This is my review of The Son of Sobek! It does contain spoilers so please read with caution if you don’t want to find out about the book.
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The Son of Sobek started out and immediately annoyed me. Percy didn’t seem like Percy. He was a jerk! He wasn’t the carefree guy I was used to reading about. Was he having a rough day? Was he channeling Clarisse’s personality? It just didn’t seem right.
Percy mentions the Doors of Death. “Maybe you’re a spirit from the Underworld, come back through the Doors of Death?” The first time it is mentioned is in the prophecy in The Last Olympian. I believe (correct me if I’m wrong) The Son of Sobek takes place before Heroes of Olympus before the Doors were even opened. Again, Percy didn’t seem like Percy. A lot of his comments seemed forced.
The book got cooler when Percy and Carter worked together. For being short it was still a cool fight. The ending gave off a subtle mysterious tone, but it wasn’t a dramatic ending. It made me wonder who did bring the boys together? I think it all depends on Rick. If he doesn’t write a crossover of the two series then we will never know. But it is fun to think about!
As an overall I would give it two out of five stars. Worth buying? Off of Amazon its only $2.99 full price cheaper than a Starbucks, so it’s worth buying to read.
What’s your opinion? Add a comment below. Star your posts with *SPOILER* if there is anything spoilerific within your comment! Looking forward to reading your thoughts! Thanks for reading!
I will be putting up my review of the preview of The House of Hades soon…