Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

Cover image for The House of HadesOk, so now we are up to book four of the "Heroes of Olympus" series.  In this episode Percy and Annabeth have fallen into Tartarus and are trying to make their way through the underworld to the doors of death.  Meanwhile, Jason, Piper, Leo, and the rest are on the Argo II trying to get the the door to the house of Hades, to let Percy and Annabeth out.  It is just more of what readers have come to expect from the "Heroes of Olympus;" action, adventure, and relationships.  But in this book, things are ramped up higher than they have been before.  The monsters are scarier and there are more of them.  The relationships are more complicated and intense.  We even discover that one of the demigods are homosexual. I think with this book the series truly passes from the realm of pre-teen to teen level. They are like the Harry Potter books.  The first ones really are appropriate for kids, but he last ones are definitely YA.  (597 p)

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