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The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan REVIEW

apolloAvailable in Print, Audio Book, eAudio Book & Large Type.

I’ve been binge-reading Riordan’s series lately in preparation for this book. Riordan’s series are great for middle readers but I love them as an adult and I know many teens that enjoy keeping up with the series.

Trials of Apollo, Riordan’s 5th series, centers around the god, Apollo, after he is punished by Zeus and turned into a mortal. Not even a demi-god, just a mortal, awkward teenage boy. Some of our favorite characters from the Percy Jackson & Heroes of Olympus series make cameos in the first book. With mention of many main characters that may pop up in additional books of the series.

I enjoyed this first story of Apollo a lot. It’s interesting to see the world that Riordan has created from the perspective of a god instead of a teenage demigod. Apollo’s perspective on the wars and demigod’s actions is quite contrasting from what we’re used to hearing from characters like Percy Jackson.  I think Riordan has set up an interesting story arch for Apollo in the coming ‘trials’/stories of the series. I look forward to learning more about Apollo and hopefully seeing some appearances from old beloved characters.

For anyone a fan of Rick Riordan’s books, this series will not disappoint. If you haven’t read Riordan’s books before, I strongly suggest reading the Percy Jackson series and then Heroes of Olympus series first before diving into this one. Riordan’s other series, Kane Chronicles and Magnus Chase series, can be read without reading the others. But once you start, you’ll find it hard not to read all of them!

Happy reading!
Maggie
Librarian
Warren Branch

The Lost Hero, by Rick Riordan–Reviewed by Sarah

The Lost HeroThis book is the most amazing book i have read since the Percy Jackson series came out. I know that some people would consider this a child’s book. But no, this can’t be considered a children’s book. I was so hooked on this book I could not stop reading. I read it in 6 hours. 550 pages! Rick Riordan truly captures your imagination in this book. Can’t wait for the next book in the series to come out in November. Teens need to know how amazing Greek Mythology can be. Most teens want to have nothing to do with school. The Lost Hero will leave you wanting to know more about Greek Mythology and how it came about.

–Sarah