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Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero

This story is about a boy, Jason, who wakes up on a bus at the Grand Canyon with no idea of who he is or how he got there. The girl sitting next to him, Piper, seems to be his girlfriend, and, Leo, who looks like a Latino Santa’s elf, says he’s a friend. When the trio narrowly survives an attack by monsters, they find themselves at Camp Half Blood, facing the new reality of being demigods. The camp is still not back to normal after the events from The Last Olympian, and, to top things off, the camp’s hero, Percy Jackson, has disappeared without a trace. Before Jason and his friends have a chance to settle in, they receive a quest from the Oracle, one that could lead to Jason’s memories and save Olympus from an evil force that is arising.
This book is well written and has a kind of engaging storyline. The characters will come alive  and will keep you entertained forcing you to  read late into the night.The plot of the book is quite cool, as it was really interesting and does a great job setting up the rest of the Heroes of Olympus series. I wasn’t sure how Riordan would be able to revisit this setting and still make the story fresh, but the new characters and seeing the continuing aftereffects of the Titan War made it a fun read. The ending of the novel was well done, closing up the storylines from the book in a satisfying manner, while setting the table for the next book.

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Stephanie says….

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERATears literally came to my eyes when I finished this book. I just loved it so much I wanted to cry. Riordan dives right into the story. There were a lot of questions of who everyone’s parents were so Piper’s godly parent surprised me but it I thought it was pretty cool. Jason’s turned out to be what I expected but with a spin. And Leo’s was pretty predictable but there is something very unique about him….

Riordan perfectly meshes Greek and Roman mythology. It’s ingenious the way he does it. It’s so cool. He uses some of the places he labeled as dangerous in Percy Jackson and the Olympians and twisted them to fit this story line, which was spectacular. And some of the events that took place in the first series make a little more sense once you read The Lost Hero. The characters are wonderful!


Lisa says….

3828022 lisaI have to say, this was really worth the wait.

At first, with the constant change of character POV’s of Jason, Piper and Leo, it annoyed me at first as it did in The Kane Chronicles, but I learnt to love it just as I had with that series. And I’m kind of glad it’s in 3rd person, as 1st person is, I guess to put it simply, what I see as Percy’s. It would be confusing reading it for anyone other than Percy.

Love the new characters, Leo especially. Their personalities, their individual “secrets” that keep each one equal – well, I guess Jason is a little more special I guess. But we love them still.
And the idea of Roman gods – great idea Mr Riordan.

I was hoping Percy to be back in this book, but the ending was fab and I really wasn’t expecting it. I can’t wait for the next book “The Son of Neptune”.


This book is quite cool.Go read this book to find it out for yourself…

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This book ,like Hunger games is set up in future.It is set up in Chicago,where society is divided into five factions, representing five key human characteristics: Abnegation (the selfless); Candor (the honest); Amity (the peaceful); Erudite (the intelligent); and Dauntless (the brave).   Sixteen-year-olds must choose between the faction they were born to and trained for, or the faction the testing identifies as their best fit.  If they choose their family’s faction, they may live the rest of their lives knowing they’re denying who they truly are.  But those who change factions never see their families again.

For Beatrice, the choice is even more complicated.  According to her results, she’s a Divergent – someone who could belong to multiple factions, who can’t be clearly pigeonholed.  In a world where everyone has their place, it’s a terribly dangerous thing to be…

A lot of comparisons have been made between this book and The Hunger Games.  Both have a romance component (I personally prefer Beatrice’s love interest to Katniss’s).  In my opinion, Katniss has a stronger, more immediate voice – I found Beatrice a little bit detached – but they’re both active, well-rounded heroines worth cheering for.  Beatrice’s world is more complex, and I really enjoyed the philosophical questions Divergent raises.  The action and suspense is more evenly distributed in The Hunger Games, but last fifty pages of Divergent are truly nail-biting.

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Arlene says….

arleneThis book is totally WICKED!! I am, without a doubt, hooked. I want more… NOW!

