Saturday, July 06, 2013

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

I love Greek Gods!

The Lost HeroJason has a problem. He doesn't remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding hands with a girl. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper. His best friend is a kid named Leo, and they're all students in the Wilderness School, a boarding school for "bad kids", as Leo puts it. What he did to end up here, Jason has no idea—except that everything seems very wrong.
Piper has a secret. Her father, a famous actor, 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.

Years ago when I finished the Harry Potter series I told  myself I wouldn't like many other adventure series. But MAN Rick Riordan can write and is now one of my favorite middle school.

For a brief summary,  three teens, Jason, Piper and Leo, are at a Wilderness Camp a camp for delinquents when they are attacked by wind spirits. The coach is carried away, and they make a near escape on a chariot pulled by Pegasus. Leo, a fiery Latino; Piper, a beautiful charmer of Native American and Hollywood heritage; and Jason, a guy with a magical sword and virtually no conscious memory of his life before that fatal day at camp; are taken to Camp Half-Blood, into a series of self-discoveries and a quest. 

At firs I thought Jason was a replacement for Percy, but as you get further into the series you see the characters evolve more, I didn't find myself too gripped to them, but they do bring the story out.What I liked most about this series is how it combines Greek and Roman Gods. Great book for the first in a series, I am anxious to read the next book in the series.

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