Author: Rick Riordan

Book Review: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

Book Review: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

Even I, by now, am wondering if Uncle Rick is just milking it. I mean, to start up yet another series in the same universe is pretty damning. But at the same time, I love Greek mythology and the possibility of getting glimpses of Percy too much to resist. The Hidden Oracle is fun but still a bit basic. Apollo has been exiled to Earth by Zeus, forced into the form of a chubby, ginger teenage boy with lots and lots of zits. Now, that’s not exactly something he’s used to. Usually, in this kind of situation (because, yes, it has happened before), he has […]

Posted September 15, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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ARC Book Review: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

ARC Book Review: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

Oh man. First of all, I just want to say ten thousand thank yous to Tiemen and the American Book Center for making it possible for me to read this early. It might very well be the most exciting review copy I’ve ever had the honor of receiving. Those who know me will probably know that Uncle Rick is one of my absolute favorite authors. His mix of fantasy, adventure, mythology, and humor just steals my heart every single time. And The Sword of Summer is no different. The Sword of Summer is the start of a new series based around Norse mythology. Now, while […]

Posted September 27, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Book Review: The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

Book Review: The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

It’s here. The end of an era. The end of Percy Jackson. NO NO, DON’T CRY, DEBBY. Breathe. In many ways, this was a nice conclusion to the Heroes of Olympus series, but in other ways, I couldn’t help but be frustratingly disappointed. So this review will be a long one. You’ve been warned. The Blood of Olympus is the climax of the five-book long plot, so obviously, this is where the action really picks up and those mysterious twists are finally revealed. In classic Rick Riordan fashion, it’s complimented with humor, excellent world building, and awesome, quirky secondary characters. Primarily in this one, Nike, […]

Posted December 18, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 7 Comments
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Book Review: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

Book Review: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

At it’s close-to-600 pages (seriously? was all of that necessary?), The House of Hades took me an upsettingly long time to read. Clearly I read the rest of the series when I was not on a semi-strict reading schedule of two books per week, heh. Also I had more free time then. But all in all, Rick Riordan delivers again. I don’t think he could write a seriously disappointing book for me. While this isn’t my favorite in the series, it was truly awesome. Although it had already been roughly 15 months since I read The Mark of Athena I had no trouble picking this […]

Posted January 27, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Graphic Novel Review: The Lightning Thief

Graphic Novel Review: The Lightning Thief

When I saw this listed on the Book Depository, I just knew I had to buy it. It had to happen. I love the Percy Jackson series so much, so I honestly didn’t care that it would be the exact same story. The illustrations would make it a whole new and wonderful experience. In a way, I was correct, but still this could have been better. In terms of the adaptation, this graphic novel is extremely close to the original, so no worries there. If anything, it begs the question why the movie couldn’t be a closer adaptation, but I think we’ve all established what a […]

Posted October 10, 2013 by Debby in Graphic Novel Reviews, Reviews / 9 Comments
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Book Review: The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

Book Review: The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

First off, I AM IN A GLASS CASE OF EMOTION. (Because the ending. Yeah.) *cough* So after devouring the original Percy Jackson & the Olympians series in May and the first two books of The Heroes of Olympus in June, the time finally came that I had to wait for the next installment. Ew, waiting. However, I was not totally convinced by The Heroes of Olympus – I didn’t like it as much as PJO. I didn’t feel like it was quite at the same level. So waiting was not too awful. But The Mark of Athena changes things. Obviously, looking at the title, Annabeth […]

Posted November 13, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Book Review: The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

Book Review: The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

Wow. After The Lost Hero, which was extremely disappointing to me, The Son of Neptune is a definite improvement. I started really skeptically, and the first half was extremely slow and contrived, but the second half more than made up for it. The Positives I think should first give honorable mention to Ella. I think of all the new characters introduced in The Heroes of Olympus, she is by far the best one. She’s extremely adorable, I love all the facts she spouts out – her dialogue is epic. The only less awesome thing to say about her is that I have no idea how […]

Posted June 12, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Book Review: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

Book Review: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

I have to say, coming off the high of The Last Olympian, this book is plain and simple: a letdown. There may be slight spoilers, so beware. Let’s start, however, with the positives. I was immediately ecstatic when I started reading because Riordan had decided to switch to third person narrative. I’ve always been a bigger fan of this style of writing, and here it did the story justice as well. The immediate result is a tone that just seems a lot more mature, and that suits the story because the characters are now in the later teen years. Riordan stuck to his winning formula, […]

Posted June 6, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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