Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Book Review: The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan.

The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus, #2) The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan.
Heroes of Olympus #1.
Book Summary: Seven half-bloods shall answer the call, To storm or fire the world must fall. An oath to keep with a final breath, And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death. 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 wished 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 enough to win camp war games. His bulky physique makes him feel like an ox, especially infront 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 of 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.

Liana's Summary: Percy lost all his memory-- except for the fact that his name is Percy Jackson. He also remembers one person from his past: Annabeth. Hazel is supposed to be dead. But she's not. Frank is such a klutz. People make fun of him. When Percy meets Hazel and Frank, the three go on a dangerous quest, and discover a lot of truths.

Rate(1-10): 10

I seriously expected no less from Rick Riordan. I mean, the guy's amazing! If I ever meet him and if he's walking away from me I'll jump on him and tackle him to the ground and ask for an autograph.

Honestly, at some parts I wasn't even paying attention because I was thinking about this other book... (I know, I'm such a book cheater.)but the good thing is that Mister Riordan kept me interested the whole time. And besides, I had my sister by my side to explain things to me. LOL.

Anyways, I was so glad when I saw Percy had a point of view. I miss his first-person POV, though. But I guess third-person would have to do just fine. After all, it's PERCY. -fangirl scream-

And there's Hazel and Frank.

Hazel is pretty cool. Frank? Well, he's not my favorite. But he's still pretty awesome. His Chinese name is Fai. Which is not, I say, NOT a legit Chinese name. Which bothered me the whole time.

There was sure a lot of battle-discussing and planning and just a tiny bit of action. I think most of the action is going to appear in book 3. Gods, that ending. I just have to say that I'm glad I own book 3 already. Phew.

And honestly, that's all I have to say.

"Frank, just keep your eyes open."

"You can be anything."

Oh ho. Really now. Later I figured out Frank's grandma was right ermahgerd

"Two Gods had a horse for a kid?"

"Stop them!"

Okay, so I totally LOVE how antagonists just yell, "STOP THEM!" to their minions to capture the good guys, as if they don't know how to do anything. It's so hilariously entertaining.

"You think Percy Jackson is better than you."

Sorry Frank. But I think he is.

"Well, she should be, you dolt! Don't let her get away. You need strong women in your life, if you haven't noticed."


"And he was unpopular because he was Chinese."

"He was the most beautiful man Hazel had ever seen."

And yeah, that's it! What did you think of this review? (:


  1. Love the entire Percy Jackson world! I haven't finished The Lost Hero yet but I know I will love (and buy) all of these books :) Great review!

  2. Love how you do the quotes! I've still only read The Lost Hero, but really want to read this one now. I missed Percy's 1st-person POV, too-- he was so funny in the 1st person. Great review. :)

  3. Youre finally reading this series!! I love Percy Jackson!! :D you still have The Mark of Athena! Do a review soon! And talk to me about Winter Break meeting. No movies again! Unless it's something really good.


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