Hello and welcome my fellow Rick Riordan Addicts (its fine even if u never read his books)
Today ya girl is back with another unpopular opinion. I don’t know why but the first two books of the Trials Of Apollo series took me two months each to read.
Don’t get me wrong, Rick Riordan’s books, especially the Percy Jackson and The Heroes Of Olympus series will ALWAYS be in my heart, but I really struggled to read The Trials Of Apollo. Why? You may ask, Let me explain-
- The Greek and Roman worlds were already well introduced and established in the first two series
There was nothing new in this! We already know that California is dangerous for Demigods, yadda yadda, the sudden collapse of the titan’s army in San Francisco, and the new prophecy that was given by newbie oracle Rachael Elizabeth Dare. This all was already well-known.
When the main protagonist is annoying af, I can never read a book peacefully. Apollo being anarcissist always annoyed me. Not gonna lie, Apollo was the reason I wanted to dnf soo bad, but the typical me never dnfs books, so HELLO READING SLUMP.
- Jason Grace’s not so graceful death.
I didn’t read the third book yet (most probably won’t read it anytime soon) but I knew that Jason was gonna die because of Apollo’s dumb mistake all thanks to my friend. WHY? Just WHY? Jason was one of those characters whom I didn’t expect to die and nor did I want to, so it felt like such a low blow.
- The plot and story line felt a little rushed
Taking that most of the world and word building was already done, stuff just felt a tiny little bit rushed. Sorry but it felt as if Uncle Rick tried wayy too hard with this one.
- Most of the new characters weren’t as engaging as the older ones
As I earlier talked about Apollo, most of the newer characters like Meg weren’t as relatable.
Ok so this post was completely my opinion and it is totally fine if u disagree.
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It was a short post today but I really wanted to get this long overdue rant out in the internet soon. What did you think about The Trials Of Apollo series? Let me know in the comments.
Till Next Time, Stay Safe!