Review: Heroes of Olympus – The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

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Heroes of Olympus – The Blood of Olympus

Author: Rick Riordan

Published by Puffin Books

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Adventure, Friendship, Children

Pages: 500

Format: Paperback

Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them—and they’re stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake.

The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it “might” be able to stop a war between the two camps.

The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea’s army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.

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I didn’t love this books as much as much as the others, but I will have to give a 4.5stars because it’s the conclusion to a series a loved!

I felt that half of the book for me was quite boring till half, but then it turned super good! And the end was amazing!! And I also liked the glimpses to the next series 😛

This book was good. Just not was good as I was expecting beginning to end, like the others. It starts developing nicely in the middle of the book, and you have an overflow of feelings with this one! (obviously!) I loved the characters and how they developed, I loved to see more, especially from Nico, from Leo and from Reyna! Percy and Annabeth don’t appear as much in this one as in the last one.

I loved also to see some gods, especially Nike! It was a super funny moment!!

Overall I loved this series! I loved that characters, the action and especially the world! It’s amazing and I can’t wait to get in it again!!!

!WARNING: SPOILERS ahead!!

 

THE CENTRAL IDEA

The story starts with Jason, Piper and Annabeth covered by the mist in a party of monsters.. until they are detected and Jason gets stabbed… Yap, that was the beginning!!

After that, we see things from Reyna’s pov and ohmygoodness I SO MUCH LOVE Reyna. I loooved to know more about her, and I loved to see her with Nico! Anyway they went together with coach Hedge all around the world to return the Athena Parthenos to Camp Half-Blood and it was amazing how Rick Riordan put together all the fun obstacles and still we learned so much about the characters!

In the other side of the world was the other team trying to stop Gaia’s wakening. From them all the person I liked most to see about was Leo! He had such an amazing role, and he is always so funny and upbeat!

THE MAIN CHARACTERS

Percy

“Hey, I’m a Poseidon kid,” he said. “I can’t drown. And neither can my pancakes.”

Surprisingly he doesn’t appear as much as I was expecting! But when he does he kind of remembers me of Leo now. They are kinda similar in some ways 😀 LAso I loved to see the part where they actually thing about New Rome.

Annabeth

“Piper McLean,” [Annabeth] grumbled, “that was without a doubt the dumbest risk I’ve ever seen anyone take, and I date a dumb risk-taker.”

I liked to see Annabeth cooperating with Piper; normally Annabeth is ‘alone’ pondering what to do, but now she actully as a friend to share the dificult moments to.

Hazel

“Oh, no!” Hazel wailed. “Popcorn! Our fatal weakness!”

Hazel is so cool! I love her powers, Gods, I love her. She is the cutest simple girl ever and she is so perfect with Frank! I loved to see that they’re relationship althougth they are the ones that are most together in plans, they are nos cheesy and I also like how they trust Leo and that they are actually friends.

Frank

“Snake people do not drink milk” Kekrops said. “We are lactose-intolerant reptiles.”

“Me too!” Frank said. “I mean… lactose intolerant. Not a reptile. Though I can be a reptile sometimes -“

Frank grown-up in the last book, but he is still the cutsie little guy from the first one. And silly. But somehow he always , like once iguanaed his way out of trouble.

Piper

Never assume you’re safe, and never, ever tempt the Fates by announcing that you think you’re safe.

Piper appears a looot in this book, with Jason. I like her. A lot more than in the first book. She is more adult, more focused and more intelligent in battle also; she is so much stronger than she looks!

She is a good friend, expecially a girl friend, that I love! Also her power is pretty cool. I always laugh seeing her saying stuff to the monsters. But the snake song, that was cool!

Jason

Jason decided there was nothing in the world scarier than a gang of bat-wielding grannies.

Jason,… I leraned to like him a lot more. I see him now as a actual friend, not as a Percy replacement. And he looks very good with Piper!! I liked when he met is father was a super sweet (and fast) moment since he so long awaited.

Leo

“That stuff is going to kill you”

“You kidding? So many preservatives in these things, I’ll live forever. But, hey, about this victory goddess being popular (…)

Leo, I LOVE HIM. HE IS AMAZING! TRULY AMAZING! He is so fun, so relaxed, but actually always thinking and preparing everything in time. I loved is story, I loved that he found Calypso. And I loved to see Happy again, if you remember 😛

But my favorite moment was when he and Percy summoned Nike!! HAHAH was so cool!!

Nico

“Because nothing helps you make friends faster than a rotting corpse with a French accent.”

Nico is such an amazing character! That I was NOT expecting! But I love how he actually changes, how he starts to trust people, and how he finally tells his feelings. That was hilarious!! And how in the end finds someone to be with. AWWW ❤

And we see some WTF badass underworld powers!!! He is terrible powerful, scary powerful.

