Does the title mean we get to hear Percy telling the story again. PLEASE be so!
Edit May 28: PERCY!!!!! *Girl writing this tackles Percy in a hug* I loDoes the title mean we get to hear Percy telling the story again. PLEASE be so!
Edit May 28: PERCY!!!!! *Girl writing this tackles Percy in a hug* I love you! I'm so happy your back! And you remember Annabeth! That's my favorite demigod hero! And already fighting those monsters. You are so much better than Jason! I love you PERCY!!!
Actual Book Review: October 4th
So I had this totally awesome book review, but Goodreads timed out when I tried to save it. Hera or Gaea are being really mean. They don't want you to read this book. Hera because she loves Jason more than Percy, and Gaea because she's evil, and vice versa.
BUT DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THE EVIL PEOPLE!!! PERCY IS THE TOTALLY AWESOMEST DEMIGOD EVA'!!!! JASON STINKS!!!
Though Leo's hot...
Anyway, like I said before Hera messed with Goodreads, Rick Riordan may have lost his marbles when he wrote "The Lost Hero." I mean, come on, there is no way he can start a series with an arrogent amnesiac who everyone claims is the best thing since Pac Man to be as well loved as Percy. Percy's a better amnesiac, and this is a much better book than the first one.
One reason is each of the characters get a set of four chapters instead of two. This settles the pacing down and gives us a real chance to get to know the two newbies, Frank and Hazel. Poor Jason and Piper didn't really stand a chance with the two chapter formula. In this book, Frank and Hazel really get a lot of spotlight, and they grow on you, each with a pretty cool background history (Hazel especially) and great character growth (Frank especially).
Also, this book didn't follow some kind of obvious plot path that the first one did. The first one was like you could clearly see where Rick had wrote his plot web. This one didn't have you seeing who was going to be the main hero where. Well, not too much anyway. Oh, and the battles where totally original, unlike "The Lost Hero", which seemed to borrow (steal) all it's battle ideas from the Percy Jackson series.
I'm going to wrap this up now by saying that this book has restored my faith in Rick Riordan. I was afraid that he had totally lost his mind, but, even though he seems in love with Jason now, I don't think this series will be soooo bad.
Especially since Percy's back and we now have the Amazing Flaming Valdez ;)
BTW, I totally love everyone who's liked or commented on my review. It made me feel special. HUGS FOR EVERYONE!!!!!...more
This was a pretty awesome book. I've always heard about the love story of Cleopatra, but I've never read a book staring her children before. MichelleThis was a pretty awesome book. I've always heard about the love story of Cleopatra, but I've never read a book staring her children before. Michelle Moran did a incredible job of getting across Selene and Alexander's feelings about being taken to a different country, about losing their parents and their heritage. They were great characters. The setting was detailed and belivable. My only wish was that Selene hadn't had been wishing all the time to be with the other guy, I can't remember his name though. Anyway. Very enjoyable book....more
This book kept me very entertained on a four hour drive. Let me just say real quick, isn't the cover AWESOME! Anyway, Sophie is a g4 and a half stars.
This book kept me very entertained on a four hour drive. Let me just say real quick, isn't the cover AWESOME! Anyway, Sophie is a great main character. Funny and unsure of herself, she tries to fit into Hex Hall, solve a murder mystery, try not to let the three evil witches get to her or frame her vampire best friend for the murder, and get the hot warlock Archer Cross to notice her. Just normal teenage stuff. Only everyone is like a witch, fairy, or shapeshifter!
The twists weren't in your face everywhere or suddenly out of the blue. Though almost all were unexpected, they all had some sort of buildup or hint. And the last two, especially the one were they didn't... about... dang, no spoilers. But the (what I conisder) second to last shocker that is not realated to Sophie. Oh, that made me so mad. I was literaly on a Literary high on some of the descriptions of that scene, and BOOM! NOOOOOOO! (cry/pout "it's not fair")
Anyway, my only problem I had with it, was it sort of kind of reminded me of Harry Potter. Not really, but the school thing. Anyway, that helped it a bit, because I always wished for a female Harry.
