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Seven half-bloods shall answer the call, To storm or fire the world must fall. An oath to keep with a final breath, And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.Percy is confused. When he awoke from his long sleep, he didn't know much more than his name. His brain fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight with the pen/sword iSeven half-bloods shall answer the call, To storm or fire the world must fall. An oath to keep with a final breath, And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.Percy is confused. When he awoke from his long sleep, he didn't know much more than his name. His brain fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight with the pen/sword in his pocket. Somehow Percy manages to make it to a camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he has to keep killing monsters along the way. But the camp doesn't ring any bells with him. The only thing he can recall from his past is another name: Annabeth. Hazel is supposed to be dead. When she lived before, she didn't do a very good job of it. Sure, she was an obedient daughter, even when her mother was possessed by greed. But that was the problem — when the Voice took over her mother and commanded Hazel to use her "gift" for an evil purpose, Hazel couldn't say no. Now because of her mistake, the future of the world is at risk. Hazel wished she could ride away from it all on the stallion that appears in her dreams. Frank is a klutz. His grandmother says he is descended from heroes and can be anything he wants to be, but he doesn't see it. He doesn't even know who his father is. He keeps hoping Apollo will claim him, because the only thing he is good at is archery — although not good enough to win camp war games. His bulky physique makes him feel like an ox, especially infront of Hazel, his closest friend at camp. He trusts her completely — enough to share the secret he holds close to his heart. Beginning at the "other" camp for half-bloods and extending as far as the land beyond the gods, this breathtaking second installment of the Heroes of Olympus series introduces new demigods, revives fearsome monsters, and features other remarkable creatures, all destined to play a part in the Prophesy of Seven....

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the son of neptune Reviews

  • Sasha Alsberg
    2020-01-22 20:59

    4.5/5Great book! Slowish start but really picked up in the middle and had an EPIC ending!

  • Kendall Anne
    2020-01-22 17:05

    I need this book. UGH. WHY AM I SO IMPATIENT??? I JUST WAITED FOR MOCKINGJAY AND THE RED PYRAMID AND THE LOST HERO AND THE SON OF NEPTUNE???????? I HATE WAITING!!!!!!! This book is going to be so epic! (i hope!) Please, PLEASE be good!!! I LOVED Percy Jackson, and it really would be a shame if this book is anything like The Red Pyramid, which I was so excited about and it fell a little short. Hurry up, October!!!!!!! =PI heard somewhere that this was going to be a FIVE book series like Percy Jackson. Does anyone know for sure??When is the OFFICIAL COVER GOING TO BE RELEASED??? I REALLY WANT TO SEE WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE!!!!! =) =======================================================================Wow. The cover is amazing. It makes me even more excited about this book!!!! I also read the first chapter, and although it was kind of weird at first because it was written in third person, it was from Percy's view! I can't wait to see what adventures are in store!!================================================================Aw, this is so cool, I first started writing this a whole year ago! Now I have finally read it, yay!First off, I missed Leo!!! One reason was because he brought so much comic relief, which you need in a book like this! Son of Neptune was a lot more serious than the Lost Hero and all the Percy Jackson books. I liked seeing Nico but I wanted more of him! Same with Thalia and ANNABETH.What did I think of the three main characters?Hazel. Right away I loved her. She was such a three dimensional character that was easy to read about.Frank. Eh...I'm still not quite sure. By the end of the book, I was thinking, "I don't like him because he outshines my Percy!" Now though I guess he's okay. I like him and he is slowing growing on me.Percy. Of course, I missed him!!! I loved his chapters!!!!All in all though, the book was pretty good. I will probably be adding things to this review as I remember them.Now I just have to wait a excruciating long year for MARK OF ATHENA, yes Annabeth!!

  • Zoë
    2020-01-11 21:51

    3.5/5This was my least favorite of the Percy Jackson books so far. I think that the story is definitely heading in an interesting direction, but I just wasn't feeling it in this one. It has taken me several tries over the months to even get through it. I thought that, except for Percy, the characters were a little bland and I didn't care as much about the Roman camp and their mythology as much as the Greek. I'm not saying that it was bad, I loved Percy and his sass and all of the jokes, just not my favorite compared to the previous books.

  • Xolindsayxx18
    2020-01-19 16:42

    Absolutely adored this book! SO much better than the Lost Hero. I felt more connected to the characters, and PERCY!!! He was in the book. I was seriously missing him! All of his wit and snarky comments were back, along with a whole bunch of ADORABLE thoughts about Annabeth, as he regains his memory. Definately one of my favorites!! Now I need the MArk of Athena!

  • Jessica
    2020-01-26 17:01

    Does the title mean we get to hear Percy telling the story again. PLEASE be so!Edit May 28: PERCY!!!!! *Girl writing this tackles Percy in a hug* I love you! I'm so happy your back! And you remember Annabeth! That's my favorite demigod hero! And already fighting those monsters. You are so much better than Jason! I love you PERCY!!!Actual Book Review: October 4thSo I had this totally awesome book review, but Goodreads timed out when I tried to save it. Hera or Gaea are being really mean. They don't want you to read this book. Hera because she loves Jason more than Percy, and Gaea because she's evil, and vice versa.BUT DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THE EVIL PEOPLE!!! PERCY IS THE TOTALLY AWESOMEST DEMIGOD EVA'!!!! JASON STINKS!!!Though Leo's hot...Anyway, like I said before Hera messed with Goodreads, Rick Riordan may have lost his marbles when he wrote "The Lost Hero." I mean, come on, there is no way he can start a series with an arrogent amnesiac who everyone claims is the best thing since Pac Man to be as well loved as Percy. Percy's a better amnesiac, and this is a much better book than the first one.One reason is each of the characters get a set of four chapters instead of two. This settles the pacing down and gives us a real chance to get to know the two newbies, Frank and Hazel. Poor Jason and Piper didn't really stand a chance with the two chapter formula. In this book, Frank and Hazel really get a lot of spotlight, and they grow on you, each with a pretty cool background history (Hazel especially) and great character growth (Frank especially).Also, this book didn't follow some kind of obvious plot path that the first one did. The first one was like you could clearly see where Rick had wrote his plot web. This one didn't have you seeing who was going to be the main hero where. Well, not too much anyway. Oh, and the battles where totally original, unlike "The Lost Hero", which seemed to borrow (steal) all it's battle ideas from the Percy Jackson series.I'm going to wrap this up now by saying that this book has restored my faith in Rick Riordan. I was afraid that he had totally lost his mind, but, even though he seems in love with Jason now, I don't think this series will be soooo bad.Especially since Percy's back and we now have the Amazing Flaming Valdez ;)BTW, I totally love everyone who's liked or commented on my review. It made me feel special. HUGS FOR EVERYONE!!!!!

