Bookish Academy Awards 2015!

Last year I did a tag awarding all the good books that I have read. You may check out the previous post here.  It was so much fun, I thought that a great way to look back and the multitudes of books that I have read, I will be doing the same thing. This time I am only focusing on books that I have read during the year 2015. There are 15 categories and the bonus challenge of not using the same book twice. So let us begin.

  1. Best Actor (Best Male Protagonist): I am giving this award to Mathew from Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern. Mathew was a great lead, who always tries to do his best. I loved seeing how he grew and tries to over come his OCD.
  2. Best Actress (Best Female Protagonist): This award is going to Celena Sardothien from Throne Of Glass by Sarah J. Mass. I enjoyed seeing her strength and playing out all the different odd for her advantage. Even with all the negativity, Celena is still positive and holds onto light and good that is still in her world.
  3. Best Cinematography (Best Plot Twist): This is going to Daughter Of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. If I even gave you an inkling of what the plot twist is I would be spoiling the book. Trust me. It is good and gets you hooked onto the rest of the series.
  4. Best Costume Design (Best Book Cover): I have two books for this category. The first is The Undertaking of Lily Chen by Danica Novgordoff. The cover was so beautiful that it alone made me want to read the book. However, the story itself, as well as the artwork inside was not what I expected. Let’s just say that I regretted that I judged this book by its cover. The second book that is getting this award is Soundless by Richelle Mead. The book was good. I gave it three out of five stars. he cover is amazing and give it this epic feel.
  5. Best Supporting Actress (Best Female Sidekick): I am giving this award to Keisha from Fish In A Tree by Lynda Mullay Hunt. She is a very supporting friend who helps our character grow.
  6. Best Supporting Actor (Best Male Sidekick): I have to give this award to Jack the talking sword from Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan. I love Jack. He is so funny, but at the same time is supportive to Magnus and guides him through his battles. Personally Jack is the inspiration for the desire of wanting a flying, talking sword. I don’t know how I am going to us it, but I want one.
  7. Best Original Screenplay (Most Unique Plot/World): If you have been reading my blog for the past year, especially since July, I believe that you have already guessed which book earned this award. This world was amazing and my favorite part of it was its unique magic system of art being magic. It almost replaced my desire for going to Hogwarts, since its magic system is something that I could work with. The book that has won this award is The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann.
  8. Best Adapted Screenplay (Best Book-to-Movie Adaptation): I have only watch one book to film adaptation this year, in which I have read the book. So the automatic award goes to Mocking Jay Part 2.
  9. Best Animated Feature (A book that would work well in animated format): I am giving this award to a graphic novel. I know that most people would feel like it is already done in animated format and most of the work would be done, but I still feel like there is so much potential in this series that I would love to see in either on the big screen or on television/computer. It is the story line that is intriguing and I feel that it would be great to the switch. I would love for the artwork to stay consistent between the two formats. In the end, I do believe that the switch would work well. The series that I have chosen for this award is The Amulet by Kazu Kbuishi.
  10. Best Director (A writer you discovered for the first time): This book has become my new obsession since I finished reading it as an audiobook. I have never heard of this author until I saw this book on audible. Trust me this book is amazing. Part of me wished that I actually read the book and not listen to it. The author that is receiving this award is Cherie Priest with her book I am Princess X.
  11. Best Visual Effects (Best Action in a Book): I do not know if I gave this book an award last year, but I did reread it in 2015. I am giving this book the award for its epic battle scene. I not giving the award for just its bloods and guts during the battle, but for the symbolism that happens throughout the battle. The book that won this award is The Valley of Silence (The Circle Trilogy #3) by Nora Roberts.
  12. Best Musical Score (Best Music in a book-to-movie adaptation): I will admit that the musical score in Mocking Jay Part 2 is amazing however, not amazing enough to give it another award. I am giving this award to a book that is completely inspired by an 80’s soundtrack. Let’s just say that I am a little upset that I could not download the soundtrack as an album anywhere, but I could recreate it (let’s be real, that takes up to much time and effort). Armadby Ernest Cline, won this award for some pretty awesome music that goes not only great with video games but with the book as well. I was listening to 80’s music for a few months, which was annoying my sisters.
  13. Best Short Film(Best Novella or Short Book): Rick Riordan wins again. Are we at all surprised by that? No? Good. I am giving this award to his Percy Jackson and Kane Chronicle crossover novella series. They were fun and adventurous. Long enough to get the story and enjoy it, but short enough that you still want more.
  14. Best Picture (Best Stand-Alone): I am giving this particular book this award because I was not only obsess with this book but upset that it was a stand a lone. I am still wanting more. That, in and of itself is a good reason to give this award to The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black.
  15. Best Documentary (Best Historical Fiction or Non-Fiction): Again, I am putting up another reread. However I realize that I lacked a lot of historical fiction and non fiction books. This particular book is a shoe in for this award. Not only was the writing amazing, but the story itself is beautiful and its meaning amazing. The winner of the Best Documentary goes to To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