Reyna

“Glad you could join us!” (…)

Piper grinned. “We had some giants to kill!”

“Excellent!” Reyna returned the smile. “Help yourself to some barbarians.”

She is such a great person, such a great friend and a true leader! I LOOVED to know her, I just hoped I knew her better, sooner in the books. She is AMAZING!! A true example of an awesome person.

ALso I loved to see her background story and the meeting with the Amazons and the Hunters! GIRL POWER!! And how in the end she defeated Orion!!

PLOT DEVELOPMENT

This book was quite slow in the beginning but after middle it starts being pretty good! It gets a lot of action and you get to know a lot more of characters like Reyna, that you wished you knew sooner! The end is magnificent! I loved it!! I think it was the perfect end for sure!

SETTING

I liked how was not easy to carry the statue to Camp Half-Blood otherwise would be just wonder. And how difficult it was to reach Gaia. But to defeat her wasn’t it kinda easy? I mean how couldn’t she be counting on a strategy like that? But I loved it anyway!

 

THINGS I LIKED

  • I loved Reyna’s as Nico’s friendship 
  • Some gods are just too funny! And well all around the book there is funny moments and I love that!!
  • Leo’s love life!! YEEEES ❤
  • That END. I LOVED IT!!!

THE THINGS I DIDN’T LIKE

✘ I felt that the beginning was a bit slow. I was expecting more since it was the last book.

✘ I still think that for a last battle seemed kinda easy to defeat Gaia.

✘ (I know now that the doors of death are closed it would be weird for Damasen and Bob to come out but I am still sad about it)

 

FINAL WORDS

I loved this series. It was amazing! Although it takes place after Percy Jackson’s  books, I felt that they are really different in terms of writing, wich I loved!.

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What did you think about the end??

Also what was your favorite character??

 

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Review: Heroes of Olympus – The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

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Heroes of Olympus – The House of Hades

Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: Puffin Books

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Adventure, Friendship, Children

Pages: 584

Format: Paperback

Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

The House of Hades is the fourth book in the bestselling Heroes of Olympus series, set in the action-packed world of Percy Jackson.

The stakes have never been higher. If Percy Jackson and Annabeth fail in their quest, there’ll be hell on Earth. Literally.

Wandering the deadly realm of Tartarus, every step leads them further into danger. And, if by some miracle they do make it to the Doors of Death, there’s a legion of bloodthirsty monsters waiting for them.

Meanwhile, Hazel and the crew of the Argo II have a choice: to stop a war or save their friends. Whichever road they take one thing is certain – in the Underworld, evil is inescapable.

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I loved The Mark of Athena, but this one?! O M G, it was amazing!!!
I think this may be my favourite one so far!

I loved the action that this book had a lot more than in the others but even with all the action, you got to know all the characters better! Like coach Hedge, Nico, Frank, … And some new gods and monsters, like Bob the Titan, that I really liked.

Also, I loved to read separately about all the characters and their points of view, especially Percy and Annabeth; The description of Tartarus was so realistically cool and creepy!

I loved in this book the way they used their powers, and how they passed all difficulties till the end.

I loved the funny moments, the creepy moments, the stress moments, the heartbreaking moments, I loved everything about this book! 

!WARNING: SPOILERS ahead!!

 

The Central idea

“DURING THE THIRD ATTACK, Hazel almost ate a boulder.”

So from the last book, Rick Riordan surprised us with a massive cliff-hanger, and this starts with a lot of excitement, but not from when Annabeth and Percy fall into Tartarus, like I was expecting, but soon enough we have that!

We follow the book from the perspective of each person going to the House of Hades, and from the perspective of Annabeth and Percy in Tartarus.

They are still trying to figure out some parts of the prophecy but at least they know where they have to go. Both groups have to arrive to each of the doors and destroy the connection to that place, for them to move and for Thanatos to be able to control them.

 

The main characters

Percy

“I appreciate the offer” he said. “But my mom told me not to accept curses from strangers”

I loved to see Percy and Annabeth together in this book, it was so special!! And I love his sense of humor!

Annabeth

Tartarus swallowed Titans and demigods and kittens indiscriminately

The way Annabeth used her brain in this book (and the last one) shows how she has grown up, I loved how she fights and tricks the monsters! She is so awesome!!

Hazel

“EVERYTHING SMELLED LIKE POISON. Two days after leaving Venice, Hazel still couldn’t get the noxious scent of eau de cow monster out of her nose.

Hazel was crucial in this book, she was amazing! She has such cool powers and now even more! I loved the power of the Mist!

Frank

“Stupid, Fai Zhang! she would probably scold. If all your friends were drinking poison, would you do it too? Frank went last. The taste of the green liquid”

Frank. He was awesome!! He had really grown up a lot in this book (literally), now you can see him as true son of Mars, but still with the same soft heart he had.

