Creative Kid Thursday! Guest Book Review by Rena Marthaler!


Welcome to Creative Kid Thursday where I like to feature the awesome things kids are doing and also host guest kid book reviewers. Today Rena Marthaler is going to review —


The House of Hades
By Rick Riordan
608 pages – ages 10+
Published by Disney-Hyperion on October 8, 2013

Reviewed by 4th grader Rena Marthaler, author of the adventure novel “Magic The Crest” (click HERE to go to Rena’s blog).

The first sentence is my favorite: “During the third attack, Hazel almost ate a boulder.”

This book is perfect for people who like Greek gods and goddesses, sword fighting, giants, titans, and more monsters. It is the fourth book in the series “Heroes of Olympus.” (I recommend reading the “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series and other three Heroes of Olympus first.) This book is really good.

In the book, Percy Jackson, Annabeth Chase, Jason Grace, Piper McLean, Leo Valdez, Frank Zhang and Hazel Levesque go on a quest following the Prophecy of Seven in a heavily armed warship called the Argo II.

But only five of of the seven are on the ship. In the earlier book, Percy and Annabeth fall into a very dangerous place called Tartarus, and the only way to get out is to through the “Doors of Death.”

Piper, Jason, Leo, Frank, Hazel, and their rescued friend Nico Di Angelo go through many adventures to reach the Doors of Death and rescue their friends.

Meanwhile, Percy and Annabeth struggle through Tartarus, half dead, to reach the same destination.

Stay tuned for the fifth book in the Heroes of Olympus series, “Blood of Olympus,” coming out in Fall, 2014. I assure you it will be awesome!


Be sure to check back because I will be interviewing Rena about her book “Magic The Crest” on April 24th!

Remember on Tuesday, the Writing Process Blog Tour and I tagged Rena? Well, Rena has already responded! Click HERE to go THERE!

Categories: Age 9+, Creative Kids

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18 replies

  1. Howdy Rena! *waves to Erik* 🙂 Great reviewing. I love that first sentence too. Haha, it makes me want to dig in and devour this book. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I’ll be by to read your interview, too. The title of your book has me intrigued. 🙂

  2. Great review, Rena! How about the dedication in that book, too? We look forward to your interview on April 24th!
    ~The Stanley & Katrina Gang

  3. I love that you feature other SuperKids! Great review, Rena!

  4. Great review Rena, and you could have no better support than Erik! P.s. I love anything based on ancient mythology!

  5. Great review for what sounds like a pretty cool book. Looking forward to the interview!

  6. Thank you so much for all the comments on the review! We love Erik’s blog and are happy to be included on it. And House of Hades rocks. 🙂

  7. I have yet to read this series. I know how much you love them, Erik. So if only for you, I’d probably get to this soon enough. 🙂

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