It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
This week I’ll the talking about the funniest bookish characters I can think of!
Apollo from the Trials of Apollo
Just about every character Rick Riordan has ever written about comes with a dashing sense of humor. His books made me laugh out loud more often than I can count.
One of the most hilarious characters is the God Apollo, who was cast out of Olympus and is now stuck in the body of an average teenager. You wouldn’t believe what Riordan has done so far with this!
The Weasly Twins from the Harry Potter books
You can’t talk about fun without naming the Weasly twins. Fred and George are the most famous pranksters of the Harry Potter universe. They are funny, adorable and I want to be best friends with them.
Rick Riordan’s latest installment of The Trials of Apollo was published a couple of weeks ago. I was very excited to get my hands on The Burning Maze! Let’s see what it’s about…
The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan (Cover from Goodreads)
Apollo aka Lester continues his quest to free all the oracles. He’s tramping the maze with our favorite satyr Grover and the ever so irritating demigod Meg to find the third emperor who’s making camp out in the west. Who might that be? And will our heroes be able to defeat him?
Where do I begin. I have to many feelings about this book. We all know by now that Rick Riordan is a master of his trade. With The Burning Maze he delivered another smart, funny, moving novel that you won’t be able to put down. Continue reading
I’m back my review on Rick Riordan’s next installment in the Trials of Apollo series. The Hidden Oracle is followed by The Dark Prophecy, so let’s see what Apollo has been up to!
The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan (Cover from Goodreads)
This book essentially picks up right after The Hidden Oracle. This time Apollo/Lester will have to face the Triumvirat. Thankfully, he has his friends and a large bronze-dragon by his side to aid him in his quest…
I’ll keep this one short: The first book in the Trials of Apollo series was great. Despite some initial difficulties I love the novel and couldn’t wait for the next part.
The Dark Prophecy turned out to be a worthy follow-up. It’s all there: great characters you will care about, amazing humor that will keep you entertained throughout the novel, a gripping story and lots of knowledge on Greek mythology, so you my actually learn something! Continue reading