I’ve had House of Hades since my birthday. I finished the book the next morning. I’ve been waiting to do a review but school has gotten in the way. So here it is:
Things I liked: the Tartarus scenes, Character development, BOB THE TITAN, and we finally see Grover even though its just a vision. We get to see Frank really become a more confident son of Mars; I guess all the arguing between Ares and Mars had calmed down in his head for now. Hazel gets the power to control the mist. I wish this was shown earlier on and not just a power that she learns towards the end of the series. Leo is shown to be a bit obsessed with the Archimedes sphere, but that’s half solved. Calypso and Leo. When they start arguing it was obvious they would form a strong bond. Leo swears on the River Styx to find Calypso again. Riptide can write as a pen
It was a nice surprise to see BOB in Tartarus to help out Percy and Annabeth. His character was almost perfect. He begins to regain his memory and still helps them for what Percy did.
Things I didn’t like: Piper barely got anything to do besides making Khione go away. I wish she got a bit more to do. Same thing with Jason. All he really does is fly Hazel to Sciron, has visions, and fights in the House of Hades. Annabeth loses her knife! I thought she would’ve had a breakdown, seeing as it has been with her since she was 7. She didn’t get sad but just accepted it. The drakon sword wasn’t able to match her knife.
Weird things: Nico. It was a surprise to see that Nico has feelings for Percy. This completely changes our perspective of him. I won’t say too much more than that. Sciron’s story was a bit strange but it was funny to see him get eaten by a giant turtle. Reyna puts Octavian in charge but still doesn’t realize that he plans on going to war anyway until she talks with the Argo II members.
Things I hope for BLOOD OF OLYMPUS: End of the second giant war, the prophecy will make sense for once, Calypso is released from Ogygia, and Octavian will be shot out of a cannon. Will Storm or Fire will Gaea fall? Who’s promise will get them killed? Will Bob and Damasen return to help the 7?
We will find out next year in October.