Leo

“Where to?” Jason asked. Leo stared at him. “Well, I dunno. Let me pull my dwarf-tracking GPS out of my tool belt.… Oh, wait! I don’t have a dwarf-tracking GPS—or my tool belt!”

AHH Leo is amazing! He has a super good humor, he can always make me laugh, but he is not the same Leo he was before. You can also see a change in him, everybody could, but to know what it was is so cute!! I loved that part!

Piper

“Maybe love was no match for ice…but Piper had used it to wake a metal dragon. Mortals did superhuman feats in the name of love all the time. (…)
The ice melted on her blade. Her arm steamed under Khione’s grip.
‘Still underestimating me,’ Piper told the goddess. ‘You really need to work on that.”

Piper grew her confidence, she doesn’t feel useless anymore, she has more power and Hazel as a friend that is helping her with her skills in battle. Also it’s pretty funny how she uses her charmspeak 😛

Jason

Love is on every side, Cupid said. And no one’s side. Don’t ask what Love can do for you.
“Great,” Jason said. “Now he’s spouting greeting card messages.”

I didn’t see that much of Jason as the others, but I don’t see him as superman anymore and much more like a hero as his friends.

Nico

“Nico, I’ve seen a lot of brave things. But what you just did? That was maybe the bravest.”

Nico… What can I say, I WAS NOT EXPECTING THAT.

 

Bob / Iapetus

“Tell the sun and stars hello for me.”

I just had to had this, he is the cutest Titan ever! I loved to know him…But it was so sad!! I hope he appears in the next book… (sigh)

Plot Development

This book was awesomely good, it had a lot of action, that was super fun, with this one I didn’t feel like it had any boring moments. And I loved the fact that it was divided; Tartarus and the way to the doors.

Setting

I loved the beginning when they where going to Tartarus, that it took days, I felt it more realistic otherwise why wouldn’t they come out easily?!  My favorite part was to see Tartarus, and all the places inside, it was amazing!

 

Things I Liked

  • Percy and Annabeth together.
  • I loved to know the characters more, and to see them growing up.
  • A lot of action and cool difficulties in their path.
  • I loved to see Tartarus

Things I Didn’t Like

✘ I LOVED THE BOOK, there was nothing I didn’t like that much, but I felt so sad with Bob (Titan) and Damasen (Giant)!

Final Words

My favorite book so far, it was fully amazing! These books are amazing and they just keep getting better, now let’s see how it all ends!

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Tell me your favorite moment from this book! ❤

Review: Heroes of Olympus – The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

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Heroes of Olympus – The Mark of Athena 

Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: Puffin Books

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Adventure, Friendship, Children

Pages: 511

Format: Paperback

Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

Can Percy Jackson and the Half-blood Heroes succeed on their quest to find The Doors of Death or will the Greek Gods of chaos win their battle to stop them? Percy and his fellow demi-gods face the most important quest of all – the Prophecy of Seva.

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SO FAR, THIS IS MY FAVORITE BOOK (of the two series, Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus)!

The Greek and Roman demigods join together to try to save the world from Gaia’s awakening. I love having the whole group of 7 together. They are an amazing group representing each a different godly family (Poseidon, Athena, Mars, Pluto, Aphrodite, Jupiter and Hephaestus) + Nico in this book that represents Hades (Pluto).

They are all so different, and you can really see that in the beginning of the book but I feel that in the end they really come together as team despite what camp they represent.

There is more romance in this book between Percy and Annabeth but just a cute feeling nothing too much. Piper and Jason don’t have much moments together but they are still adorable! Than there is Hazel and Frank that are super cute but had a lot of things in the middle, like Leo 😛 I love Leo, he is awesome, but not with Hazel…

The gods don’t appear much for now, just tiny bits, not enough.

It developed slowly with tiny things for them to get through and only in the last pages we had the big BOOM again, but that was okay. Yet this was the first time it ended like this… I won’t say more but… WHAT?

I loved the book, it was amazing and I loved to read about them all, I really enjoy this group! And Nico!! Excited for the next one 😀 😀

!WARNING: SPOILERS ahead!!

 

THE CENTRAL IDEA

This book starts with the arrival of The Greek group to Camp Jupiter in the Argo II.

“Until she met the exploding statue, Annabeth thought she was prepared for anything.” She’d paced the deck of their flying warship, the Argo II, checking and double-checking the ballistae to make sure they were locked down. She’d confirmed that the white “We came in peace” flag was flying from the mast.

Annabeth sees Percy, for the first time in some months because of Juno. (That was freaking awesome!)

Annabeth put her knee on Percy’s chest. She pushed her forearm against his throat. She didn’t care what the Romans thought. A white-hot lump of anger expanded in her chest—a tumor of worry and bitterness that she’d been carrying around since last autumn. “If you ever leave me again,” she said, her eyes stinging, “I swear to all the gods—” Percy had the nerve to laugh. Suddenly the lump of heated emotions melted inside Annabeth. “Consider me warned,” Percy said.”

