“The Demigod Diaries” – A Collection of Short Stories

Book Review : The Demigod Diaries by Rick Riordan and Haley Riordan

Spoiler Alert!

The young demigod’s life is difficult and often short-lived. Whether your parent is from the Greek or Roman gods you have been born into trouble. With lurking monsters, perilous tasks and always an uncomfortable family history following you around. In this top secret collection of four stories you will learn new adventures about characters from both the Percy Jackson and the Heroes of Olympus series. Questions that you have had in the back of your mind might even be answered. How could Annabeth ever believe that Luke could be telling the truth? Do giants prefer red or blue velour robes? What would George and Martha, Hermes’s snakes say if given the chance? Can you use Windex on magical objects? Why can monsters smell demigods?

Adult Point of View

If you have been a fan of the Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus series you will definitely want to read this little gem. As always, it is fun to be in the world that Rick Riordan has created. One of the best part of The Demigod Diaries was getting to read a different interpretation, that still fit in the context created by his dad, when Haley Riordan wrote the short story, Son of Magic. I found this interesting because Haley was in high school when he wrote this story, but he grew up in this world of Percy Jackson because it was created for him. I  found Haley’s story to have a mature writing style and approached problems that his dad had not addressed, such as, why monsters can smell the demigods.

I greatly enjoyed reading The Demigod Diaries and definitely recommend it. It is appropriate for upper elementary school and middle school.

3.5 out of 5 stars

– the Mother

I am hoping the teen will still read this one, even though she thinks she is getting too old for the series.

About Tales Untangled

I am a mother of four children and have a passion for reading. I love sharing my treasury of books with my kids. I also do experiments in cooking which includes such things as Indian Tandoori Chicken slow-cooked in a tagine. I write stories and illustrate in ink.
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