The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
Posted by Caitie F on September 26, 2012
Summary 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
I don’t know how it took me so long to read this book. I really enjoyed the Percy Jackson series and, while this is called something else, it is the same universe and has a lot of the same characters. It has been on my list for a while, and I am glad I finally read it!
I only gave it three stars because a lot of parts were really predictable and I think would be very predictable for anyone has read the Percy Jackson series, no matter what their age is. There were so many hints to the big twist at the end that it was a little disappointing.
But it was still a fun read! I loved getting to learn more about the Roman Gods and some of the villains from myths that I had been hoping to see in the first series. They are still updated to live in our time which makes every new character more fun to see. Sometimes it is a little rushed and I wish we could spend more time with each bad guy, but I think it needs to be the way it is because of the audience.
The new characters are great. Jason may be the main person, but just like Annabelle was my favorite, Piper is my favorite character in this one – though I have to say Leo is a VERY close second. They are both smart and have their own strengths which make them well-rounded and complex characters.
This is a must-read for anyone who enjoys mythology and is interested in learning moer about the Roman gods.
I need to get the second book in the series!