Category: Rick Riordan

Young Adult Potpourri

A Mixed-Bag During the academic term, I typically find myself reading a lot of young adult fiction. Young adult fiction, while often tackling very serious real-world issues, also tends to be highly readable for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is… Continue Reading “Young Adult Potpourri”

A Garden, A Maze, A Sematary*

In this second “potpour-reads” post, I share some quick thoughts on three recent reads, all of which were completed in May. The Secret Garden was a title on my Classics Club Challenge list. The Burning Maze is third in the Trials of Apollo series… Continue Reading “A Garden, A Maze, A Sematary*”

Thoughts: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

House of Hades by Rick Riordan Final Verdict: 3.7 out of 4.0 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting and believable The House of Hades is Book 4 in the Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan.  This series follows the five-book Percy Jackson &… Continue Reading “Thoughts: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan”

Review: The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 51 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting and believable. Percy Jackson and the gang are back again.  Well, Percy is back again – but the gang is a new one. … Continue Reading “Review: The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan”

Review: The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan

The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan Final Verdict: 3.25 out of 4.0 YTD: 26 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. Rick Riordan’s The Throne of Fire is an incredibly fantastic follow-up to Book 1 of his Egyptian mythology series, The Kane… Continue Reading “Review: The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan”

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