And so, what many thought after the ending of The Blood of Olympus is true: Percy Jackson and/or his fellows' quest is not over.
I think I will read this new pentalogy.
But unfortunately now that I've read the first installment I think I'm not going to like it like I enjoyed the Heroes of Olympus pentalogy. That's because The Hidden Oracle's narration is through only one first person pov, unlike HoO. I can enjoy a book driven by a narration like this, of course, but three to seven povs worked really well for HoO. And I would have hoped this to be to the same level, but it seems a bit more like the first pentalogy about the development of the plot and accuracy of descriptions.
Furthermore, I basically picked up this book this June because of Solangelo.
In addiction to that, Nico is still sullen. Yes, I know he is a son of Hades and his life hasn't been easy, but at present time he has a boyfriend and he is kind of annoying to him. Will is too merry in my opinion...
And Meg is a bit annoying, too.
Apollo is funny, yes, but I was left pissed by his continue saying that mortals suck (basically). I know this makes sense for a former ancient greek god, but I couldn't help myself.
Another thing I did not like is the use of the metonymy America for United States of America as regards the range of power of the imperatores. Like, USA exist and are the center of the world, but Canada, for example, is mythological... Oh, well.
What I liked, instead, are Holly and Laurels Victor, daughters of the goddess of Victory, Nike (well, a surname enough eloquent, ah ah). They are amazing! :P