“I spent my life folded between the pages of books.In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”

― Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus, #2)Hello there people of the blog-a-verse, it is Mari here (OMG she is still alive?) Yes I am! Anyways here we go:

Seven half-bloods shall answer the call, 
To storm or fire the world must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.

Percy is confused. When he awoke from his long sleep, he didn't know much more than his name. His brain fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight with the pen/sword in his pocket. Somehow Percy manages to make it to a camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he has to keep killing monsters along the way. But the camp doesn't ring any bells with him. The only thing he can recall from his past is another name: Annabeth 

Hazel is supposed to be dead. When she lived before, she didn't do a very good job of it. Sure, she was an obedient daughter, even when her mother was possessed by greed. But that was the problem — when the Voice took over her mother and commanded Hazel to use her "gift" for an evil purpose, Hazel couldn't say no. Now because of her mistake, the future of the world is at risk. Hazel wished she could ride away from it all on the stallion that appears in her dreams. 

Frank is a klutz. His grandmother says he is descended from heroes and can be anything he wants to be, but he doesn't see it. He doesn't even know who his father is. He keeps hoping Apollo will claim him, because the only thing he is good at is archery — although not good enough to win camp war games. His bulky physique makes him feel like an ox, especially infront of Hazel, his closest friend at camp. He trusts her completely — enough to share the secret he holds close to his heart. 

Beginning at the "other" camp for half-bloods and extending as far as the land beyond the gods, this breathtaking second installment of the Heroes of Olympus series introduces new demigods, revives fearsome monsters, and features other remarkable creatures, all destined to play a part in the Prophesy of Seven

I absolutely loved it! I read more than three-fourths of it in one night! So I have to give it:

Here are the deets:

What I Didn't Like:
I feel really mean saying this but I didn't really love*semi-spoiler-alert?* Frank and Hazel's relationship *end of semi-spoiler* It was too cheesy.. Kind of perfect like they never really had a problem until {he found out about sammy, even then there wasn't really a big big problem plus i never want my favorite book relationships to have problems but, still maybe a small bump along the rooad to keep it exciting2!} But overall there wasn't anything that killed/ nausated/ gave me a heartattack / hurt me.

EVERYTHING! I absolutely LOVE { THE WHOLE jUNO/ hERA TRADING pERCY AND jASON, genius, BUjust amazing it was beautiful and I dont know HOW rrioran came up with THAT!}}}}}}
I also love the whole Nico Hazel thing, it was cool to see the sides of Hades, Riches/wealth and death. Also seeing how the Romans live! I loved the doors of death being opened because it just made everything THAT much harder! In general I am totally in love with this series and I don't want to be mean but I like this series just a BIT more than the first 5 books! Is that too mean? Hope not! 'Till next time Mari signing out!

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