At The Conclusion Of The Mark Of Athena, Annabeth And Percy Tumble Into A Pit Leading Straight To The Underworld The Other Five Demigods Have To Put Aside Their Grief And Follow Percy S Instructions To Find The Mortal Side Of The Doors Of Death If They Can Fight Their Way Through Gaia S Forces, And Percy And Annabeth Can Survive The House Of Hades, Then The Seven Will Be Able To Seal The Doors From Both Sides And Prevent The Giants From Raising Gaia But, Leo Wonders, If The Doors Are Sealed, How Will Percy And Annabeth Be Able To Escape They Have No Choice If The Demigods Don T Succeed, Gaia S Armies Will Never Die They Have No Time In About A Month, The Romans Will March On Camp Half Blood The Stakes Are Higher Than Ever In This Adventure That Dives Into The Depths Of Tartarus House of Hades ReviewPre HoH release review near the bottom somwhere EDIT May, 2014So a confirmed Nico point of view for BoO interestingContains House of Hades spoilers Ummm so House of Hades was kind of epic I m just trying to figure out where to start here how about IT WAS TOO FREAKING SHORT So, it was almost 600 pages And it was awesome, but I can t help feel that it still could have been longer As many Tartarus chapters as there were, they were all short And Piper only got one section of chapters Which, don t lie, was a pretty bad A Khione confrontation Speaking of POV s, I was really happy to see Frank again He has such a subtle humor that I love And the whole thing on the bridge, I just loved it Another thing I loved HOLY CALYPSO I got teary at the end of that part It was so sad I actually got the feeling that the two of them were perfect for each other And the thing at the end of that part with the prophecy It s all starting to come together Even Jason was likable in this book Though I don t like the pro Camp Jupiter feeling I m getting from Percy, Jason choosing Camp Half Blood was a nice little twist Well, not quiet a twist We all knew he liked Camp Half Blood better And, come on, wealllike Camp Half Blood better Jason was also a pretty good leader in this book He s still not one of my favorites, but he kept everyone on track I m really starting to get that feeling that they are all a group Hazel and Piper started getting along and Leo got Frank that fire proof pouch InMark of Athena the seven plus Nico weren t really used to each other yet, but I think all of those problems were fixed in this book They are all a much better team than they were in past books.And Percy and Annabeth were adorable I mean, Percy only got to nap once the entire time, but it was all so perfect And the pen writes in bronze, and Bob, and Small Bob, and that scene with the arai. I liked that Annabeth got a cool sword and the whole Tartarus being alive thing was terrifying I also noticed that they used their delay tactic a lot in this book Like, does anybody have any idea how many times someone stalls for time in this book Not like I had problem with it, they are always hysterical when they delay The tourist thing at the place of Night killed me And then of course the next Jason chapter Frank picks up a tourist brochure.Also, I was so shocked that nobody died in this book Rick had me so convinced that two people were gonna die.1 Nico or Hazel 2 Leo or JasonI thought one person from each of these groups was going to go He made me so certain that two of these four people weren t going to make it to see the epic last battle Now if no one died in this book how many are gonna die in the next one And now on that wonderfully happy note I m going toalk about NICO Oh my gosh, is it sad that I wasn t expecting this I m not one of those people who have a mega fangirl crush on Nico, yet I still didn t see the signs earlier in the chapter I guess I just expected it to be of a brotherly Percy thing, but I m actually totally okay with the way it turned out It was important, but Rick didn t make ahugedeal of it I think it was done very nicely, actually Also, Dear Rick,We all though it was weird in Mark of Athena when you said Nico had always had a huge crush on Annabeth We know you planted it.Sincerely,I Knew I was Right And That That Never Happened.And how sneaky was it that he got rid of all the extra characters on that little save the camps quest I was wondering why if there were only supposed to be seven demigods, what the heck were Nico and Reyna doing hanging around But he fixed it, and he got rid of Coach Hedge, who s going to have a babyYay, Coach Hedge we all love you This was also really a book of answering fans questions We learned Reyna s full name, Annabeth s birthday, and if