  • AhmedEjaz
    2020-01-24 16:40

    Rick Riordanhas completely taken control over my mind! In such a way that even if I want to read another book, I can't. Just can't! I have been reading PJ books in row for almost two month. I am supposed to get bored. But NO!It's pretty obvious by the title we will get Percy back in this one. When I first saw this book and didn't know a thing about greek or roman mythologies, I thought "Planet has a son?! How interesting!" 😂OVERVIEWWithout any past memories and being chased by two invincible monsters, Percy finds Juno who leads him to the Camp-Jupiter, demi-god camp for romans. There he makes new friends, Frank and Hazel. During a game, war god Mars appears and assigns them a quest of freeing the Death from the clutches of a giant in Alaska, where gods can't do anything. RANDOM THOUGHTS => You know what? I was very afraid of reading this book. I thought Percy would forget Annabeth. Like Jason forgot Reyna and ended up with Piper in the previous book. Thank God that didn't happen. Percy forgot everything but Annabeth. I think Rick Riordan did that on purpose. It was a good decision. Otherwise I couldn't bear that. Percy and Annabeth is the BEST!=> Hazel and Frank, both are new main characters. Both have pretty sad background and Frank is sooooooooooooooo cute. I liked both of them.=> This is the great thing in the series that Gaea, the antagonist, is controlling everyone. Even though she is not awoken. I wonder what will happen if she will finally awake.Mark of Athena, I am coming!!!!September 11, 2017

  • prag ✨
    2020-01-05 22:55

    i’m actually such rick riordan trash… it’s embarrassing.his books are basically a middle grade version of friends: absolutely hilarious with charming protagonists, and adorable ships.this book introduces some of the best characters we’ve seen from him so far - they’re flawed and honest, but best of all: so. much. development.source: officialclarkkent on tumblra (long and) spoilery list of things to love about this book: ● a summary of this 521 page book in one sentence: “I'm fine!" Percy yelled out as he ran by, followed by a giant screaming bloody murder.● nico di angelo my precious son● annabeth being the only thing percy remembers for his life● frank zhang aka the four year old on steroids● THE AMAZON WOMEN● anyway they’re badass female warriors who live in the forest ● sign me up● i mean,,, roman hunters of artemis HELL YES● mars being nice to percy● REYNA IN THE SEA OF MONSTERS● reyna’s story where percy is a guinea pig● leo valdez cameo● SAMMY● nico“Percy scowled. "I-I know you.” Nico raised his eyebrows. "Do you?”● don the faun● that one ghost who calls frank The Probatio● gorgons● juno the hippie goat lady● those wheat grains that got mad● iris the rainbow goddess● percy dreaming of a future with annabeth● persassy @ octavian“But why do more? Why tempt fate?”“I’m glad you asked.” Percy stood, taking the question as an opening.Octavian stammered, “I wasn’t—”“—part of the quest,” Percy said. “Yes, I know. And you’re wise to let me explain, since I was.” ● this little shit manages to rile up the second most powerful person in camp jupiter ● everyone underestimates percy but he’s actually so damn smart he knows how to play with words as well as swords ● he outsmarted phineas, one of the most powerful sons of neptune who came back from the dead and can tell the future ● everyone @ percy: whenever he does something: that was either the bravest thing I’ve ever seen, or the stupidest ● tyson: “his groin is sensitive” ● ella the harpy ● hazel levesque ● ghost girl ● her friendship with sammy is so precious ● i want a book on 1940s hazel and sammy being cute tbh ● the birthday cupcake picnic!! rip my heart into tiny little pieces won’t yousource: minuiko on tumblr ● when nico came looking down for bianca and found hazel instead,, i almost cried ● and he took her out anyway even though she wasn’t his real sister ● he took her in he gave her a home ● he related to her ● two 1940s Pluto kids ● he took her hand and led her outsource: taratjah on tumblr ● if that’s not friendship then idk what is man ● i need me a nico please ● that scene in the beginning of the book when nico and hazel sit on the rooftop of Pluto’s shrine kills me everytime ok ● she confides in him ● he’s the only one who understands ● "you're my sister too" ● and then comes the Quest ● i love how she goes from a scared lowly legionnaire to a fucking queen ● as she starts letting frank and percy in, she stops being afraid of herself and that’s beautiful ● frank zhangsource: vithcytries on tumblr ● the nicest canadian you’ll ever meet ● nerd with a huge crush ● he’s adorable ● i used to hate him but now he’s my favourite characterDo what you want, not what they want you to do. ● he trips over literally everything ● he’s a big klutz but hazel loves him ● probably the most powerful of them all ● #relatableaf ● his life depends on a LITERAL STICKtldr; don't talk to me if you're not riordan trash pls go do yourself a favour and start pjo

