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The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus #4)

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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 wil ...more
Hardcover, 597 pages
Published October 8th 2013 by Hyperion Books
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Lara
The House of Hades? More like: House of Heartbreak or House of Character-development-every-page

Plot has a GIANT plot twist and the usual fights with reborn evils.


But the characters were undoubtly the best part of this book...

Leo (view spoiler):


Jason and Piper relationship development: nada. If I gave a shit, you'd be the first ones I'd give it to


Piper is a total BAMF! Charmspeak: check. Swordfighting: check.


Jason comes into
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Sabrina
Dec 04, 2013 Sabrina marked it as to-read


But above all, I just want this book to come out! (or at least have any spoilers - I mean, I'm dying here!)

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That last book left me in a jumble of emotions and feels and thoughts. But I realized something worse. Since the House of Hades is the second to last book in the series, I predict there will be a big cliffhanger!

You think this is bad?



Just wait till we read this book! ... Yes, I acknowledge the fact that we have to wait to read this bo
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Belle
House of Hades Review:
(Pre HoH release review near the bottom somwhere...)

EDIT: May, 2014
So... a confirmed Nico point of view for BoO... interesting...

Contains House of Hades spoilers
Ummm... so House of Hades was kind of epic. I'm just trying to figure out where to start here... how about IT WAS TOO FREAKING SHORT!

So, it was almost 600 pages. And it was awesome, but I can't help feel that it still could have been longer. As many Tartarus chapters as there were, they were all short. And Piper o
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Aiashine
Okay, my full review atlast. My format of reviewing is just like i did in the previous book.


My heart flutters when im reading this one because its the fourth book and i will have to wait for the final book! :D I am so excited what will happen to this series.

Leo: He is so useful in this book! Hes so awesome. I ship him to Calypso by the way but i don't have faith much in this two, since Calypso is in her world.

Piper: Im glad she is moving to help her friends. She is just like a distractible char
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Jocelyn
Originally given this 3.5, but the more I think about it, the more dissatisfied I feel.

After a year of not having read anything by Riordan, I was curious to see if the nostalgia from my early days as a Percy Jackson fangirl would wear off. I'm glad to say that it's still quite charming and funny like I remember, but in retrospect, THoH lacked the novelty I'd come to expect from the last three books. It was fun and easy to read, but it wasn't enough. Throughout I was constantly thinking about how
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Darlalala


I've finished House of Hades!!!


First of, let me tell you that the dedication page is CRAZY! It's like Rick derives pleasure from seeing us in pain.

(view spoiler)


I mean seriously? Do you have to rub it in? Argggh!!!

Sigh. But let's face it. We still love Rick Riordan no matter how troll he is.



Anyway, on to the book.

Rick stepped up his game in the House of Hades. It wasn't all action, wherein there is one explosive thing then the scene shifts to another one.
In the HOH, there a
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Melanie
See more reviews at YA Midnight Reads

So the air was acid. The water was misery. The ground was broken glass. Everything here was designed to hurt and kill.

I have never been a fan of including gifs. in my reviews however The House of Hades, calls for some exception. Not only have I been dying for a year to read this, but also because right now, I'm a mess of emotions and words. I mean, I was already crying when my mum snagged a copy for me while I was at school the second the bookstore opened. An
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Elevetha

Oh, geez.

Oh, wow.

This. Me. Now.
Give it to me before I freak out.

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Too late.




LOOK AT THAT COVER!!!!
William
FINAL REVIEW






HOLY HOUSE OF HADES. MY EMOTIONS. THE FEELS. I CAN'T.

That book was freaking amazing. The year wait was SO WORTH IT.

Behold the actual dedicated page: "To my wonderful readers: Sorry about that last cliff-hanger. Well, no not really. HAHAHAHA. But seriously, I love you guys."

After reading that dedication page, I just died a little from the awesomeness that is Rick Riordan. You are officially my favorite author, the author who not only is able to transform a wonderful world of mytho
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Lyza
Post reading:
*Long sigh*
Review to come.

Edit:

I'm changing my mind about Frank's percentage.
I give him a 75% chance of survival.