That is it everyone. That is the Bookish Academy Awards for 2015. I do hope that your new year is going great and that you are having a lot of fun with friends and family. I hope to see you later.

Happy reading!

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Book to Movie Tag

I decided to break things apart with another book tag. Found this book tag on PurseProject, and thought it would be fun. I have provided a like link to the tag above. Let me forewarn you about the rant, but the tag itself is fun. I just pick five books that I would love to see as a movie.

5. The Circle Trilogy Trilogy by Nora Roberts – There is so much that I would love to see on the big screen, beyond the big epic fight scene at the end of the series. The characters are great, and each moment of the book is fantastic. Every time that I have read this series I always want to see it in a movie format. If anything, I would love to see it as a live action, believing that it would fit better with the story line, characters, and settings of the movie.

4. Eragon by Christopher Paolini – I know that there was a movie done on the first book, however, they did not follow the book or made a good movie. I was very upset after the first movie. However, I still love the series, and I feel as though they should try and redo the series. New cast, new everything, and a chance to follow the book better.

3. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – I love this book, and I wished to see it as a movie the moment I finished reading the book. I enjoyed the characters as well as the story. I do see this book as a mixture of live action and animation. I believe that the fan fiction or writing that did not belong to the storyline should be done in animation, while the story itself should be live action.

2. The Heroes of Olympus Series by Rick Riordan – I loved this series, and wanted it as a movie the moment that it was finished. I loved all our characters, and would love to see their movie counterparts. Maybe we can also have a remake of the Percy Jackson series. That way the transition from the original series to this spinoff would not only be great, but smooth.

1. 80AD Series by Aiki Flinhart – I loved this series, and enjoyed reading it. When I first read it, I did have a problem if I wanted it as a real live action or as an animation. However, I believe it would be cool if we can see it as both. A mixture of both live action and animation. I believe that this series screams for this. It would not only be fun and adventurous but great for family and people of all ages.

That is it. Those are the five books that I would love to see as a movie, hopefully sometime soon. I do hope that your week is great and that you are enjoying the many adventures around you. Happy reading!

The Son of Sobek and The Staff of Serapis Review

I have decided to combined The Son of Sobek and The Staff of Serapis by Rick Riordan, for review. I know that this review is a little late, but I wanted to get these books reviewed before it became Feburary comes. These two books were the first books that I have read this year, and I enjoyed them. I gave both of these books five out of five stars on Goodreads.

17312201The Son of Sobek, is Percy and Carter having to work together to destroy a giant alligator.  This book was done in the perspective of Carter.  The Staff of Serapis looks at Annabeth and Sadie working together to destroy a god. This book takes the perspective of Annabeth as she tells the story.