  • Brigid ✩ Cool Ninja Sharpshooter ✩
    2020-01-27 23:56

    Finished doing my re-read of this! I'm trying to go through the whole series before the last book comes out in the fall. I'll write a new review at some point.Old review under spoiler below.(view spoiler)[Before reading Son of NeptuneI WANT THIS BOOK SO BADLY. AAHHHHH. Okay. If you are reading this and you haven't read the Percy Jackson & the Olympian series, or The Lost Hero, or the Kane Chronicles ... go read them. Now. Read them all. READ THEM, I TELL YOU. Especially because I might spoil some things as I rant about this book. And also because they're all amazing. Rick Riordan, I worship you. ... Yes, even though these books are most likely aimed at 12-year-old boys and I'm an 18-year-old girl. I don't care. They're amazing.So yeah! I am dying to read Son of Neptune. GAHHHH I have missed Percy ever so much. I want him back. When he wasn't in the first book at all, I threw it across the room. But don't get me wrong, I loved it. I JUST WANT PERCY.Well, I haven't read this yet so there's not much to say review-wise. I can only judge it by the cover and by the Chapter One excerpt which is floating around on the internet. (Just Google "son of neptune first chapter" and you'll find it.)Cover: AAHHHH KICKASS! *looks more closely* IS THAT PERCY? THAT'S PERCY! Well duh, the book is called Son of Neptune. So he has to be in it. *looks even more closely* Wait, what the hell is up with his face? He looks like a monkey man. PERCY IS NOT A MONKEY. Oh well ... I'll forgive. Also, why does he have a giant gold bird? And why is he in Antarctica? WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE? This is just killing me, man.First chapter: AAHHHHH PERCY PERCY PERCY. PERCY IS BACK. And he doesn't remember anything! This is terrible. ... Except, HE REMEMBERS ANNABETH. YESSSS. *SOBS* YOU'D BETTER NOT FORGET ANNABETH, PERCY. OR I'LL KILL YOU. I'LL HUNT YOU DOWN AND STRANGLE YOU UNTIL YOU REMEMBER, YOU DIMWIT. Haha ... the gorgons. "Hello, my name is DIE YOU DEMIGOD SCUM!" Oh, Rick Riordan. You make me laugh. I love you. AHHHH that excerpt was not long enough. I object. I want this book NOWWWW DAMMIT. .... Well, that's all I've got to say for now. You'll have to wait until October for the rest.After reading Son of Neptune (10/6/11):How many stars do I give this book, do you ask? THIS MANY:A WHOLE GALAXY OF STARS! ALL THE STARS IN THE SKYYYY!Okay, that's an exaggeration, I suppose. And no, this book isn't perfect. But it made me really, really, really happy. So that's enough for me. I won't go into much detail about the plot, since if you're reading this review you've probably read the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series and probably The Lost Hero as well … Sooo you probably have at least the basic idea.Basically, we get Percy back. (YAAAAAAAY!) In this book, he has lost his memory and then stumbles upon a camp similar to Camp Half-Blood, only dedicated to the Roman gods (instead of the Greek gods). At this camp, he soon befriends Frank and Hazel––two lovely additions to the cast of characters––who are both kids with pretty screwed up lives. I won't spoil anything, but let's just say they have both lost their mortal mothers (and both have immortal fathers) and both have terrible curses. They also obviously like each other but don't want to admit it; nor do they want to tell each other about their curses. The trio ends up going on a quest to rescue Death, and … awesomeness ensues.First and foremost, I want to say that I was infinitely happy to have Percy come back into the story again. When he didn't make a single appearance in The Lost Hero, I finished the book and looked like this girl:So when I first read the excerpt and discovered that Percy was one of the main characters, I was SUPER EXCITED. Now, I know what we were all nervous about. (This is going to involve spoilers for The Lost Hero. So if you haven't read it, just go away.) We all know that horrible cliffhanger at the end of The Lost Hero, informing us in the LAST FREAKING SENTENCE that Percy doesn't remember who he is anymore. And that means, a billion fangirls across the world instantly said, "OMIGOD HE FORGETS ANNABETH?!" And burst into tears. I was one of them.If that was the case, I would have been seriously pissed off. Seeing as Jason also lost his memory and (mostly) forgot both his girlfriends … It seemed like a reasonable fear. However, on page 4 of Son of Neptune:The city had some connection to Annabeth––the only person he could remember from his past.THANK GOOOOODDDD!!!!I can assure you, ye fellow rabid Percabeth fans … Rick Riordan is smart enough to realize he shouldn't mess with that. Percy remembers Annabeth well enough that he knows not to go around snogging other hot girls. (I don't think I've ever used the word "snogging" before.) But anyway, you get the point. There was nothing to worry about there.But anyway, back to Percy in general. It is just fabulous to have him back again. It was interesting to see him in this new situation where he's the expert on everything rather than being the clueless one like he was at the beginning of The Lightning Thief. AWW HE'S GROWN UP SO MUCH. *sobs* He pretty much spends the whole book kicking ass … which is kind of unrealistic I guess, and I kinda miss him being clueless, but oh well. It's cool with me.As for the new characters, they're awesome. Frank and Hazel are very well-developed and so is their relationship. They have unique and intriguing backstories. Plus they make an adorable couple. :)(Okay, kind of side note but there's one little thing that bothers me. It seems like Rick Riordan always pairs up characters who are minorities … That is, he creates biracial couples, but it's never a white person and a minority together. I mean, I'm happy that his characters come from all different kinds of backgrounds, and that he's not too "in your face" about it like a lot of authors are. But I don't know, I just find it a bit weird.)The plot is the typical Riordan plot––everyone goes on a crazy quest where they encounter various mythological beings/gods/creatures along the way. It's pretty much what you expect, except Frank and Hazel's flashbacks give it a slightly darker tone than the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. But, even with the darker elements thrown in, the usual humor is still there. (See quotes below.) Rick Riordan's humorous tone never fails to make me grin my head off.So anyway, despite my love for this book … now comes the slightly more critical part. My few issues with this book:A) It's kind of obvious that the whole Roman thing didn't occur to Rick Riordan until after he'd written the Percy Jackson series. And as much as he tries to explain it, it still doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me. It's weird that they just never talked about Camp Jupiter at Camp Half-Blood at all. Also, I still have trouble understanding how the Greek gods are also Roman gods … Like, they're the same … but they're not. I don't get it. So do they have multiple personality disorder or something?B) I think Riordan might have messed up the timeline a bit. When I was reading The Lost Hero I was under the impression that a couple of years had gone by––although maybe I made this up entirely. I seem to recall at the beginning of The Lost Hero, when Jason met Annabeth, he observed that she appeared to be a couple of years older than him––and he was 16. Since Annabeth and Percy were both 16 at the end of the first series, I assumed this meant that they were like 18 or so now. But then at the beginning of Son of Neptune Percy mentions that he's still 16 … and at the end of the book we're told that only two months have gone by. Yeahhh. I'm confused too. I guess Annabeth is just older-looking than she really is? C) Okay, this one is a spoiler.(view spoiler)[I'm still confused as to why Nico pretends not to know who Percy is. At first I thought Nico had lost his memory, too. But then I was like, "Wait? He doesn't? What? WHAT? My BRAAAIIIN." (hide spoiler)]D) I understand that these are kids' books and all, but sometimes the lack of random-civilian death is pretty unrealistic. Like at one point in this book, there's a part where a train is described as going "toppling" off the tracks … And then Riordan tells us that no one on the train was injured one bit. I don't understand why he can't just kill off a few people for the sake of making it seem more realistic. I mean, he didn't have a problem with killing off lots of random campers in the fifth Percy Jackson book. It would just be like, "During the battle, several kids had died." So … ?All right, that's pretty much all the major criticisms I have. Also I just wanted to say, I liked this more than The Lost Hero (which I still loved, but not as much). My one major problem with The Lost Hero was that I didn't feel much of a connection to Jason. Since he didn't have a past, it was hard to like him as a character. He was just like, "I'm so kickass and I don't know why!" Whereas, although Percy also loses his memory, the reader still knows everything that happened to him, so his kickassery is more acceptable. Over all, I thought this book is wonderful. If you are a Percy Jackson and/or mythology geek like me, I think you will be pleased with it.Oh, and did I mention I MET RICK RIORDAN LAST WEEK?CRAZINESS, MANNNN!He happened to have a book signing at the Barnes & Noble near my hometown … and I happened to be home last weekend so it all worked out. IT WAS MEANT TO BEEEE! So, my friend and my sisters decided to go. (I mean … WHY WOULDN'T WE?!) And we get there … to find out we have to wait in a line that looked like this:Sorry, my iPod takes shitty photos, but I think you get the basic idea. Also, that's not really a single line. It's a line that snakes around about four or five times––maybe more. And that's just the line behind the bookstore. Once you got to the front of the store you had to wait in THIS line:Long story short, there were 2,000 people in that line. TWO FREAKING THOUSAND!!!! And we had to wait in that line for approximately two and a half hours. But, it was SO TOTALLY WORTH IT. When we finally got inside I was like, about to pee myself with excitement. I mean, Rick Riordan was RIGHT THERE.My friend and I were both like…AAHHHH!!!!!!!Obviously since there were a billion people there, the line was moving really fast and I didn't get a chance to talk to Rick for very long. Our conversation went something like this:Rick: Hi! Me: Hi! Rick: How are you? Me: Good, how are you? Rick: Great! *signs my books* Me: Thanks! It's so cool to meet you! Rick: You too! Me: *Leaves*DID YOU HEAR THAT? RICK RIORDAN INDIRECTLY SAID IT WAS COOL TO MEET ME.Okay I'll stop now. Gifs are too dang addicting.But seriously. That 2-second conversation totally made my life.Also, there were all these adorable posters there drawn by little kids. This one was my favorite:Totally … DUH!!!! (I'll excuse the kid for spelling Rick Riordan's name wrong.) Anyway, I am SO SO SO SO SO excited for the next book, The Mark of Athena. After finishing this one I'm fairly sure Annabeth is going to be the main character in the next one. And well, the title kind of confirms that. And she's my favorite character so … [image error]I just wish it would come out RIGHT NOW. But I suppose I'll have to wait a year.Well, thus ends my ranting. :) Hope you enjoyed it.UPDATE: I just found this thing on Tumblr that was too funny not to post. Ah hahahaha. 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  • Cait • A Page with a View
    2020-01-29 19:44

    I feel like I should give this a higher rating because I DO like this series! I was just kind of bored for most of this story. It started out really strong, but then a lot of scenes in the second half seemed like pointless filler and I really didn't care much. I think I'm just not that into the general format for these books... the characters are on yet another mission to get from point A to point B because of REASONS (usually involving Hera). They get sidetracked into a bunch of small skirmishes and pointless distractions that don't matter, yet still fill 200+ extra pages to complete the book. The plot structure kind of reminds me of The Mortal Instruments series. And that's not a bad thing... I just usually end up zoning out in parts like And these books are still aimed at a slightly younger audience, so I think you probably just have to be in the right mood to not be irritated by the cyclopes & harpies after a few pages. I was clearly not in that mood.I love the characters and the diversity, though!! And the clever twists on Greek & Roman mythology are always fun. The way the Roman camp was set up was my favorite part and I wished the story had stayed there instead of heading to Alaska. I really did love the first 1/3 of the story. So I did enjoy the overall idea of the book, but it definitely lost my interest at times. It spent a lot of time establishing the sequels, though, so I'll check those out!

