book review

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

Goodreads: How do you punish an immortal?

By making him human.

After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus’s favour.

But Apollo has many enemies—gods, monsters and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go… an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.

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This is a spinoff to the Heroes of Olympus series and takes place six months after the events of the fifth Heroes of Olympus book, The Blood of Olympus.

Apollo is tremendously flawed, big-headed narcissist who only wants to help himself. Within minutes of being on Earth as a mortal, he finds himself in a bond of service to an odd mortal demigod girl named Meg.

After arriving at Camp Half-Blood, Apollo learns that things never really went 100% back to normal after the fight with Gaia, Oracles can’t see the future anymore, and demigods are disappearing.

As per usual, Rick Riordan filled this book with snark, sass, humor, and lots of action. This book has new and old characters from the previous Percy Jackson world books, it was great seeing some of my favourite characters again.

There’s a betrayal in this book I totally didn’t see coming, the villain is a bit “meh” so far, and Apollo’s character development was awesome. I can’t wait to see where this series goes.

The one thing I’m not a fan of is Leo being in the picture now. He’s my least favourite character out of all of Rick Riordan’s characters.

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