Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Review: The Son of Neptune

Though this is a spin-off series from Percy Jackson and the Olympians, I would highly recommend that you start from the beginning for the full Percy Jackson experience.  These books are truly amazing and will keep you up all night reading especially if you are a big fan of Greek Mythology and even if you aren’t you still will not be able to put them down.
Rick Riordan is one of my favorite authors.  As a kid, in school, I would love to read about the gods and goddesses and their stories.  When I read the first book of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series I was so happy to find out that it was about Greek Mythology and I then immediately fell in love with the series and have been reading it ever since.
We first hear about Percy Jackson in Rick Riordan’s first book in the Olympians series The Lightning Thief. From there you are with Percy until The Last Olympian. I thought after this the Percy Jackson series was over, so when I found out that Rick Riordan was coming out with a series that was a continuation of Percy Jackson and the Olympians I can’t even put into words how excited I was.  With three more books to come out, The Heroes of Olympus is looking just as promising and electrifying as Percy Jackson and The Olympians.  I can’t control my excitement to see what happens next. 
Percy Jackson is back in The Son of Neptune.  In Rick Riordan’s last book, The Lost Hero we learn that Percy has been kidnapped and Hera(Juno) has sent him to another Half-Blood camp, but instead of being another Greek camp it is Roman.  Percy wakes up and he has no idea who he is or where he comes from.  The only thing he remembers is Annabeth, his girlfriend.   In this all-new book Rick introduces two new characters Frank and Hazel, who like Percy have a past.
I received my copy this book about a week after it came out and I was ecstatic to learn that parts of it would again be in Percy’s POV (point of view).  Once again Rick Riordan has made me fall back in love with this series. He introduces new and old characters in such a wonderful way that you just can’t help but connect with them and wish that you could be friends with them in real life.  Although I loved learning about the new characters I was especially excited to have Percy back and to learn about what had been happening with him during the time that he was missing.  I love the way that Rick wrote it in a way that the reader could experience with Percy the struggle and frustration that he has to deal with while trying to help his new friends, but also trying to regain his memory. This is one of the reasons I love these book so much. The way the writing is, you feel very connected with the characters.  The problems they each experience are problems that all teenagers have, besides having gods and goddesses for parents and fighting monsters all the time.  They experience problems with school, friends, and even bullies and by giving the characters these real life troubles readers like me can connect even more with them.  While having Percy back was amazing, it was nice to have the two other POVs and hear the other characters opinions on Percy himself.  This let me get to know Percy in so many other ways by getting the different characters view of him.  When I first started reading the stories about Percy one of my favorite parts about them was the Greek Mythology aspect of it, but the way that Rick Riordan has incorporated Roman Mythology along with Greek Mythology makes the stories even more wonderful for me.  I love reading about any kind of mythology and by relating back to teenagers that are my age it makes it all the more fun!  The action and adventure throughout the book was amazing as always.  The sword fighting, the quick thinking, the monster destroying, was relevant to Greek Mythology but also very entertaining and I just couldn’t put it down. If you love to read, you will surely enjoy reading this book.

        My rating for The Son of Neptune is 5 out of 5 palm trees


  1. Great review! I have been a huge fan of the Percy Jackson series and I have this one on my shelf waiting to be read! I can't wait to read it!

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  2. Ohh I've been wanting to start this series! It definitely looks interesting :) I have to admit, I only read the rating because I don't want to be spoiled for the series ha! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)


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