Review: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan.

After the cliff-hanger in The Mark of Athena (literal cliff-hanger too) I wanted to pick this up straight away but held off because I don’t want the end to come yet. But this month I pulled The House of Hades out of my TBR jar so I not choice.

Stop reading now if you don’t want to be spoiled because I’m going to sum up this book and then give my review.

This book picks up where the last one left off. Percy and Annabeth are falling into Tartarus and the others are going to do what Percy told them to do. Travel to the House of Hades and close the door from the mortal side while Percy and Annabeth try to close them from inside the pit. 11116060_10155305355845018_617822770_n

Like usual, both journeys are full of detours, dangers, almost dying. I won’t fill you in on all of it because a lot happens. But if the demigods can pull this off they can slow down Gaea’s plan to bring the giants back.

I love these books. I’ve read most of Rick’s books now and the only ones I don’t really like are the Kane Chronicles. I just couldn’t connect with them.

I think this is one of my favourites though. I think everyone, except Nico, had a POV in this book. I did get sick of everyone being scared/freaked out by Nico. Like being the son of Hades isn’t enough, he also has to put up with the prejudices that come with it. They don’t even know him but are creeped out by him.

Jason wasn’t so bad in this book. I really didn’t like him in the other ones but when he was forced to get to know Nico and accepted him he kind of started to change my opinion of him. I’m not sure if I like him but I don’t hate him anymore. We’ll see what happened in the next book.

11131825_10155306114595018_855640125_nI can’t wait to see what Rick’s new books are going to be like. I’m a huge fan of Marvel so having Asgard in the next books is going to be awesome. I hope Thor, Loki and Lady Sif come into it. Goodreads says it’s being released October 6th so I have time to finish The Blood of Olympus by then.

Before I go I’m just going to leave this here because I smiled when I read it. Even though the cliff-hanger wasn’t funny at all. Not even close!
Have you read these books? Let me know what you think of them in the comments.

– A

10 thoughts on “Review: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan.

    • This series is one of my favourites. I have heard mixed reviews on how it ends so I’ll have to wait and see, I used to sign off with -A but then it reminded me too much of Pretty Little Liars and now just use my name 🙂

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      • Oh yes, the Heroes of Olympus series is amazing. I personally didn’t dislike the last book, but it didn’t reach my {high} expectations, unfortunately. Although overall I suppose it’s pretty good. I look forward to finding your thoughts on it! I hope you enjoy it more than I did.
        Ha ha I know, that’s one of the reasons I do it! Since Pretty Little Liars IS a book series, it relates to my bookish-ness, and I also like the show. At first, I was tempted to add, ‘Kisses’ or something like that to make it more ‘A’ type, but in the end I just go with normal signing-offs, with -A at the end. 🙂 I’ll take it you’re not a PLL fan?


      • Oh no! I hope I like it too because my expectations are pretty high for it too.
        I do like the show version of PLL but I feel the books are just dragging. I haven’t finished the series yet.
        Have you read the PLL series?

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      • Endings are definitely a hard one, especially for a series like this! 🙂
        Oh yes I totally agree about the books! I finished the first four and started the fifth but never finished it (although I will get back to it). The series has what, 15-20 books now? It’s needlessly endless. :/ The show is good though, glad you like it!


      • I’ve read up to Deadly, which is the 14th or 15th book. I’ve lost track. But I have the next two as eBooks.
        I also read The Lying Game (and watched the show), The Heiresses and The Perfectionists.
        The show is getting SO GOOD!!

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      • Ooh nice! I’m still hesitant of reading the books but probably will finish the series; I always do. I believe I’m going to read The Lying Game for my Popsugar challenge so looking forward to that! And, yep it is! 😍


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