I really enjoyed both books. Even though they were short, the adventures were fun and exciting. In addition, it is fun to see the reactions of the characters to multiple gods and religions being in existence, especially in Carter’s and Annabeth’s perspectives.  I really enjoy reading The Staff of Serapis. I loved how Annabeth and Sadie works together, and are willing to try new ideas out to help save the world.

Sadly there are a few things that I wish for this novella series. The first one is Percy’s and 18752959Carter’s argument with each other before they decided to work together to get rid of the giant alligator. I felt as though the start of the argument was pointless, and was not in character for both of these leaders. I get why the argument had to exist, but before taking on a giant alligator was not the time or place, and that both of them would never do such a thing with a monster terrorizing the area. The other problem that I had was that I wish we got to see the story in the perspective from Percy and Sadie. It would have been really nice to know their thoughts and responses to these problems.

In all, I really did enjoy these novellas and wish for more. I do recommend these novellas to everyone who has read both the Percy Jackson series and the Kane Chronicles. There are little to no reviews in these novellas, so you need to know these worlds before reading them. In all, it is a great way to combine two separate series together, and I cannot wait to see what will happen next.

See you next time, and Happy Reading!

November TBR Undate

I am going away for the weekend and realized that I might not have time to give you a post, and wanted to give you a little update on my reading for this month. I have finished The Clockwork Scarab and I am planning on writing a review, as well as the review of the books that I have read aloud during the month of October, up soon. I am hoping sometime next week. This week has been a bit crazy. I got sick around Tuesday and all I want to do was sleep.

I have started reading The Red Pyramid, and I am 86 pages into the book. So far the book is really good. The book is not in the same format as Riordan’s first series (The Percy Jackson Series). It is kind of a combination of what he has done for his Heroes of Olympus series and A Series of Unfortunate Events.  It is really fun to see the humor and adventure that is normally in his books, but to have the same negative vibe as Lemony Snicket where it is not only a documentary format, but it also has that negative vibe where the writer forewarning you about negative events. However, as the writer, he does not intervene in the story. You know as the reader that he is just transcribing the story.

As for the book The School for Good and Evil, I have not been able to read this book aloud. We had a four day weekend, and my student did not show up yesterday, and I was absent for today. In addition, I will not be able to read aloud until I have my asthma under control. For some strange reason, I have discovered that talking sometimes trigger me to cough which then can lead into an asthma attack.

My goals for next week is to finish the first book of the Kane Chronicles.  I am hoping it will be possible to finish reading it by Wednesday. I am also hoping to start the second book of the series by next week.  I am also hoping to finish the book by next week, because next week is the last week for this month, before we are off for a week for Thanksgiving.

I do hope that you enjoyed this little post, and that you will find your adventure fun and exciting. Happy Reading!

  1. The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason  
  2. The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani – Still reading
  3. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass
  4. The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan – Started reading!
  5. The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan
  6. The Serpent’s Shadow by Rick Riordan
  7. The Staff of Serapis by Rick Riordan
  8. The Son of Sober by Rick Riordan

The Blood of Olympus Review and Overview of Predictions

I have thought hard and long how I was going to do this review of Rick Riordan’s The Blood of Olympus. I knew it would be different.  I made a blog about my predictions about this book. I wanted to go through my prediction, however, I did not want to put spoilers of this book. However, with great reflection, I have discovered that there is no possible way for my to not put spoilers in this blog. I must warn you…THERE WILL BE SPOILERS! If you haven’t read this book, the first two paragraphs will be the review/ rating then I will go to my in depth review comparing my predictions to what actually happened in the book.

First of all, I gave this book five out of five star. I loved this book. I loved the characters and how much they grew up throughout the book. The settings and the plots were amazing. He intertwined the plots together, through different places around the world.  He also layered the places through time, giving a place a much more in depth experience. I also enjoyed the different perspectives of the events that were happening. Like some of the other readers, I did agree that I wished he put in all of the characters perspectives, but I also understand how he wanted to give everyone an equal amount of that shining moment. I also wished that Riordan went further at the end of the book. He did end the book at a good place, but I felt as though there needed to be more and I do hope that there will be a book that further expands the end of the book. The ending was very open ended.

