Bistro Book Club

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan (3 reviews)

Nicholas, 18
Rick Riordan
Son of Neptune
2011

percy is back in this new boook in the heros of olympus in the book 2. percy has no memory of his life nothing at all exept of one name annabeth as he holds on despreatly on to this name and to recover his missing memoryies he stumbles upon a roman half-blood camp wait did i say roman yes i did discover the the other family tree of the gods here he meets hazle and frank two roman demigods that is in cohort 5 the most lowsy cohort in the camp both of them has a dark secret do you want to know what it is well read the book and find out.

Rating: 4 Better than most

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Anqi, 12
Rick Riordan
The Son of Neptune
Disney Hyperion 2011

I am OBSESSED with this series. As in the Lost Hero, Rick Riordan leaves me with ANOTHER cliffhanger, and this one even more tempting than the last. Why does he DO this? It almost makes me want to tear out my hair. (Almost.) This book continues a few months after The Lost Hero ends, and it is revealed that Percy Jackson is barely alive (being chased by hideous sisters of Medusa really runs some people down) and that he has no idea who he is. A few other characters are revealed in this sequel-Frank Zhang, a Chinese Canadian who's good with a bow but feels awkward in his body and Hazel Levesque, who has a few dirty secrets in her very distant past. I must admit I don't like this series as much as the Percy Jackson series. Maybe because its not told in Percy's point of view anymore-but maybe not. Maybe its because I'm getting older and Percy Jackson really isn't. Either way, I still enjoy the continuation of the plot-it's entertaining, to say the least- but just not as much. The thing that really gets me is the mesh of all the story lines. I love it when that happens-don't you? While reading the Throne of Fire, I was so frustrated that he wouldn't introduce the darn Olympian gods already into the book! He makes me want to scream the same way with The Son of Neptune-the meeting of the Greek and Romans is just making me ecstatic. I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THE SEQUEL!!!!! Please, Rick Riordan, write fast. Write really fast!!

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book
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Darby, 15
Rick Riordan
The Son of Neptune
Disney, Hyperion Books 2011

My first and last thought about this book is that it represents the in-between or the foundation for the web of plot Riordan is creating.  While the book itself is an attention grabber and introduces a new factor into the book, it's just that, an introduction prolonged from the first in this new series.  It mirrors the first book in plot.  Basically it feels like a rerun and while I am still excited for how the series will go on, the book itself was so-so.

Rating: 3 Readable

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