.

Its nice that in this book we’re introduced to a whole other aspect of mythology, Roman to be exact. I’ve always been more intrigued by the Roman side of things because it was such a violent, political empire compared to the Greeks. I really enjoyed seeing all the many facets of the Roman Empire brought life in this book by Rick Riordan in his own unique way. I really do recommend everyone (no matter what age) should read Percy Jackson and all its spin-offs because they’re such amazing books and they just keep getting better.



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7 thoughts on “Review: The Lost Hero and The Son of Neptune

  1. I love this series! I also like how Riordan included the Roman aspect of things. It gets more exciting when the characters from the two books meet. 🙂 I have yet to read the first book of the Trials of Apollo but I’m pretty sure I’ll love that too. 🙂

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    1. I just started The Mark of Athena when the characters all get together for the first time and already I like it more than the first two books! I’ve heard great things about the Trials of Apollo so I can’t wait to get to it too!

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      1. Oh man I still haven’t read HoH but its a lot of peoples favorites so I’m really excited to read it as soon as I’m done with Mark of Athena.

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