Guys, this is one of the best books I’ve read all year.
I imagine that most of you have already read Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan. I, like most who have read the series, ADORED it when I read it earlier this year. So, naturally, I was very excited to read the sequel series featuring Percy, Annabeth, and their friends plus some new characters. The Lost Hero is the first installment of this sequel series, called The Heroes of Olympus. This series takes place after the events of the original PJO series, so if you haven’t read those books (what are you doing with your life?) you should go read those right now because they are amazing. They are technically a middle-grade series, but I know that all age groups can and do enjoy these books. I didn’t read them until I was in my twenties and loved them more than words can explain.
After reading the first book in this series, I have the strong feeling that I am going to love The Heroes of Olympus even more than the original. The Lost Hero follows Jason, Piper, and Leo, three teenage demigods who are abruptly thrust into the world of Greek myths and are sent on a dangerous quest to free a captive goddess and prevent the end of civilization. But of course, each of them is battling a personal problem that makes their quest even more impossible. Jason has no memory of his life before suddenly waking on a bus with Leo and Piper. Piper is hiding a dark secret. Leo is struggling to find where he fits in with his new friends and trying to keep his abilities under wraps. The trio arrives at Camp Half-Blood only to almost immediately be sent on their quest while the rest of camp frantically tries to find a missing demigod named Percy Jackson.
Like I said before I adored this book. The story is action-packed and fun. There was not a dull moment while reading; the characters went from battle to battle kicking ass and taking names. We met some interesting creatures and gods and got to know our three main characters very well.
While Jason is no Percy, I still really enjoyed him as a character. He’s brave and kind even if he is a bit clueless from time to time (hardly his fault since he’s an amnesiac). Piper is awesome. She’s Cherokee, so the Native American representation was nice for me (who is also part Cherokee) to see. I don’t see Native Americans represented very often in YA so kudos to Rick Riordan for that. Piper is smart and refuses to let her problems overwhelm her. Leo is definitely my favorite of the new characters. He’s hilarious, resourceful, and badass without being a pretentious jerk. I love him so much.
You can probably tell that I really loved this book. I am convinced that Rick Riordan can do no wrong for me. I could not put this book down and I am so excited to continue one with the next book, The Son of Neptune.
5/5 stars for sure.
I hope you guys liked this post. If you did please leave me a like and a comment because I would love to talk about these books with other fans 🙂 I’ll talk to you guys in the next one!