The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus #2) by Rick Riordan (Juvenile Fiction)

sonofneptunePercy 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 Prophesy of Seven.

Stars: 3.5/5

It took me forever to read this book, not because I didn’t like it but because I was so busy. I decided last night I was going to sit down and finish it and I did. I even enjoyed it so much I immediately started reading The Mark of Athena. I thoroughly enjoyed Riordan’s Percy Jackson series and I’m finding the twist of having a roman camp intriguing. I really thought they were going to pull it together and be able to work together, no such luck, at least not in this book. I thought the Amazon’s were pretty cool too. I did find some of the battles a little easy though compared to everything they went up against to get to the battles. Annabeth was my favorite character in the PJs and I’m so happy she is now a major part of this series and I can’t wait to see what happens in book 3. It will also be interesting to see how Percy and Jason get along since both are so used to being leaders and taking charge.

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