A quick gush or an attempted review of the Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

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This book is the second book in the Heroes of Olympus series which is the spinoff of Percy Jackson.

I tried to review this book but I don’t have much to say except that I adored it. I don’t know why but I loved everything about it, I mean I liked The Lost Hero (the first book in this series), but this one was just the perfect read.

I think that this might be influenced by the fact that I read it just after The Golden Son, which was not really exactly a funny or light read to say the least and just before that I read Midnight Tides by Steven Erikson, again not a super funny read, and I think that it might have play a role in my enjoyment of this book. It has been a long time that I have not read such a funny and fast-paced adventure and it was exactly what I needed. I also really loved the fact that we saw the character of Percy Jackson, who is absolutely amazing !

I read the Percy Jackson series when I was in middle school (or the French equivalent) and I really enjoyed it, I prefered Harry Potter but it was still a nice and full of adventure story. However, to get back into this world almost ten years after is just, I don’t know, full of nostalgia maybe ?

Also, I loved all the new characters introduced and how diverse they are. One of them, Frank,is a Chinese Canadian and I really liked how his culture influenced him.

As always, Rick Riordan’s sense of humor was on point and at several point of the story, I was laughing at loud which earned me strange looks from my family. 😉

Anyway, it’s a great experience and I can’t wait to read the sequel, The Mark of Athena, asap !

★★★★★

Have you read the Percy Jackson series ? If so, do you plan on reading the Heroes of Olympus ?

Also I want to apologize for the lack of reviews, I just finished my finals so I shoud be able to read more and post more reviews 🙂

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