I suspected I would enjoy The Sword of Summer and Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard. I am happy to report that I was correct!
I know it has been a few months, but now that we’re cozy in the new year we are coming to a new start with The Demigod Diaries. The book includes short stories, art, and puzzles about the characters of Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus. I am really excited to dive back into The Percy Jackson Project, and I hope you all are excited too!
I love short stories and Demigods & Magicians: Percy and Annabeth Meet the Kanes is no exception. There is something about a short story that keeps me interested and excited that a novel cannot match. This isn’t to say that I do not love novels. I would not write so many book reviews if I did not love those as well. However, I find short story collections like Demigods & Magicians to be a breath of fresh air. Thus, I enjoy reading them whenever I get the chance.
The Serpent’s Shadow is definitely the best book out of The Kane Chronicles trilogy. It wraps up the entire story neatly while still leaving room open for more to come. I am interested to see where the Kanes intersect with the demigods. My next entry in The Percy Jackson Project will cover the short stories with overlap between the series.
To be fair, I should have expected The Throne of Fire to grab my attention. I have loved many of Rick Riordan’s books thus far after all. Nevertheless I was not prepared for how much this book dragged me into the narrative. The fact that we read the story through the lens of a recording continues to compel me. This unique manner of storytelling is fascinating. That is to say nothing of the story itself, which is one that I continue to find compelling. Enjoyable? Well there are several caveats that I will get to shortly.
I’m back and things are more interesting than ever as we dive into another installment of The Percy Jackson Project—albeit one that actually doesn’t feature Percy at all! So without further ado, here are my thoughts about The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid.
So here we are. Finally we have reached The Blood of Olympus, and thus The Heroes of Olympus has come to a close. AND I STILL HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS?? Rick Riordan you are once again wrong for that dedication. I respect it though. This book is amazing and deserves all the accolades. Also, Nico di Angelo is my favorite character of all time! We need to protect him at all costs! All costs I say!
Coming up with words to describe how much I love The House of Hades feels impossible, but I’ll do my best. I am so mad at myself that I slept on this series for so long. These books are some of the best content I’ve encountered in a long, long time. I’m excited to read again! This has honestly been such a pleasure.
I know that I sound like a broken record, but every book of The Heroes of Olympus is just better and better. The Mark of Athena is the latest I have read and therefore it is my favorite. The Greek and Roman camps have finally met and the prophecy of seven is unfolding. It can be difficult to juggle a story with so many protagonists, but Riordan does a fantastic job in The Mark of Athena. There is so much to appreciate about this series and specifically about this book.
The more I read of The Heroes of Olympus series the more I fall in love with it. I enjoyed the original Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, but The Lost Hero and The Son of Neptune present an expanded world and improved storytelling that make it that much more interesting and enjoyable to read. I love all of the characters that we are getting to know in these books as we shift the focus away from Percy alone and get to know other characters and see the world through their lenses. The intricacy of the storytelling combined with the heartwarming characters pulled me into the book and made it almost impossible to put down.
Right off the bat I am going to say that I absolutely adored this book. The fact that I slept on it for so long and did not read it immediately after finishing the first Percy Jackson series pains me in a way that is almost physical. There is so much to unpack about what I loved about The Lost Hero, but I will do my best to keep it concise and in a single post.
Given all the excitement and hype around the new Percy Jackson Disney+ show, I figured now was the perfect time to bring back my old blog series—the Percy Jackson project. Every week on Tuesdays I will be uploading a reaction/review of one of Rick Riordan’s books in the Percy Jackson universe.
Happy Pride! I know it’s been a hot minute since I posted on this blog, but to be honest I’ve been feeling pretty drained, physically, spiritually, emotionally, etc. But it’s Pride Month, and I’ve been burying my feelings by watching Heartstopper on repeat, alternating with re-reading the comics… you know, normal coping strategies! In all seriousness, I have come to this humble blog to offer you, out of the goodness of my heart, a 7ish recommendations of queer books you might want to read this month. (Why 7? Because it’s my favorite number, and everyone always makes lists of either 5 or 10 and that’s basic. Do you want me to be basic during Pride Month??)
So here it is, a long time coming, the final entry into the Percy Jackson Project (of the original five books) covering The Last Olympian.
Someone told me there was a YA fantasy set in 1920s Shanghai loosely based on Romeo and Juliet and I was hooked. These Violent Delights was everything I needed, wanted, expected, and more. I do not always go for romance tropes, but I enjoyed the twist on the enemies to lovers trope of Romeo and Juliet to enemies to lovers to enemies to reluctant allies as they work together to fight the evil that has risen in the streets of Shanghai.