The Lost Hero Review

Jason has a problem. He doesn’t remember anything before waking up in a bus full of kids on a field trip. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper, and his best friend is a guy named Leo. They’re all students at the Wilderness School, a boarding school for “bad kids,” as Leo puts it. What did Jason do to end up here? And where is here, exactly? Jason doesn’t know anything—except that everything seems very wrong

Piper has a secret. Her father has been missing for three days, ever since she had that terrifying nightmare about his being in trouble. Piper doesn’t understand her dream, or why her boyfriend suddenly doesn’t recognize her. When a freak storm hits during the school trip, unleashing strange creatures and whisking her, Jason, and Leo away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood, she has a feeling she’s going to find out, whether she wants to or not.

Leo has a way with tools. When he sees his cabin at Camp Half-Blood, filled with power tools and machine parts, he feels right at home. But there’s weird stuff, too—like the curse everyone keeps talking about, and some camper who’s gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist that each of them—including Leo—is related to a god. Does this have anything to do with Jason’s amnesia, or the fact that Leo keeps seeing ghosts?


For starters, I would recommend reading Percy Jackson and the Olympians before reading The Lost Hero. You would understand the book better. That is because you are back at Camp Half Blood and are around former characters like Annabeth, Chiron, Rachel Dare and there is mention of a missing camper, who is Percy Jackson. What I am basically saying it you might get a little bit confused if you haven’t read the other books. Heroes of Olympus is a sequel to Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

Jason, Piper, and Leo have an amazing friendship despite Jason’s amnesia. This time around, you are around new monsters and new challenges. I am actually glad I had already read Circe due to them dealing with Medea, who was a character in Circe- which made me understand that part in The Lost Hero better.

There aren’t many good dragons in literature so I loved Festus. Yes, he was a metal dragon, but I loved him. Leo ended up being Son of Hephaestus and ended up being able to control him. Leo is a cool guy- being able to create what he was able to. Loved his magic tool belt and his relationship to Festus. Leo faced a lot of hardship in his past- so I am glad he had Jason and Piper in his life. Piper is Daughter of Aphrodite and Jason is Son of Zeus. As a matter of fact, Jason’s sister is Thalia, who is a character in Percy Jackson and the Olympian- who ended up becoming leader of The Hunters of Artemis at the end of that series.

If you loved Percy Jackson and the Olympians, you will love The Lost Hero. Glad I decided to reread Percy Jackson- that helped when reading The Lost Hero, and I plan to continue to the series. Yes, it started out slowly. It took a while till the quest finally started-the books usually become more exciting once the characters finally head on their quests.

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