The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo #1)
By Rick Riordan
Summary From Goodreads:
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 disorientated, 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.
I loved this book! It was full of many of the things that I loved about the Percy Jackson series. Snarky teens and demigods and monsters galore. I found Apollo funny and adorable and such a misfit! He really just doesn’t understand the modern world and what makes us mortals tick, which makes him such an endearing character. It was also great fun to see the old characters from the original series, taking more minor roles, or making cameo appearances. I do hope we see more of Percy though ( I have a little crush on him). Although I am putting this on my Tween Tuesday post, it really is more for the older Tweens and teens. There isn’t anything bad or more mature about this book, but it just feels older. I think it has more to do with some of Apollo’s comments about mortals and some of the things he has done in his long life as a god, that makes me say it is for older kids.
There is a series of videos put out by the publisher for this book. This one is my favorite.