Jason 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.
I’ve missed reading YA Fantasy-Action books. The Lost Hero was beyond spectacular. I’ve read the Percy Jackson series a while back and I’ve missed its mythology stories. I loved reading about all the different gods and goddesses. At the end of the book, I practically cried because it was so good.
We are first introduced to Jason. He is attending Wilderness School and finds himself holding hands with a girl on the bus. The only is, he doesn’t know who she is. He doesn’t remember anything. He doesn’t know where he lives, who his friends are, or where he was born. Everything is totally blank. He figures out he is somehow friends with Piper and Leo. On a field trip, their teacher is kidnapped by spirits. They don’t know what is going on and why their teacher, Coach Hedge, has…goat legs. Their questions go unanswered until a girl named Annabeth comes to take them to a camp for “their kind”.
They soon find out that Jason, Piper, and Leo are all demigods: half-human and half-god.
If you’ve read the Percy Jackson series, you will be excited when I say that characters like Percy, Thalia, and Annabeth are in these series! I was so excited when I found out. I’m glad that Rick Riordan broke up the book in three different viewpoints. It made everything more clear and personal. You could see the way they each struggled to come to terms with their new powers and immortal parents in their own way. I anticipate that every book will be this way as we are introduced to each of the seven demigods revealed in the Great Prophecy. The BEST thing about The Lost Hero is that you don’t have to read the PJ series in order to get into this one. The two series complement one another and work together, but for a first-time reader, things will still make sense. I honestly was worried I would be really confused since its been a few years since I’ve read the PJ series, but it wasn’t confusing at all. It kept me engaged through the entire book.
I recommend this book to both guys and girls. The great thing with this series is not too-girly or too-guyish. It’s great for guys who like a bit of action and for girls who like a little romance. If you are a greek mythology junkie like I am, Rick Riordan books are PERFECT for you.
Hope you guys will eventually read this series!
Until next time…
Catcha Later readers!