Okay y’all, it took me quite awhile to get through this book, but that was due to my crazy work schedule this month, not the quality of this book. When I was able to snatch a moment to read, I didn’t want to put this book down. I was riveted the entire time, especially for the Percy and Annabeth chapters. There were a few places throughout the book where I shed a few tears, but we as readers know that feeling the feels is the best. The House of Hades was straight up excellent. I loved it as much if not more than I loved The Mark of Athena.
Our crew is really put through the ringer in the fourth installment of The Heroes of Olympus. This book is full of hardship, heartache, and character development. Rick Riordan is not afraid to torture his characters to make them stronger. We get to see the seven demigods push their abilities to the absolute limit and then push some more. There are some incredibly badass results and I was thrilled. While they can’t catch a break, the gang remains steadfast. Nothing will stop them from achieving their goal. We get to see sides of the demigods that we’ve never seen before and I really appreciated the new twist on these characters that I already love so much. It made them feel even more real and that much easier to love. I’m very anxious to see how this series wraps up and I’m just praying that we get out with all of my babies intact and happy.
I was very impressed with this book, but that’s not at all surprising. It’s a Rick Riordan book after all. 5/5 stars. I’m expecting tremendous things from The Blood of Olympus!
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