After that it didn’t take much time for things to go wrong … (Don’t they always? :P) After some time in camp Jupiter the group had to run away! So here starts the quest to rescue the Athena Parthenos and Nico!

In this quest they had to do many turns to get things to fix the ship, trying to avoid the Romans and to ask for help from some gods and minor gods. The arriving to Rome was a lot of fun to read about because it’s filled with difficulties set by Gaia.

THE MAIN CHARACTERS

Percy

“Like water leaking through a dam,” said Piper.
“Yeah,” smiled Percy. “We’ve got a dam hole.”
“What?” Piper asked.
“Nothing,” he said. “Inside joke.”

That part made me smile, and think about Zoe and Thalia and all the hunters. Anyway, Percy in this book seemed much more romantic and worried about Annabeth (they are so cute!). As long as they were together everything was okay; and that was so sweet! Also I really think he and Jason make a cool team.

Annabeth

“And this is Annabeth”, Jason said “Uh, normally she doesn’t judo-flip people”

Annabeth path in this book was pretty cool, she had to combat her worse fears; she kinda reminded me of Hermione, in this book you really see Annabeth how she is, fighting mainly with the brains (my favorite part is with the Lares)… Also she had some cute moments with Percy that I really enjoyed to see!

Hazel

“Once the others were below, Hazel and Leo faced each other awkwardly. They were alone except for Coach Hedge, who was back on the quarterdeck singing the Pokémon theme song. The coach had changed the words to: Gotta Kill ’Em All, and Leo really didn’t want to know why.”

It was nice to see how Hazel and Leo stories mix. But it also felt awkward… Also it’s always super funny when someone talks about nowaday things and she looks confused 😛 AHH She is super cute, and I really love her powers.

Frank

Two kids appeared at Percy’s side, the same ones Annabeth had seen him chumming around with earlier. The burly Asian guy with buss cut was about fifteen. He was cute in a sort of oversized-cuddly-panda-bear way.

Frank in the beginning of this book was a bit difficult because of the triangle going on… But I think that in the end they started getting along all together as actual friends, which is great! And I really like to see him with Hazel, more than Leo. Also, I bet he is a cute koi! 😛

Leo

“I try not to think. It interferes with being nuts”

Leo is the funny type always, and thats what it makes him so unique, even if things are bad, he tries to see the good side, or at least cheer up the spirit. He is super cute and almost all his ideas are the craziest things ever… But they are always amazing!

Piper

Piper had a new entry in her top-ten list of Times Piper Felt Useless.

Piper is still to harsh on herself, she is not a super strong type of warrior, but thats the point! Every one of them are different and complement each other. She helped a lot in her own way, even if she didn’t see it. I loved the Hercules part with Piper. Also I love to see her with Jason but I feel that they didn’t had much development.

Jason

“Incredible,” Jason said. “These are really good brownies.”
“That’s your only comment?” Piper demanded.
He looked surprised. “What? I heard the story. Fish-centaurs. Merpeople. Letter of intro to the Tiber River god. Got it. But these brownies—”
“I know,” Frank said, his mouth full. “Try them with Esther’s peach preserves.”
“That,” Hazel said, “is incredibly disgusting.”

Jason is nice and super strong, but he doesn’t show much emotions, except that I always felt miserable during the quest, since he thought he was not doing enough to protect his friends. Also, Jason and Percy have been measuring forces every time they can. But in the end they conjoin them and its amazing!

PLOT DEVELOPMENT

This book was pretty good and with a lot of action, but the main quest started pretty late (again)… But we had time to see a lot of the characters’ history. Also it has a total different end from the others which I liked and was totally not expecting!

SETTING

I loved the trip to Rome and all the difficulties, I loved the underwater camp and the entrance to the Mare Nostrum! Like always they seemed super realistic.

THINGS I LIKED

  • I loved to see the all group in action.
  • I think this book had even more difficulties to get through than the others.
  • I liked how Hercules and Narcissus where explained.
  • I loved how the powers of the seven of them are always needed somehow.

THE THINGS I DIDN’T LIKE

✘ The quest developed super late, but I already got used to since you see so much in the way to the quest, so maybe is not totally a “didn’t like” part.

✘ I know Olympus is closed but still, I miss to see a bit more of the gods.

FINAL WORDS

I loved this book more than any of them at this very moment, and I really wanna read the next one after that cliff-hanger!!

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If you have read the book, what’s your favorite part?

Mine is for sure when Annabeth faces the Lares! It was so cool! HAHAH

Review: Heroes of Olympus – The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

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Heroes of Olympus – The Son of Neptune 

Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: Puffin Books

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Adventure, Friendship, Children

Pages: 521

Format: Paperback

Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

The SECOND title in this number one, bestselling spin-off series from Percy Jackson creator, Rick Riordan.

