Reviewed by Brett Sanchez
Everything was Designed to Hurt and Kill
House of Hades written by Rick Riordan. Published in October 18, 2013. The publisher is Disney Publishing Worldwide. Its genre is young adult fiction, greek mythology. Half the story takes place in Tartarus. Where Annabeth and Percy are trying to find there way out of the
desolate sulfuris air filled environment. The other half of the story takes place in Europe. Were Jason, Piper, Hazel, Frank, Nico and Leo . Try to make their way to the House of Hades and save their friends.
Leo is the most relatable to almost every guy there is in one way or another. He is always building or working on something. Which he goes and does something very stupid with. Then there’s liking a girl. Then going and blowing his only chance with her.
How is the crew aboard the Argo II going to be able to save Annabeth and Percy? Plus stop Gaea from rising and destroying the earth as they know it. They have to choose which cross roads they are going to take. By using team work and not giving up. They might just be able too.
When times get tough. Is giving up an option? When Percy and Annabeth are trapped in
Tartarus they don’t “the air was like acid. The water was misery. The ground was like broken
glass. Everything was designed to hurt and kill.” They didn’t give up just because where they
are. When monsters are attacking the crew and it would be easier to just turn around and give up. They still continued for their goal.
I would give this book 4.5 out of 5. The book kept my attention the whole time. There was times you could tell parts were just added to fill space. I would recommend this book to anyone that wants to continue the series or read the first three books then read House of Hades. I hope this was helpful and that you will read this book.