Book Review - The House of Hades by Rick Riordan | Blushing Geek

Book Review – The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

The House of Hades by Rick Riordan | Blushing Geek

The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
Series: The Heroes of Olympus, #4
Published October 8th 2013 by Disney-Hyperion Books
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Young Adult, Mythology
597 pages
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Hazel stands at a crossroads. She and the remaining crew of the Argo II could return home with the Athena Parthenos statue and try to stop Camp Half-Blood and Camp Jupiter from going to war. Or they could continue their quest to find the House of Hades, where they might be able to open the Doors of Death, rescue their friends Percy and Annabeth from Tartarus, and prevent monsters from being reincarnated in the mortal world. Whichever road they decide to take, they have to hurry, because time is running out. Gaea, the bloodthirsty Earth Mother, has set the date of August 1 for her rise to power.

Annabeth and Percy are overwhelmed. How will the two of them make it through Tartarus? Starving, thirsty, and in pain, they are barely able to stumble on in the dark and poisonous landscape that holds new horrors at every turn. They have no way of locating the Doors of Death. Even if they did, a legion of Gaea’s strongest monsters guards the Doors on the Tartarus side. Annabeth and Percy can’t exactly launch a frontal assault.

Despite the terrible odds, Hazel, Annabeth, Percy, and the other demigods of the prophecy know that there is only one choice: to attempt the impossible. Not just for themselves, but for everyone they love. Even though love can be the riskiest choice of all.


This series just gets better and better with each book. I’m so excited but sad when I think about reading the last book in this series. I just don’t think I’ll get enough of these demigods!

There’s still some questions in my mind right now, which I think explains why I held on with the remaining half star. But don’t let that bother you, this series is just phenomenal, I can’t even think of anything I hate about it. Well, I guess I’m biased since I love Greek mythologies, hahaha. But seriously, even if I love Greek mythologies and if it wasn’t presented well in a book, I don’t think I’ll last this long right?

And don’t get me started with the characters. I don’t think I say this often, but character developments here were massive. All of the characters improved so well, it’s hard for me to imagine that they’re the same characters I’ve read in the previous books. I’m like a proud mama everytime they finish a quest.

Since we’re already talking about characters, let me tell you something about Nico. My my my! Never in my dreams have I thought about that. Don’t get me wrong, it’s just that, the revelation was so surprising I still can’t believe it. I guess right now, I can really say that I understand him a little.

Another thing, there’s some really surprising characters here that really left me teary eyed. Wahhhh, I hope to see you guys soon ♥️

I guess that’s it hahaha. This review is pretty short, but I just can’t seem to express everything I’m feeling right now. I’m just too excited to read more after that ending.

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Sophia Rose
2 years ago

I loved his Percy Jackson series. I really should read these newer ones. I love the way you described this last book.

Karen (@teamsheltie)
2 years ago

I haven’t kept up to date with this series but it’s a fun one.

Karen @For What It’s Worth

Nadene (TtllyAdd2Reading)

This series sounds great. I am looking to read more fantasy and this sound like a good place to start.

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