Series: The Heroes of Olympus #1
I checked out The Lost Hero shortly after finishing The Lightning Thief, mostly because I’d heard this was a more interesting series that I might like a little more. And I did like it a little more, but did I love it? No.
To start, I was just confused at the beginning of this book. I knew it was a new series with new characters, but then Annabeth showed up! And she started referencing all these things that I assume are spoilers for the Percy Jackson series! Everyone’s worried about Percy and where he went! I thought this was a new series. It was a little unexpected, but I adjusted my expectations.
I think that the biggest problem I had with this book was that it’s 557 pages and hardly anything happens. Jason, Piper, and Leo run around on their quest, encountering all of these gods and characters from various myths, but I don’t really feel like I got 557 pages of plot. And that’s not to say that it’s a bad book or anything. Riordan is setting up three brand new characters, all with their own backstories and problems and goals, but yikes, I hope the rest of the series is more interesting than this book.
I really want to love Rick Riordan’s books, but I just don’t so far. I might give Son of Neptune a try, but I’m going to get through some more of my TBR first.
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Have you read The Lost Hero? Is it on your TBR?
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