Heroes of Olympus #2: The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

March 25th, 2014 by

son-of-neptune-rick-riordan-book-reviewSubmitted by Dakota, Age 12 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

This book is so awesome. A kid named Percy Jackson has no memory. He is trying to kill these gorgons but they keep reforming over and over again. But it turns out Thantos the protector of the doors of death has been captured. Can percy and his friends complete the quest? Can Percy get his memory back?

TOGA PARTY! (For Heroes of Olympus #2)

October 2nd, 2011 by

toga-party-signYou know how it’s always nice and sunny when you don’t have any plans, and then the one day you have a big outdoor event to attend, it POURS? Well, that’s kind of what happened to us yesterday.

Rick Riordan’s publishers held a toga party in New York yesterday, to celebrate the upcoming release of The Heroes of Olympus Book 2: The Son of Neptune (in stores October 4). As you know from our many, many posts about his books, we’re HUGE fans of Rick Riordan, so we’d been looking forward to the shindig all week.

But apparently, Zeus did not care. Because right when we got to the event, it rained and rained and rained. And rained and rained. And rained.


Luckily, no lightning! (Maybe someone stole Zeus’ lightning bolt again?) But still, the rain meant the party shut down early and we missed seeing Rick Riordan. Well, we did hear him saying goodbye to the crowd as we ran towards the stage, but he had disappeared into The Mist by the time we got there…

At least some of the gods hung around! And they weren’t shy about posing for a photo with Karen:


Hey, mister! Watch where you swing that anvil!

The gods were also kind enough to pose with some young Romans:


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The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus #1): Book Review

August 28th, 2011 by

There’s a storm raging right now (literally, Hurricane Irene is currently pouring on NYC, where Karen and I live), so I decided to stay inside with The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan. Right when I finished the book, lightning flashed outside my window — maybe a sign of approval from Zeus?

Last fall, Karen wrote about The Heroes of Olympus, a new series by Rick Riordan that continues the adventures of the  Camp Half-Blood kids. In case you’re not familiar: Camp Half-Blood is a camp where demigods (children of Greek gods and mortals) hide out and learn to fight monsters. They have special powers. Need more information? Pick up the awesome Percy Jackson series.

So, back to business: I just finished the first book in the series, The Lost Hero, which was also pretty awesome. It’s told from three demigods’ perspectives: Jason, Leo, and Piper. All three of them have complicated pasts. Jason woke up with amnesia, Leo feels guilty over his mother’s death, and Piper’s just found out that her father disappeared. And they still have to find out which Greek god is one of their parents.

This is the part of the recommendation where I really don’t want to give out any spoilers, but I really want blab everything because it was so great. Here are a few more morsels: Jason speaks Latin. Leo can fix anything. And Piper can convince strangers to give her expensive cars. It’s a great continuation of the Percy Jackson and the Olympian series (I won’t even complain that Percy wasn’t in the book in person — uh oh, was that a spoiler?), and even if you haven’t read the PJTO books, I guarantee you’ll like it. I’ll just leave it at this: the last sentence of the book made me shout “OMG!!!” really loud (which scared my visiting family a bit). I can’t wait to read the next book in the series, The Son of Neptune.

And if you noticed that Neptune isn’t a Greek god, it’s a Roman god — well, that’s very clever of you and a big deal in the series. And if you didn’t notice… well, oops, spoiler. 😉

— Nancy

Nancy’s off to read the first chapter of The Son of Neptune many, many times until it’s released on October 4th!

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