Book Review: “The Blood of Olympus” by Rick Riordan

Everyone finally comes into their own in this book. While we saw our heroes start gathering their strength in The House of Hades, in The Blood of Olympus it's made extra-clear that these are far from ordinary kids - these are true heroes. I thought the final battle of New York was intense, but this … Continue reading Book Review: “The Blood of Olympus” by Rick Riordan

Book Review: “The House of Hades” by Rick Riordan

So far, this is my favorite book out of the Heroes of Olympus series. It's nearly 600 pages long, and it's got everything: battles, heartbreak, jokes, and gut-wrenching loss. I was correct when I predicted last week that at least two heroes would fall in this book - but I'm not going to tell you … Continue reading Book Review: “The House of Hades” by Rick Riordan

First Impression Friday: “The Blood of Olympus” by Rick Riordan

And we come at last to the final book in the Heroes of Olympus series, The Blood of Olympus. I was quite surprised to see the actual cover underneath the dust jacket was a dark purple, and the end pages were bright orange, until I realized it was Camp Jupiter and Camp Half-Blood colors, showing … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The Blood of Olympus” by Rick Riordan

Book Review: “The Mark of Athena” by Rick Riordan

This is the book where it hit me that the group of people I'd enjoyed reading about for so long were finally growing up. There is so much more romance in this book than there is in the previous books (and in the entirety of the previous series), and while at first I wanted to … Continue reading Book Review: “The Mark of Athena” by Rick Riordan

First Impression Friday: “The House of Hades” by Rick Riordan

Can you believe we're already in April, and this is a book that I started on January 26? If I keep reading at this pace, I'll have to start publishing two First Impressions every Friday and two book reviews a week so I don't end up spilling every book over into next year. I can't … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The House of Hades” by Rick Riordan

Book Review: “The Son of Neptune” by Rick Riordan

Reading this after a short break to read The Lord of the Rings and Mobile Suit Gundam: Origin's first five books was interesting. It reminds me so much of The Two Towers, where The Lost Hero followed half of the fellowship and The Son of Neptune followed the other half, the Percy half. Because yes, … Continue reading Book Review: “The Son of Neptune” by Rick Riordan

First Impression Friday: “The Mark of Athena” by Rick Riordan

Hot on the tail of The Son of Neptune, let's start The Mark of Athena, book three in the Heroes of Olympus series. From GoodReads: Annabeth is terrified. Just when she's about to be reunited with Percy—after six months of being apart, thanks to Hera—it looks like Camp Jupiter is preparing for war. As Annabeth and … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The Mark of Athena” by Rick Riordan

First Impression Friday: “The Son of Neptune” by Rick Riordan

I was finally able to get the rest of this series from my sister (because Amazon only had the first one available to read for free, and my library doesn't have the rights to the ebooks anymore), so we're diving right back into the demigods' story. From GoodReads: PERCY IS CONFUSED. When he awoke from his … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The Son of Neptune” by Rick Riordan

Book Review: “The Lost Hero” by Rick Riordan

First things first: this book seems way more advanced, reading-level-wise, than the Percy Jackson series. I don't know if that's because the main characters are in the 15-16ish age range (whereas Percy was just 12 in The Lightning Thief), but this book doesn't feel nearly as middle school-y as the first series did. The stylistic … Continue reading Book Review: “The Lost Hero” by Rick Riordan

First Impression Friday: “The Lost Hero” by Rick Riordan

I ended last year by running through the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan, and was surprised when I found the ebooks were available through Amazon Prime. (I'd been trying to catch up on all the outstanding Kindle First books I have sitting unread on my account, and found these while browsing the store.) I'd … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The Lost Hero” by Rick Riordan