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The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus #01) by Rick Riordan
The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus #01)

Ada, August 4, 2012

I picked this book up when I found the "middle grades" book section at my local library. We'd read _The Lightning Thief_ to my kids for bedtime but I didn't personally read enough of it to follow the story, so this was really the first Riordan book I read. He does an exciting job of mixing Greek and Roman myths with the present day, although it's rather parochial (important sites for Greek gods, such as Olympus, moved west over time to the most important culture, and they are now in the USA). This book follows a five-book series about teen demigods who are based out of Camp Half-Blood, a camp on Long Island which provides the offspring of one Greek god and one human with a safe haven where monsters can't attack them. _The Lost Hero_ follows three new demigods, one of whom has amnesia and suspiciously Roman insignia, on a quest which starts a new book series. It was an exciting book and gave me enough information that I wasn't at a loss not having read the previous series. I also chose to pick up book 2 of the new series and I'm reading the previous series as well.
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Fire Logic
Fire Logic

Ada, January 2, 2011

I got this book for my birthday, upon request, after happening upon the author's website one night when I couldn't sleep. I read the sample chapters of each of the three books out so far in the series, and Marks's story about her decision to break away from standard fantasy tropes to a more nuanced view, a story arc that examines peacemaking rather than defeating the bad guy.

My decision to vote for this book for the Puddlies is informed by my understanding of the series and by my interest in peacemaking, as well as the fact that I enjoyed it enough to ask for Book 2 (Earth Logic) for Christmas. I rated it four out of five because of a sense that the author is still feeling her way to her new subject matter in Fire Logic. I got book 2 and expect it to be a strong contender for my vote for the 2012 Puddlies.
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