Trials of Apollo Book 1 Review!!!

“Yep that pretty much describes my life: Because Poseidon.”


Wow…I’m in a weird mood.

Anyways here’s the summary.

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.

Okay so, if you have read my previous blog posts you pretty much know that Percy Jackson was basically my baby sitter from age 8-12. And Rick Riordan is the reason I’m sitting here writing this blog post. If he had decided to simply give up when that very first book wasn’t doing the best. If maybe he had done something different with the cover. If he had gone with a different publisher. My life would be completely different. I probably wouldn’t be a big-time reader. I definitely wouldn’t be a book blogger not only because I found a love for reading in those books but because the reason I found BookTube and therefor Book Blogging and therefore bookstagram and whatever the word for Book people is on twitter. So what I’m trying to say is thank you Rick Riordan.

Without you I wouldn’t be here.

ANYWAYS. Bye memory lane, back to the book review.

Okay so, this book was hilarious. I never laugh out loud at books…ever. But this book made me laugh out loud while reading at the pool, at the bookstore, in the living room while my parents were completely confused. It was just the dialogue that Apollo is given, just makes you think oh no one of the gods in Percy Jackson has a book about them. And Apollo gives off the vibes that the dude writes himself. Which for me are the best characters for example, Leo Valdez from the last series was such a character that once Rick came up with the persona of him his lines were just like they wrote themselves.

And the character development that Apollo has is astounding considering HE’S A GOD! Like, gods normally don’t have character development since they’ve been alive for 2,000 years especially when you’ve been in the immortal turned mortal situation twice before. But the way Rick writes this just flabbergasts me.

Yes I did just use the word flabbergast.

My rating:

5 out of 5 stars. Love this. Love Apollo. Love Percy Jackson coming back. Love the sly notice of Annabeth taking place in the Magnus Chase series. Love Meg. Love the “hidden oracle” thing. And love Rick Riordan.

Would you read more by this author?

You did not just ask me this question. I have read every book by Rick Riordan except for his adult books and the Kane Chronicles. Really gotta get on those.

Would you recommend this book to others?

Yes! I actually am right now! GO READ THE TRAILS OF APOLLO – BOOK 1 – THE HIDDEN ORACLE BY RICK RIORDAN NOW! IT HAS ONE OF THE BEST MOST GORGEOUS COVERS I HAVE SEEN! I actually made a post about the top 5 most gorgeous covers ever which you can read by clicking here.

Alright that’s all for me! Have you read Trials of Apollo yet? If you have what did you think? I love you guys! Bye! ~Blondie

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