Percy s pen actually writes He did a good job of packing all of our ridiculous questions into the book in normal ways Way to go Rick And how about that next title Spooky right I really like it I just hope the cover isn t black, House of Hades is already dark enough that it would just look weird on my bookshelf Oh, I m sure the cover will be amazing as always.As much as I m SO EXCITED for this next book, I don t know how I feel about Percy Jackson ending I m going to be really sad when it s all over, and just think, the end is only a year awayAnd did anyone else get that creepy Barnes and Noble exclusive map of Tartarus It s really weird Mark of Athena Review and pre HoH release rantingWhy did MoA have to end so sadly I hardly ever cry Even when I saw Titanic my eyes just got a little teary But THIS THIS was the saddest sweetest most heartbreaking thing I have ever experienced Probably that ever existed I was SOBBING It was 1 30 am and I m surprised I didn t wake up my whole family with the inhuman noises I was making The only thing that made me feel just a tiny bit better was when Nico said that Percy was the best demigod ever and I was like take that Jason Don t get me wrong, I like Jason Percy s just better So yeah, my heart is broken Forever On a side note I hope that Nico is a POV in House of Hades UPDATE yes, guys I know that there will be no Nico POV, but when I made this review I did not know that because the information was not yet released, sorry for any confusion anybody else notice Rick s pattern of the last few books The of Yes NO Also, would I be alone if I said that I think Leo is going to play a huge role in the end of the series Just a guess.Also, I ve read the last two chapters like 5 times already and might I say that they are equally as sad every time The worst thing about the first time, though, was that it was SO unexpected Annabeth trips and you re like Percy will save her and the book s like lol no They fall to their doom after a really cute moment And then you re just like massive sob THAT S SO CUTE AND SAD WAHHHHHH in conclusion I DID NOT EXPECT IT def his darkest and one of his best ones yet Can t wait for House of Hades EEEEEEEP Rick isn t too cruel so Percy and Annabeth will probably make it but it s still super sad And to those of you telling Rick to write faster I know I don t want to wait either BUT considering that it takes some authors three years to write ONE book, he s actually pretty fast AND would you rather him take his time and have it be AMAZING or have it come out earlier and SUCK because he didn t have any time Exactly I don t want to wait but we have to And come on, you know the pain is actually really fun It makes the book even better when you get it Plus it gives us time to enjoy the series AND we still have 2 years until the end And it will all be over And I ll have nothing to doUPDATE 11 26 12 SPOILER On Rick s blog it said that we WILL be hearing from Percy Annabeth my bet is on a Percy POV in HoH and that in the end Nico can tell that they are alive YAYAYAYAYAYUPDATE 5 31 13WOW The cover WOW It s so creepy I honestly cannot stop staring at it They look like zombies I love it Also, has anyone seen the U.K cover I like how the U.S and U.K covers are always sort of similar I think they want us to think certain things Like the MoA cover, we all thought that Percy and Jason were going to fight because on BOTH covers it showed them in deceiving battle positions Now, the HoH covers show Annabeth and Percy in peril I likes it.Also, guys Seriously Rick Riordan tweeted the link for the official unveil and on the link it said that the cover was a nice Percabeth moment This means that, IT IS NOT NICO on the cover you guys That sword is bronze NOT iron Get a grip Also, the whole NICE Percabeth moment thing that I just mentioned means that Percy is not dragging Annabeth because he is possessed I understand that you cannot see his eyes perfectly, but guys IT IS A DRAWING Please forgive me, but I don t think that there is too much hidden in this cover Yes, I agree it is weird that their clothes are messed up I will give you credt on that because I don t know if it s spiderweb or prison clothes as some of you are suggesting or what Another thing that I am unsure of is the weird river path of souls or whatever that is on the bottom So come up with whatever predictions you want on that, it will not bother me But people that is PERCY he is NOT POSSESSED, and to add a third thing I love Annabeth s hair She is Rocking the hair ribbon totally relevant Oh, and Leo On the blurb synopsis thing it said that