SERIES REVIEW: The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan
This was an amazing series. However, I do have the unpopular opinion that THE FIRST SERIES WAS BETTER. Here are the NEGATIVES that led me to believe this: first, I was not as excited with the battles in this series. To me, MOST OF THE BATTLES WERE THE SAME. This just made it LESS INTERESTING. Next, some of the CHARACTERS weren’t my favorite (I do love some of them, which will be mentioned in the positives). The biggest problem for me was PIPER. I don’t dislike her, but I found her pov BORING. She didn’t have many unique traits. Yeah, she was brave and etc. But so was everyone else on the quest. She wasn’t unique in any way (besides being obsessed with Jason), and her pov made some cool scenes boring. Also, I WASNT SCARED OF GAEA. We heard about her powers, but they weren’t intimidating because we only briefly saw them. I also found the LAST BOOK DISAPPOINTING. The POVS were a miss for me. I loved hearing from Nico and Reyna, but we didn’t need both Piper and Jason’s pov. It would have been better with something like Percy or Annabeth with Jason. Also, I feel that Annabeth and Percy DIDN’T DO ANYTHING in the last book, and with them being fave characters it disappointed me. Finally, the FINAL BATTLE was underwhelming, and the battle between the camps was more entertaining. However, there were many POSITIVES that I enjoyed in the books. First of all, THE HOUSE OF HADES is one of my FAVE BOOKS OF ALL TIME. Some people were mad, but ANNABETH AND PERCY FALLING INTO TARTARUS was the best thing that happened in here. It added more suspense and more interesting and unique battles. Also, some of the CHARACTERS were great. I loved Leo and I just wanted to give Nico a hug! (#lovefornico) The CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT in this series was incredible too and it was shown in each book. Although it wasn’t as good as the first series, I LOVED THIS and I’m glad I read it.
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