Release Date: October 12, 2010
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Review Source: Library
Synopsis: (from Goodreads)
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.
Amazing! That’s one word I would use to describe this book. I really, really enjoyed it, and I honestly think it rivals the Percy Jackson books. Maybe I’m just so excited about it because The Red Pyramid disappointed me a little bit. ‘The Lost Hero,’ however, really lived up to, and surpassed, my expectations. If you’re a fan of the Percy Jackson series you will probably really enjoy this continuation of the story of the gods’ children and Camp Half-Blood’s involvement in the gods’ wars. I loved the mixture of new characters and familiar faces from the Percy Jackson books. The character of Piper really intrigued me, and I have to say that I connected with her a lot more than I ever did with Annabeth. Riordan uses a lot of the same plot devices over again in his books, but it always seems to work well. His books are always so rich with detail and full of fun characterizations while still being easy to read, and this one doesn’t disappoint. The new elements added to this story make everything more exciting, and I absolutely cannot WAIT for the second book in the series to come out!
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