Leo wondered how they were going to close the doors without someone staying behind and I m really scared It said Leo wonders, LEO would they mention JUST Leo if something bad wasn t going to happen I m sure though that if anyone dies Rick Riordan will do it right Still, that will be a VERY emotional scene if it happens.One last thing On the U.K cover Annabeth has a knife YES At the end of MoA I was freaking out because her knife and laptop fell I had hopes that they would find them in Tartarus I am happy to say that with proof from the U.K cover that they possibly will find them Maybe I ll probably be back for another update when we get the sneak preview in a few weeks.SO EXCITED UPDATE 7 10 13Last week the first chapter for The House of Hades was released to the public I know that it took me a really long to update what I thought, but trust me I read it as soon as I had the chance This first bit of The House of Hades is in Hazel s point of view I love every single characters in these books, and I m glad that they are all getting equal chances to speak The only reason that I have not talked about this chapter sooner is because I felt that there isn t much to say It was fabulous and it set up the book for a ton of interesting things What is Hazel going to have to do when they get to the doors How much does Nico know Yes, there are many crazy questions raised and, as I said, it is an amazing first chapter There just isn t as much to question in it as there was for both The Son of Neptune and the Mark of Athena.Rick Riordan has done a great job as always and I cannot wait to read the rest of the book P.S What do you think book 5 might be called I know that we won t find out until October, I was just wondering some of your opinions But above all, I just want this book to come out or at least have any spoilers I mean, I m dying here That last book left me in a jumble of emotions and feels and thoughts But I realized something worse Since the House of Hades is the second to last book in the series, I predict there will be a big cliffhanger You think this is bad Just wait till we read this book Yes, I acknowledge the fact that we have to wait to read this book for practically a year.But on a different and much happier note The title of the book is House of Hades Could this mean NICO I think I would cry and hyperventilate if it s Nico s perspective My heart wouldn t be able to take it My undying love fascination of his character is just so deep, and I swear, I just want him to get out of that damned jar Screw Team Percy or Team Jason, I m Team Nico DiAngelo I wanna date meet the Ghost King Speaking of which, Nico better be okay and he better stay alive and Rick Riordan, don t you dare lay a finger on Nico If you do, I swear, you better sleep with one eye open.Percabeth update Rick has confirmed that Annabeth and Percy are alive How they re doing though No clue But I expect a lot of romance cause what better place to spend time with your boyfriend than in hell view spoiler Direct quote from RickThe one thing I can promise regarding The House of Hades SPOILER ALERT At the end of Mark of Athena , Nico senses that Percy and Annabeth are still alive, despite the incredible danger they are in Nico is right They are alive You WILL find out what is happening to them in the next book They don t disappear from the story END SPOILER ALERThide spoiler A 83% Very Good NotesPulsating panic, its heroes mature by individual valor, personal pain, and facing down the monsters of memory lane. I ve finished House of Hades First of, let me tell you that the dedication page is CRAZY It s like Rick derives pleasure from seeing us in pain view spoiler hide spoiler My heart flutters when I m reading this one because it is the fourth book and I will have to wait for the final book D I am so excited what will happen to this series.Leo He is so useful in this book He s so awesome I ship him to Calypso by the way but I don t have faith much in this two since Calypso is in her world.Piper I m glad she is moving to help her friends Her fight with ice gods are awesome although her relationship to Jason still didn t improve, oh Piper dear, I think you are in the verge of heartbreak.Jason I m glad he has a numerous POV in this book not much to say to him but he is reaching out to his friends.HazelFrank They are so cute Such a matured couple.PercyAnnabeth How could i forget this two Drinking fire, getting help from Bob and Damasen, their love is so strong and i can t wait for book 5 for their happy ending.NICO Okay, so his name is in caps and bold BECAUSE OF HIS REVELATION