With this five out of five star rating, I do recommend this series to everyone! You do not need to read the predecessor series in order to understand what is happening. There are references to those book, but only in the perspective of Percy and Annabeth. There are not essential, but having read those book did help gain a better pleasure from these books that I might not have had if I did not read those books. I know that everyone will love our characters, they are easy to love and care. The adventure is exciting and awe-inspiring, you cannot help it but want to go to these places and experience the history.

Now… Onto the reflection from my predictions. The colors orange and purple are to represent the camp colors. Orange is for Camp Half Blood as Purple is for Camp Jupiter. I was also using the colors as a means to show you what I wrote for the previous blog as well as this blog. I am sorry to state that the only time that the colors do not match the before and after is at the questions in which I just answered the questions in the camp colors. Here is a link to that blog.

Also, any additional spoilers that I was not able to give in the previous paragraphs above. Remember: BEYOND THIS POINT THERE WILL BE SPOILERS!!!

  1. Clues that were given – I found that it was very interesting that all but Frank’s clue was in the beginning of the book. If I had to say anything, I would say all but three of the clues were at least in the first quarter of the book. I am also glad to point out that Jason clue was in the book, it was the first clue, and it was just a recap that happened in the story.
  1. Octavian This is one of the characters that everyone hate, including me. When I first read about Octavian, all I could think of was that he was the roman equivalent to Luke. He was angry and war happy. Part of the reason why I thought he was working with Gaea is the fact that he knew about the Greek camp and was trying to convince some of the other Romans to believe that the Greeks exists and that the Greek camp needs to be destroyed. How else would he know about the possibility of a Greek Camp without Gaea? In the second book of the series, you can see that only Reyna, Jason, Percy and Nico knew about both camps. Jason and Percy found out about the other camps due to Hera, and Nico found out through his father Hades, However Reyna was the only person in the series to personally know about both camps through experiences and seeing different quests. Nobody else in the Roman camp truly believed in a Greek camp. Also, by destroying the Greek camp, Octavian is helping Gaea by proving both camps a distraction from Gaea and her forces from destroying the world.

When I found out that Octavian was working for Gaea, I was so happy. Not happy that the characters had to clean up his mess, along with his father getting punish, but I was happy that I was right and that I called it. The characters, including the gods all had their theory as to how Octavian was working for Gaea. Some believe he intentionally did it, while others believed that he was manipulated and was consumed with greed for power and glory. I still believed that he intentionally helped Gaea, however, his death was interesting in which he was trying to kill Gaea. I am still claiming that he was intentionally doing it because he had way too much information and knew how everything was going to be affected.  I do not think he planned on losing his powers of prophecy, but I do believe that he was so greedy with power and glory that he lost sight of what was best for everyone and decided to make his own path at the expense of others. The ending where he was trying to kill Gaea, was all meant to show his allegiance with the Romans in hopes of still being accepted back, after realizing his mistake and what it will cost him.

  1. List of people who I believe will die
    1. ReynaI don’t want Reyna to die, I really like Reyna and her leadership skills. She is a marvelous leader, and I believe that she is under appreciated. She is the example of what a leader is by thinking about her people and the world before herself. Because of her leadership skills, I do believe that she will get the statue back to Greek camp and will have to fight with Octavian to stop the battle. I cannot decide if she will be killed by Octavian or be killed due to the complication of her injuries.

I am loving to write that she gets to live and still gets to be Preator. She does succeed in bringing the statue back to the Greek Camp, and has been bestowed honors for her commitment to both camps and her decision making skills. However, she does not get to fight off Octavian. I am a little disappointed. I feel that out of all the characters, she does deserve to get her vengeance (I guess we will say, it not closure, but more along her say) on what Octavian had done to her over the past two years. Though looking at Reyna a bit more, I realize that her great leadership skills she would never kill Octavian physically, but show him the kindness and respect that he deserves, but strip him of his political powers.

