Review: The Hidden Oracle (Rick Riordan)


Blurb from Goodreads:

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 knew that I would be again mesmerised and happy when I read anything by Rick Riordan.

This book is honestly action-packed, full with comedy and full of diverse characters! The main character, Apollo is such a funny guy. However, I love Percy more to be honest! I wish there is more scenes with Percy in the story, because after the universe all started from Percy’s point of view. I think the writer wants other characters to be as the center of the story line. I truly appreciate Percy’s role in the book and it truly shows his importance to the story even better. In this book, Percy is more relaxed because he has his SAT to complete in order for him to persue college with Annabeth Chase. Percy is very thoughtful of his future! Good Percy 🙂

It is very refreshing to read Apollo’s point of view in his angsty teenage mortal self, from being a very self-centered God to a loveable and funny character. His narration in story is very interesting as he actually knows stuffs even back in his golden and modern days. His character reminds me of Gilderoy Lockhart from Harry Potter, not in a bad way.

Overall, I pretty much enjoyed reading this. It is a good refresher to understand about the universe, after we have read the Percy Jackson’s and The Heroes of Olympus’ series. There are many characters from both of series make appearances and it is heartwarming to see all of them are included in Apollo’s journey in being a teenager. I also love Apollo for being so openly bisexual, he accepts his son’s boyfriend with an open heart. And all the drama of Gods from Greek and Roman mythology, what’s not to love? LOL

Excited to continue book 2, THE DARK PROPHECY ❤



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