The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Genre: Young Adult - fantasy/children's
Synopsis: 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.

Rating: 5 stars

Review: This review will be as simple, straight-forward, and direct as I can possibly make it. The Lost Hero is a good read; it is entertaining, fun, exciting.. and yes, it is reminiscent of the Percy Jackson series. Now if you are a fan of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, then I can almost (almost!) guarantee you will enjoy this. It almost felt like a tribute to PJ&O and Greek mythology fans. Rick Riordan brings back some old characters, and adds new interesting and promising ones -- which was something I loved and appreciated a whole lot. Having said that, yes, I highly recommend this book!

Is it better than the Percy Jackson series? Well, no, but it sure has a place on its own. It's new, different, original, fun, and a book that is most definitely worth your time. Personally, I loved it!


  1. I've been rather curious about this one. Thanks for your review! :)

  2. while i like the funness of it (your right, very reminicent of PJ) i feel the author should give us something new rather than the same old stuff (it was similar to the Red Pyramid too, i found0. oh well, still entertaining! good reaview :)