    1. OctavianOther than the fact that I would probably be okay if he died, I do believe that he will die due to the fact that he is a pawn, whether he is Gaea’s pawn or not. I see that there will be a battle between him and Reyna because Reyna always had to shove him aside and get him away from the most powerful positions of the camp. This battle that him and Reyna will have will determine his power over the camp as well as the major fight with the Greeks.

Sadly, this battle did not happen. Reyna successfully brought the statue back to the Greek right before the battle was to begin, and as a result the Romans left Octavian and went to Reyna to fight off the monsters that Octavian called upon for battle. However, he does get to die at the end of the book. Not the death that I was expecting, either. It was quite a twist, and if I go into any more I will be giving the whole ending away.

    1. NicoI really do not want Nico to die. He is one of my favorite characters from the Percy Jackson series. However, it make sense that he will die because he is not very social with the living and is much more comfortable with the dead. Also, his clue suggest that he might just sacrifice himself for the quest. In addition, he also does not belong in this time period. He was born in the 1930’s and had escaped death due to his father.
    2. HazelAnother character I do not want to see dead. However, the book suggest that Hazel might go because her time is short. She does not belong. She has already died and has come back to life. Hence, the short time span of getting to live life.

I am very happy to report that both Nico and Hazel get to live!

  1. Epic battle scenes
    1. Camp Half Blood I know I have made it known that Octavian and Reyna will fight with each other, but I also believe that a battle will take place. As much as I would love for it to just not go beyond Reyna and Octavian, I have a feeling that everyone at both camps will fight with each other and blood will be drawn. I am also curious to see if those Demigods that have fallen, if there blood will be used to help wake up Gaea.

Alright, I was wrong about the whole Reyna and Octavian battling it off. Instead Reyna come in and saves the day and both the Romans and the Greeks work together to battle the monsters working for Gaea. So I guess I was partially true that the Greeks and the Romans will not battle it off before the major battle with Gaea.

    1. Greece – Obviously, we know that there will be a big epic battle scene. I am hoping that no one will die. I am not entirely sure what will go down or what will happen, but I am sure that our seven heroes will succeed and defeat Gaea.

I am partially glad that I did not really made a prediction here other than success. I would never have guess the gods being able to help at the last minute to defeat the Giants and the Titans. I also would not have guess that Annabeth and Percy’s blood would have been used to wake Gaea, or some of the plans that the seven had to help fight against the giants.

  1. What will happen to Camp Jupiter as well as Camp Half Blood – As I have mentioned, I do believe that both camps will battle and that Reyna and Octavian will battle with each other as a means to see what will happen to the fate of the two camps. I do believe that Reyna will win and that both camps will somehow unite. However, I do see that there will have to be some demigods that will end up having to be a liaison to help unite both camps.  The best people for the job would be Percy, Jason, and Nico since all of them know how both camps work and have experienced both camps.

I know that I have already stated this, but I was wrong about the whole epic battle between Reyna and Octavian. Though I was right that the two camp will unite as one. In addition, they did stay united after the big battle with Gaea and have worked together in a way to combine both camps so that they will train both Greek and Roman. Though, it looks like there is no Liaison beyond the leaders of the two camps. However, Jason does get to go between both camps to make sure that all the gods are noted, respected, and honored.

  1. Hopeful/ wishful thinking about life after this quest for our characters – I really hope that no one, for the exception of Octavian (I know that this is bad) will die. Okay, maybe Octavian can live, as long as he gets punished for his crimes. I do want everyone to live and be happy. I do hope that both camps will connect with each other and that Jason would not have to choose between the two camps and that both Percy and Jason can improve both with their experiences. I also want Nico to feel wanted and welcome. Nico is such an important hero that I do feel as though both Percy and Jason will make sure that Nico is accepted into both camps. Of course I do want Annabeth and Percy to be together happily as well as Jason and Piper.  For Hazel and Frank, I do hope that they can both be Preators, but they will also be able to stay with each other. For Leo, I do hope that he will get back to that island and help Clypso escape and that the gods would apologize to her(though I don’t expect the apology).   Finally, I do hope that Reyna will be able to retire from being Preator and just enjoy life. She deserves it.

