Hey lovelies! It’s almost time to get back into school, so I’m trying to read and write as many reviews as I can before I head back to college. That being said, today we’re going to be discussing The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan. Riordan has always been a favorite author of mine ever since the original Percy Jackson and the Olympian series and I always get excited when we get to revisit Camp Half-Blood.
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.
RATING: 4.5/5 STARS
I absolutely adored this one! Apollo was absolutely hilarious, and this entire book was written from his point of view. His internal dialogue was so great, and just like all of Rick’s books, the main character has quite the knack for sarcasm.
Along with Apollo, he had a great gang there to help out. There’s Meg, who was so hilarious and excentric. Since Apollo was staying within the Apollo cabin, all of his kids were there, and they were really great additions to the story. There are also several appearances from some old favorites, which honestly made me squeal because I was not expecting to see their faces in these books.
The premise of this book was so great. I’m not going to give you too much information because it’s way better to watch it unfold, but I’ll give you a hint, it has to do with oracles. (Crazy considering the title right?) There are other little hiccups along the way which kept the reader on their toes. This entire book has definitely set up for a fantastic new series, and I’m so excited to see what The Dark Prophecy has in store next May!