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Whew. I finished Percy Jackson, Heroes of Olympus, and Trials of Apollo!

I started my journey not very long ago.
The journey of 15 books, nine alternating main characters, and one big, epic, adventure lasting in one amazing world.

Ups and downs and flaws and all, I made it without being eaten, bitten (okay, MAYBE Meg did that once), or any other brutal thing that could happen to a human being (or demigod, god, dryad, naiad, satyr, faun, etc.)!!! Other than, of course, a couple tears, and a lotta laughs.

I was skeptical — very skeptical — at first, despite all the times I had been asked (actually, begged and ordered and pleaded) to read Percy Jackson (wait a moment – had I not mentioned what book I was talking about earlier). And did I tell those people that I was skeptical? Nah. I didn’t wanna risk getting killed or anything. My friends are scary.
Anyway, I made it through that first series of five and yippee!! I enjoyed it. Admittedly, it wasn’t a fave, especially since no one all that important died, but I still had a fun ride.

Then I took a break. Nothing particularly exciting happened, and nothing relating to this happened either, so um, I don’t really know why I’m wasting time talking about it.

After my break to read some other books, I started Heroes of Olympus! Throughout the first book I was wondering: WHERE’S PERCY? Percy had never been one of my fave characters (please keep the Rayna-smashing to a minimum here), but it would’ve been awesome to see a familiar face. Did I get that? Nope. It made me enjoy the story a little less than I would have otherwise, but I made it through and hey: another fun ride. Then the second book came along, and we got Percy! Except that he didn’t even know who he was. Great.
But I enjoyed the book, and then the third book to the fifth book was all incredibly awesome and yadda yadda yadda. I loved seeing the crew on the Argo II. And I loved pretending I was there with them. I was also so incredibly glad that Nico Di Angelo and Reyna something-something had a fair amount of page time in book five, and they even earned the spot of two of my fave characters in the whole of the 15 books. Nico may even make it to my top ten characters of all time, or at least fifteen?
Anyway, Heroes of Olympus was the best of the lot, because of the characters. Yeah we needed more time with their friendships, and a couple of them weren’t the best, but I still enjoyed them. (and I also wish Leo had actually died because that would’ve been a whole lot more impactful, but oh well)

Next up came Trials of Apollo. At first, it was just ehhhhhhh. Meg was meh, Apo- sorry, Lester was annoying, and I just wanted to DNF it for being another “oh we have to save the world and may or may not die, but in the end won’t because we’re the awesome main characters” Greek mythology-surrounded book. And yes, those were my exact thoughts. Kind of. No one remembers their EXACT thoughts.
But I got through it, because A. Leo had a good bit of pagetime in the second book, and I needed that even if he was totally subdued and unfunny. And also because I heard that a certain something would happen (I’m trying to avoid spoilers here, but it’s something to do with Jason 😗), and I just needed to read it.
Thank goodness, because I actually liked Apollo and Meg’s growth in the last two books, and I’m glad I read them.

So… I’m kinda sad now, because I want more. More jokes from them, more friendship, more interaction, more Solangelo (yes this made it to my list 😤) more Meg and Apollo, moreeeeee. But apart from the Disney+ series and possibly some standalones, I’m not getting anything more.
APART from the awesome fan creations like fanart, memes, fanfics, videos, and more. Cause’ that’s what fandoms are for. I’ve already started a few fanarts of Nico, Reyna, and Annabeth! (Percy too but his face keeps turning out horrible..) So I’m already in the spirit!
(still sad tho)

And that’s all I want to say. This was kind of a review of all three series’, but honestly more of a rambling. Also, this hasn’t been edited at all, and I also started the post off in a kind of cringe-worthy way, so kindly ignore all that 😬

Are you a Percy Jackson fan? WILL YOU SHOW ME FANART YOU’VE MADE?
You better.
~Ray out

66 thoughts on “Whew. I finished Percy Jackson, Heroes of Olympus, and Trials of Apollo!

  1. “since no one all that important died”
    Okay, spoiler alert 🚨

    but WHAT DO YOU MEANNNNN WHAT ABOUT ZÖE?!!!! I WAS SO SAD WHEN SHE DIEDDDDD 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 (I’m reading chapter 6-ish of Battle of the Labyrinth now) I’m now also very confused, since Nico is made out to be a bad guy where I’m up to so- 😶 Whoops. Oh, and (another spoiler alert 🚨)

    WHAT ABOUT BIANCA?! SHE DIED SAVING ZÖE, PERCY, GROVER AND THALIA! OKAY, SHE WASNT A HUGE MAIN CHARACTER, BUT STILLL!!!
    Haha, sorry I’m getting a bit worked up now. 🤦‍♀️ I hope I’ll do some fanart one day when I’ve finished the Percy J series at least. 😅 Oooh, you’re doing some fanart? It be really cool if you showed it on your blog! But if you don’t want to, that’s fine. :>

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    1. I mean in Heroes of Olympus! Zoe’s death was incredibly sad!! 😂😭😭
      Also, I was never the biggest fan of Bianca? I mean yeah she needed her space and all but like she deserted Nico for the hunters in like two seconds.

      It’s alright 😂 Yeah, it’s awesome that you’re reading it!!
      And I am gonna be sharing it in a “PJO fanart compilation” eventually when I get some more done 😉

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  3. I absolutly died reading this:
    “oh we have to save the world and may or may not die, but in the end won’t because we’re the awesome main characters”
    Lhahahah you are really funny!
    🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂😂

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  4. Loved the review! I couldn’t make myself to Apollo the first book was kinda boring ngl 😐. But I love the other two series 😍.
    Also dude, weren’t you supposed to be posting some “specific” kinds of posts this week 😗

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    1. Glad ya did! Yeah the first couple books were pretty boring but I think it gets kinda better as it goes on.
      Oh, eh-hem, no idea what you’re talking about 👀🙂

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  5. I’ve read PJO and Heros of Olympus.. I really want to read more but I don’t have them yet. I LOVE these books!!! 🙂 I have some Nico/Reyna/Zoe/Percabeth fanart… but it’s not that good. Loved this post! 😉
    btw, Nico is my favorite… He is my boi…. I legit love him so much….

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  6. Isn’t Leo just awesome? I finished all of Rick Riordan’s books (during my obsession with him) last year in October-November, and I loved them! I’m yet to read the RIck Riordan presents series which is about different kinds of mythology but I’ve heard it’s good!

    ps. he’s releasing a new book this year, called daughter of the deep!

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  7. A Percy Jackson fangirl here!!🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️ I LOVE PJO and HoO… but I haven’t read Trials Of Apollo yet… going to start them next week…

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