Title: The House of Hades
Author: Rick Riordan
Publication Date: October 8, 2013

Rating: ★ ★ ★  
Incredible is not strong enough of a word to describe how I feel about this book. It was difficult for me to put it down – which is true of all of the Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus books I’ve read thus far, but even more true with this installment. Riordan continues to seamlessly integrate rich stories of mythology with the lives and adventures of the demigods. But this one is where I felt so many of the characters came into their own. There are great personal challenges for several of The Seven (and others) and so much growth and character development. As the penultimate book of the series, I thought Riordan did a great job of presenting this epic part of their adventure whilst also setting up what is likely to be an even more epic final battle.

Do I really have to wait until October to find out how it all ends??