Jason has a problem. He doesn’t remember anything before waking up in a bus full of kids on a field trip. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper and a best friend named Leo. They’re all students at a boarding school for “bad kids.” What did Jason do to end up here? And where is here, exactly?
Piper has a secret. Her father has been missing for three days, ever since she had that terrifying nightmare. Piper doesn’t understand her dream, or why her boyfriend suddenly doesn’t recognize her. When a freak storm hits, unleashing strange creatures and whisking her, Jason, and Leo away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood, she has a feeling she’s going to find out.
Leo has a way with tools. When he sees his cabin at Camp Half-Blood, filled with power tools and machine parts, he feels right at home. But there’s weird stuff, too—like the curse everyone keeps talking about. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist that each of them—including Leo—is related to a god.
- Genre: fantasy,mythology,magic,urban fantasy
- Age: young adult
- Source: owned ebook
- Read from October 21 to 24, 2013
FINAL RATING: ★★★★★/★★★★★
“It'll be dangerous," Nyssa warned him. "Hardship, monsters, terrible suffering. Possibly none of you will come back alive."
"Oh." Suddenly Leo didn't look so excited. Then he remembered everyone was watching. "I mean... Oh, cool! Suffering? I love suffering! Let's do this.”
Wow, i have to say, this series seemed addicting right from the start. As soon as i heard about this spin off series, i had to read it. But first, i had to finish the last two books of Percy Jackson. They did not disappoint. And this one didn't disappoint it as well. I actually love it more than i love PJ books. This story/characters and everything else are more... serious, i think? And thats what i loved about it. Of course, i missed Percy and all the other characters from the previous books, but it wasn't really a problem.
The writing style changed, its not first person view, it's in third person view. Also, this books follows three POVs - Leo,Jason & Piper. Somehow this style made me love the book even more, because its the writing style i love the most.
It's not neccessary to read PJ books if you wanna read these. But i suggest you do it. The characters from PJ books still appear, and there are many stories which have been told in those books. Stories you may not really understand unless you have read them. This series combines Roman and Greek mythology this time, and it was fantastic.
If you read PJ before, you should remember the prophecy that was spoken at the end of the fifth book. This prophecy is the plot of this series.
“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.”
Once upon a time, the gods made children with mortals. Those children had abilities of their mothers and fathers and were called demigods. In the last century or so, Zeus forbid the main trio of gods (Zeus,Hades and Poseidon) to have any children - because they are powerful and can be lethal and dangerous foes. But, there were some exceptions and now, there are some demigods who were overlooked. The demigods who survived until their 16th have to go to Camp Half-Blood for safety - because monsters and various creatures are out there and they don't like children of gods. Percy Jackson followed story of Poseidon's son - Percy, and Annabeth, daughter of Athena and so on...
New foes are rising - the world still isn't safe. Worst of all, heroes of camp half blood are in a panic because their leader, Percy Jackson, went missing. And the appearance of the 3 teenagers, Piper,Leo and Jason makes it even more confusing for them.
♦ Jason speaks Latin, calls the gods in the Roman names and doesn't remember a thing. He doesn't remember how he got on a bus. He doesn't remember who he is or where he came from. Piper is his so-called girlfriend, and Leo is his "best friend".
♦ Piper Piper has to choose between things she would never sacrifice, but choosing the wrong side may ruin her life. And the lives of those who are dear to her.
♦ Leo is a type who never fit in anywhere - he cracks up jokes, is sarcastic, and he has a habit of running away. All of that to escape the painful history he had, and to hide the pain he still feels.
Characters from Camp Half-Blood still appear, like Annabeth, Clarisse and some others, but i was sad because there was no Nico, or Percy in this book. But they will appear in the next one so i am already hyped for more.
Anyway, Leo is so far my favorite character, and my heart broke because of what he had been through. His life is shattered and forces of evil are trying to break him. If they break him, they win. Jason was okayish, as was Piper, but so far, Leo won me over.
“Piper gripped his hand and followed him, “If I fall, you’re catching me.” “Uh, sure.” Jason hoped he wasn’t blushing.
Leo stepped out next. “You’re catching me, too, Superman. But I ain’t holding your hand.”
“Leo choked. "Your mom is a rainbow goddess?"
"Got a problem with that?" Butch said.
"No, no," Leo said. "Rainbows, very macho."
"Butch is our best equestrian," Annabeth said. "He gets along great with the pegasi."
"Rainbows, ponies," Leo muttered.
"I'm gonna toss you off this chariot," Butch warned.”
I freaking love this book. That's all i can say. I believe PJ fans will love it too, but even those who have never read PJ before. Riordan's style of writing and his storytelling is just addicting. And i loved everything about it. That is all. Onto the next book!