sakldjjsfhjsahfgdghjhhdfkghdksjadfhkjasgrf I CANNOT I DON T EVEN HATE OR DISLIKE IT BECAUSE ITS GOOD JUST TO WAY IT IS Oh, waitReyna Shes so awkward well that s expected and I m glad she is not like the other Roman demigods that are narrow minded Well, for the whole summary of my review, it is awesome I can t wait for the book 5 D Bob says hello AND I BROKE IN TEARS WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME. See reviews at YA Midnight ReadsSo the air was acid The water was misery The ground was broken glass Everything here was designed to hurt and kill.I have never been a fan of including gifs in my reviews however The House of Hades, calls for some exception Not only have I been dying for a year to read this, but also because right now, I m a mess of emotions and words I mean, I was already crying when my mum snagged a copy for me while I was at school the second the bookstore opened And then I abandoned all my review books so I could read The House of Hades ASAP because IT S THE HOUSE OF HADES, DUH Proceed onwards Picking up from where the torturous The Mark of Athena left off, we have Hazel, Frank, Leo, Jason, Piper, Nico and Coach Hedge on the Argo II, on the way to meet Percy and Annabeth on the other side of The Doors of Death However the task is not that simple, a war is brewing between the Greeks and Romans, Gaia is becoming stronger and the Athena Parthenos needs to be in its rightful place The House of Hades, second last book before the finale which has been named The Blood of Olympus has a little something for all types of readers Action, mythology, humour, romance, sacrifices, war and monsters are all present And, trust me people you will not be disappointed no matter how high your hopes were, no matter how excited you were, no matter how much of your body you would sell for this No Disappointments YAYA The House of Hades, has whopping 7 main characters and 2 sub main characters Crazy Yes It has always been my greatest concern that The House of Hades would make my brain hurt from attempting to distinguish apart such an ample number of personalities Yet, I seriously love love loved the characters in this book Percy, our hero since the beginning has never been selfless and humorous He may be kickass but he still has one big big heart and a very funny personality However I couldn t help but think that Bob the Titan, yes, Bob is back was one of the laughable characters here Percy had a little less due to his situation, a.k.a in the deepest part of hell Annabeth, wholly badass, full of hope and smart Always with a plan While Percy and Annabeth are in Tartarus, they face some of the biggest challenges and curses of their lives their abilities are stretch to their maximum and above And their romance was like THE SWEETEST EVER I ll admit, their isn t as much as I was wishing for but Rick Riordan makes it the most realistic and every time they d hold hands I was like Together, they make an ass kicking team.Hazel was actually one of the important ones in The House of Hades I grew rather attached to her, she s so determined to save everyone, so full of heart, so determined I really wanted to tackle hug her Leo, our cool guy with plenty of cute arrogance Frank, lots of character development in this one, our shy and unsure one Coach Hedge, we go a little into his history and still and get plenty of his love for killing and butchering And Nico OMG My fictional crush 3 I did get heartbroken though Heart So Broken Into Shreds Piper and Jason they were just meh As usual Not that they ruined my enjoyment of the book but I am just no fan.I do think, while Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus are full of fun and action, it s also been teaching me a lot of Greek Mythology and Roman Mythology along the way, in fact, I ve become really interested in Greek Myths, and am planning to learn about religion and mythology for my free electives at school which is exciting I am so, so grateful to have read this series Some books, you read and love but they may not teach you as much as this one Rick s books come with the extra of some knowledge If an author can teach a bit of Greek Myths while writing an attaching story, I do believe that all MG and YA readers so give this series a go.All in all, The House of Hades was no disappointment apart from the fact that I have to wait ANOTHER year for the sequel cries Another amazing novel by Rick Riordan Cant wait to start the next novel and see how this all ends Oh, geez Oh, wow This Me Now.Give it to me before I freak out.
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