By Caitlin Rangel
House of Hades by Rick Riordan was published by Disney Publishing Worldwide on October 8, 2013. A prophecy sent Annabeth, Percy, Piper, Jason, Leo, Hazel, and Frank on a journey to find a statue of Athena in Greece. On the way to Greece, Annabeth and Percy fell into the Underworld and are now trying to find their way out. Meanwhile the rest of the seven have small quests that lead them to Greece.
House of Hades was a great book that has many monsters and chapters that will leave you on the edge of your seat. House of Hades may not be relatable adventure-wise, but problem-wise, they are very easy to connect to. For example, Frank is a child of Ares and has difficulty with being Ares’s child because he isn’t as tough as people expect him to be. Hazel, a child of Hades, has difficulty with accepting the fact that her mother died. Leo, a child of Hephaestus, thinks that he is the seventh wheel and he doesn’t matter to anyone.
My favorite part of House of Hades was when Bob, a titan, killed the arai when they were putting curses on Percy and Annabeth. My least favorite part of House of Hades was when the Doors of Death, doors that lead from the Underworld to the normal world, needed someone to hold them and Bob and Damasen, another titan that helps Percy and Annabeth, volunteered.