  • Morgan F
    2020-01-10 22:48


  • Joyzi
    2020-01-05 20:03

    April 1 2013Wow! Yay! I finished it! I feel like it has been a long time since I read something fictional(is that the right word?) since I've been really busy with school and stuff and I switched to watching movies instead of reading books to fight stress and boredom at times. I picked this one up just to go back to my old bookworm self thinking hey it's Percy Jackson it's fun, juvenile, nothing serious I'll definitely finish it and not watch another movie...and yeah I was right. It's still the old Riordan, the story is still interesting and a lot of fun. There are new roman gods and demigods and I especially like the god with an OCD. That's pretty much it. I loved it and I'm going to read the next one after my brother return my nook since he's not yet finish reading Catching Fire. :)Thoughts before reading 10.2011*screams then cover mouth*Can't wait, can't waitOH MY GODS I REALLY NEED THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW!!! Rick Riordan writes faster please please please!!!My Speculations (SPOILER ALERT)(scroll down)[image error]1. Oh my gods! There's another camp with the Roman demigods this time! I'm sure it will be cool on the next book and that we'll gonna meet some kiddos of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto et cetera et cetera(basically all the planets of our Solar System).2. Son of Neptune? Is this Percy Jackson or another character (another son of Poseidon??? like with Jason and Thalia)?3. Percy Jackson in the new camp, amnesiac and confused and all that like Jason was. Could it possibly be that there's also another girl in the other camp that he might fall in love with?4. Jason already have a girlfriend in his old camp and then in the future there would be a love triangle.5. We had met the three kids of the prophecy, Jason(son of Jupiter), Leo(son of Hephaestus) and Piper(daughter of Aphrodite). There's only four left, I'm guessing the three would came from the Roman demigods camp (my wish was that the three kids would be a son/daughter of Mars, Pluto and Saturn)and the last kid will be Percy Jackson (son of Poseidon).

  • maymay ☕ {semi hiatus}
    2019-12-31 19:56

    Highlight of this book: PERCY HAS RETURNED(s) - He’s kinda mopey and sad and confused in this book- But hes still Percy my son and baby- This precious kid is going through some memory issues atm (bc someone just had to make it hard for everyoneee)- But despite his fuzzy memories, the only think solid is his image of ANNABETH- YOU HEARD IT RIGHT KIDS- THIS SHIP WILL BE THE DEATH OF ME gahhhSo Percy is in loads of trouble and he meets up with these other demigod kids and they go on adventures together and be the sassy little French fries that they were born to be “ that thing tame?" Frank said.The horse whinnied angrily."I don't think so," Percy guessed. "He just said, 'I will trample you to death, silly Chinese Canadian baby man'.” This book, just like the other Rick Roirdan books, is filled with hilarity, action, friendship, young love, and lots and lots of mythology.“Her name badge read: Hello! My name is DIE, DEMIGOD SCUM!”There are new characters introduced in this book and honestly they were just as precious as my Camp Half-Blood childrenFrank Zhang (s) - Oh my god this kid is adorable- Hes like a literal cupcake- And hes CANADIAN- :’) ive never been so proud to have my country represented by a silly Chinese Canadian baby man- And he’s got a really complicated life- And confusing powers- But hes a good kid- He tries his best even when everything around his is failing badly This book is just so so sososososoosososo FANTASTIC and im literally trash for this series, I can’t wait to keep going with it“Life is only precious because it ends, kid.”4.5 stars!!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~buddy readwith sour skittles

  • Cassandra Lê
    2020-01-20 22:46

    8:20 a.m, December, 2010 I haven't read it, but still gave five stars, 'cause I know so. The Son of Neptune is going to be a big hit.When it came out, I will buy it and read *out loud* ( maybe <3) 9:34 P.M - May, 26th, 2011OH mY GOSH... THE COVER HAS CAME OUT.... OH MY!!!LOL... PERCY HOLDING A CHICKEN STICK...I can't believe it, okay, I am going to search for chapter 1` 9:53 P.M - May, 26th, 2011 (the time in Asia, not in America)Is it necessary to put every details about me reading the son of Neptune... yes, yes it is. I have just read chapter 1 of the book. OMG, it was Percy point of view... He seems tougher, stronger and poor him... be annoyed by the Gorgons. I thought that Percy is the son of Neptune. I've think they mention him is a child of Roman, I couldn't understand why, he is obviously a child of the Greek.But luckily, he remembers Annabeth!Yes, don't worry my friends, I hope he will not love another person! Hope so!THE SON OF NEPTUNE!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!Comments from my friends from a group :)Connor:Also, The Son of Neptune's cover was first seen in public during the webcast, and it was a great cover (entitled "Percy holding a chicken-on-a-stick". LOL!)!Ellie:OH MY GOSH!!! THE SON OF NEPTUNE'S COVER WAS ACTUALLY RELEASED?!? OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH!!! I CAN'T WAIT TO CHECK!!!! IS HE GOING TO POST IT!?!?!?!?me: OH MY GOSH..... I AM DYING.... I DON'T KNOW WHY BUT I CAN'T WATCH THAT LIVE.... GASP... FAINT... I am dying...AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! is the cover really about pj holding a chicken on a stick? Connor:Anyone know CPR?!?!?! ZSam: I DO BUT I WOULD RATHER NOT USE IT IN THIS CURRENT SITUATION SEEING AS TO HOW WE ARE ON COMPUTERS: IT WILL JUST LOOK WIERD. Connor:Then does anyone know Inter-CPR?!?!?!me:LOL, I don't know, don't worry... i am breathing Connor: ZOk. Good. We don't want to have to sue Rick for killing one of his readers by making them wait SO LONG!!!

  • Carol.
    2019-12-29 22:41

    After taking a gander at the other reviews, I realize I may have wandered into the wrong part of the playground. I hereby promise to use no hearts or exclamation points when reviewing this book.Super-quick synopsis: amnesiac demigod Percy is fleeing the Gorgons from Bargain-Mart when he discovers a camp for Roman demigods. He is adopted by misfits Hazel, daughter of Pluto, and Frank, of the unknown father, into their Legion cohort. Camp politics occur, a quest is given, and the three set-off to the "land beyond the gods," Alaska (and don't you just wonder what Riordan was insinuating there??). Along the way they encounter antagonistic wild grain (as opposed to cereal grains), R.O.F.L. ("Rainbow Organic Foods and Lifestyles"), Phineas and the harpies, the Amazons who run Amazon (and how Riordan slipped that one past Legal, I'll never know), and a horse with a penchant for swearing ("'Dude,' Percy told the horse, 'I've gotten suspended for saying less than that'"). Character growth ensues.Overall, a fun and quick read that improves significantly once the heroes leave on their quest. I give Riordan credit for integrating so much information about Roman culture in a mostly natural way, through the device of Percy experiencing the camp for the first time. A number of flashbacks for both Hazel, the female lead, and Frank, the other male lead, don't encourage forward plot motion. Although I can't say I like it, Riordan doesn't pull punches on selfish behavior, and I admire the way the teens in the book can be as self-interested, manipulative and as driven as adults. The main reasons I continue to read this series is its focus on mythology and the swiftly moving plot. I found myths to be integrated well, in an entirely different way from the first book. I appreciate having my memory jogged about Roman mythology, and it was interesting when Percy has a bit of a meltdown realizing that the benevolence of certain beings like fauns, centaurs and cyclops is different depending on your mythological background. Luckily, Isis has some green tea to fix him right up. One criticism is that I was a little annoyed that the female lead is being set up with a shameful secret again--can we forget the duplicitous female as a character option? I guess because we are talking Greek and Roman here, maybe not, as their favorite goddesses seemed to be the virginal ones like Athena and Artemis. I suppose the male, Frank, has a shameful secret, but his shame has more to do with self-esteem than with morality. Still, it leads me to wonder if shame/embarrassment is used overmuch as a characterization tool. Only our lead 'heroes' in his books, Jason and Percy, are without shameful pasts (that they know).Character award goes to Ella, book-loving but vocabulary-challenged, in the best harpy appearance ever. She should get together with the wyvern from The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making: "Now she was resting comfortably in the stern, nibbling bits of jerky and reciting random lines from Charles Dickens and 50 Tricks to Teach Your Dog."Lots of humorous lines, only occasionally at the possible expense of story, "'You seem to be clean,' Terminus decided. 'Do you have anything to declare?' 'Yes,' Percy said. 'I declare this is stupid.'"The scene meeting Isis, the rainbow goddess, was priceless, and done well enough to avoid being a farce. She touched on all those things young conforming teens hate most--glueten-free foods, tea, non-aggression, and man-satchels. But she was allowed a very nice speech about self-definition:"I've been reading about Buddhism. And Taoism. I haven't decided between them.""But..." Hazel looked mystified. "Aren't you a Greek goddess?"Iris crossed her arms. "Don't try to put me in a box, demigod. I'm not defined by my past." Overall, enjoyable. Like classic Muppets, Riordan integrates enough references to keep adults entertained. Nice balance of humor and seriousness, examining issues of identity and belonging. Three and a half stars. Cross posted at my permanent home:

