Rating: High Five!
Who I'd Recommend to: Fans of any other Rick Riordan book, Eragon, and TombQuest.
Synopsis (from Amazon):
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 disoriented, 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 favor. 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.
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Thoughts: I liked this hilarious new addition to the mythological Rick Riordan series. I thought that they did a good job in getting a good plot to this fun book. And the characters - I loved them as they added a touch of the older Percy Jackson books. How they did that is that they bought in Apollo, the funny sun god that is always on the wrong side of his "tough-love dad" Zeus (as he called him). One of my favorite characters is Meg - the crazy but scary Meg. This new antagonist is like a modern version of Luke from Percy Jackson and the Olympians. When the giant snake Pythia takes over the Oracle with the help of the biggest enemy ever (the one that supported the Titans and loaned millions to Octavian, the Beast - the one and only Beast with his two other old partners.) Apollo is faced with the trails to take back the Oracle... but with puny little human arms, of course. With no prophecies, what do they do? They take Dodona Oracle, the oldest and the wisest of the 5 Oracles, and shoot a plague arrow into a statue twice the size of the Athena Parthenon.