I am so so sorry to give this book such a low rating! I normaly adore Rick Riordan’s book, but this one simply wasn’t for me.
The summary contains spoilers for the book series: The Heroes of Olympus. If you have not read books 1 - 3 do not carry on reading!
Plot: The main plot is that Percy and Annabeth have to make their way through Tartarus to close the doors of death, while the rest of the crew try to get to the House of Hades to do the same from the other side.
Now this itself seems like a great plot, however all the other “adventures” that happen in the mean time get to be annoying and just make the story go on for ages. Maybe this is because the book is told from so many different perspectives, but it was tirering. I feel like this book would have been better if half of the things that happened had been cut out. Apart from that, the easy humour, which I loved so much in the first Percy Jackson series doesn’t really come across. The jokes fall flat and at times seem a bit desperate (seriously a farting animal?!).
I am really disappointed, this was by far my least favorite book in the series.It simply didn’t cut it for me, sorry Rick! I will be reading the last book, but with much lower expectations then I had for this one.
Let me know what you thought, did you guys enjoy it?
Summary: The book is told out of Mia’s perspective. She is a 17 year old girl, who loves classical music. At the beginning of this book, that is all we know about her. We follow her and her family on a car ride to her grandparents’ house. On the way there they get into a massive car crash. Her parents are killed instantly. From here on Mia has an out of body experience. She sees her body and all that is happening around her, but she exists outside of it. Just like a ghost, but she can’t walk through walls. She follows her body to the hospital and this is basically where the story begins. She sees her friends and family arriving and through flashbacks her relationship with these people are described.
That is all for synopsis, I don’t want to spoil anything.
The book was very moving and at parts rather upsetting. It is more about character growth than plot, so if you do not like slower paced and emotional stories, I would not recommend this for you. The writing style is very pretty but the book does seem slow paced at times. The reason why I did not give it 5 stars is that I didn’t feel a very strong connection to the main character. Sure I was rooting for her, but it was as if there was still some distance between me and her. Also the flashbacks tend to be quite long, which slows the pace of the story.
All in all, a very enjoyable read. There are a lot of emotions packed into one book and it is moving. People who enjoy books based on character development or just like sad stories will enjoy this.
Let me know what thought of it! Did you enjoy it? Why, why not?
Guys, they are airing the Delirium Pilot!
As a massive fan of the book series I’ll def. check it out :D
It will be shown on Hulu this friday.
For those of you interested, Lauren Oliver is also having a Delirium Twitter Party. Info: Date: Friday, June 20th. Time: 6:30pm EST #DeliriumPilot
I’m so glad they are releasing the Pilot, Delirium is one of my favourite books!