The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo, #1) by Rick Riordan

The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo, #1)  by Rick Riordan

I was very excited for it to come out and heard great things from my sister while she was reading it. I was determined to go in knowing nothing about it so as to read it at its freshest and funniest. I would not let her read me a single joke from the book. I was glad as it was hilarious and intense the whole time. The only thing that I let her tell me was how it was a great epilogue to Blood of Olympus. I think a lot of people would agree that it could have had a tad bit more Percy Jackson in it, just in general. Even though it was a great epilogue answering most of the questions left from Blood of Olympus, that is not all it was. It was still able to be its own story about its own characters, introducing Meg and Apollo (as a human).  The reader also gets introduced to new enemies that keep the connection between the Romans and Greeks. In the beginning, Apollo had quite the God-complex (hmm I wonder were he got that from) and from there his character grew, this growth came in sudden bursts that seemed out of character. Sometimes it seemed in character with his short attention span and somewhat  narcissistic ways while other times it was just random. But that is the only thing that I did not like about the book, Apollo’s character development.  As the book was coming to a close, it was getting better and better and there was one point were I had to stop reading to find someone to talk to about it, yet no one else around me had read it (although I had been in math so that might not have been the best location to search for that person). As a whole I have nothing to say but good things about this book and I hope the next one comes out soon as possible as I can tell that I am slowly aging out of the intended age group for these books.


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