Friday, January 11, 2013

Book Review: The Demigod Diaries by Rick Riordan

The Demigod Diaries
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The Demigod Diaries (Heroes of Olympus)
by Rick Riordan
Release Date: August 14th, 2012
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
Format: ebook, 242 pages
ISBN: 978-1-4231-6
Get a copy: 
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Goodreads Summary: What dangers do runaway demigods Luke and Thalia face on their way to Camp Half-Blood? Are Percy and Annabeth up to the task of rescuing stolen goods from a fire-breathing giant who doesn't take kindly to intruders? How exactly are Leo, Piper, and Jason supposed to find a runaway table, dodge a band of party-loving Maenads" ("who just might be a little psychotic), and stave off a massive explosion...all in one hour or less? 
With his trademark wit and creativity, Rick Riordan answers these questions and more in three never-before-seen short stories that provide vital back-story to the Heroes of Olympus and Percy Jackson books. Original art, enlightening character interviews and profiles, puzzles, and a quiz add to the fun in this action-packed collection.


*A story from Luke Castellan's point of view, from the days when he adventured with Thalia and Annabeth. Many people have asked me to write an adventure prequel to The Lightning Thief. Here it is!

*A classic first-person Percy Jackson story, the first I've written since The Last Olympian. In this adventure, Annabeth and Percy's date is interrupted by the god Hermes, whose staff has been stolen by a fire-breathing giant. This cannot be good . . .

*A Leo Valdez story, set at Camp Half-Blood. As Leo builds the Argo II, something goes terribly wrong. Now Leo will need the help of Piper and Jason, or the entire camp might be destroyed.

*And, as announced on Rock Center, the anthology includes a debut short story from my son Haley. Since Haley inspired the entire Percy Jackson series, it seemed only right that I asked him to contribute his own original spin on Percy's world for this book. I was amazed at what Haley came up with. His brother Patrick, who's a tough editor, was quick to say, "Dad, his story is better than yours!" Haley ponders the question: "What happened to the demigods who fought with Kronos's army after the battle in Manhattan?" This is the story of one such demigod, and I have to admit, some of Haley's ideas are so good I wish I'd come up with them!


Cindy's Review: I was always a fan of Rick Riordan books!! More importantly, I'm a fan of PERCY JACKSON <3333 So when I found more books to read about him, I'm definitely getting it!! 

The Cover:
Looks cool! Reminds me of the Demigod Files, but just different colors and pictures. I think the picture is of Thalia's shield and Annabeth/Luke's dagger. I don't know what the other dagger/sword, whatever it is, is.

The Characters/Plot: 
So the Demigod Diaries are kinda like diary entries written by some famous demigods, including Luike, Percy Jackson, Leo, and a new made up demigod named Alabaster. It consists of these demigod's point of views. For example, Luke's entry explains how his journey with Thalia before they went to Camp-Half-Blood and how they found Annabeth. Percy's entry was taking place right after The Last Olympian, one month after Percy and Annabeth kiss, and Percy was doing a little quest for Hermes. Leo's pov was a short story about Bunker 9, Maenads,  and a table called Bufor. 

Lastly, Rick Riordan's son written a short story involving a new made-up demigod named Alabaster and he is the son of Hecate. Together, Alabaster and a mortal name Mr. Claymore work together to run away from Alabaster's evil sister, Lamia. In thte short story of The Son of Magic, it also explains what mist is and why monsters can smell demi-gods. 

Overall: 
I think this was a pretty entertaining read. It even have puzzles and activities in between the short stories. Plus, we gain more knowledge about the demigod's private lives. ;) Loved it! 

Percy Jackson fans, what are you waiting for? Hurry up and pick it up and READ!

Rating: (1-10): 8.5! 

Happy Reading~ 































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2 comments:

  1. I have not even heard of Rick Riordan and I have to wonder why. This sounds like a promising read. I will add one of his titles to my TBR and give him a try. Thanks for the fabulous review.

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    1. A big duh for me! The Lightning Thief, now that I have heard of! Same guy. Thanks for stopping by and offering up your suggestions. They are most appreciated.

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