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!
The Heroes of Olympus
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.