Monday, October 2, 2017

My Thoughts: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
The House of Hades
(The Heroes of Olympus #4)
by Rick Riordan
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Publication Date: October 8th 2013
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 597
ISBN: 9781423146728
Genre: Young Adult | Fantasy | Mythology
Source: Own

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At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy’s instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea’s forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape?

They have no choice. If the demigods don’t succeed, Gaea’s armies will never die. They have no time. In about a month, the Romans will march on Camp Half-Blood. The stakes are higher than ever in this adventure that dives into the depths of Tartarus. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts...

The House of Hades is the fourth book in the Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan, and I can't believe I've already finished reading it. Scratch that, I can't believe that I'm almost finished with the whole series! I've been trying to space out my reads of this series, but they always seem to go by way too quickly. (Which I shouldn't complain about, because at least I'm not having to wait a year or more for a new release.) Instant gratification is awesome when you're reading a book series. Right??

Ahem, as I was saying... I actually finished The House of Hades a few weeks ago, but haven't had a chance to sit down to write out my thoughts until now. I really enjoyed the book, which I totally expected, as I've enjoyed the whole series so far. The characters are so great, and they all work so well together. You'd think that it would get confusing having so many characters and different narrators throughout the story, but it doesn't, and it just works really well. These characters have grown so much over the course of the series, and I just really love them all.

The setting for the book was interesting. Part of it was set in the Underworld, which sounds completely horrible, and I was really worried about Percy and Annabeth there for a while. I didn't like that the characters were split up so much in this story, so I'm hoping they'll be staying together again in the next book, which I'm super excited to get started on. I'm hoping to start it asap, as I really want to know what's going to happen next, while also not wanting the series to end at all. Sigh. Bookworm problems, right??

Overall; The House of Hades was a great addition to the Heroes of Olympus series, and I'm super excited to get started on The Blood of Olympus right away. I still have SO many questions, and I'm hoping to finally get some answers in this final book in the series.

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