Goood Sunday to all lovely readers out there! Welcome to my TBR of the Week
actually, my TBR for the past three weeks that seems to be stopped at every ARC I remember I forgot I should be reading: The Son of Neptune, second book in the series The Heroes of Olympus, by Rick Riordan ❤
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 in front 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.
Well, once upon a time, I used to think that Percy Jackson was a silly series not worthy of my attention. And when I say this, I mean I didn’t reach for it until the beginning of 2015 (!). And still, I did it because my offline friend Jenny wouldn’t shut up about how Percy and I were practically the same person. To shut her up and prove her that, at the age of 20, I was way more mature than a 12 year old boy, I read the first book. And fell in love. Apparently I do have the sense of humor of a 12 year old boy, haha!
So, after devouring the original Percy Jackson series, I decided to keep reading and turned to the second series of Rick’s world: The Heroes of Olympus. Percy now is 16 and more than ever, I feel we’re opposite sides of the same coin HAHAHAHAHA #I’msomature
My whole point is: if you do like brilliant humor, snarky comments, a thrilling adventure, crazy and almost impossible to predict twists and, well, mythology, you should consider giving Percy Jackson a go. I didn’t regret it =)
Thank you for reading! What are your thoughts on Percy Jackson, regardless of your reading status on the books? =)