I finally got to read this book! It was so good. Not quite as good as Princess of the Midnight Ball, but it was a wonderful sequel. Poppy is such a chaI finally got to read this book! It was so good. Not quite as good as Princess of the Midnight Ball, but it was a wonderful sequel. Poppy is such a character. It was just so easy to accept her POV. She was funny and charming, and easy to picture. I enjoyed most of the other characters, especially Marianne and Dickson, but I didn't really like Prince Christian or Ellen/Elenora/Ella. Prince Christian didn't seem near the man that Galen was in the first, and I was so sick of Ellen's whining and ignorance by the end of the book. I mean, what did the girl think the glass shoes hurting her feet were going to do? While they lacked, Poppy was a great character, and every other character was awesome. The plot was well paced and set up well. The most interesting scenes were Poppy's nightmares, where she sees what is going on in Under Stone's realm. The events lead me to believe that we will see another book, which make me so happy, though a tad scared for the sisters. (Speaking of sisters, while all weren't present, we did get a cameo of Rose and Galen. While they weren't in the story, I felt their presence, so that was good. The author didn't just forget about them.) I'm voting for Pansy to get the next book. Seems like it'll only be a trilogy if another book comes out, and we get a book from each set of sisters, The Older Set, The In-Betweeners, and The Younger Set. It's a total guess, but I hope that's what happens. I'm not quite ready to say goodbye to the sisters.
Anyway, it was a great book, and could work as a stand alone, but is a sequel. Not as good as the first, but pretty close.
The ending was the best part, cause of Poppy's choice. Got to love her....more
I adore this book. One of my favorites ever. Miri is just such an unpredictable character, and so strong. The action and danger and suspense adds a raI adore this book. One of my favorites ever. Miri is just such an unpredictable character, and so strong. The action and danger and suspense adds a race to the finish at the end, and Miri trying to fit in gives the story depth and it's something you can relate too. Plus, let's face it, the ending and Miri's choice at the end is awesome, because Miri is awesome. I wish there would be a sequel, but I don't see it....more
I have read this book so many times, I'm starting to memorize it. I still crack up at some of the jokes, and still blush when Ellie get's embarassed aI have read this book so many times, I'm starting to memorize it. I still crack up at some of the jokes, and still blush when Ellie get's embarassed about her fellings for Will. I also still get goosebumps at the big climax stuff near the end. Very original, and got me hooked on the Arther legend stuff. LOVED this book....more
This is one of those books that is impossible to predict, that just thrusts you into it's world and takes you on a crazy emotional roller coaster rideThis is one of those books that is impossible to predict, that just thrusts you into it's world and takes you on a crazy emotional roller coaster ride.
I don't even know what to say about this book. I'm rereading it now, and I still love every part. Like, with some books you get bored during parts of it and skip over it, but you can't do that in this one.
My favorite part, I got to say though, is the Cy-Ty chapter and the following Lev chapter. Not that I like Lev much, but those two chapter alone are just so emotional and passionate. Just amazing work that I wish every author would demonstrate....more
I have read this book so many times, and I'm still not tired of it. Cimorene is the exact opposite of the usual fairy tale princess. She absolutly hatI have read this book so many times, and I'm still not tired of it. Cimorene is the exact opposite of the usual fairy tale princess. She absolutly hates being a princess and craves adventure. The book makes fun of other fairy tales, like Sleeping Beauty, and is so much fun.
The dragons in this book are hilarious. When I was in ceramics in high school, I actually made a dragon inspired by Roxin. I gave him glasses and a hankerchef and everything.
Astonding book. Super addicting and funny. It really gets you thinking about what you would do in this situation. Like, is it possible that this couldAstonding book. Super addicting and funny. It really gets you thinking about what you would do in this situation. Like, is it possible that this could happen.
Despite the misleading back cover (again) I adored this book. Super cute and fun. I loved the dogs, the characters, and the plot. Alana is a great chaDespite the misleading back cover (again) I adored this book. Super cute and fun. I loved the dogs, the characters, and the plot. Alana is a great character, who is a bit of a snob when it comes to rich people, but aren't all poor people. I know I'm a bit of a snob when it comes to snobish rich people. Alana is a fun main character, who doesn't play a lot of games, has believeable problems, and is totally relatable. My favorite of all Simon Romantic Comedies....more