A review by jenny_librarian
The Lost Hero, by Rick Riordan

adventurous funny lighthearted mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes


Reread 2022
I’d forgotten so much about this book 😱 Apart from the main characters, I didn’t remember much from my original read, so it was almost like reading it again for the first time. And I enjoyed it as much this time around!

This new series feels much more YA, compared to the first one, which was a solid MG. It’s like growing up with the characters and I appreciate that. I also love how Rick Riordan managed to weave both mythologies together. Percy Jackson and the Olympians made him famous, but Heroes of Olympus is what solidified him as the writer of mythology-inspired fiction in MG/YA.

My only complaint about this book is that his research clearly lacked about Quebec City. Someone living there and representing Quebec wouldn’t be caught dead in a Canadiens shirt 😂 I get that a Nordique reference would’ve gone over the readers’ head, but it’s that’s like wearing a Yankees shirt in Boston or a Red Socks shirt in New York.

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