So a lot of people know that I am obsessed with Percy Jackson and basically anything mythology or anything that is written Rick Riordan so after I had finished the Lorien Legacies series I thought it was bound time to finish the series after only reading the first three in the series and I have just finished the first book so here is my review of it.
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 about his being in trouble. Piper doesn’t understand her dream, or why her boyfriend suddenly doesn’t recognize her. When a freak storm hits during the school trip, 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, and some camper who;s gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist that each of them—including Leo—is related to a god. Does this have anything to do with Jason’s amnesia, or the fact that Leo keeps seeing ghosts?
Taken from Goodreads
So of course I know what the book is about as I have read it before but I can still remember my first thought when I started to read it about 4 years ago. I didn’t know anything about this book before I had bought it and I just assumed that it was a sequel to the last percy Jackson book. So my first thought was WHERE THE HELL IS PERCY. Because this book comes from three different points of view I had a look at the chapter list and wondered where percy was and who the hell is Leo, Piper and Jason.
But onto my thoughts now, I love this book and I mean I love it a lot and you want to know why BECAUSE IT IS BOTH GREEK AND ROMAN MYTHOLOGY. I always like mythology and the more the better so this book is great in my opinion. Jason is a demigod who has the father of Jupiter (Zeus’s roman form) while both Piper and Leo have got the parents of Aphrodite and Hephaestus respectfully. So this book is the first in the series where both the Romans and Greeks who hate each other have to get together in order to stop Gaia from destroying the world.
Like basically everything that is written by Rick Riordan this book was written beautifully, every part of the book allowed me to imagine what was happening, even from the grand canyon fight all the way to the final fight at the Wolf House. Rick Riordan has a special talent when it comes to mythology and making into a story form that isn’t just insightful but also beautiful.
Another part that I was happy about while reading this was the fact that the books are no longer aimed at the younger audience and are official classed in YA. This is because the three main characters in this book are 15 which is 3 years older than the start of the percy Jackson series so for me it made me fall in love with the book slightly quicker then the PJ series because nothing seemed to be made for young kids.
For me the beginning of the overall story in which this series of books is going to take was amazing and I am really looking forward to being able to read the remaining 4 books. Also I think I have a little soft spot for Leo I think he will eventually become my all time favourite character in the book mainly because he reminds me a lot of myself.
Overall this book is great and Rick Riordan has made yet another amazing book and an amazing start to a new series. I recommend that you read this book as it will get you back into the world of mythology and how amazing it really is.