This crazy messed up world of gods and monsters is Percy Jackson’s reality, which pretty much sucks for him.

Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon, God of the Sea, has woken from a very deep sleep and come face to face with two snake-haired ladies who refuse to die.

But they’re the least of his problems. Because Percy finds himself at a camp for half-bloods, which doesn’t ring any bells for him. There’s just one name he remembers from his past. Annabeth.

Only one thing is certain – Percy’s questing days aren’t over. He and fellow demigods Frank and Hazel must face the most important quest of all: the Prophecy of Seven.If they fail, it’s not just their camp at risk. Percy’s old life, the gods, and the entire world might be destroyed . . .

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Percy finally appeared, but because of the last book, I kinda got attached to the three new characters we were introduced to. I really wanted to read about them some more, but instead we got a couple more new characters (who are also awesome).

I did enjoy more the last book just because I didn’t figure out where the series where going with it, and I don’t like that much about reading about different characters every book. Yes, it will all come together afterwords but still….
This book was still funny and all but the action started in my opinion so late…
Anyway I still loved to know about the characters, they are amazing, the quiz was pretty awesome, and I am really pumped up to read where this is going now! Oh and I love the writing super much!

!WARNING: SPOILERS ahead!!

 

THE CENTRAL IDEA

This book starts with Percy. Yes, finally!!!

The snake-haired ladies were starting to annoy Percy. they should have died three days ago when he dropped a crate of bowling balls on them at Napa Bargain Mart. hey should have died two day ago when…

well you got the point, Percy is back and in action! before than happened he had kinda the same of Jason.

When he awoke from his long sleep, he didn’t know much more than his name. His brain fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight with the pen/sword in his pocket. Somehow Percy manages to make it to a camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he has to keep killing monsters along the way. But the camp doesn’t ring any bells with him. The only thing he can recall from is past is another name: Annabeth.

So he is as amnesic has Jason, and contrary of Jason he goes to camp Jupiter, the Roman Camp. Where I meets Hanzel and Frank literally at the entrance and make friends with them.

Obviously they will go on a quest to save a bit of the world from Gaia, again. And hopefully get back to camp in time to help there and be recognized, because he will of sure need that.

THE MAIN CHARACTERS

Percy

They all ordered massive plates of eggs, pancakes, and reindeer sausage, though Frank looked a little worried about the reindeer. “You think it’s okay that we’re eating Rudolph?”

“Dude,” Percy said, “I could eat Prancer and Blitzen, too. I’m hungry.”

Same old Percy right?! his part was so funny!! Haha (I just had to include this here). So Percy really makes friends in this camp, especially Hazel and Frank, who will help him not only here but in the adventures that are to come.

Hazel

“You speak horse?” Hazel asked.
“Speaking to horses is a Poseidon thing,” Percy said. “Uh, I mean a Neptune thing.”
“Then you and Arion should get along fine,” Hazel said. “He’s a son of Neptune too.”
Percy turned pale. “Excuse me?”

Hazel, the daughter of Pluto, form some centuries ago 😛 Hanzel was supposed to be dead. But her brother Nico brought her back! (that Nico!) She is amazing!! But, she has a curse, overtime she fells a bit more emotional, valuable rocks pop up from the earth… But is that still a curse?

Frank

Frank shook is head. He was no prince or hero. He was a lactose-intolerant klutz, who couldn’t even protect his friend from getting kidnapped by wheat.

Oh no. He is so much more than that. He is Chinese, Canadian, … No really,  he can be anything! And plus he is super cute with Hazel!! And a really good friend. I liked to see how much he developed since the beginning of the book till the end.

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Also, I liked super much to know a bit of some gods, for example Mars is pretty cool, more than Ares in my opinion

“There!” Mars finished writing and threw the scroll at Octavian. “A prophecy. You can add it to your books, engrave it on your floor, whatever.”
Octavian read the scroll. “This says, ‘Go to Alaska. Find Thanatos and free him. Come back by sundown on June twenty-fourth or die.’”
“Yes,” Mars said. “Is that not clear?”

And also Iris, I was totally not expecting the ROFL… And she is pretty cool!! Kind of hippie style 😛

Always eating junk food and heroes. They’re so unenlightened. I couldn’t them tromping through my store, tearing up things and disturbing my feng shui.

Also we meet Ella. She is so cute and intelligent.

‘Cinnamon rolls are good for harpies,’ she said. ‘June twenty-forth is a good day. Roy Disney’s birthday, and Fortuna’s Feast, and Independence Day for Zanzibar. And Tyson.’

PLOT DEVELOPMENT

This book was pretty good, but the quest started pretty late… But we had time to see a lot of the characters history.

