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Saturday, October 5, 2013

[REVIEW] The Son of Sobek by Rick Riordan

The Son of Sobek

Author: Rick Riordan
Genre: YA Fantasy, Mythology
Published: May 7th 2013 by Puffin
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In this e-book short story by Rick Riordan, Carter Kane is investigating rumored sightings of a monster on Long Island when he runs into something else: a mysterious boy named Percy Jackson. And their meeting isn't exactly friendly. . . .






I’d probably be a little bias here since it’s Rick Riordan and he’s, like, one of my rock star authors and I’d wholeheartedly give an automatic 5-star to any book penned by him, but seriously this book rocks. I’ve been waiting for something like this since The Red Pyramid and THE SON OF SOBEK is like a dream come true. I love crossovers! Especially a Percy Jackson-Kane Chronicles crossover. Riordan’s been dropping hints through the entire Kane Chronicles series and it’s freaking the hell out of me. And now, finally!

It’s a very short read and of course I devoured it in one sitting. I’m starving for more especially now that The House of Hades is coming out in what, a few weeks? But THE SON OF SOBEK is good in its entirety. The story is set separately from both the storylines of Percy Jackson and the Olympians/Heroes of Olympus and The Kane Chronicles. And although it’s told from Carter’s perspective, he and Percy are given equal emphasis and importance. They have different personalities, skills and strengths but are both good warriors. I enjoyed their bickering and admired their spur-of-the-moment partnership. They’re both funny and smart. For the nth time, I am reminded why I love Rick Riordan’s books so much.

I love love the ending! Knowing that there might be more of this crossover – that there’s a chance that the demigods and the magicians of the House of Life will meet – is enough to keep me in a frenzy. And the ending is perfectly worded. It’s just amazing! Riordan’s truly a master story-teller. Thank the gods for THE SON OF SOBEK.

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Julie is a Filipina blogger who pretends she has insomnia so she can stay up late reading. When she's not buried in books, she can be found watching anime, drinking chocolate-flavored instant coffee, lurking on the internet, daydreaming and talking about herself in third person. She loves purple and anything sweet!

5 comments:

  1. Great review dear!
    I nominated you for the Shine On Award :)
    http://unaeve.blogspot.com/2013/10/nomination-for-shine-on-award.html

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  2. I read this short story in like 20 minutes!!!! Soooo goood. The ending definitely leaves it open for an actual book crossover!!! I also heard that he will be doing a series on Nose mythology! I hope that is true. If you can't tell I'm a huge Riordan fan too. House of Hades is currently in my hands and I'm trying to be productive before I start reading because once I start I won't stop. :)

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    1. Aaaahh!! I'm so jealous! I still don't have The House of Hades! (And I call myself a fan? Pfft.) Anyway, it's true! He'll be having a Norse series. Now how cool is that? But I think the first book will be released in 2015? I'll be looking forward to it! ^__^ Thanks for the comment, Kay! Riordan rocks!

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  3. Hi, I found your link on the Kid Lit Blog Hop. I love mythology and haven't read any of these books yet but I've been wanting to.

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  4. Interesting that he's done this crossover! Thanks for linking it to the Kid Lit Blog Hop :)

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