Generally, I was accurate here. Everyone does get a happy ending for the exception of Octavian due to the fact that he died. Though there are a few exceptions. Nico was given the honor to be at both camps by both Will and Reyna not Percy and Jason, though they do support this. However, Nico chose to stay at Camp Half Blood. Jason chose his camp but was given the honors of returning to Camp Jupiter. Hazel does not get to become a Pretor. Instead she is given the task to run the fifth cohort. Finally, Reyna does not retire from her position, but is given full welcome to stay at Camp Half Blood as a means to relax and get away from the stress of her daily life.

  1. Questions
    1. Will there be a Roman equivalent to Luke?

I would say yes… His name was Octavian. However, he is not a true equivalent. Luke truly redeemed himself at the end of the series, while Octavian was allowed to die in the name of saving the world.

    1. Is there still a Roman and Greek camps in Italy and Greece? If so, who trains those Demigods? How are the similar and different to Camp Half Blood and Camp Jupiter?

This question was not answered. Throughout the book, we did not see any other demigods, whether it was from Greek and Roman to a different theology. The reason why I questioned this is because these gods claim to be at multiple places at the same time, and I thought they would be all over the world not just North America.  I know that Riordan created a crossover between the Greek and Egyptian mythologies, however I would like to see if there are Greek and Roman camps in Greece and Rome.

Other things I would like to know, that the book did not answer is…

  1. Why are the ancient lands forbidden to Roman demigods? Why is the Roman camp in California?
  2. I would like to know what happened to Leo after he found Calypso. Let’s be real. He is a demigod. Battling monsters is part of the package.
  3. I would like to know what happened to Tartarus. When we left The House of Hades, he had risen and was attacking Bob and his brother (Whose name I cannot spell, let alone pronounce). Will there be a quest to vanquish him?
  4. I would also like to know what truly happened to the Oracle and if there will be a quest to save her.
  5. We also never saw the punishments that Zeus/ Jupiter were going to give. I am curious as to those punishments.
  6. Even though the prophecy of seven was given to both Greek and Roman demigods, I am curious as to why Apollo was being blamed for the oracle giving out the prophecy of seven and making it happen?

That is it!

I am really sorry for the long blog and for it being late. I do hope that you enjoy this review and going over my predictions. Enjoy your weekend and I hope that it is filled with many adventures within the pages of your book. Happy Reading!

The Blood of Olympus Predictions

With the new release of Rick Riordan’s book The Blood of Olympus coming out in a few days, I can honestly say I am excited and ready to read the final book. In addition, it has been great seeing some of the clues the Riordan have sent out to some booktubers, and I would love to share you my thoughts and theories that will happen the last book. I must note, if you have not read the series, there will be spoilers of the first four book. After all, I am basing my predictions and theories off of the first four books as well as Riordan’s previous series Percy Jackson and the Olympians, so I will not know if my theories and predictions will be true for the final book of this series.

Here is the link to all the videos of Booktubers who were able to receive clues. The also gave their predictions as to what will happen. I must admit, I tired to put the clues down below, but I am sorry for any misspellings.  There are some words that I was not able to find in order to spell correctly.  Please do check out the videos.  Most of the clues will be read around the middle of the videos.    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VIvtMk2fVQ&list=PLg24f_cAH-BGKLY5tieH8qIATfhl4TgtY&index=1

