The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

September 2nd, 2014 by

kane_chronicles_red_pyramid_rick_riordanSubmitted by Bailim, Age 12 from Ohio

Rating: ★★★★★

The Red Pyramid is about 2 siblings (Sadie and Carter) that have been apart forever, but on a visit their dad surprises them by trying to resurrect their dead mother by being the host of Osiris and accidentally release Osiris’ 4 brothers and sisters, and one of them Set, traps their dad and Osiris trying to turn the whole world into a desert, now Sadie and Carter have to try to save their father.

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan

June 12th, 2014 by

Submitted by Patrick, Age 11 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★★

Do you like fantasy? Do you like sword fighting? If you do this book is for you! This book is about how a boy realizes he is the son of a god. He then goes off to a camp where he is very unique because of his godly parent. He then trains to go off on a quest to return a lightning bolt to Zeus along with 2 other campers. My favorite part was when they got trapped in a hotel that sped up time inside the hotel so that if you were in their for a month it could be a year. I recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy, sword fighting and adventures.

The Blood of Olympus Book Cover!

May 20th, 2014 by

Last week, the book cover art by John Rocco was revealed for the final book in the Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan, The Blood of Olympus. So we’ll be continuing our Cover Analysis Series where I obsessively pick apart the cover art and try to guess what happens in the book:

The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

Let’s revisit the description of The Blood of Olympus:

Though the Greek and Roman crew members of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them, and they’re stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake. The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it might be able to stop a war between the two camps. The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea’s army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.

Well, that’s a lot of information to digest — kind of like when Kronos digested his kids, right? Yeah? Yeah? A little bit of Greek mythology humor for you.

I think the three heroes shown on the cover are…

  • There’s definitely Frank Zhang (son of Ares), with his bow and arrow.
  • In the center it’s likely Jason Grace (son of Zeus), leaping in the air surrounded by lightning. He’s wearing an orange shirt, which could be borrowed from a Camp Half-Blood camper. It looks like he’s brewing up a pretty big storm…
  • On the horse, at first I thought it was Reyna (daughter of Bellona), but it’s actually Hazel Levesque (daughter of Pluto), on her immortal horse Arion. (Reyna rides the Pegasus Scipio.)
  • The three big dudes are Gaea’s giants — but which ones? From the down-below angle, we can see that one of them is NOT a cyclops (ruling out Arges, Brontes, Steropes) but the other two could be cyclopes.
  • This battle takes place where there’s a crane and columns with classical architecture — is there some construction going on in Athens?
  • The giants like to use weapons as hair accessories. Who do you think does that giant’s braids?

Check out the scorecard for who appears on which book covers — Nico’s “people” should start campaigning for him to be on covers!

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Heroes of Olympus Covers: Character Scorecard

The Staff of Serapis by Rick RiordanAlso, if you want to get a sneak peek at the first chapter of The Blood of Olympus and have a way to read digitally, you can get the chapter as a bonus with a new short story by Rick Riordan called The Staff of Serapis — Annabeth Chase and Sadie Kane (from the Kane Chronicles) meet!

So, what do you guys think — do your eagle eyes spot any other clues on the new cover?

— Nancy

icon_nancyNancy’s favorite cover from the Heroes of Olympus series is The House of Hades. The Underworld looks so cozy! (Just kidding. Kind of.)

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The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan

April 5th, 2014 by

Submitted by Olivia, Age 11 from Florida

Rating: ★★★★½

Percy Jackson is son of the Greek God Poseiden, and of a human. This makes him half god (a.k.a demigod). This book is an adventure in which he and his friends- Grover and Annabeth- team up to stop the so- called Lightning Thief. I reccomend this book to anyone 8+.

The House Of Hades by Rick Riordan

March 28th, 2014 by

The House of Hades
Submitted by Ben, Age 11 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★★

This is one of the best books that involves history, adventure, and action. After falling into the pit of Tartarus, Percy and Annabeth must make it to the doors of death without gaining attention. On the overworld Leo, Jason, Piper, Hazel, and Nico must reach the doors of death on the other side to save Percy and annabeth and stop Gaea from awakening!

4th Book Of The Heroes Of Olympus Series.

The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

March 28th, 2014 by

The Last Olympian by Rick RiordanSubmitted by Ben, Age 11 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★★

A great action book od history,mystery, and battle. Typhon has rised out of the volcano of one of Hephastus’s forges. Percy Jackson will have to lead all the demigods of camp Half-Blood to defeat Kronos the Titan that has risen once more. They must defend Olympus from Kronos’s army of monsters and they must do it without any support of the gods. Some gods want to come but Zeus has ordered them to stay and fight Typhon.

5th Book Of The Percy Jackson and The Olympians Series.

Heroes of Olympus #2: The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

March 25th, 2014 by

son-of-neptune-rick-riordan-book-reviewSubmitted by Dakota, Age 12 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

This book is so awesome. A kid named Percy Jackson has no memory. He is trying to kill these gorgons but they keep reforming over and over again. But it turns out Thantos the protector of the doors of death has been captured. Can percy and his friends complete the quest? Can Percy get his memory back?

The Mark Of Athena by Rick Riordan

March 21st, 2014 by

Mark-of-AthenaSubmitted by Abbiee, Age 10 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★½

The book Mark Of Athena is a fictional book based on greek mythology that i recently read. The book Mark Of Athena continues the hit Rick Riordan series Heroes Of Olympus , filled with humor, action, adventure,sacrifice, a little romance and of course the gods. I can’t choose a favorite part . It’s just filled with so many great parts, how can you choose one? This is my new favorite book, you’ll love it. If you, like the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series you will love it and your favorite characters will come back and read the next page turning Heroes of Olympus book The House Of Hades.

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan

March 9th, 2014 by

percy-jackson-and-the-olympians-lightning-thiefSubmitted by ALEX, Age 10 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★★

This book is about a kid named Percy Jackson and he is a son of a god . And he is a half blood a half blood is a son of a god.

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan

January 14th, 2014 by

percy-jackson-and-the-olympians-lightning-thiefSubmitted by David, Age 11 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★★

This book is about a kid who figures out that he is not a human. He really is a demigod. His dad is god Poseiden. My favorite part is when he figures out what god he is. If you like Fiction – Adventure

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