Book Review - The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan | Blushing Geek

Book Review – The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan | Blushing Geek

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
Series: The Trials of Apollo, #1
Published May 3rd 2016 by Disney-Hyperion
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Young Adult, Mythology
375 pages
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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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.


I didn’t recall Rick Riordan’s books to be this funny. Don’t get me wrong, all of his books were fun to read, but this one was just too funny. I guess it was because of Apollo.

I always find Apollo’s character amusing, and my! I definitely enjoyed reading his POV. I always think that he’s the “pasaway” in the family, and reading about his thoughts about things, I think he lives with that title wahahahaha.

Aside from Apollo, I really enjoyed reading about Nico and Will too. I love how Riordan made this story for “all” genders. My! Nico sure has become sunny eh? Never in my dreams have I imagined that he’ll be the one who will supervise the line of demigods to hit Leo, whahaha. And I love how he always mentions the “doctor’s note”, hahahaha. There’s 1 particular character in this story that I didn’t really appreciate, but nah, I love the series too much to just dwell on that.

Percy made an appearance here too, and reading about how Apollo appreciated his prowess in fighting, that was really…hmm, new I guess.

Although I really like how entertaining this story is, I’ll have to give it 3.5 stars for now. It’s a little bit short compared to the previous books I’ve read, so I guess that’s the reason why I think I needed more. Hopefully the other characters will make an appearance in the next books too.

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2 years ago

I’m glad you had so much fun with this instalment, it sounds like Apollo is quite the amusing character, indeed. How can you not love that, right? Also, gotta love mythology 😉

2 years ago
Reply to  Silvia

That guy indeed is very amusing hahaha. I’m sure you’ll enjoy this series as well Silvia 😉

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

I love it when characters make me laugh and that is neat how the story was good and you felt it was too short. Sounds like a good series.

Nadene (TtllyAdd2Reading)

Glad to see you enjoyed so much you wanted more. Great review,

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