  1. Clues that were given
    1. Hazel – Hazel stuck the point of her spatha under Niki’s chin. ‘Explain’ her voice was harder than what Leo had ever hear. ‘Which of us will die? How do we stop it?’ Niki says, ‘Ah, Child of Pluto your magic help you cheat in this contest but it will not help you cheat your destiny. One of you will die, one of you must die.’”
    2. Jason – Jason knew that he shouldn’t look, but he couldn’t close his eyes as Juno went super nova revealing her true godly form. Pain seared through Jason’s mind. His body burned away like layers of an onion.”
    3. Leo – It was a long shot. If he failed it would crush him. Not just emotionally but physically crush him.”
    4. Percy – Jason had never met this particular giant, but he heard stories. Polybots shook his dreadlocks. A dozen serpents swam free. Each one lime green with a frill crown around its head. Basilisks. ‘Indeed son of Rome, if you excuse me my immediate business is with Percy Jackson. I tracked him all the way across Tartarus. Now here in his father’s ruins, I mean to crush him once and for all.’”
    5. Piper – Aphrodite’s words came back to Piper. ‘You must bridge the gap between Roman and Greek, my dear child. Neither storm nor fire will succeed without you.’ Aphrodite had warned her of what was to come. Had told her what Piper would have to do to stop Gaea. Whether or not she will have the courage, Piper did not know.”
    6. Reyna – She couldn’t tell her friends how much she feared ghosts. Oh why she feared them. The whole reason why she and her sister had run away from San Juan, all those years ago. That secret had to stay buried.”
    7. Nico – The wind god… had warned him in Croatia. ‘If you let your ager rule you. Your fate will be sadder than mine.’ How could his fate be anything but sad? Even if he lived through this quest, he would have to leave both camps forever.”
    8. Frank – Frank ran out of arrows. He changed into a rhinoceros and leaped into battle. But as fast as he could knock down the giants. They got up again. Their wounds seemed to be healing faster.”
    9. Annabeth – ‘That’s my point,’ Percy said. ‘We don’t know what’s down there. I am going with you.’ ‘No,’ Annabeth said with her hand on his arm. ‘The giants want our blood. The last thing we need is a boy and a girl going down there together. Remember they want one of each to make the sacrifice.’”
  2. Octavian – This is one of the characters that everyone hate, including me. When I first read about Octavian, all I could think of was that he was the roman equivalent to Luke. He was angry and war happy. Part of the reason why I thought he was working with Gaea is the fact that he knew about the Greek camp and was trying to convince some of the other Romans to believe that the Greeks exists and that the Greek camp needs to be destroyed. How else would he know about the possibility of a Greek Camp without Gaea? In the second book of the series, you can see that only Reyna, Jason, Percy and Nico knew about both camps. Jason and Percy found out about the other camps due to Hera, and Nico found out through his father Hades, However Reyna was the only person in the series to personally know about both camps through experiences and seeing different quests. Nobody else in the Roman camp truly believed in a Greek camp. Also, by destroying the Greek camp, Octavian is helping Gaea by proving both camps a distraction from Gaea and her forces from destroying the world.
  3. List of people who I believe will die
    1. Reyna – I don’t want Reyna to die, I really like Reyna and her leadership skills. She is a marvelous leader, and I believe that she is under appreciated. She is the example of what a leader is by thinking about her people and the world before herself. Because of her leadership skills, I do believe that she will get the statue back to Greek camp and will have to fight with Octavian to stop the battle. I cannot decide if she will be killed by Octavian or be killed due to the complication of her injuries.
    2. Octavian – Other than the fact that I would probably be okay if he died, I do believe that he will die due to the fact that he is a pawn, whether he is Gaea’s pawn or not. I see that there will be a battle between him and Reyna because Reyna always had to shove him aside and get him away from the most powerful positions of the camp. This battle that him and Reyna will have will determine his power over the camp as well as the major fight with the Greeks.
    3. Nico – I really do not want Nico to die. He is one of my favorite characters from the Percy Jackson series. However, it make sense that he will die because he is not very social with the living and is much more comfortable with the dead. Also, his clue suggest that he might just sacrifice himself for the quest. In addition, he also does not belong in this time period. He was born in the 1930’s and had escaped death due to his father.
    4. Hazel – Another character I do not want to see dead. However, the book suggest that Hazel might go because her time is short. She does not belong. She has already died and has come back to life. Hence, the short time span of getting to live life.
  4. Epic battle scenes
    1. Camp Half Blood – I know I have made it known that Octavian and Reyna will fight with each other, but I also believe that a battle will take place. As much as I would love for it to just not go beyond Reyna and Octavian, I have a feeling that everyone at both camps will fight with each other and blood will be drawn. I am also curious to see if those Demigods that have fallen, if there blood will be used to help wake up Gaea.
    2. Greece – Obviously, we know that there will be a big epic battle scene. I am hoping that no one will die. I am not entirely sure what will go down or what will happen, but I am sure that our seven heroes will succeed and defeat Gaea.
  5. What will happen to Camp Jupiter as well as Camp Half Blood – As I have mentioned, I do believe that both camps will battle and that Reyna and Octavian will battle with each other as a means to see what will happen to the fate of the two camps. I do believe that Reyna will win and that both camps will somehow unite. However, I do see that there will have to be some demigods that will end up having to be a liaison to help unite both camps.  The best people for the job would be Percy, Jason, and Nico since all of them know how both camps work and have experienced both camps.
  6. Hopeful/ wishful thinking about life after this quest for our characters – I really hope that no one, for the exception of Octavian (I know that this is bad) will die. Okay, maybe Octavian can live, as long as he gets punished for his crimes. I do want everyone to live and be happy. I do hope that both camps will connect with each other and that Jason would not have to choose between the two camps and that both Percy and Jason can improve both with their experiences. I also want Nico to feel wanted and welcome. Nico is such an important hero that I do feel as though both Percy and Jason will make sure that Nico is accepted into both camps. Of course I do want Annabeth and Percy to be together happily as well as Jason and Piper.  For Hazel and Frank, I do hope that they can both be Preators, but they will also be able to stay with each other. For Leo, I do hope that he will get back to that island and help Clypso escape and that the gods would apologize to her(though I don’t expect the apology).   Finally, I do hope that Reyna will be able to retire from being Preator and just enjoy life. She deserves it.
  7. Questions
    1. Will there be a Roman equivalent to Luke?
    2. Is there still a Roman and Greek camps in Italy and Greece? If so, who trains those Demi Gods? How are the similar and different to Camp Half Blood and Camp Jupiter?

