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The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

“How do you punish an immortal?

By making him human.

After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disorientated, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus’s favour.

But Apollo has many enemies—gods, monsters and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go… an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.”

Synopsis from Goodreads

So I have to say first of all it’s been so long since I read a Rick Riordan book. I was really hesitant because of the fact that he is mostly  middle-grade author. I  didn’t want to read something that wasn’t anywhere near my reading level or maybe even something that I might not enjoy. But I had seen a ton of booktubers talk about it and I was like I can try it out.

I’m so glad I did! Apollo was such a great character and so funny. It was so great to get a different perspective from a god and not a demigod. I think his character development is amazing and I can’t wait to see how much he changes in this series. This is honestly some of the best character development I have seen in a really long time. Also, he brought in some old characters and I was so happy. Like Percy, Nico, and Will and I was so happy!

This is the first book in a new series, but I am telling you read the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan. Everything will make so much more sense if you do! But I gave this book a 5 out of 5 stars because it was just so funny, had amazing character development, and brought back so many feels. I encourage anyone to read it. It would be best for middle schoolers,  but anyone older can read it too!

I’m currently reading The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan so I think the review will go up sometime this week.

Until Next Time,

Alex

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