The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo, #1) by Rick Riordan

The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo, #1)The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Edit: Just thought it might be safer to say here that there’s TINY spoilers in the review. I try not to give out spoilers too often in reviews. I don’t think they are anything too major.

I’m typing a quick review of this book on my phone because I really don’t think I will be able to leave a review this week otherwise.

I checked out this book from the library via Overdrive. I don’t really understand why I didn’t like the first Percy Jackson book other than the fact that I don’t get the hype. Besides Harry Potter, I tend to stay away from stuff that is really hyped up.

I don’t know what made me just check out this book from Overdrive either. I wasn’t going to even finish reading this book, I only planned on reading just a couple of paragraphs or a couple of chapters even.

But the moment Apollo went from Greek God to mortal my opinions changed. He even tried to relate to “us mortals” but failed and made his thoughts on being a mortal funny. THIS was what I had expected Percy Jackson to be like…

Despite not liking the first PJ book, I really appreciated his appearance as not being a 12 year old boy anymore. I went into this book not knowing what had happened between books one and Apollo one, and I wasn’t too lost. I don’t think it ruined all of the series for me either because it didn’t give a ton of spoilers.

I just REALLY liked Apollo’s voice. I honestly don’t know what made the difference here between this and PJ. Maybe I will like the rest of the series now?

This book had some funny moments. (I now also have Sweet Caroline stuck in my head.)

I did not like the ants scene. Remember the giant spiders from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets? That was what that scene was like for me….(I hope this isn’t a real spoiler.)

This was going to be a three star rating but since I grabbed the second book from the library already, I said to myself, “Oh, what the heck. You downloaded the next book, you can’t stop thinking about Apollo. Give it a four star rating!”

So that explains how it went from a three star rating to a four star rating.

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