Those are my theories and predictions. I do hope that you enjoyed them, as well as your weekend. Please let me know what you think and Happy Reading!

The Son of Neptune Review

I loved the book The Son of Neptune. Gave it five out of five stars on Goodreads. I loved the characters, both new and old, and the plot. I also enjoyed the lovely dialog between our heroes.

To start, I loved our characters. I was so escorted to see both Percy as well as Nico. It made sense for Percy to have forgotten his memories, it was the same thing that happened to Jason. However I was beyond excited to see Nico. I actually had to stop reading as I celebrated the reintroduction of Nico. I must admit that I was upset not I see Nico in the last book. However, I was surprised that Nico was not surprised about seeing Percy with his memory lost. In fact, it look like he knew what Ed going on, and the plans that Hera have with the seven demigods. As for our new characters. I love having Frank and Hazel. I really am excited to see what these two characters will do in the future. I am also glad to meet Ella. She was my favorite character in this book.

The plot was great too. I found bit interesting that Percy and his gang had to free Death, like Jason and his crew had to free Hera. However, I did enjoy the background plots and story. I even enjoy the origins story of how all this started and how it started with Hazel during WWII before the Titans.

Though the best part was the dialog. There are so many little liners that I would love to quote, but I am afraid to give way to much of the boom and ruin it for everyone. In short, there is good dialog between the characters that will make you laugh.

I do hope that you are enjoying your weekend. Happy reading.