Do you know those books that you look so much forward to getting out, that when they do, you just want to get them as the first thing? For me, this book was one of them. I felt like I had been waiting for ages for it to get out, not just merely a year. And when it finally did get out, I had ordered one home even though I was supposed to go to Barnes and Noble and get it, but it was a special edition, and I would get a proof of that I had been at the release party at the groove in Los Angeles. Because I were there. Because I am a book geek and I love it.
Unfortunately, I am new to my address and I gave UPS a wrong zip code, so it ended up taking them about a week to get it home to me. I was most sad about it, and I know I cussed as bad as a horse, but there was nothing I could do about it. And when it finally came to me, I looked at it. Looked at it some more. And waited until night to read it, because somehow, I was so scared that it wouldn't live up to my expectations, that it wouldn't be worth waiting for that year. Of course I should have known that Rick Riordan would not disappoint me. I should have never doubted him!
The book starts out with Percy. I do not really want to give any details, because I don't know how to say it without spoiling the book, but God(s), how I missed him! I know that Jason and him are the same in many aspects, but still, they're not entirely the same, and Percy is Percy. Percy shared viewpoint with two other demigods, which also meant that his parts were written in third person, which may be the only thing that irritated me, but that's only because we're so used to Percy saying I. Otherwise, it was wonderful to follow him, and I was glad that he at the very least remembered Annabeth, so there would be no confusion there.
I fell for the two other demigods as well. - will be continued later -