Tag: rick riordan

Books I Couldn’t Finish (Fantasy Books)

I always try to finish a book, but recently I have struggled with three books and put them down before finishing them – all for different reasons, however. Book 1: Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind I was going to make a seperate post for this book but there is little for me to say

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The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #2) by Rick Riordan: Book Review

Thor’s hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon–the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn’t just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can’t retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an

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The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1) by Rick Riordan: Book Review

Magnus Chase has seen his share of trouble. Ever since that terrible night two years ago when his mother told him to run, he has lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, staying one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, Magnus learns that someone else is

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The Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo #2) by Rick Riordan: A Review

The second book in the the latest series from Percy Jackson creator Rick Riordan. The god Apollo, stuck in the body of a teenage boy, must undergo the second of his trials to regain his immortality. (Goodreads)   My Review My Rating: 4/5   As The Burning Maze just came out recently, I thought I should

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My Top 5 Fantasy Books – 2018

5. The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis I grew up reading Lewis’ Narnia series. They carved a path straight through my mind that drove me into new world through the fantasy genre. There is only one book from my childhood that had more of an impact, and it’s next on the list…      

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The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo #1) by Rick Riordan: A Review

My Review My Rating: 4.5 This is a wonderful start to a new series in the Percy Jackson world that Riordan created. Apollo is now a human teenager and has to undergo ‘trials’ in order to become a God again with the forgiveness from his father, Zeus. The writing in this series is much like

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The Blood of Olympus (Heroes of Olympus #5) by Rick Riordan: A Review

My Review Rating: 3/5 I’m not going to lie – I was a little disappointed. The whole series was great and was building up to a grand finale but I don’t feel like that’s what we got – we got about 150 pages of uncomplicated action and it ended. I would say that this is

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The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus #4 ) by Rick Riordan: A Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 This is definitely my second favourite out of this series. I love how the heroes are separated and how they meet up at the end. Exploring Tartarus with Annabeth and Percy was fantastic! The imagination that went into their stories is incredible – I’m jealous of Riordan’s mind! A fantastic novel

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The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus #3) by Rick Riordan

My Review My Rating: 4/5 I really loved this book. It was great to finally see the seven demigods together and working as a team. I think that Riordan did a fantastic job of splitting them up into separate groups for the adventures throughout the novel. We follow Percy, Annabeth, Jason, Piper, Hazel, Frank, Leo,

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Heroes of Olympus #2 – The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan: A Review

My Review Rating: 4.5/5 This was a welcome return for Percy Jackson (I missed the sarcastic hero!) as he’s introduced to a new Half-Blood Camp that isn’t familiar to him at all – it’s for demigods of the Roman Gods. This books is funny, intense, and introduces two new characters, Frank and Hazel, which adds

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The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus #1) by Rick Riordan: A Review

My Review Rating: 5/5 I have had this series of books lying on my shelves since they came out but I never got round to reading them. I’m so glad I did. This first book in the series follows a new hero character, Jason, who is the son of Jupiter. Riordan’s genius idea of introducing

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The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #5) by Rick Riordan: A Review

All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds are against them. Kronos is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, his power only grows. In this momentous final book in the “New York Times” best-selling series, the prophecy surrounding Percy’s sixteenth birthday unfolds. And

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The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #4) by Rick Riordan: A Review

Percy Jackson isn’t expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse.In this fourth installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. Even

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The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3) by Rick Riordan: A Review

IT’S NOT EVERYDAY YOU FIND YOURSELF IN COMBAT WITH A HALF-LION, HALF-HUMAN. But when you’re the son of a Greek god, it happens. And now my friend Annabeth is missing, a goddess is in chains and only five half-blood heroes can join the quest to defeat the doomsday monster. Oh, and guess what? The Oracle

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The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2) by Rick Riordan: A Review

The heroic son of Poseidon makes an action-packed comeback in the second must-read installment of Rick Riordan’s amazing young readers series. Starring Percy Jackson, a “half blood” whose mother is human and whose father is the God of the Sea, Riordan’s series combines cliffhanger adventure and Greek mythology lessons that results in true page-turners that

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