Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Lost Hero Review

Jason has a problem. He doesn’t remember anything before waking up in a bus full of kids on a field trip. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper and a best friend named Leo. They’re all students at a boarding school for “bad kids.” What did Jason do to end up here? And where is here, exactly?
Piper has a secret. Her father has been missing for three days, ever since she had that terrifying nightmare. Piper doesn’t understand her dream, or why her boyfriend suddenly doesn’t recognize her. When a freak storm hits, unleashing strange creatures and whisking her, Jason, and Leo away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood, she has a feeling she’s going to find out.
Leo has a way with tools. When he sees his cabin at Camp Half-Blood, filled with power tools and machine parts, he feels right at home. But there’s weird stuff, too—like the curse everyone keeps talking about. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist that each of them—including Leo—is related to a god. 

For those who don't know, The Lost Hero is the first book of the sequel series for Percy Jackson books. The story goes one after where the last Percy Jackson book ends. I feel lucky that at least i had read the first book from Percy Jackson. It's not necessary but it's easier to get into the story. Plus many old characters are back which make it interesting to see them from a different view. I think the people who have read the whole series would enjoy it more.

Exactly as with Percy Jackson, the story runs with demigods in the middle, but this time we see Roman myths as well. Til then we had only Greek mythology but now they are combined. Also the kids are older. They are 16 years old when Percy was 12. The book is pure adventure, mostly for 12-17 years old, i believe. It has an innocence in it so younger people can read it. It's much funnier and with more action.
I totally prefer it opposite of Percy Jackson. I enjoyed it way more. The characters were better created and the book is written by different POV each chapter. So you get to know all of them differently. The quotes are cleverer as well. And for some reason i found the writing some levels up from the previous ones.
What i found annoying sometimes was the plot. From the first 1/4 of the book, i knew who the villain was and what was going on with Jason. Well that's ok...but the annoying part with it is that all the evidence the characters were needed were in front of them. And they couldn't get it! Not at all! I mean seriously? I know it supposed to be mysterious or so..but when something it's so obvious and characters acting not-accordingly in way, it really gets on my nerves. But well..maybe that's just me.

I would prefer to not touch the subject Greek mythology in this one, cause my fellow blogger Johnny probably would kill me. He is sensitive XD

Anyway, i really liked the book. I'm looking forward to read the next books of the series, something that didn't happen with Percy Jackson. I felt younger while i was reading it. I liked that :D

*i know the review is a bit fast, but i'm only 2 hours away from Harry Potter 7-Part I and i'm so excited that i can't really concetrate!lol..yay!*


  1. Oh I'm hearing the audiobook since a few days and I enjoy it very much! I also loved the Percy Books A LOT, so I knew I'll love them too:) I'm nearly done, I think I have 2 more hours (from 16...)

    I agree it was too easy who the bad villain was...

  2. I tried the audiobook of City Of Bones and i didn't like it. It's weird in a way... was like "youhou guys!i'm right here!"

  3. Great review! I love this book more than I love the Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief! Haha. Can't wait to read the next installment.


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