Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

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Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
Series: N/A
Publisher: Rick Riordan Presents
Published January 15th 2019
Genres: Middle Grade, Sci-fi, Mythology
Pages: 304
Format: Hardback
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To keep the family safe, Min’s mother insists that none of them use any fox-magic, such as Charm or shape-shifting. They must appear human at all times. Min feels hemmed in by the household rules and resents the endless chores, the cousins who crowd her, and the aunties who judge her. She would like nothing more than to escape Jinju, her neglected, dust-ridden, and impoverished planet. She’s counting the days until she can follow her older brother, Jun, into the Space Forces and see more of the Thousand Worlds.

When word arrives that Jun is suspected of leaving his post to go in search of the Dragon Pearl, Min knows that something is wrong. Jun would never desert his battle cruiser, even for a mystical object rumored to have tremendous power. She decides to run away to find him and clear his name.

Min’s quest will have her meeting gamblers, pirates, and vengeful ghosts. It will involve deception, lies, and sabotage. She will be forced to use more fox-magic than ever before, and to rely on all of her cleverness and bravery. The outcome may not be what she had hoped, but it has the potential to exceed her wildest dreams.

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The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes

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The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes
Series: The Storm Runner #1
Publisher: Rick Riordan Presents
Published September 18th 2018
Genres: Middlegrade, Fantasy, Mythology
Pages: 448
Format: Hardback
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Zane has always enjoyed exploring the dormant volcano near his home in New Mexico, even though hiking it is challenging. He’d much rather hang out there with his dog, Rosie, than go to middle school, where kids call him Sir Limps a Lot, McGimpster, or Uno — for his one good leg. What Zane doesn’t know is that the volcano is a gateway to another world and he is at the center of a powerful prophecy.

A new girl at school, Brooks, informs him that he’s destined to release an evil god from the ancient Maya relic he is imprisoned in — unless she can find and remove it first. Together they return to the volcano, where all kinds of crazy happens. Brooks turns into a hawk, a demon attacks them in a cave, and Rosie gives her all while trying to protect Zane. When Zane decides to save his dog no matter the cost, he is thrust into an adventure full of surprising discoveries, dangerous secrets, and an all-out war between the gods, one of whom happens to be his father. To survive, Zane will have to become the Storm Runner. But how can he run when he can’t even walk well without a cane?

Feisty heroes, tricky gods, murderous demons, and spirited giants are just some of the pleasures that await in this fresh and funny take on Maya mythology, as rich and delicious as a mug of authentic hot chocolate.

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Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

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Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
Series: Pandava Quartet #1
Publisher: Rick Riordan Presents
Published March 27th, 2018
Genres: Middle Grade / YA, Mythology, Fantasy
Pages: 355
Format: Hardback
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Twelve-year-old Aru Shah has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school. While her classmates are jetting off to family vacations in exotic locales, she’ll be spending her autumn break at home, in the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture, waiting for her mom to return from her latest archeological trip. Is it any wonder that Aru makes up stories about being royalty, traveling to Paris, and having a chauffeur?

One day, three schoolmates show up at Aru’s doorstep to catch her in a lie. They don’t believe her claim that the museum’s Lamp of Bharata is cursed, and they dare Aru to prove it. Just a quick light, Aru thinks. Then she can get herself out of this mess and never ever fib again.

But lighting the lamp has dire consequences. She unwittingly frees the Sleeper, an ancient demon whose duty it is to awaken the God of Destruction. Her classmates and beloved mother are frozen in time, and it’s up to Aru to save them.

The only way to stop the demon is to find the reincarnations of the five legendary Pandava brothers, protagonists of the Hindu epic poem, the Mahabharata, and journey through the Kingdom of Death. But how is one girl in Spider-Man pajamas supposed to do all that?

