Oh the Agony!!! The agony!! AGONY! Oh come on! Cliffhanger?! Why cliffhanger?? I have to wait another whole year to read what’s happening next? AHHHHH...moreOh the Agony!!! The agony!! AGONY! Oh come on! Cliffhanger?! Why cliffhanger?? I have to wait another whole year to read what’s happening next? AHHHHH!!!
This book is awesome (yes it is that word again) AWESOME! But still, the sudden burst of sibling “neener neener” within the narration of the story keeps ejecting me out of the depths of the story. (less)
My first thoughts when I grab this book is.. oh I do hope he didn’t wind down on anything. Cause usually authors just don’t keep the pace of their *go...moreMy first thoughts when I grab this book is.. oh I do hope he didn’t wind down on anything. Cause usually authors just don’t keep the pace of their *goodness* when in comes to sequels (Do I dare to call this a sequel?) Not to worry.. no despair! Rick Riordan has done it again. *sound effects* dun dun dun~ He has a magic touch when it comes to modernizing ancient mythologies.
So here’s my catch if you want to jump into this series and actually enjoy, go back, read the Percy Jackson series if you haven’t. Because you would be very confuse if you haven’t. Regardless of it being a series of it’s own, it still ties itself up with it’s processor series. You be pretty much lost if you haven’t, since the Rick Riordan decided to just jumped into the story and it goes fast, jumping into action.
We have new heroes.. and a missing hero... *gasps* Percy Jackson is missing! So who’s starring in this quests? Amnesiac Jason Grace, beautiful daughter of a famous actor Piper and Silly Mechanic Leo. Yet, Jason doesn’t seem to fit in Camp Half-Blood. The mystery keeps hold through out the book, revealing bits and pieces.. which still doesn’t fit.
Sure… I get the impression Jason is the leader of this pack, but hey, Leo is my favorite character! Without him, this book would simply just be boring. Leo has the perks in him that really makes him pop out of the pack. The favorite part of the book is when Leo returns to camp riding a huge dragon and when he sprouts out things that make you laugh when you read them.
What you can expect are Romans and Greeks Gods in one book. Giants. The mother of all mothers. Mystery. Thrillers. Humor. Of course, suspense. Only Rick Riordan can pull this off this beautifully. And the hint of probably a new series? Am I having a wishful thinking? But bottom line, I am interested in reading the next installment of this series.(less)
Coverwise, regardless how good this cover is, personally, it could only get me to buy it off the shelves, but to attract me to actually read it... tha...moreCoverwise, regardless how good this cover is, personally, it could only get me to buy it off the shelves, but to attract me to actually read it... that was another matter. Regardlss being just about 2-3 weeks of dormant in my scary Mount TBR, I really don't get that "read me" attraction much. Forgive me Rachel Hawkins for this confession. I do you so much wrong for that! *kisses toes* The only reason why I actually pick this up would be, it is everywhere. *blink* about every one of ten of my fellow bookbloggers for the past weeks has been featuring it in Teaser Tuesdays or doing reviews on it, so I ended up getting peer pressure. *purse lips*
Sophia 'Sophie' Mercer is witch, well...part witch, and she goof up on a love spell she did because she was feeling sorry for the girl at school. Yeah, love spells.. that always put young witches in trouble. Remember Sabrina, the teenage witch? Well, yeah this book is like that, come of age, come of power. More upbeat kinda Harry Potter, female version. Sophie ended up getting send off to Hecate ("juvie for monsters" a direct quote from Sophie herself!), which has witches, shapeshifters, werefolks, fae, ghosts and a couple of vampires. Sounds familiar much? No worries. No Sorting Hat in this one. Just 3 dark beautiful supermodels witches, namely Elodie, Chaston and Anna, who approached Sophie and wants her in their coven since she happened to be a dark witch. These three girls are typical snobby, snotty extremely female version Draco. Yes, I am comparing! >.< So anyhoo, Sophie has fitting in complex (which we can related at some point of our life) since everybody else grew up with their Prodigium families, whilst she grew up in a normal human life, regardless playing with magic here and there. Hence, she's the joke of the year, for knowing absolutely nothing and being a n00b! The plot here is, student died one by one, and it looks more like the culprit is Jenna, Sophie's vampire roomate. The worse is, Jenna doesn't have an alibi whenever somebody died! That was the page turner. Of course, there is also.. Archer Cross.. resident bad boy *waggle* yes I had a crush on him too... Don't laugh! You would be too! *tongue in cheek* Oh, he is unavailable too, since he's dating Elodie, yes.. my eyes rolled too. Just typical. And of course Sophia is being stalked by a ghost too. Yeah.. that was creepy but that was up really umm. yeah. can't give that out. You have to read that yourself. I actually follow her pain when she learnt about her father and family tree from somebody else other than her own mother. Plus that explains when she's being outcast. Yup. I feel sorry for her, but I love knowing she's keeping strong through all of what she has to go through. Gotta love her sarcasm the best!
Bottomline... I can't wait for Demonglass to come out! Please be quick! Oh if you really do want to read this book, make sure, you are all comfy and ready to read the whole book. Why? Cause you would like to finish it in one sitting, since it is a really good page turner and fast pace to read. Rachel didn't leave you waiting for the actions and fill it with twists you love to read. I'm left with all that wonderful fuzzy feelings after reading a good book. Ah... yes... *sinks*(less)
Personally I love this book due to being bias. Eygptian mythology and archeology are two of my favorite things so it's easier to follow. For a newbie,...morePersonally I love this book due to being bias. Eygptian mythology and archeology are two of my favorite things so it's easier to follow. For a newbie, this would be a crash course read along the fiction.
It's a great book, but as a librarian, I am kinda reluctant to place this in my school library without any request. Why? The indepths are to distracting regardless interesting and educating. It slowed down the storyline and dampens thefast moving adventures. Otherwise, if egyptology is an interest to a the students, the would enjoy it thoroughly.
Personal review, I love this book to bits and throwing it to my favourite books. (less)