I've decided to try to start recording more of what I am currently reading. Though honestly, please just follow me on Goodreads to be more informed. I'm pretty lazy about writing actual reviews.
Today's topic is: Rick Riordan and How I've Read So Many of His Books I Don't Know What To Do with My Life Anymore.
So a few months ago, I decided that I seriously need to catch up on my Riordan. When I was in high school I had actually read all the Percy Jackson series, but kind of slacked off as Riordan began writing the Kane Chronicles and Heroes of Olympus. I decided it was high time to remedy that situation.
So here is my quick and dirty review of each series
Percy Jackson: Love it. A classic. Percy Jackson is greek myth version of Harry Potter but I am so okay with that.
Kane Chronicles: Love it. Carter is a nerd. Sadie is the best and I will die for her and her two boyfriends.
Heroes of Olympus: I have a lot of gay feelings for this series (not all including Nico). Also, as a Latin nerd, New Rome is so superior to Camp Half-Blood. Where can I get my t-shirt? This series has made me want to write a fan letter to Riordan the size of a novel. Chapters include: I Really Think Rayna/Rachel Should be a Thing. and Please Give Annabeth a Great Day, She Deserves It.
Now I haven't finished the second book of Magnus Chase or the second book of Trials of Apollo, but here is my first impressions:
Magnus Chase: I would be way more invested in this series if Sam was the main character.
Trial of Apollo: I READ TEN BOOKS TO GET TO THIS SERIES AND IT WAS WORTH EVERY GODDAMNED BOOK. THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME BISEXUAL GOD-TURNED-MORTAL APOLLO SAVING THE DAY AND HELPING OUT OTHER QUEER FOLK. YOU ARE THE BEST RICK.
As a side note, whenever I read a book, I feel like a part of me knows a little more about the author. So when I've read 16+ books by a single author, they start to feel like a personal friend to me. Also, I can physically feel when Riordan is struggling to put in some cool mythology but has to avoid the problematic parts (I'm looking at you Medusa) to make it Juvenile/YA appropriate. I feel the pain, Rick. I feel it.