Book Review: The Hidden Oracle

The Hidden Oracle (Trials of Apollo #1) by Rick Riordan
Published by Disney-Hyperion
Date Published: 3 May 2016
ISBN: 148473274X
View it on: 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.

Hello guys! I know it’s been like 2 months since I last posted my review. But here I am again! I promise I’ll be fully committed to blogging now! School has just been hard lately and I couldn’t afford to blog. Anyway, here’s a new book review for you guys!

My first reaction when I came home after buying this book:


Rick Riordan has done it again! Just when you thought the Camp Half-Blood stories are over, Mr. Riordan creates another and reviving our love for his previous characters! Also, get ready to fall in love with new characters such as Meg, the adorable and lovable Peaches, and the main character of the story, Apollo (in his “typical teenager with acne and flab” form).

The story is pretty straightforward but I was actually surprised (READ IT TO FIND OUT!) with the plot and how the characters are connected. Apollo is funny as hell specially when he and Meg are together. I actually love the plot a lot because there were a lot of unexpected events and it kept me on the edge.

I maybe bias (since Mr. Riordan is one of my favorite authors) but overall, the book is pretty great. It is a typical Riordan book which is light and funny. I will definitely be picking up the next book!

I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars!


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Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many books, including the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. Please follow him on Twitter and via his official blog.



  1. Paul @ The Galaxial Word says:

    I read the Percy Jackson series when I was very young and didn’t REALLY enjoy them. I DID, but I didn’t find that there was anything outstanding… do you think that Riordan’s starting to become a one trick pony, now? I mean, all his books seem to either be set in the same world, or about the same themes. Do you ever get sick of it?

  2. Sonia says:

    I have one question. Can it be read alone, or should I stick to the plan of finishing Percy and read all heroes of Olympus first?
    And since we’re talking Rick Riordan, does Magnus connects with this at all?

    Thanks 🙂

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