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A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

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A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Published June 26th, 2018
Genres: Anthologies, Short stories, YA, Fantasy, Mythology
Pages: 336
Format: Hardback
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Star-crossed lovers, meddling immortals, feigned identities, battles of wits, and dire warnings. These are the stuff of fairy tale, myth, and folklore that have drawn us in for centuries.

Fifteen bestselling and acclaimed authors reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia in short stories that are by turns enchanting, heartbreaking, romantic, and passionate.

Compiled by We Need Diverse Books’s Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman, the authors included in this exquisite collection are: Renee Ahdieh, Sona Charaipotra, Preeti Chhibber, Roshani Chokshi, Aliette de Bodard, Melissa de la Cruz, Julie Kagawa, Rahul Kanakia, Lori M. Lee, E. C. Myers, Cindy Pon, Aisha Saeed, Shveta Thakrar, and Alyssa Wong.

A mountain loses her heart. Two sisters transform into birds to escape captivity. A young man learns the true meaning of sacrifice. A young woman takes up her mother’s mantle and leads the dead to their final resting place. From fantasy to science fiction to contemporary, from romance to tales of revenge, these stories will beguile readers from start to finish. For fans of Neil Gaiman’s Unnatural Creatures and Ameriie’s New York Times–bestselling Because You Love to Hate Me.

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The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan

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The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan
Series: The Trials of Apollo #3
Publisher: Puffin
Published May 1st, 2018
Genres: YA/Middle Grade, Fantasy, Mythology
Pages: 452
Format: Paperback
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I WAS A GOD, ONCE. UNTIL I WAS CAST OUT BY MY FATHER, ZEUS.

NOW I’M AN AWKWARD MORTAL TEENAGER CALLED LESTER. BOUND TO A DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS DEMIGOD CALLED MEG. THANKS A LOT, DAD.

My way out? A series of scary and dangerous trials, of course.

For my third mission, I must:
Journey through the Labyrinth to free an Oracle who only speaks in puzzles.

Defeat a vicious and bloodthirsty Roman Emperor – the most vicious of three very vicious and bloodthirsty Roman Emperors.

Is that all? No, I’ve to do everything without any of my godly powers. Wonderful. Looks like I’ll be needing all the help I can get. From new friends, and old . . .

This edition includes a Percy Jackson short story!
Clarisse, daughter of Ares, the Greek god of war, needs Percy Jackson’s help. Her father’s chariot has been stolen and she has to get it back by sunset.
The only hitch? The chariot-jackers are none other than her terrifying immortal brothers Phobos and Deimos. Can Percy and Clarisse get the chariot back before it’s too late?

Find out in: PERCY JACKSON AND THE STOLEN CHARIOT

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Review: The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan (spoiler free)

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The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan

Series: The Trials of Apollo #2

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published May 2nd, 2017

Genres: YA, Fantasy

Pages: 528

Format: Paperback

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Zeus has punished his son Apollo—god of the sun, music, archery, poetry, and more—by casting him down to earth in the form of a gawky, acne-covered sixteen-year-old mortal named Lester. The only way Apollo can reclaim his rightful place on Mount Olympus is by restoring several Oracles that have gone dark. What is affecting the Oracles, and how can Apollo do anything about them without his powers?

After experiencing a series of dangerous—and frankly, humiliating—trials at Camp Half-Blood, Apollo must now leave the relative safety of the demigod training ground and embark on a hair-raising journey across North America. Fortunately, what he lacks in godly graces he’s gaining in new friendships—with heroes who will be very familiar to fans of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Heroes of Olympus series. Come along for what promises to be a harrowing, hilarious, and haiku-filled ride. . . .

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Review: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan (Spoiler Free)

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The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

Series: The Trials of Apollo #1

Publisher: Penguin Random House

Published May 3rd, 2016

Genres: YA, Fantasy, Mythology

Pages: 359

Format: Paperback

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How do you punish an immortal? By making him human. After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus’s favor. But Apollo has many enemies—gods, monsters, and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go… an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.

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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

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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??

 

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

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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

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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