My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I loved it!
I was dragged into a new wonderful world. I've personally been to Egypt and just reading about all the mythology and just the way that Rick Riordan puts together is just absolutely amazing.
I very much enjoyed how the point of view switches between Cater and Sadie (I won't lie, I enjoyed Sadie's POV little more. I liked the fact that they are brother and sister, It isn't very often you get the two protagonist to be siblings. (I have two brothers myself and to be honest I don't really like them, but I do love them. We're a pretty tight family. My older brother looked out for me as I looked at for our younger brother).
Being separated since they were kids , Cater and Sadie, only got to see each other twice a year. In truth they're strangers, so to see the raw way that these two siblings had to connect at very emotional low was a little angering. They watched their father get taken away from them in a very disturbing way, having to connect over that fact, and excepting that, was shattering. Not only did they have to go on the run, they had to deal with all the resentment and jealously that had built up over the years. There was a lot of it, two sides of the same coin, one thinking the other is more loved and has the better life.
Seeing the way their relationship develop over the course of the story, felt natural; it wasn’t rushed, they didn’t automatically become friends. They worked through it, well most it, and by the end, they are close to best friends.
The mythology, like his Percy series, is informing, and you know there was a lot of time spent researching to shape the myths the way he wanted it. There are many different stories for every god, so you have to pick, choose, and twist, to get where it were you need it.
Like Mr. Riordan's Percy Jackson books, this series has you fall head first into cleverly structured magical world of gods, magic, and certain death at every turn, which makes you believe that anything is possible. (I cry when my cat scratches me, no way would I survive in Carter's and Sadie's world)
Throughout this book I did get a distinct sinking feeling ( that one you get when you know not everything was going to be alright). I was right. As the ending came to be, I had to reread it, because I don't think I could have make that sacrifice.
Even though the ending wasn't your typical oh my God we save the world. You're still left with this warm feeling that even though, it didn't turn out like they wanted, they didn't get everything they wanted back, they still had a connection to which it was they lost. That made my feels happy.
I can't wait to start the next book.
I highly recommend this series. It's equal to his Percy Jackson series, though it doesn't get as much of the same spotlight, you will not be disappointed.
Until next time don't stop being amazing
The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
In Deep Feels For this series.
There was a lot moments in this book where I wanted to just stop, not becuase I wasn't enjoying myself, but becuase I felt like I was being crushed by this unseen force of, well, emotions. I kept seeing, (reading), flags, you know, they're sometimes called death flages. They hint, shouted, and prtty much slapped you, telling you, that this isn't going to be you're trypical rounabout ending.
I was right. (I'm staring to hate that)
Now I don't know what to think, everything seems so uncertain, and Walt, poor Walt.
He's a walking death flag
I've noticed that Mr. Riordan likes to off charters, only to bring them back again. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing. I don't like getting my feels shattered then put back together, only to have them painfully shatter again.
As I said during the Canada VS Russia 2015 Wold Jr game (Canada won BTW >.< ) “My Feels! My heart hurts! Why then hell is this game so intense, I need a safe word.”
Balls, really, just, balls.
I highly recommend this series. In truth it's Darker then Mr. Riordan’s other series, so it has its own special draw that, makes you angry and happy at the same time.
Take a chance :)
The Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riordan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I am sad :(.. Why? Because it's over...
There's so much I can say about this book, but I'm only going to say a little. Why? Because a little is more..
The ending was done well. So well, it threw me. (I can't you tell why, that'll give it away). It had a twist that will leave you feeling sad, but understanding at the same time. My heart feels are exploding with awwwwwwssss!!!
Cater gets Zia and Sadie gets Walt/Anubis.<-'yeah I found that strong as well.'
It was a perfect why to end the series. I don't feel like there should be more, I don't feel like it was unfinished, I feel, warm, complete and excited to read the crossovers. (I love crossovers, TV, Movies, anime, all of it!)
Again I highly recommend this series, I was hook from the first chapter of The Red Pyramid. But like I sad in my other reviews, this, in my opinion, is a darker series then Mr. Riordan's others. Death is promenaded and there is a scene in this book that will have you feeling twisted and shocked. I like that darker aspect; it gives the series a more real feeling to push away the magical.
Happy Winter (It's like minus stupid here. Yuck!)
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