  • Amber Robertson
    2020-01-15 23:49

    “There!” Mars finished writing and threw the scroll at Octavian. “A prophecy. You can add it to your books, engrave it on your floor, whatever.”Octavian read the scroll. “This says, ‘Go to Alaska. Find Thanatos and free him. Come back by sundown on June twenty-fourth or die.’”The Son of Neptune is the second book in the spin-off series by Rick. The second book focuses on three different characters than the first novel. We finally get Percy, who is suffering from amnesia just as Jason was in the first book. It's always slightly annoying to be retold everything. Having learnt about the Greek world in the original series I got a tad annoyed at Percy's inner monologue at the beginning. Though, that soon passed as I did get absorbed into the world of the Roman camp. I was sucked in despite already having read the book. I think because of the first book in the spinoff and this one it's possible not to have read the original series before diving in. Of course you'll be spoiled but just in case you weren't interested in the first series but this one it's possible to read!“So you do have a plan?” Octavian asked skeptically.Percy looked at his teammates. “We go to Alaska as fast as possible...”“And we improvise,” Hazel said."A lot," Frank added.”During this book we get to learn about the Roman gods and how they are in fact different from the Greeks. We get to learn about the different personalities they took on when changing cultures and how there are some different gods mingled in as well. It was really interesting to read about, even if it was the second time for me. To me it doesn't seem like Rick recycled his main character formula for the characters. Of course two of the characters become a couple, but it wasn't so closely connected to the personalities that were presented in Percy Jackson. Percy is our token son of Poseidon/Neptune in which we've already been introduced to. Percy is the character we know and love throughout the book. He clings to a single memory of Annabeth, one of the only things he remembers. He asks stupid questions, misinterprets things but is also sassy as hell and quick to pick up things. Though, I guess you would if you were dating a daughter of Athena. Hazel a daughter of Pluto/Hades. She's a person of colour, which I found nice to have in the book despite it very rarely being mentioned. Hazel has a secret, however. A secret that is pretty intense and honestly I love it. Frank a son of Mars/Ares. Frank is a lactose intolerant demigod. Not an important fact, but I just found it amusing since I'm also lactose intolerant. I'm going to claim being a demigod now, thank you very much for Frank. He also adds another aspect of diversity to the characters as he's Chinese and Canadian. Frank himself also has a secret, because why not?! Likes- Reyna- War games - Amazons having the company Amazon? Genius - Franks grandma - The Amazons- The battles Dislikes- "Cinnamon toast coloured hair" I'm honestly not even sure what this means just don't like it- Octavian I mean dude is hardcore evil and also anyone who destroys stuff animals is in my bad books- The battle at Camp Jupiter was way too short for my liking Overall, definitely a stellar book. I absolutely recommend this series to people who have read the Percy Jackson or are purely interested in Rick's writing but don't want to read about a younger protagonist. Also, if things in the review don't make sense it's because I wrote it while sitting at a bus stop waiting for my mum to pick me up after travelling on two buses and a train already. Happy reading everyone!

  • Grace (LovingDemBooks) Z.
    2020-01-03 15:51

    Buy this book HERE on Amazon or buy this book HERE on BookDepository with FREE WORLDWIDE SHIIPPING4 of 5 stars (Please read my rating system further below). I'm so glad Percy is back! Percy and Annabeth reuniting was the highlight of the book for me. Of course (:My rating system: (I do use half stars.)5 - I do not use the 5 star. Not because a book might not be worthy, but because a book is never perfect.4 - I loved it! There weren't too many flaws, and I had no trouble getting through it. (A 4 star rating is the highest rating I've ever given a book.)3 - I enjoyed the book, but there we're flaws that made me enjoy it less.2 - I finished the book, but there were too many flaws for me to enjoy it.1 - I could not finish the book, and I probably did not finish it....

  • ⚡꧁꧂^¬^The Master^¬^꧁꧂⚡
    2020-01-20 18:47

    I loved it

  • Helen 2.0
    2019-12-30 20:00

    Another Percy Jackson book - here we go again...There's a real pattern I'm seeing with plots in Riordan's books and unfortunately he doesn't ever seem to stray very far from his one blueprint. It's always like this: unlikely heroes with secrets from the past go on an impossible quest with a super short time limit; they manage to hit a new mythological threat everywhere they stop, but barely make it past; secrets come out, generally with 0 consequences for anyone involved; they conveniently complete the quest right in time with enormously good luck. The Son of Neptune fits the same pattern all over again, I have to say I'm getting bored with the repetition.Riordan occasionally tries to insert a little commentary about our own world into his books, kind of like this:"True, we hoped to awaken Gaea during World War II. That would have been glorious. But really, the world is in almost as bad a shape now." But overall, Rick Riordan doesn't leave himself much room to be creative because of his well-rehearsed rigid plot structure.I also need to complain about the romance between Hazel and Frank because there was no chemistry to be found. Their love story was the kind where a boy and a girl realize they're both straight and happen to have an individual of the opposite gender nearby, so they think, "Hey, why not? Let's get together." There was no tension or strong emotion built up between them, Hazel and Frank just kind of ended up together without good reason. Very unimpressive.I do commend Rick Riordan on the big steps he's made towards diversifying the Percy Jackson books.We now have a gay necromancer, a latino pyromaniac, an African American psychic's daughter, and a Chinese warrior joining the cast of demigods in the series. I definitely enjoyed the journey away from typical US East Coast folk, for once.Despite problems with the book, I still enjoyed it as a whole. I love the teenage snark in every chapter and the ridiculous situations in which our heroes inadvertently find themselves again and again. Perfec example: "I'm fine!" Percy yelled as he ran by, followed by a giant screaming bloody murder. Those kids really grow on me, faults and all.I've already started Mark of Athena since I'm doing a full series read-through this month.

  • Jessi ♡
    2020-01-13 19:48

    holY SHIT HOOOO BOY. damn this is the best book in this series and on PJO so far. i loved every minute of it ilove every character. i enjoyed seeing my son PERCY god i missed him. this was excellent 10/10 a+ would recommend.