I have to say, I had an absolute blast reading this wild ride of an adventure, and I enjoyed every minute of it. EVERY.SINGLE.MINUTE! I haven’t had this sort of rush since Katniss entered the Hunger Games and turned my world right side out! The characters, setting, plot, pace and narrative where perfectly blended to produce a highly action packed novel that I’m sure will captivate dystopia fans. I’ve found a series that will keep me eager for the coming releases, and I can’t wait to read more of Tris and her crew of Divergents!


Kristi says…..

1310688 kristiWOW. WOW…. no really, just wow. Could not put it down… and I CAN’T STOP THINKING ABOUT IT!

There are many things that make this a great book. The story, the characters the writing. It wasn’t just one thing that stood out to me, this was a perfect mesh of all the things that make a book unforgettable.

When I talk about connecting with characters, this is the type of book I’m talking about. I don’t mean, connection in a way of relating to them. I mean connection in a way that these characters meant something to me, that I felt their pain, their happiness, their despair. I cared what happened to them. That’s what connection means to me. Divergent gave me that and so much more.



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The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games, written by Suzanne Collins, is mixture of nerve-racking tension, thrilling action, and engaging love story that will keep you turning page after page. I was kind of amazed at how completely engrossing the plot was.This story is set in a future where the government oppresses its people,

When the book opens, North America as we know it has been destroyed and is now divided into 12 districts, ruled by an oppressive government located at the Capitol. Katniss Everdeen, a 16-year-old girl from District 12, takes her younger sister’s place as one of 24 “tributes” selected every year to participate in the Hunger Games at the Capitol.

The Games pit children from ages 12 to 18 against each other in a fight to the death in a giant, treacherous arena. Everything is shown on television and is highly publicized all over the country. The problem with Katniss is that she must not only survive the Games, but deal with a romance between her and another tribute from District 12, all the while deciding if she is willing to kill strangers her own age as a pawn of an oppressive government.

The Games provided a backdrop to one of the most enthralling plots I have ever read. Katniss constantly battles thirst, fire, hunger, wild animals, injuries, and other teenagers for survival. She makes and loses friends, While the plot is mainly what drives this book, the creativity of this future world and the concept of the Games was something new. In addition, the characters are all very strong and show character development throughout the book.

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Tatiana says….

2250020 hgThis book was recommended to me after I read Unwind by Neal Shusterman and although maybe it is not as emotionally affecting as Unwind, I still think it is a fantastic book. The story has just the perfect combination of action, drama, and romance. It has a great message that you can stay human even in the most inhumane conditions. Needless to say, I am anxiously awaiting the sequel. I am sure even greater things are to come in the next book.


Cara says….

1876075 hg2I want to scream to the top of my lungs and say that: THIS BOOK IS BEYOND AWESOME!!!!! Okay so maybe not that much excitement is needed, but boy this book deserves a review I probably won’t be able to give. There are plenty of good reviews of this book already, but I can’t resist the urge to put my own two cents in too

It’s really hard for me to really get into what I want to discuss without giving away spoilers. I can say this though, the book had almost everything in it. Thrills, chills, suspense, humor (only a little but it’s there), romance (kind of questionable I guess), struggle with identity, life and death situation (obviously), compassion and so much more that I’m sure I am missing.


As you may have probably guessed it by now,this book is a great read.Go check it out for yourself….CLICK HERE TO BUY “The Hunger Games” NOW


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Best Selling Books

Ya!! These are the listed best sellers of 2013 according to New York Times: -

1Damaged 2

I did not think that Damaged 2 could be better than the first; I was completely wrong. I read this book in one sitting. We get to find out about Pete’s secret. And when you do find it out you’ll slap your forehead and say “How did I not see that?” I know I did. I absolutely loved this book. I love Pete and Sidney and reading about their story. I hope that we get to read more about them in The Arrangement and Stripped. Continue reading

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