But Lyza, you say, isn't Frank the most likely to die? His life depends on a stick! It was explicitly stated in SoN that he would die holding the stick in his hand, and it would be sooner rather then later. That implies that the stick is going to burn at some point in the series, right?

Exactly, my friends. Exactly.

Rick Riordan has drawn so much attention to this stick tha
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Sarah
****SPOILER ALERTS!!***
DO NOT read unless you have read the House of Hades at least once!

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Amazing is an understatement.
Even the Lightning Thief is not that great compared to this.
On a scale of 1-5 stars, it deserves a 20.

When a reader writes a Fan-fiction, he/she writes what they want to happen in the book. They may not think so, but they do. I mean, who would get a chance to change the future and change it for the worse? This book was like a Fan-
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Libby G.
Oh. my. gosh. WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY???????!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?

Rick Riordan you are a cruel man! Why must we wait a whole year!!!!!! you no longer have to write the Kane Chronicles!!!!!! grrrrrrrrr....



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Bubbles
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Arriana
I am literally crying right now.

WHY RICK WHY!?!?!
Just finished reading MoA for the 3rd time in as many days, and I can officially say I am sobbing with both joy and sadness. The book was amazing, and beautiful. But now it's time to start psyching myself out about the House of Hades, or HoH.

Predictions ( as of October 4, 2012)
1- Percy and Annabeth will live, but they will come out worse for wear. I'm not sure what will happen to them, but Nico's description of Tartarus really scared me. While P
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Kristalia
FINAL RATING: /



Love is no game! It is no flowery softness! It is hard work—a quest that never ends. It demands everything from you—especially the truth. Only then does it yield rewards.


This book is H.E.A.R.T.B.R.E.A.K.I.N.G. Like STOMP-ON-MY-HEART-IT-WILL-BE-LESS-PAINFUL-THAN-BREAKING-MY-HEART-INTO-PIECES. I didn't except Rick Riordan to raise his level of angsty situations to a whole different level. But he did it. And i loved it (oh my god i am a M).


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Arianne
October 11, 2013: I finally finished this wonderful book!!!

HAPPY! :) :
-Probably some people are tired of it, but I enjoy the "fillers" or the adventures they go through that distract their quest. I guess they aren't really fillers but sometimes there were some that weren't really needed hahahaha
-Just like the other people, Nico's revelation was a huge thing for me. Because I love Nico and his everything, I kept on fangirling a few hours ago in school because... I was too excited!!
-Winner of
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Marrie *I Only Date Fictional Boys*
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You know that feeling when you just finish a book and you want to open it and read it all over again, just to experience it over? Times that by a billion and you might get a fraction of how I feel about House of Hades. Going into this book I had a lot of expectations, and I was pretty much a mixture of anxiety, fear, and excitement. I couldn't wait to start but I also didn't want to finish for fear of what might happen to the characters I loved so much. Needless to say, all of my expectations we
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Méadhbh
UPDATE: Cover! Theres a cover! It Percabeth in Tartarus!!!!!! What is wrong with the author?!?!?!?!?!?!!!?!!




Here's what I want happening. Annabeth, Reyna, and Nico POVs. Annabeth, because if Riordan doesn't tell us in detail what's going on with them, I will kill someone. Hopefully him, but one can never be sure (RR, not Percy. If I killed Percy, I would be ripped to shreds by millions of rabid fangirls). Also, Reyna, cuz I need to know what's happening to CHB. And Nico, cuz it's his turn and it
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Shruti
EDIT: 12/10/13

SO

I finished this in one night.
My brain feels deep-fried.
I do not trust myself to write a review in this condition.

So my review shall come up after a second reading.

BUT GUYS SERIOUSLY

(view spoiler)

RICK THE PLOT TWISTER I SWEAR GOD
EDIT: 6/18/13

READING THE SNEAK.
Holy Hades

Holy. Hades.

THEORIES COMING RIGHT UP!



EDIT: 5/31/13
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WHAT. COVER. WHAT. O
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Clau R.
“Bob says hello" AND I BROKE IN TEARS. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME.
Christine Riccio
Epic and wonderful just like all Rick's books. Just posted my full review/bootalk: http://youtu.be/lQvEcfsmCP4
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
After reading:

I CAANNNN'TTTTttt. UGGHhhHh.





