The Lost Hero
by Rick RiordanSeries: The Heroes of Olympus #1 Genre: Fantasy Release Date:
12th October 2010 Publisher: Puffin Source: Bought Add it: Goodreads Rating:
When Jason, Piper and Leo crash land at Camp Half-Blood, they have no idea what to expect. Apparently this is the only safe place for children of the Greek Gods - despite the monsters roaming the woods and demigods practising archery with flaming arrows and explosives.
But rumours of a terrible curse - and a missing hero - are flying around camp.
It seems Jason, Piper and Leo are the chosen ones to embark on a terrifying new quest, which they must complete by the winter solstice. In just four days time.
Can the trio succeed on this deadly mission - and what must they sacrifice in order to survive?
I have been led astray. Betrayed. Deceived, even. After the fantastic Percy Jackson series ended on such a high note I couldn’t wait to dive back into Percy’s world with this new, slightly more grown-up (I assume Heroes of Olympus is aimed at an older age group because of ~reasons~) series. Alas, The Lost Hero was a bit like reading a Where’s Wally book, except I kept turning the page hoping that Percy would show up and then suffering the crushing disappointment of that not happening.
A Little Princess
by Frances Hodgson BurnettGenre: Contemporary Release Date:
1905 Publisher: Puffin Source: Public Domain Add it: Goodreads Rating:
Alone in a new country, wealthy Sara Crewe tries to make friends at boarding school and settle in. But when she learns that she'll never see her beloved father again, her life is turned upside down. Transformed from princess to pauper, she must swap dancing lessons and luxury for drudgery and a room in the attic. Will she find that kindness and generosity are all the riches she truly needs?
A Little Princess tells the tale of Sara Crewe, a young girl who is entered into a formal boarding school for girls. The rich and privileged daughter of a Captain, Sara travels from India, where she was raised for most of her early life, to London where her new boarding school awaits. Separated from the father she loves, Sara nevertheless promises to make the best of her situation; she proves to be an excellent student, is kind to the other girls and becomes the most interesting person in the school because of her talent for telling vivid stories. But then TERRIBLE THINGS happen that made me cry into my pillow for a good ten minutes fuuuuuu Frances Hodgson Burnett and Sara’s life is changed completely. She loses her status, becoming a servant in the same boarding school, is forced to live in the attic and is treated awfully by just about everyone around her. The story follows Sara as she deals with all the changes in her life, learning to be kind and brave in the face of adversity.