E-Book, 528 Pages
YA/ Fantasy/ Mythology
By: Rick Riordan
“No one can hate you with more intensity than someone who used to love you.”
The Lost Hero ★★★ 3/4
The Son of Neptune ★★★★
The Mark of Athena ★★★ 3/4
The House of Hades ★★★ 1/2
The Blood of Olympus ★★★
My least favorite Riordan book so far! I have seen disappointed reviews for this book and I kind of add my voice to them.
I don’t know what went wrong? Did reading many adult books affect me or are these books not as good as the original PJ series? I think the books are too long and the series was too long and it could have been better as a trilogy! Riordan’s writing style became repetitive and many of the funny things were meant for younger readers so it just went over my head.
The characters are okay but I could not find myself attaching to them the way I did to the characters in the first series. This series is ambitious because it has many of the minor Gods and it feels some of them were there just for teaching purposes!
The pacing is okay, I expected to finish the book faster but it took me a few days to go through it. I think the final chapters felt anticlimactic specially that we waited 5 books to reach this point and it just felt Deus Ex Machina at the end.
Summary: I expected and wanted more from this series overall but specially from this book and I can not say that it delivered what I was waiting for. I wanted to just finish the book at some point which is not a good sign and I did not really care about most of the characters. The plot line went downhill from the last book and continued to do so with this ending. I don’t know if I am going to read more Riordan’s book in the future but for the time being, I am taking a break!