Just. So many feelings. I can't handle it.

Full review coming eventually.

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Before reading:

AAHHH THE COVER, THE COVER!



I LOVE IT!!!

EEEEEP I'M SO EXCITEDDDD.

Elesia
Gaahhh, this book was so awesome!! Loved it! But holyyy craaappp I am SO nervous for Blood of Olympus!!
Brooke Sapper
Hold on- I'm going to rant.

Okay.

THE LAST BOOK HAD THE WORST POSSIBLE ENDING THAT I COULD'VE IMAGINED.
So he made it a little better by having Nico say that Percy was more powerful than Jason- Go Nico!- because I have some problems with Jason here. Once you've been reading the other series by Percy's point of view, it's reeeeally hard to sympathize with Jason.

"Geez Jason, you seem like a nice guy, but I've had a crush on Percy since I was eight."

We all know the feeling.

Anyways, the ending made m
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Soha
Edit:
2 WEEKS LEFT! REJOICE PEOPLE!

Pointless Edit: 24/07
76 days left and I don't know what to expect from House Of Hades and I also don't know how I can prepare myself for it! IF RICK DOES SOME DICK HEAD CLIFFHANGER I WILL FLY MY ASS OUT TO BOSTON AND THEN most likely cry and ask why must he hurt everyone?

WE HAVE A COVER! AND IT LOOKS AMAAZING



But whats even better is it has Percabeth on it!! Does this mean it'll have their POVs?




I NEED THIS BOOK !



But there's still months to go!

Ellie
EEEEEEK!!!!!! IT HAS A NAMEEEEE!!!!!!

Anyone else getting emotional about the fact that we're halfway through the series already?? And when House of Hades comes out, we'll only have ONE MORE BOOK in this series to look forward to? D': D': AND WHEN THE LAST ONE COMES OUT???? My life will be over! Well....at least Rick's going to write a Norse trilogy.

So a lot of people are saying that they think one of the Seven will die.....I can't say I really think that's going to happen, frankly. (No reference
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Juliana Zapata
Creo que de todos los libros de esta serie, este es el que mas me ha llegado al corazón por el lado del amor entre los personajes. Las aventuras, las batallas, la mitología, las risas, la tensión y las lagrimas; estuvieron presentes como en todos los libros de Rick.

Ya solo me falta un libro para terminar esta saga y tengo muchos sentimientos encontrados, no me quiero despedir de estos personajes, no me siento preparada para dejar de leer a Percy.

Reseña Completa: http://bastvilard.blogspot.com/2
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Mith
BEST BOOK IN THIS SERIES!!!

YAYs -

1. Percabeth chapters : A bazillion stars just for the "Percy and Annabeth in Tartarus" chapters. Gut-wrenching and heart-warming, those chapters MADE this book. I am not a Percabeth shipper and I really like the two as individual characters, rather than a couple, but, thankfully, they don't spend too much time mooning over each other. Mostly. (view spoiler)
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Dyanne
Oh. My. Gosh.

Is it possible?
Is it?
Is it really possible that after such a cliffhanger and the best story yet in The Mark of Athena, Rick Riordan could create an even BETTER book?

Apparently, yes.

"Accidentally" stealing the book from a friend who was not yet finished, I inhaled it all in one night, finishing it at 1:39 a.m. Good job, Dyanne!

This book has it all. Humor. Action. Interesting chemistry between characters.
And there's more.
Riordan has developed his writing style so his books are not ju
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Rachel
Nov 02, 2012 Rachel marked it as to-read
Shelves: greek-mythology
***WARNING! If you haven't read The Mark of Athena, THIS CONTAINS SPOILERS!!!***** So this is what is running through my head after finishing Mark of Athena...

Will Hazel curse get washed away in the House of Hades? Which descendent of Neptune will wash away Hazel's curse?
1) Percy
2) Frank
3) Arion
4) Tyson
The wording "wash away" makes me think it will be Percy since he has power over water. But Riordan could throw a curve ball and have it be Arion, Frank or Tyson.

Is there more to come of the Amazo
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Sorry about that last cliff-hanger.
Well, no, not really. HAHAHAHA.
But seriously, I love you guys.
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