SETTING

I loved how Alaska is introduced, and the roman camp, and I loved how realistic it all seemed. Also,  Hazel’s new horse Arion, the fastest of the planet, he made it seem pretty realistic, since from Alaska to San Francisco it took 4 hours and not like 2 minutes.

 

THINGS I LIKED

  • Percy Jackson happened.
  • New Characters: Haze and Frank especially.
  • You get to know a bit more of some gods
  • Tyson and Ella

THE THINGS I DIDN’T LIKE

✘ The quest developed super late.

FINAL WORDS

I loved this book still, and I am really intrigued for the next one since is the mark of ATHENA.

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What’s your favorite character from the new ones? 

For me is most probably Hazel… She has a super cool power and a super different story!

 

Review: Heroes of Olympus – The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

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Heroes of Olympus – The Last Hero 

Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: Puffin Books

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Adventure, Friendship, Children

Pages: 551

Format: Paperback

Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

The Number one, bestselling title in this new spin-off series from Percy Jackson creator, Rick Riordan. 

OLD ENEMIES AWAKEN AS CAMP HALF-BLOOD’S NEW ARRIVALS PREPARE FOR WAR
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?

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I enjoyed this even more than Percy Jackson books! 

Starting with the writing (that I already loved), this one is less simple I guess… and I didn’t find those moments were he used to tell again some moments (like a reminder) that I really disliked but, I do understand since Percy is a middle grade book, but what I want to say is that I am glad it doesn’t happen here (at least till now), and I don’t think it will, at least with so much frequency.

Comparing the story to Percy Jackson… I love both, just in different ways. I feel that Percy Jackson is amazing but much more simple than this one(s).

I loved the fact the we moved to “another” series with new main characters (that are awesome) without losing some of the old ones.

The way Rick Riordan mixes Greek and Roman mythologies is just amazing! And is still credible like it was in Percy Jackson. It just seems so possible, doesn’t it?!

For sure the book got me super excited from beginning to end!
Excited to continue the rest of the series!!!

!WARNING: SPOILERS ahead!!

 

THE CENTRAL IDEA

This book starts with Jason. Who is Jason? Well…

Even before he got electrocuted, Jason was having a rotten day.

He woke in the backseat of a school bus, not sure where he was, holding hands with a girl he didn’t know. That wasn’t necessarily the rotten part. The girl was cute, but he couldn’t figure out who she was or what he was doing there. He sat up and rubbed his eyes, trying to think.

A few dozen kids sprawled in the seats in front of him, listening to iPods, talking, or sleeping. They all looked around his age…fifteen? Sixteen? Okay, that was scary. He didn’t know his own age.

So yeah, that’s Jason!

His friends, Piper and Leo remembered him, but he didn’t. Did they really remember? Was it all a play? He didn’t know, and neither did they.

Then weird things started happening we noticed that his coach didn’t know him, but he said that he was waiting for him, because maybe he  was the special package that was joining to the other two.

Jason was even more confused! But soon they started being attacked by their own colleague (not a very nice one) but wait! of course… He was a monster! And his friends.

And it all started again in a very amazing way!

THE MAIN CHARACTERS

Jason

“Please excuse Jason from eternal damnation. He has had amnesia.”

Jason is amazing! He is the most powerful demigod until now, maybe even more than Percy(?) Just maybe… Soon to tell, but he is amazing!!

Although he doesn’t know Piper and Leo for real, he really protects and seems a true friend to them! And that is just lovely because since afterwards he knew he didn’t know them and it was the mist, he could have acted different and he did not.

Piper

“Piper patted his shoulder. “Trust me, Valdez. Beautiful people never lie.”

Piper at first saw her as weak. But I changed my opinion very fast 😛 She was just a spooked girl, that was torn between saving his dad and his friends. She just couldn’t betray them. She is lovely in her own way, and you can see a big development in her character in just this book! I just love her!

Oh and that “charmspeaking power” is amazing stuff!

Leo

“Vulcan?” Leo demanded. “I don’t even LIKE Star Trek!”

Leo… Ah leo, he is the funny type. He is just amazing!!

He uses his humor to cover his feelings, he is extremely powerful and a handyman 😛 He can build anything, just like his mother and of course daddy god. He had a hard life and still he is an amazing person! What happened to him, could have changed him to a very bad person but instead he is lovely!

Ah and he build Festus, the Happy Dragon. I laugh so much in this part looking at the cover and to the name hahah

PLOT DEVELOPMENT

This book has no dull moments, literally NADA. I felt that its such a powerful, fun, fantastic book! And with so much juice! 😉

SETTING

I LOVED how he brought together Greek and Roman Mythologies! I think it will turn things so exciting (has they are already now)!!

THE WRITING

I am a big fan of the writing, especially with this book. It’s so much more juicy and complex comparing to Percy.

