If you’ve ever read Percy Jackson, don’t miss the spin-off series, The Heroes of Olympus. It’s about Greek and Roman mythology. Even if you don’t like mythologies, that doesn’t mean you’ll hate it. I used to despise mythology, but this modern interpretation of ancient legends and myth is hilarious and exciting.
The Lost Hero
The Lost Hero is about Jason, someone without his memory, Piper, a tomboyish girl, and Leo the comic relief, who find out they’re the children of Greek gods and goddesses! After traveling to Camp Half Blood, they journey on a heroic quest, where Piper’s dad is rescued and Jason puts together fragments of his lost memory…
The Son of Neptune
Personally, this is my least favorite book. Percy, who’s in the Roman half-blood camp, ventures out with Hazel, whose not totally alive, and Frank, whose life depends on a chunk of wood. Percy only remembers his girlfriend, Annabeth, as he has lost his memory too.
The Mark of Athena
The seven heroes of Olympus unite (Annabeth’s one too) and begin the quest to put Gaea, the earth, into a deep sleep as she is slowly but surely awakening, and plans to kill everyone. Annabeth must go on a quest alone to find a Athena statue, restoring respect for tyne goddess of wisdom. This was my favorite book of the five.
The House of Hades
I can’t tell you much about this book as the ending of the last book is a cliffhanger introducing this plot twist. Five demigods struggle to save two of their friends, while Hazel’s half-brother Nico is trapped by giants with nothing but pomegranate seeds to keep him alive.
The Blood of Olympus
With Gaea’s consciousness appearing at a faster and faster rate, the seven demigods work to find ways to put Gaea back to sleep while Coach hedge and two more, Reyna (Roman praetor) and Nico, bring the statue back to Camp Half Blood. The series begins to conclude as the gods finally come to help their kids. Will Gaea’s sleep result in a death in one of their own?
Seven half-bloods shall answer the call.
To storm of fire the word must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath
and foes bear arms to the doors of death.
-Julia Menaker, January 8, 2015