Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Lost Hero

Jason wakes up sitting in the back of a bus, holding a girls hand. He has no clue how he got there or anything about himself. At first his two best friends, Piper and Leo think he is joking. Until the Venti come and try to toss them off the side of the Grand Canyon and their coach turns out to be a goat. Then, they don't know what to believe.

The book as a lot of great references to Greek and Roman mythology. I love learning about the mythology but also reading an adventure book. The Persy Jackson series focused just on Greek, but this one starts to veer towards Roman and you begin to realize maybe there are more demigods out there...but Roman ones.

The three Demigods that go on the adventures seem a bit reminiscent of the Persy Jackson trio. Two boys and one girl. One of the boys and the girl in a relationship. It would have been nice if he switched it up a bit with maybe two girls and a guy or four demigods. These three seem to be much more powerful than Persy and his friends were.

There was a lot of action and adventure but it didn't seem to peak my interest. I always knew it was coming it just seemed like the same old same old. But, I enjoyed the new characters and the new Roman mythology along with the Greek.

Monday, October 18, 2010


Behemoth starts about two days later still on the Leviathan heading for Istanbul. But, on the way there they encounter two German ships that have a Tesla cannon and are ready for the Leviathan! The Leviathan gets an unexpected jolt and everything seems to go down hill from there for Deryn and Alek. The war continues on with more countries entering and Alek finds himself among the enemy on the Leviathan with the British on the other side of the war and Alek must find a way to escape but nothing goes to plan!

Great book, but I don't think it should have been called Behemoth. Since the Behemoth only makes a small appearance in the book. I think it should have been called Bovril! But, maybe the Behemoth will be more prominent in the next book.

This book does answer some questions from the previous book, but not thoroughly. The question of what is in the egg is semi-answered in my opinion. You find out what is in it but not exactly what it is capable of. Also, there is Deryn situation, and whether or not to tell Alek she is a she. That is an ongoing problem for Deryn and it gets a little more complicated for her as well. I love the things Deryn says, she calls herself a "daft lassie mooning at a village dance" when she relates to her problem. She is quite funny.

There are some new characters that pop up in the book. They are not on the Leviathan for that long so they have some on ground friends as the book progresses. But, still all the old favorites are still there.

And of course, the book ends with you wanting more.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

prophecy of the sisters

The book starts with a death and ends with a death. Alice, Lia and Henry attend their fathers funeral. After the funeral Lia notices a circle marked into her wrist and as the days go by the mark gets darker and darker. Lia learns that two other girls, Sonia and Luisa from town have the same mark as her but it isn't a coincidence that they are all there in the small town. As Lia unravels the truth behind the mark she also learns not to trust her sister.

I like this book it was a little dull at the beginning but it picked up at the end. It was very easy to see through the storyline and figure out what was going to happen. Like who is the guardian and who is the gate or what the keys were. That kind of bothered me because I like to be in suspense. This book didn't do it for me because I was able to guess earlier on.