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The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus #2)
by Rick Riordan
PUBL. RECOMMENDED AGE: 10-18
LEXILE READING LEVEL: 640L {what is this?}
PUBLISHER: Disney Hyperion Books
YEAR PUBLISHED: 2011
NO. PAGES: 544
GENRE{S}: Fantasy, Adventure
MAIN CHARACTER GENDER: Mixed
SERIES: The Heroes of Olympus
PREQUEL: The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus #1)
SEQUEL: The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus #3)
ISBN: 1423140591
READ & REVIEWED BY: Jen - StorySnoop


The Story
The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus #2)—Book Review

On the other side of the country from Camp Half Blood is a similar respite for Roman demi-gods called Camp Jupiter. The camp is thrown into turmoil when a new demi-god arrives who appears to be the son of Neptune, but has no memory of who he is or where he came from. All he knows is that he has been chased by monsters for days who, after being destroyed, have been coming back to life faster than usual. It turns out that Thantos, the god of death, has been captured by giants working for the earth goddess Gaea, who wants to weaken the barriers between life and death so she can take over the world. Now Camp Jupiter's latest arrival and two new friends--Hazel and Frank--have just four days to find Thantos and thwart Gaea's plan or Camp Jupiter, and life as we know it, will be destroyed.
The Scoop
The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus #2)—Book Review
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Fans of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series will be thrilled that Percy Jackson, who was missing in action in The Lost Hero, is back in The Son of Neptune, the second installment in this fantasy adventure series. As with the previous book, the author has done a nice job of incorporating diverse new characters--thirteen-year-old Hazel and sixteen-year-old Frank are both biracial. In spite of his lost memory, Percy remains fundamentally kind and selfless. He and his new friends are fiercely loyal to and supportive of one another. Readers with ADHD and dyslexia may appreciate the fact that these learning disabilities are very common among the demi-god kids in the story. The action-packed plot does involve some weapons and violence but the context is pure fantasy--battles take place only with monsters and other fictional creatures. This series (best read in order) will be enjoyed by those who have not read the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, and by fans of the series who would like to read more of the familiar formula. Parents will enjoy this story's subtle lessons in Roman and Greek mythology and readers will be eager for the next installment as The Son of Neptune ends with quite a cliffhanger.
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by emmybowling {YOUTH}
on Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 12:24:12 PM

Ahhhhhhhhh, Percy Jackson my favorite series ever!
by Siarra {YOUTH}
on Monday, December 19th, 2011 06:07:34 PM

Amazing. I hate the cliff hanger ending though, but it's just so intense. =)
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