The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan
Published by Disney-Hyperion on May 1, 2018
Genres: Middle Grade, Mythology
Source: Personally bought
2018 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge
I would give this book 5 for a review.
The formerly glorious god Apollo, cast down to earth in punishment by Zeus, is now an awkward mortal teenager named Lester Papadopoulos. In order to regain his place on Mount Olympus, Lester must restore five Oracles that have gone dark. But he has to achieve this impossible task without having any godly powers and while being duty-bound to a confounding young daughter of Demeter named Meg. Thanks a lot, Dad.With the help of some demigod friends, Lester managed to survive his first two trials, one at Camp Half-Blood, and one in Indianapolis, where Meg received the Dark Prophecy. The words she uttered while seated on the Throne of Memory revealed that an evil triumvirate of Roman emperors plans to attack Camp Jupiter. While Leo flies ahead on Festus to warn the Roman camp, Lester and Meg must go through the Labyrinth to find the third emperor–and an Oracle who speaks in word puzzles–somewhere in the American Southwest. There is one glimmer of hope in the gloom-filled prophecy: The cloven guide alone the way does know. They will have a satyr companion, and Meg knows just who to call upon. . . .
I really did enjoy this read. I really found this book to be a super compelling read. I loved the character cameos that got we in this read and also just what happened to Apollo character and I really loving him as a lead character. I also also really liking how all the books in this series features different characters from the rirodan canon. I thought this book was a super fast pace read and found it to have really gut punch moments that really caught me off guard. I think rick really brought the emotions in this read and I am really am excited for book 4 this fall!