So. I have just completed Rick Riordan‘s new novel, The Son of Neptune, of the The Heroes of Olympus series. I was so excited to read this book. I marked the date on my calendar when this book would be expected in stores and showed up bright and early Tuesday morning (October 4th) to place the book on hold since I did not have any money to buy it at the time (you know, being a broke, unemployed, recent college graduate from a prestigious university and all). Anyways, I was totally excited and couldn’t wait to take a break from George RR Martin’s torture and enjoy some easy-going heroic adventures but I was let down.
Rick Riordan did not write up to my expectations this time. At one point I felt as if I was not reading Riordan’s work. Ok, that’s a bit harsh but I was upset. I decided to stop and re-read The Lost Hero to re-familiarize myself with the trend of the story and Riordan’s writing style. But when I went back to reading The Son of Neptune, I became disappointed again. The plot was great but the characters and pacing of certain scenes did not grab me. I just found the novel a bit rushed. I think that he was pressed for time and was unable to dedicate the time needed to fully develop the story and not make it sound so cheesy (in certain parts).
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