Teen Review– The House of Hades by Rick Riordan


The House of Hades was a compelling and thrilling novel depicting the tale of the 7 chosen demigods. It is the fourth book in the Heroes of Olympus series. Annabeth and Percy find themselves to be under pressure. Not only do they have to escape Tartarus, but they have to open the Doors of Death. Meanwhile Leo, Frank, Nico, Hazel, Jason, and Piper have to open the Doors of Death from the other side. Can they do it or will Rome and Greece be foes forever?

The book was superb and had an interesting plot to it. I thought that this was one of the best book in the series. Rick Riordan did a great job of narrating the book from different perspectives. I thought that the book focused on only some of the main characters which is why the rest of the characters lacked personality. 

One memorable thing about the book was the plot. Each demigod went on their own journey, but always had each others’  backs. The setting was very vivid, and descriptive. I felt like I was the one falling into Tartarus! Overall the book tied up all the cliffhangers and mysteries in Mark of Athena (the third book in the series), but left a major cliffhanger to be solved! 


Review by Medha, grade 7, Twin Hickory Area Library

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