  • Vane J.
    2020-01-16 15:42

    I want to say I loved this, but that would be lying. Most of the time I was confused, annoyed, or bored. Those three are not good when combined, trust me.Instead of following the story with the characters introduced in The Lost Hero, this book takes us to a now amnesiac Percy, who turned out to be wandering alone but now is in the Roman equivalent of Camp Half-Blood: Camp Jupiter. It works in a similar way to Camp Half-Blood, except they worship the Roman "version" of the gods and their games, rules, ways of handling the camp and the kids follow the Roman culture. Oh, and the demigods in it are all children of Roman gods.This blend Riordan made with Greek and Roman mythology was very clever. I'm slowly seeing the differences and how they suit in the world created by him. And plus, I like this idea of old enemies (Greece and Rome) having to fight together to bring down a stronger and more dangerous enemy who can both bring them down and be the end of civilization as we know it.However, this mix was also the beginning of my problems. Seriously, you have no idea of the trouble I got in trying to understand this. It was so damn confusing. For example, these deities, as far as I know, have multiple personalities, and so they can switch from Greek to Roman if it pleases them, but why do the characters (gods, campers, etc.) call a god or any creature by their Greek name and in the same sentence they also use their Roman name? How do I even differentiate when they're behaving Greek-ish or Roman-ish?!?!I know this series wasn't probably planned when Percy Jackson and the Olympians was written, but those sudden changes sound to me like plot holes, and I'm afraid I'll never truly get to understand this world again - not like I did while reading PJO, at least.The characters were another reason why I didn't like this as much as I wanted. Since we're now in a different camp, new characters are introduced, and just so the same old formula Riordan used in PJO can apply to this, it's again a trio: Percy, Frank and Hazel. I cannot say I liked them a lot, not even Percy, who didn't seem like himself at all. In fact, while he was in his amnesiac self, he sounded suspiciously similar to Jason, and well, I didn't exactly love him. Gratefully, he was his old self again by the end, and my love for him came back.Frank was great, simply put. I didn't love him (he was just okay for me), but given the fact that he's a son of Mars (Ares' Roman form), I liked that he wasn't the same as the other children of Ares I had previously met - that is, reckless, looking for fights, extremely confident, etc. Instead of that, he was this troubled, insecure kid, who only grew better as the book progressed.And the last of the trio was Hazel, a daughter of Pluto (aka Hades). She has a past she's not very proud of, and she has all this mystery surrounding her. She was my least favourite of the trio, especially since she kept moaning about how tragic her life was. I get it, she has a dark past, but characters that constantly say "you know nothing about me, I'm a monster" can easily annoy me. And indeed, I lost my patience more than once.But none of that wasn't as annoying as the fact that no one recognized Percy. I know, I know! New camp, no one knows him, etc, etc, but how about Nico di Angelo? Why didn't he remember Percy? Why didn't gods that had met him remember him either? Why all this mystery?!?! Why do they keep so much information from us?!? I feel like I'm being tricked, and I absolutely hate that.I had a problem with the romance as well. You're all saying at this moment:... but it's not true! I can tolerate romance. I can "ship" couples and I can drown in feelings too, but this is just turning too awkward. In fact, Percy + Annabeth is an example of a pairing I love and shipped before it sailed. Now we have also Frank + Hazel. I'm not saying what was between them was instalove because they were friends before having romantic feelings for each other, but all the time I was like, dude, she's 13, let the kid be a kid, stop fantasizing about kissing her.Also... I feel like the romance is starting to be forced into the story. Like, a man meets a woman and I just know they're going to end up being a couple at some point. Like Ella and Tyson: They got all blushy, and it's obvious that state of their relationship will progress into something more, just like Percy + Annabeth, Jason + Piper and now Frank + Hazel. Where are all the singles in this series? I'm even sensing a love triangle in the future, but I really hope I'm wrong. I don't know how more drama I'll be able to endure.This wasn't entirely bad, though. While the plot structure is still the same as in every damn book in the PJO series, the twists were more cleverly done, and there's more action too, as well as no accidental falls into obvious traps. And there's diversity! Lots of it, actually, and that just makes me happy, even more since it doesn't feel as if Riordan is saying "Chinese, check! Black, check! Canadian, check! Mexican, check!"And of course, the story grows more complex the more I progress. I can't wait to see how things will turn out, although if this is following the same formula PJO did, then there will be suffer in the next book that will only get worse in book 4 and will end in chaos in book 5. But anyway, I may be mistaken.Now I'm off to read book 3!

  • Kirsten Merritt
    2020-01-12 23:02

    UPDATE:The cover's out. THE. FREAKIN. COVER. IS OUT.Oh my. Oh my, oh my, oh my.IT'S SO AMAZING I COULD EXPLODE!!! And I swear, if any of you call it ugly, I WILL CRUSH YOU LIKE PINATAS. Lol, just kidding. He he.BUT STILL.I actually forgot about the book. But now I'm all tortured and impatient all over again. AGONY.ORIGINAL REVIEW:Okay. I LOVED the first book :D :D :D :DAnd now I cant wait for the second book.OCTOBER 11!!! 5 MORE LOOOOOOOOOOONG MONTHS!!!*pulls hair due to extreme impatience*GAHH!! I. Need. The. Book. Or I shall dieeeeeeeSo. About the book. I have LOTS of speculations. First and the most obvious is that Percy is the son of Neptune *bow* and he's the one switched for Jason. Percy disappearing the time that Jason appeared? And Percy being the son of Poseidon which is also Neptune in roman myth? Not much of a coincidence don't you think?Second, Jason already has a girlfriend at his camp but will end up with Piper anyway. And oh yes, I expect catfights between Piper and the other girl >:)I hope that Percy doesn't get into someone at the roman camp, cause with Annabeth still around, there's surely gonna be trouble. Now THAT'S going to be interesting.I want ANNABETH to be included with the other seven in the prophecy, the book's not complete without her. Well, just have to wait for the book. 5 FREAKIN MONTHS!!! D:

  • ZanibSajjad
    2020-01-02 22:49

    NEED IT!!!!!!!!!NOW..... *DOES CREEPY LAUGH*PERCY!!!!!!! Yay he's on the cover! which can only mean it'll be from his p.o.v (oh please oh please!) ...........................................................finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have it!.......................................well, that was a majer cliff-hanger... how am i supposed to wait till next fall???????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Raeleen Lemay
    2020-01-23 17:04

    PERCYYYY. I missed him so much in book 1, but in the process I became really attached to the three new characters we were introduced to. I was really hoping hat they would be in this book, but instead we got a couple MORE new characters (who are also awesome, so no complaints there). A lot of new questions have come up in regards to some of the characters' back stories, so I'm really excited to hop into the next book to find out what's going on!!