THINGS I LIKED


✔ It’s still Percy Jacksonworld and with some of the characters!

✔ New Characters: Jason, Piper and Leo

✔ You get to know a lot, the character

✔ The Quest was awesome since we didn’t knew any of the characters

✔ Roman Mythologies

✔ The romance is still subtle and cute

✔ I looove the glossary of the gods at the end of the book

THE THINGS I DIDN’T LIKE

✘ There was a lot of character development so the quest was in the middle and mainly in the end of the book

FINAL WORDS

If you like Percy Jackson you will love this!! Is just amazing and powerful and once again you have fun reading and you learn a lot!

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Have you read this series?

Did you like it more or less than Percy Jackson??

Review: Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

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Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian 

Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: Puffin Books

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Children – Middle Grade, Adventure, Friendship

Pages: 361

Format: Paperback

Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

MOST PEOPLE GET PRESENTS ON THEIR SIXTEENTH BIRTHDAY, I GET A PROPHECY THAT COULD SAVE OR DESTROY THE WORLD.

It happens when you’re the son of Poseidon, God of the Sea. According to an ancient prophecy, I turn sixteen and the fate of the entire world is on me. But no pressure.

Now Kronos, Lord of the Titans, is beginning his attack on New York City. And the dreaded monster Typhon is also heading our way. So it’s me and forty of my demigod friends versus untold evil…

GENERAL THOUGHTS

Wooow! It was damn good!! Plus it has that perfect ending to it!

I love Percy’s wish…, it was just amazing! And that opened a possibility for things to change for the better with everybody! Ahhh it was just perfect!

This book wrapped up this series perfectly and gave hints to what would happen in the Heroes of Olympus series! I definitely have a total girl crush on Annabeth… I’m so glad I finished this series and I can’t wait to start the Heroes of Olympus (which I am anxious to see if the writing changes!)

But what makes me looove this book from the start till the end is that, with the prophecy, you kind of start expecting stuff to happen but they always turn out different! You always get surprised that things happened the way they did!

Never thought I could love so much to read a middle grade book, as I loved to read Percy Jackson! If you haven’t grabbed this series yet, you definitely should!! 

!WARNING: review with SPOILERS ahead!!

THE CENTRAL IDEA

The end of the world started when a pegasus landed on the hood of my car. Up until then, I was having a great afternoon.

Yeah the started already pretty much like the others, Percy’s life is nothing but calm right?

So, all year Percy’s camp has been trying to prepare themselves to the big battle against the Titans. But they also know that Kronos’ army is stronger than ever, and he has been gathering some minor gods and demigods on his side, and that makes his power grow.

Kronos made a distraction for Poseidon, he has his own battle, and the other gods have to defeat Typhon, leaving Mount Olympus free.

Percy Jackson and the other demigods have to protect the city and Mount Olympus!

IMPORTANT CHARACTERS

Percy

“I don’t recommend shadow travel if you’re scared of:
a) The dark
b) Cold shivers up your spine
c) Strange noises
d) Going so fast you feel like your face is peeling off
In other words, I thought it was awesome.”

Percy is now as strong as Luck, thanks to Nico’s idea. And he learned some new tricks with Mrs. O’Leary that I thought that were awesome!!

Nico

“With great power… comes great need to take a nap. Wake me up later.”

He turned up to be super strong, more than he already seemed since he is technically a kid… He is so cute ❤

Tyson

“Daddy will explain. Come, he is blowing up monsters.”

He is just so cute, sensible but still powerful (well he is a cyclops…).

Annabeth

“You saved the world,” annabeth said.
“We saved the world.”
“And Rachel is the new Oracle, which means she won’t be dating anybody.”
“You don’t sound disappointed,” I noticed.
Annabeth shrugged. “Oh, I don’t care.”
“Uh-huh.”

Finally!!! I knew it! But I was super afraid for her in one part of the battle, unf… AH I love Annabeth, that’s all I have to say!

Rachel

I really like Rachel, just not with Percy after all that Percy and Annabeth had been through…  And As said in #Annabeth, she turned into the new oracle with is great, because it means I will be able to see more of her in the next books! YEY

Luke

The big villain finally decides he doesn’t see Annabeth has a sister? no, no, no! Don’t even!  … I am super happy how it turned out!

PLOT DEVELOPMENT

This book had a lot of action, like it was almost totally the all book about the battle 😮 But, in the end… Ah that end was just amazing!! Percy, aren’t you romantic??!!

THINGS I LIKED

  • The Romance in the end finally. ❤
  • Luke’s part on the story.
  • Percy’s wish was beautiful and thoughtful.

THE THINGS I DIDN’T LIKE

✘ I haven’t seen Kronos as that powerful, but maybe that’s just me 😛 

FINAL WORDS

I love this book! I love this series! I love this world and these characters! And I am super anxious to start the Heroes of Olympus series!!

