Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a great day! Here is another book review. I have been trying my hardest to write book reviews as fast as I can but the fact that I read faster than I can write has drawn me back! I am trying my hardest to catch up and I hope that you’ll understand. Today I am reviewing a book by one of my favorite authors in the world!
Book name: Trials of Apollo. The Hidden Oracle
Author: Rick Riordan
Genre: Fantasy, YA, Mythic fiction, adventure fiction, Drama
Summary: Apollo wakes up in a dumpster in New York City. He has very vague memories of his father, Zeus, punishing him for revealing the Prophecy of the Seven too soon and thus, causing the whole fiasco of the series Heroes of Olympus. He learns that he is now a human teenager named Lester Papadopoulos. (Woah, that’s a name!) However, he has no time to ponder upon this as some thugs attempt to mug him. No longer a god, he does not have the power to fight them without training. A girl by the name of Meg McCaffrey saves him by knocking the thugs out with garbage. (She sorta specializes in that…)
Apollo learns that she is a demigod and it is unsafe for both of them to be wondering in the streets of New York without weapons. Luckily, Apollo knew someone who could escort them. Percy Jackson. (Calm yourself fangirls!)
They reach Percy Jackson’s house and are greeted warmly by his mother, Sally Jackson. She makes them a seven-layer dip (Can I join in?) and supplies them with proper clothes. With Percy’s help, Apollo and Meg manage to get to Camp Half-Blood.
Upon their arrival, they learn that the Oracle of Delphi, in the form of Rachel Elizabeth Dare, cannot issue prophecies. Communication methods have been unfunctional as well. With a cherry on top, Chiron informs them that campers have been randomly disappearing into the woods. (Think that this is kind of a weird welcome? That’s how we do it at Camp Half-Blood!)
That night Meg McCaffrey gets claimed by Demeter, goddess of agriculture and harvest. It stuns Apollo that how can garbage-girl be the daughter of the goddess of agriculture. (And to be honest, it stunned me too!)
The next day, Apollo tries to practice music and archery. As he is not a god anymore, his skills are imperfect. Frustrated, he swears on the River Styx to never use a bow or a musical instrument until he is a god again. (Yeah, bad decision Apollo.)
Rachel Elizabeth Dare returns to camp with news. A secretive company named Triumvirate Holdings is attempting to destroy all the oracles and means of knowing the future in the world. Hereby, making the future unpredictable for all creators. And they are staring with the Grove of Dodona, which is located at Camp Half-Blood and has been drawing campers to itself.
It is up to Apollo to save the campers and the oracles. Apollo may be a scrawny demigod, but he knows where his loyalties lie.
Till date, I have loved all the Rick Riordan books I’ve read. The thing I most loved about the book was how Apollo narrated it. Seeing things from his POV was hilarious! I really recommend this book to people who enjoyed reading the Percy Jackosn series and to people who love YA books.
Thank you for reading! I hope you have an awesome day! Let me know your views in the comments! I’d love to hear from you’ll!