My name is Kate, I am an 18 year old college student majoring in English, I live in the Philippines. I am obsessed with reading books and with music; I play guitar and sing.
Series: The Heroes of Olympus #1
Publication: October 12th 2010 by Hyperion Books for Children
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.
4 out of 5 stars
This book is a very awesome introduction to the entire series. It gave us a view of the Roman side of mythology. We were introduced to Roman gods that we’ve (or maybe just I) never heard of. I personally liked how it gave us 3 different POVs, it did not entirely focus on the perspective of Jason (who I think is the most main out of the main characters), and it shows how equally important the three of them were and made us know their distinct personality and thoughts. Some characters from the Percy Jackson series were also involved here which made me so happy!
New demigods were introduced and the story revolved around them and their adventure/quest.
Jason is the son of Zeus. I kinda liked his character but it also made me a bit cautious around him. I did not fully trust this guy at first because he cannot remember anything yet these random facts just popped out of his mouth, I honestly thought he’s going betray them. He also kept on referring to the gods using their Roman names, and instead of Greek, and he speaks Latin. I found him really interesting and annoying at the same time. There were times wherein he would kick-ass, but most of the time I found him a bit useless, and he kept on questioning everything.
Piper is the daughter of Aphrodite. Her father is a famous actor and she doesn’t want to be known by that. Being the famous actor’s daughter also meant that the father is not there at all times, so she did things that would hopefully get her dad to stop being so negligent. Also, being the daughter of Aphrodite meant indescribable beauty, but she didn’t want to put too much attention towards herself that is why she preferred to wear baggy shirts and to not look very presentable, but she’s gorgeous. She can also charm speak which was very rare among the daughters of Aphrodite, and I really loved how her character developed in the book.
Leo is the son of Hephaestus and my favorite among the three. He has this rare ability which made me really happy about. He was very funny and there was never a dull moment when he was around. I really loved his character simply because aside from being funny and the rare ability, he was also the one who does everything and he was kick-ass. His story about his history with his mom really touched me, and I immediately figured out who the enemy was because of his description of it.
The ending made me want to punch someone and I cannot wait to see how it would go. I just hope my theories about it won’t be correct because I would murder someone.