What was your favorite book ??  – I loved so many of them for so many reasons, but the most difficult choice for me is between the Sea of Monsters and the Battle of the Labyrinth, but probably the Battle of the Labyrinth, since I feel that a lot of characters unite in that book and the labyrinth itself its creepily amazing 😀

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Review: Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

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Percy Jackson and the battle of the Labyrinth 

Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: Puffin Books

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Children – Middle Grade, Adventure, Friendship, Mythology

Pages: 342

Format: Paperback

Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

 

HONESTLY, BLOWING UP ANOTHER SCHOOL WAS THE LAST THING I WANTED TO DO.

As the son of a Greek god, I’ve had my share of near-death disaster – and now my arch enemy Luke wants to invade our camp via an ancient Labyrinth.

If he succeeds, thousands of bloodthirsty monsters will attack. So it’s goodbye sunshine, hello darkness as four of us descend into the terrifying underground and beyond…

GENERAL THOUGHTS

This book was definitely amazing!

My favorite is still the Sea of Monsters (because of Tyson) – I think?, but this one…maybe this one?… Ahh  They are to close to each other for me…. I really loved the labyrinth, just because I feel that everyone of my favorite characters was back with Percy again, and it made it awesome!!

There are so many characters in this book.

I know a lot more about Grover in this book And learn more about his god, Pan. Which was interesting. And Tyson. I love him, he is the cutest.

Then there is a newer character, Rachel. She is pretty amazing and she’s just a mortal, yap but not common!

And than there is Nico! I’m still a bit worried about him. But he is so , so cool! He’s so young and cute, but has so much pressure and sadness in him.

Till now, this was the most stressy book of Percy Jackson! So much happen, so creepy and intense! It was amazing!! And that end…. made me super curious to know what will happen in the last book!

 

!WARNING: review with SPOILERS ahead!!

 

 

THE CENTRAL IDEA

The last thing I wanted to do on my summer break was blow up another school

Percy Jackson starts off the new school year by battling a pair of Empousai and blowing up his school. Again. He also runs into Rachel Elizabeth Dare, the mysterious mortal girl who can see through the mist, that he met before.

The ancient Lord Kronos is slowly reforming, aided by Luke and his unearthly army. Kronos’ plan is to invade Camp Half-Blood, raze it to the ground along with it’s heroes and then head off to destroy the Olympians.

Although the camp members were under the impression that Camp Half-Blood was impenetrable, they soon realize that Luke intends to invade it through one of the exits of the famous underground Labyrinth. Percy and gang decide to head into the Labyrinth themselves and discover Daedalus’s (the creator of the Labyrinth) workshop, so that they can find a way to stop the invasion.

The Labyrinth is supposed to be the only piece of architecture that changes constantly. Even the creator Daedalus himself has no control over it. Tunnels change, new ones pop up, traps are laid at the most unexpected places and monsters are lurking just around the corner.

They have to find the God Pan, they have to find Daedalus, and try to stop Kronos army, but for that they need Rachel.

IMPORTANT CHARACTERS

Rachel

“Rachel: You’re a half-blood, too?
Annabeth: Shhh! Just announce it to the world, how about?
Rachel: Okay. Hey, everybody! These two aren’t human! They’re half Greek god!…They don’t seem to care.”

A super cool mortal girl!! Yes, a mortal girl just like Percy’s mom, she can see through the mist, and she is extremely curious instead of afraid!

Poseidon 

“I couldn’t miss Percy’s fifteenth birthday,” Poseidon said. “Why, if this were Sparta, Percy would be a man today!”
“That’s true,” Paul said. “I used to teach ancient history.”
Poseidon’s eyes twinkled. “That’s me. Ancient history.”

I just had to had him, that part was so sweet!

Percy

“New lesson, class. Most monsters will vaporize when sliced with a celestial bronze sword. This change is perfectly normal, and will happen to you right now if you don’t BACK OFF!” – Percy”

Percy is just Percy. Awesome as always!

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There were a lot more surprises in this book from some characters, that I was not counting on. And Grover seems so grown up in the end of this book!

PLOT DEVELOPMENT

This book had a lot of action, except in the romance department, is that a triangle romance? 😮


SETTING

AHH The Labyrinth was just amazing!! And the way it popped up so fast in the other side of America… I want one of those!

THINGS I LIKED

  • A lot of characters in this book
  • I liked how the story developed, and also the characters. 
  • I liked to see more of some goods.

THE THINGS I DIDN’T LIKE

✘ Where is Annabeth and Percy? Starting to worry!

FINAL WORDS

I love this book! It’s amazing! A lot of action, a lot of development and amazing characters!

What’s your favorite greek creature and demigod ??  Mines are probably the hippocampus and Annabeth.

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