  • Kristalia
    2020-01-25 16:03

    Final rating: 5/5 stars“Life is only precious because it ends, kid.”Whoa, that was interesting read. I am beginning to enjoy these much more than PJ books - probably because of vast variety of characters - and all of them are unique and interesting. And is it just me, or is this series a little bit darker than PJ?That aside, i really enjoyed it - it was a fast page turner and it had a gripping plot. The start of the book was kind of slow, but it still held my attention. The whole new world is now revealed - the Roman aspect of the story = camp Jupiter = the place where Roman demigods stay for safety and for training. You will notice that things are quite different there than in camp Half Blood. It's far more crueler and more power oriented place.____________________________________________STORY: ____________________________________________Three demigods have been chosen to go on a quest to save their camp Jupiter. Those three are Percy (who has amnesia), Hazel (daughter of Hades/Pluto) and Frank (the unclaimed one). They have to go to Alaska and to free god Thanatos so the dead can stay dead. Because if they don't, the camp won't survive an attack from giants that have arisen from their slumber under the command of their mother Gaea. ____________________________________________CHARACTERS: ____________________________________________This time, we are introduced to new characters Hazel & Frank, as well as the already known Percy Jackson. Except...there is one problem: he has amnesia. Same as Jason whom we met in the previous book.♦ Percy was once a leader of camp half blood until he was kidnapped by Hera and been wiped of his memories. It doesn't help him any less that he went to camp Jupiter - where rules are something different. There he meets Hazel, Frank and Nico (who already knows him but is going with the flow "hi, nice to meet you too"). The gods have different plans for him and being in camp Jupiter is one of them. The only thing he does remember is Annabeth, his girlfriend and best friend. And its the name which keeps him going forward.I have to say, that i really missed this idiot, and i am glad he is back :D He didn't change, he is still strong,dependable and sarcastic and funny as hell!♦ Hazel,daughter of Pluto, should have been dead. Except she was saved by her brother Nico, son of Hades(Pluto) and is given a second chance in life. No one knows her secret and her cursed gift makes her life even more miserable.Hazel is really sweet, strong and interesting character and i definitely love her the most of all female characters in this series. ♦ Frank is good at archery and while still being unclaimed, he hopes it will be by Apollo, since Apollo is most likely his father. Alas, things are not as they seem to be, and his history and roots go far more deeper than anyone else's. But he also has secrets, and one of them lies in a burned stick.He is kind, peaceful and adorable. Frank is just simply interesting and sweet character, and he doubts himself and his destiny, but he has no choice but to accept it. Or face the consequences.♦ Other characters such as Renya, Octavian (whom i hate with passion) and harpy Ella and so on, were quite interesting and nice addition. I couldn't help myself but ship them all together - especially Hazel and Frank (they are born for each other). And i am happy that Nico is finally back (i missed that grim idiot lol)...____________________________________________OVERALL: ____________________________________________Well done, just so well done. I am enjoying these more than i hoped for. It's just well done and really interesting (and still i recommend you to read PJ series if you haven't already). And as soon as i have finished this one, i just HAD to start the next book already. I really have no idea what i will do when i finish House of Hades T_T. That's all :D____________________________________________● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●____________________________________________MY HEROES OF OLMYPUS REVIEWS:◉The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus #1)◉The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus #2)◉The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus #3)◉The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus #4)◉The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, #5) This review can be found on my blog: also known as...

  • Inge
    2020-01-10 00:09

    3.5 stars

  • Namratha
    2020-01-12 22:09

    “When Rome fell, a lot of the legions just disappeared. We went underground, acting on secret orders from Jupiter himself: stay alive, recruit demigods and their children, keep Rome going. We’ve been doing that ever since, moving around to wherever Roman influence was the strongest. The last few centuries we have been in America.”Sounds familiar? It does to Percy Jackson too. Perseus (Percy) Jackson (superstar demigod /self-effacing hero /North America’s confident answer to Harry Potter) has lost his mind. No, not the *I-see-conspiracy-theories-in-my-peripheral-vision-lost-his-mind*. Percy has been hit by a bout of amnesia, courtesy a certain manipulative Goddess. He doesn’t remember that he was a Greek demigod, a son of Poseidon and a resourceful leader in the epic battle that saved the world from the wrath of Kronos. The only fact that he does recall is that he had a girlfriend called Annabeth (kudos to teenage boys for having their priorities in place).Guided by the legendary Roman she-wolf Lupa, battling a pair of Gorgons who refuse to disintegrate/die, lugging a Goddess in road-kill disguise; Percy Jackson soon finds himself in Camp Jupiter, the roman equivalent of Camp Half-Blood.Soon our favourite hero finds himself slap-bang in the middle of yet another doomed-to-despair Quest. Accompanying him are his two new friends and Camp Jupiter underdogs : Hazel Levesque and Frank Zhang.--------------------------------------------------------------Things that enchanted my reader’s palate like Ambrosia: # 1: THE RETURN OF OL’SEAWEED BRAIN : When the battle for Olympus ended with Annabeth and Percy sharing an underwater kiss, I was ready to bid adieu to the likeable boy wonder. Any attempt to stretch the taffy by Rick Riordan would pale in comparison to the immensely popular 7-Book series. Atleast that’s what I, with my limited vision assumed. But Riordan is not a brilliant storyteller for nothing. He plunges Percy Jackson into a whole new can of worms (or basilisks, which seems more appropriate) and has you whooping like a herd of Party-Ponies. Percy’s trademark wit, droll acceptance of dastardly situations, unerring loyalty to friends (old and new) and the ability to fight like a fiend is displayed to full effect. The author has also done the wise job of adding a ring of maturity to Percy’s character. His new-found confidence adds a much-needed foil to the fledgling charms of Hazel and Frank. # 2: HAZEL LEVESQUE : Such a brave and endearing heroine. She joins Hermione Granger and Annabeth Chase in the ranks of noteworthy YA Lit. role-models for young girls. Burdened by a dark past, unsure of a long future, adorably embarrassed around the boy she likes and a bad-a** warrior to round it up nicely, Hazel is a treat to read.# 3: FRANK ZHANG. AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, FRANK ZHANG’S GRANDMOTHER: I cannot rave enough about the massive appeal of Frank Zhang without veering into *SPOILER* territory. Suffice to say that the baby-faced, muscle-bound demigod keeps you hooked through his emotional trauma and growth. As for Granny Zhang....I was loving and fearing her in equal measures. All that aristocratic arrogance dueling with a caring heart makes for one intimidating matriarch.# 4: RICK RIORDAN’S SIGNATURE QUIRKS : (view spoiler)[a) Mars (the Roman name for Ares) declaring the Quest was one of my favourite bits. When the God of War whips out a scroll and a ballpoint pen and scribbles a brusque, “Go to Alaska. Find Thanatos and free him. Come back by Sundown on June Twenty-fourth or die” with nary a hint of drama and the absolute absence of riddled got to love the big guy.b) I had the biggest smile on my face when I read that is being run guessed it.....the condescending female warriors, *THE AMAZONS*. Their Queen sits on a throne made from a thousand copies of a book called “The Five Habits of Highly Aggressive Women”.(Seriously how can anyone not cackle over that?!?). vintage Riordan.c) Thanatos (the God of Death) has a pure black iPad. As he whips it out, Frank Zhang hopes fervently, “ Please don’t let there be an App for reaping souls”. Again, adorable. (hide spoiler)]# 5: MOTHER EARTH UNPLUGGED : For nature lovers like me, who imagined Mother Earth to be a bosomy, *brimming-with-the-warmth-of-home-and-hearth* kind of genial lady....Gaia was an unexpected villain. A Goddess who invokes Giants, resurrects dead monsters, murmurs nasty thoughts into vulnerable minds, makes vile promises to kill our favourite demigods and rears unearthly armies to overtake the world is NOT someone who would inspire the *Hug-A-Tree* emotion in you. And the best bit is that all these tender acts are being committed while the lady is still trapped underground. What will happen when she’s unleashed in all her grimy glory?--->*Delicious Shiver-Down-The-Spine Time*# 6 : ACTION SEQUENCES : Here’s where you bring in all your cherished Die-Hard inspired adrenaline. The book is loaded with rip-roaring battle sequences. It gets the blood flowing and the inner warrior roars with wholehearted approval.# 7: SUPPORTING CHARACTERS :a) Slimy, power-hungry Octavian who sees prophecies in the innards of stuffed toys. b) Royal *you-lie-and-my-dogs-will-dismember-you* Reyna. c) Ella, the twitchy red-feathered harpy with the quirk of spouting random bursts of pointless (and sometimes deadly-useful) information.d) Nico Di Angelo in a short (but hopefully epic) reappearance. e) Iris, the Goddess of The Rainbow (and now the proprietor of R.O.F.L. –Rainbow Organic Foods and Lifestyle). Don't ask. f) Terminus, the rule abiding God of Boundaries. Never has a pillar of stone been so pedantic. And so useful. I cannot elaborate on any without spilling out the plot. All I can do is assure you that it’s a stellar casting.# 8: ARION: Okay, which girl/woman does not want a celestial Horse that can break the sound barrier, run on water and up slippery slopes, cuss like a seasoned sailor and mutter grumpily “I will trample you to bits, silly Chinese Canadian baby man!”. I love this horse. I want this horse. Case closed.--------------------------------------------------------------Things that tasted like Iris’ gluten-free, sugar-free cupcake simulations (translation: things that left a bitter taste in my mouth) *..........NO A THING.........*--------------------------------------------------------------So, in conclusion, did I like HEROES OF OLYMPUS : THE SON OF NEPTUNE?You bet your imperial gold/ celestial bronze/ stygian iron I DID!I LOVED IT! (And I’m not one to use CAPSLOCK carelessly)The book is an absolute treat. The return of old favourites stitched with the chutzpah of new arrivals worked like a charm. Yet again, Mythology and it's Gods left the hallowed portals and became cheekily shod with feet-of-clay. With a “it-could-go-anyway” cliffhanger, Rick Riordan has laid the groundwork for a delightful sequel.ATHENA, make your MARK already!See also : ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • samantha(books-are-my-life20)
    2020-01-14 15:44

