I have read plenty of books that always want to make me go "Wow," in the review. This one made me go "Whoa." This is the only book I have read so far that has been capable to make me feel this way. I understand that there are plenty of other emotional, heartbreaking books out on the shelves that would probably make you go "Whoa," but this one made me understand it from a different point of view. The Son of Neptune made me hold a higher respect for fictional books that usually we just read to read. We don't read them for the experience but usually because we want to read about something cool that's not on this world. We read them so we can get distracted by our normal boring eat-cereal-go-to-school-go-to-bed lifestyle. At least, that's what I thought. Then I read this book. It actually made me realize that there is some emotion going on in these books. There is some relativity going on that we just ignore because we are only reading this book for enjoyment, not emotion. The Son of Neptune was just so strong in emotion that I realized what we were all missing out on. I read The Fifth Wave and now I was like, "Okay, wow. This is different," because The Son of Neptune changed it. In the best way possible of course. I am not so comfortable with a lot of new characters being introduced into a book but I learned to get over it because it all eventually feeds into the plot. I have never been so moved by a book before in a different way than usual.