The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
Release Date: October 4, 2011
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Genre: Young Adult
Challenge: 100 Books in 2011
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From the Cover:
Percy is confused. When he awoke from his long sleep, he didn’t know much more than his name. His brain fuzz is lingering , even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight with the pen/sword in his pocket. Somehow Percy manages to make it to a camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he has to keep killing monsters along the way. But the camp doesn’t ring any bells with him. The only thing he can recall from his past is another name: Annabeth.
Hazel is supposed to be dead. When she lived before, she didn’t do a very good job of it. Sure, she was an obedient daughter, even when her mother was possessed by greed. But that was the problem- when the Voice took over her mother and commanded Hazel to use her “gift” for an evil purpose, Hazel couldn’t say no. Now, because of her mistake, the future of the world is at risk. Hazel wishes she could ride away from it all on the stallion that appears in her dreams.
Frank is a klutz. His grandmother says he is descended from heroes and can be anything he wants to be, but he doesn’t see it. He doesn’t even know who his father is. He keeps hoping Apollo will claim him, because the only thing he is good at is archery-although not good enought to win camp war games. His bulky physique makes him feel like an ox, especially in front of Hazel, his closest friend at camp. He trusts her completely-enough to share the secret he holds close to his heart.
Beginning at the “other” camp for half-bloods and extending as far as the land beyond the gods, this breathtaking second installment in the Heroes of Olympus series introduces new demigods, revives fearsome monsters, and features other remarkable creatures, all destined to play a part in the Prophecy of Seven.
Well I have been anxiously awaiting this book and let me tell you that the birth of my son actually caused me to forget that this book was coming out. Blame it on the lack of sleep of having a newborn, or that I don’t have much free time but I was finally able to go to Barnes and Noble for the first time about a week ago and I saw it sitting there and I had to get it.
The Son of Neptune is just as amazing as any of the books Rick Riordan has written. Matter of fact I think it might be my favorite! It’s a hard call!
The Son of Neptune picked up sort of where The Lost Hero left off. We are now on the other side of the country seeing everything going on with Percy again! I love Percy so I am so glad he played such a big part! Percy finds “the other camp” and that is where we are introduced to lots of new characters! I really enjoyed Hazel, the daughter of Pluto. I love learning all the new demigods tricks and also learning more about them. I also really enjoyed Frank and how he continues to grow throughout the book.
Riordan did an amazing job with this addition to the Heroes of Olympus series and continuing the story! I loved learning more about the Prophecy of Seven. I loved the action and adventure especially to the land beyond the gods! I am always very happy to read one of Rick Riordan books. The characters are so believable and real. I love how the book is in third person and switches back and forth between characters. To make it easy for all of you I love every aspect of this book!!
I can’t wait for the next installment.