    I lover this series

  • Tabea Vanessa
    2020-01-05 20:52

    Aaaaaw!!!! <3I loved this bool SO much!!! And the ending was perfect. Can't wait to read the next one asap

  • Cait (Paper Fury)
    2020-01-08 21:00

    So after I adored The Lost Hero, I was entirely weirded out to realise I didn't fall in love with this one. I mean, it was good. It was funny and Riordan-ish (totally a word) and I loveloveloved that Percy is back! But frankly, I was bored. I know, right?! This surprises me too! I had a rocky start with Riordan, but now, with this being my 7th book of his...I'd call myself a solid fan. MY FAITH IS SHAKEN. WHAT IS THIS. (But, yes, I will be reading book 3 ASAP, do not fear.)So what went wrong?! I can't even put my finger on it exactly! There's definitely less humour. I think the new editions of Frank and Hazel weren't as strong as Jason/Leo/Piper. Hazel was interesting, but didn't seem particularly different from all the other Riordan girl characters. Frank was cute and awkward and finally not stick-skinny like everyone else. But still. I wasn't immediately in love, like I was with Leo. And their quest? I DON'T KNOW. I WAS JUST BORED. Unlike in The Lost Hero where I had so so many questions and they were only answered like a crumb at a time, we get the answers for all the riddles so much faster. It left little pull on the story. So, yes, I feel like Captain Gloom here, but it wasn't awful or anything. PERCY IS WONDERFUL. He managed to retain his memories of Annabeth, but not much else. But what I like about Percy is that he loves Annabeth, but it doesn't consume him. It's He can exist and have an adventure without moaning over her like every-other-YA-character-ever. Plus I felt like Percy was soooo much better in 3rd person. I LOVE HIM. I loved that his dyslexia is more prominent too!! Before it was just like "Oh yeah, and Percy has dyslexia which you'll see 2% evidence of over the course of 5 books." BUT HERE? YAY! He's dyslexic a lot and I loved the representation. Also. So much diversity. YAY. Frank is Canadian/Chinese and Hazel is coloured and Percy is...ya know. Percy. Dyslexic and ADHD. I did feel weird about Frank and Hazel's "maybe" romance. I mean, she's only 13!! 13 is really really young to a) have already experienced heartbreak [her boyfriend Sammy whom she lost], and b) to get romantically involved with a 16 year old boy? IT IS WIERD TO ME, OKAY. In 10 years that won't make a scrape of difference. But when you're so barely a teen, you've got a lot of maturing to do. Plus, at the end of this book, I forsee a LOT of love triangles coming up... Which worries me. I hate love triangles. (view spoiler)[ Like clearly Reyna is going to make a move on Percy, despite him being clear about Annabeth. And then there's the return of Leo/Sammy for Hazel. So Frank is going to be dumped. Then there's Renya and Jason, who might still be a thing? And if they are, hello, poor Piper! SO YEAH. AWKWARDNESS ALL ROUND. Please let it work out okay. pleasepleaseplease. (hide spoiler)]I liked it, but definitely didn't love it. I can't wait to get my sticky paws on book 3, though, because SO MUCH MONSTERS AND AWESOME. And I want to see all the top awesome characters together. I hope the plots pick up in excitement factor. And I hope it regains some of it's funniness. Because, to be honest, The Son of Neptune was really missing that sparkle I've come to love.But at least the quotes are still golden:"And he got that gift from Poseidon," Percy said. "That's completely unfair. I can't turn into animals."Frank stared at him. "Unfair? You can breathe underwater and blow up glaciers and summon freaking hurricanes -- and it's unfair that I can be an elephant?""You seem to be clean," Terminus decided. "Do you have anything to declare?""Yes," Percy said. "I declare that this is stupid.” “Jeez, Hazel," Percy said, "tell your horse to watch his language."Hazel tried not to laugh. "What did he say?""With the cussing removed? He said he can get us to the top."Frank looked incredulous. "I thought the horse couldn't fly!"This time Arion whinnied so angrily, even Hazel could guess he was cursing."Dude," Percy told the horse, "I've gotten suspended for saying less than that...”“I'm fine!" Percy yelled out as he ran by, followed by a giant screaming bloody murder.”(I love Percy an unreasonable amount.)

  • Ellie
    2020-01-22 20:04

    CAN'T WAIT CAN'T WAIT AAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT'S GOING TO BE AWESOME BUT IF PERCY AND ANNABETH AREN'T TWO OF THE SEVEN DEMIGODS THEN I WILL WRITE RICK RIORDAN AND YELL AT HIM!!! I KNOW HE ALREADY HAD HIS WHOLE SERIES BUT I DON'T CAAAAAAAAAAARE!!!!!!!!!!!OK, taking my friend Irene's excellent advice I am now going to review chapter one.It was WAY too darn short! Too short! But I LOVED the part about the 'comfy panda pillow pet (as seen on TV)." LOL!Ughhh. The summary is GROSSLY inadequate! I mean, we don't get a single freaking hint about what the story's about! Argh! Okay, that was a slight exaggeration. Sue me.Aahh.....there's 513 pages. MUCH better. Originally, the Goodreads thing said THREE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY FOUR. O.O I was like, "What the...?!?! No freaking fair way omigosh!!!" Okay. "Blah blah blah.....Percy Jackson remembers only his name and the name of Annabeth, a mysterious woman he associates somehow with the city of San Francisco." Um, okay. What's up with WOMAN?!??!?!?!!?! I mean, she's......sixteen?! I hate it when books do that!!!Come, on, library......HURRY UP AND GET THE DARN BOOK TO ME. D-XAHHHHHHHH!!!!!! NEW SUMMARY!!! NEW SUMMARY!!! MUST GO READ. RIGHT. NOW. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAH AH AH AH AHAnd, to rant just a little bit more.AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OKAY. Ranting over.I CANNOT WAIT UNTIL I GET THE STUPID BOOK!!!!!! AIIEEEE!!!I have read it.THAT'S FREAKING RIGHT!!! I HAVE READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think it's rather appropriate that Dynamite is playing right now. ^.^ Anyway, I L-O-V-E-D this one A LOT better than The Lost Hero. I really think Riordan (I HATE YOU) is in his element (WELL NOT REALLY....VERY MAD AT YOU!!!!) when he's writing Percy. Even the narration seemed better, oddly enough. I was not a big fan of Hazel...she was too...too Piper-ish. Like, "Augh, I can't tell my friends this! They will abandon me!" which is the exact same thing Piper said. Frank was great! I loved that he was Asian, even if he doesn't exactly seem to embrace that. I really liked his grandmother, too. "Was that sarcasm, Fai Zhang?" "Yes." "Good. There may be hope for you yet." XD I might write more later....right now I have to go listen to Just the Way You Are. ^.^ *in January*I finally noticed I hadn't given this a rating OR marked this as read, so I hopped to. (What is wrong with me?)