(Heroes of Olympus, #4)
by Rick Riordan
Released |October 8th 2013 by Hyperion Books|
Edition |Hardback, 583 pages|
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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?I must say that Riordan has done it again. It's been about two weeks since I've read the book, but I'm hoping I am able to review this the way I want. I usually review books right after I read them, but I kind of forgot with this and I don't know how I did. This book, just like all the others, was very fun and adventurous. We also get multiple pov's and didn't have any problems with them. There are characters that I like more than others, but I did enjoy reading from each of the different characters povs. There was also some very great character development within the book that I really enjoyed. Definitely, definitely enjoyed this book and thought it was amazing and I highly recommend the series!
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.
The action in this book was non stop! Each time we got a different pov, more and more things always happened, whether good or bad. I was definitely happy that we got to see a lot more Percy and Annabeth. It was more than I thought I was gonna get. I love Percy to death, but he and Annabeth went through some tortuous things within the House of Hades. Both had to be extremely strong to make it through together and they always play off each other's strengths and weaknesses. And through Percy and Annabeth we meet Bob who I loved to pieces! Jason and Leo are just hilarious to me. I don't really know how I Feel about Hazel and Piper, but I think I like Hazel more than I like Piper. Piper is okay, but I find her to be forgettable. And Frank is also a wild card, nut he really had some major character development in this book. It was nice to see because in the past books he was forgettable as well. But as far as the main characters go, I don't dislike any of them. I just feel like some outshine the others in certain aspects.
I really enjoyed the romance aspect :) We saw a little bit with each character and I really enjoyed them all. I was especially happy for Leo and really want to see what will happen with that. The ending didn't leave off with a major cliff hanger like the last book, which was awesome, but it still left you with some unanswered questions that have you really anxious for the next book. I can't wait! I am always dying to get my hands on the next installment. This or Mark of Athena are competing for my favorite in the series :)