[Book Review] The House of Hades

The_House_of_Hades_coverTitle: The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, Book 4)
Author: Rick Riordan
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Mythology
Published: October 2013 by Hyperion Books for Children
Recommended for ages 10 and up
Source: Purchased

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT?

Here’s a description from the author’s website:

At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy’s instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea’s forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape?

They have no choice. If the demigods don’t succeed, Gaea’s armies will never die. They have no time. In about a month, the Romans will march on Camp Half-Blood. The stakes are higher than ever in this adventure that dives into the depths of Tartarus.

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[Random Babbles] Some Asian Cuisine and Squiggly Handwriting

When I got home from work, I was supposed to publish a post reviewing The House of Hades. But then, I was too tired and sleepy to reorganize my hazy mind to write a coherent post and then proofread. I remembered I wrote a few notes, but when I saw the Post-it, I could not understand some of my handwriting! 😆  Alas, I had written down notes too hastily while I was reading.

Lomogram_2013-10-26_12-27-23-AMCan you decipher some of the squiggly lines words I wrote?

And so, I have decided to just organize my thoughts (and draft) later in the morning, after a good night’s rest (because my eyes seem to be begging to stay closed now). But before I go, let me share what my friend and I had for dinner at an Asian fusion restaurant to welcome a work-free weekend.

Lomogram_2013-10-26_12-43-06-AMPho Beef Noodle Soup and Fried Vegetable Spring Rolls

They were pretty good, especially the vegetable spring rolls. I like spring rolls. Do you?

Have a nice weekend, everyone! 🙂