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The Lost Hero, by Rick Riordan

10 reviews

dumaurier's review

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medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

Better than I remember! Higher stakes and more moving parts than the OG series give this so much more depth. Jason isn’t my favorite, but he’s growing on me. Piper and Leo have always been favorites. I love the idea of the Annabeths and Percys of the camp stepping back and allowing the new group of campers to thrive.

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natromanoffgf's review against another edition

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adventurous funny tense
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

SO GOOD, because i loved the Percy Jackson books so much i decided to continue and read Heroes of Olympus and i so do not regret it.

i absolutely loved both the plot and the new introduced characters, so much happened in this book that it was basically impossible to get bored, i truly liked this book, somehow all of Rick Riordan’s books are always so comforting and fun to read
 
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can’t wait to read the next one to figure out what happened to Percy and how the whole prophecy of the 7 will end up happening but i’m happy we know Piper, Jason and Leo are part of it 

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jstarshine16's review

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adventurous challenging emotional funny hopeful lighthearted mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.25


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henry_1906's review against another edition

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adventurous dark funny hopeful lighthearted mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5

4 hours 24 minutes - When I first read this book, I don't think my heart was in it - I found it a drag to read, reading each page for the sake of it rather than for the enjoyment. I was rather scared this would happen when I reread it for the first time, but no, quite the opposite. I absolutely loved it, it was definitely on par, or even perhaps better than the introduction to the Percy Jackson series. I didn't love the multiple POVs at first but I quickly got used to it and I think it adds to the story. The 3rd person perspective also helps this book feel more serious than the Percy Jackson series, and I found it a lot more intense than these as well. I feel like the ending was slightly disappointing up to the last few pages, as it wound down a lot and felt a little boring in comparison to the rest of the book, but the cliff-hanger about the Greeks and Romans made it better. Can't wait to start the next book!

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luluslittlelibrary's review against another edition

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adventurous funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.0

Didn't like it as much as the original Percy Jackson books, mostly because I missed the characters, but it was still a great start to the series. As the series goes on, it definitely improves, specifically when you get to see all seven demigods of the prophecy together. So if you can get past this book, it is definitely worth it for the rest of the series. There is also a lot of Percy/Annabeth moments throughout this series. 
two complaints:
Spoiler1) I hate Leo and calypso together, and 2) I HATE THAT NICO WAS FORCED TO COME OUT!!!
 

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ashleighsbooks's review

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adventurous emotional funny tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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circusboywonder's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional funny hopeful lighthearted mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.0

It took me a year to read this book, but then I read the rest of the series in a month.

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lovely_lisa's review against another edition

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adventurous medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0


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deidra_shadetreereads's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional funny hopeful inspiring mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


Judging by how long it took me to finish this, you might think that I didn't like it. But that's not true. I loved this first book in The Heroes of Olympus series! It was just such a good time while also dealing with some heavy topics such as loss of a parent and imminent danger. So this series is going to follow 3 new youths (meaning we didn't learn anything about these main characters from Percy Jackson and the Olympians) named Jason, Piper and Leo. Riordan drops us straight into the action in chapter 1. I've tried a couple times and have failed at summarizing this book without giving spoilers. I really can only say that Leo turned out to be my favorite though Jason and eventually Piper grew on me a ton in the last 50% of the book. Annabeth has a strong presence in this installment and so does Percy but not in the way I was anticipating. We got to see some of the Greek gods' and goddesses' Roman presentations in an interesting way. I continue to enjoy the way Riordan uses what we already know about Greek and Roman mythology and puts a really fun and modern spin on it. I can't wait to continue on in the series!

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sailaeerika's review

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adventurous funny fast-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0


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