Sunday, May 22, 2011
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
Author: Rick is from Texas and went to University of Texas in Austin in 1986 where he double majored in history and english. He is most known for his Percy Jackson books.
Synopsis: This is set in the same world as the Percy Jackson series but the Percy Jackson series is not a pre-requisite in understanding this books. This book follows three kids -- Jason, Piper and Leo. All have special talents bestowed on them by one of their parents. Piper and Leo were both sent to a camp for problem teens and Jason suddenly appears there with no memory of where he came from. Life for these three turns upside down when wind spirits attack them and they are stolen away by strange people they have no idea who are. They suddenly realize that Olympus and the world are relying on them b/c of a prophecy. They set out together to save the world and to hopefully return as heroes.
Review: This was a fun adventure. I found myself laughing out loud several times and getting strange looks from my husband. Leo was the funniest and had some great lines throughout the book. I loved the mix of myths with reality. There was always something happening and it never seemed like a good point to pause my reading and do something else. Unfortunately, I had to once in a while even if it was only long enough to feed my kids. LOL! :) I have never read any of the Percy Jackson books and now I think I will have to get my hands on them. This was a fun read and I recommend it for anyone who is a fan of fantasy and/or Greek and Roman mythology.
Rating: ***** Stars