Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Son of Neptune, by Rick Riordan

The book, The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan, is a fantasy story about how Percy Jackson is found by a pack of wolves and trained to be a warrior. He doesn't know how he got there, but after getting chased by the sisters of Medusa, he stumbles upon a camp made for half-bloods. He then goes on to find out he is a half-blood, and meets two other half-bloods, Hazel and Frank. Now it's Frank, Hazel, and Percy's mission to go and rescue the eagle standard which belonged to Camp Jupiter though was lost in a battle against the titans. To bring back hope to the camp, Percy has to use all his power to get the eagle standard back. 

In my opinion this was a great continuation of The Lost Hero of The Heroes of Olympus. I like how we know who Percy is, yet he doesn't, so it brings a feeling of dramatic irony into the story to the point you want to go into the story and tell Percy yourself! The characters are also very well written in terms of their back-story, so that each one of them has their own secret in which they are keeping from each other. They all have such different personalities yet they blend so great so that they can get each task done with as little consequences as possible. Overall, it has a great feel to it with a great blend of action and drama.

Reviewed by Arvin O., grade 9
Glendale Central Library


Anonymous said...

The Son of Neptune, by Rick Riordan there is this crazy world of gods and monsters is Percy Jackson's life, he has woken from a very deep sleep and come face to face with two snake-haired ladies who refuse to die. Percy finds himself at a camp for half-bloods, which doesn't register for him. There's just one name he remembers from his past. Annabeth. Only one thing is certain - Percy's questing days aren't over. He and some demigods, Frank and Hazel, must face the most important quest of all: the Prophecy of Seven. If they fail, it's not just their camp at risk. It's also Percy's old life, the gods, and the entire world might be destroyed.

The Percy Jackson series is a must-read, but so is Olympus Has Fallen. The second book of Riordan's new series is another awaiting adventure for the demigods,a.k.a. Percy Jackson fans. Teens looking for action packed and quests to read about then this is your book!

Reviewed by Karla S., grade 9

Glendale Central Library

Anonymous said...

I chose to read, "The Son of Neptune", because after reading, "The Lost Hero", I couldn't wait to find out what happened to Percy. Percy wakes up not knowing anything but his name while being chased by deadly demons. He find his way to the Roman demigod camp where he was trained and sent on a quest to defeat an evil Titan while struggling to get his memory back.

My favorite quote in this book is, "Life is only precious because it ends, kid." I like this quote because if life doesn't end then it's like a used tissue with no purpose anymore. I liked the authors point of view because every few chapter the book focuses on a different character so the reader's not limited to only one point of view. I would recommend this book to someone who likes mythological, fantasy, and action books because it has the perfect amount of those genres blended in and it will keep him/her on their toes the whole time.

Reviewed by Narek A., grade 9
Glendale Central Library

Teen Speak said...

The Son of Neptune has three main characters just like The Lost Hero also by the same author Rick Riordan. The three main characters are Percy Jackson, Hazel, and Frank. Without spoiling the book Percy only remembers one name from his past before his long sleep. Hazel is not supposed to be alive, and Frank is a very clumsy person and his grandmother says he is a descendant from other heroes before him.

The Son of Neptune by Rick Riodan has been a book I was anticipating for a long time because I liked his other works like The Lost Hero, The Lightning Thief and The Sea of Monster just to name a few. The books was shorter than The Lost Hero but it didn't need to be longer. I would recommend this book to other Percy Jackson fans or fans of other Rick Riodan books. I however do not recommend this book to people who didn't read any of the other books. I would say read The Lost Hero and other work then comeback to The Son of Neptune.

Reviewed by AB, Grade 8
Grandview Library