Top Ten Rick Riordan Books

The Top Ten

1 The Last Olympian The Last Olympian Product Image

This book is one of the best I've ever read from from Rick and may I say that it was stellar. Anyone in their right mind should read this because it is so good. I am an aspiring author myself, though I'm only 12, these books are the reason I wasnt to be an author. Rick Riordan has had a huge impact on my life and every time I'm feeling down, I'll pick up one his books. I even have a shrine filled with all of his books in my room. Rick Riordan is my biggest role model and I bet he' a real nice guy as well as an award winning author. Every last mythology book he's written has been a NewYork Times best seller and that is a huge accomplishment. I hope to be just like Rick Riordan when I emerge from my shell as an adolescent, then gloriously rise to adulthood.

It's so incredibly hard to choose a favorite from the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series for me; they're just all so good! It's my favorite series (it's genius, really), and personally, my favorite book changes all the time, depending on which one in the series I've read most recently. However, since I recently finished this one again, I'm going to have to go with The Last Olympian, especially because, if I can remember correctly, it's the author's favorite one too. This book is so awesome because it takes all of the plotlines that were developing throughout the rest of the series, and it all ties up in this one book. It's the battle the whole series was preparing for, and everything led up to this. Plus, I love the themes in this one, especially the one about how sometimes the hardest skill to master is learning how to yield. It's just an awesome book; it has action-packed battle scenes, great dialogue, spectacular plot threads, and the way it all wraps up in the last few ...more

I agree the lost hero pissed me off too I mean don't get me wrong I like the new characters but I did not like how they tried to make Jason better than Percy aka the one who defeated Kronos, the one who took a swim in the River Styx, the one who FOUGHT ARES AND WON, the one who saved many lives, the one who saved his best friend from a giant cyclops, and so many other things. And what has Jason done? IDRC to be honest...

This book is by far the best book I have read. It is just simply brilliant. I know there are more amazing books out there but this, this is special.

2 The Lightning Thief The Lightning Thief Product Image

Uhh... why the heck is the last Olympian in first? I know it is the finale for Percy Jackson, but it isn’t even top 10 worthy. This is the one that started it all

Read this book when I was 10. While not Percy's age at any time during either series, I know that he and I are so similar. This is the most inspirational book I have ever read, despite being a children's fantasy. It is my favorite book of all time.

This book started it all! If I never read this book then I wouldn't have been reading Rick Riordan's books! The best start to the greatest series ever. Not the best Rick Riordan book but a really good one.

I won't read the other books if I didn't start here. It was great, It took my heart and made me follow and finish the whole series.

3 The House of Hades The House of Hades Product Image

HoH shows a different side of our favourite characters. Instead of being oddly cheerful in a word where the end is near, this book is majorly set in... there. It shows us Percy's other side and mental health (in a way), which was never explored I feel, despite 5 books where he was the main character and the HoO where he was one of the main characters.
I would say the Blood of Olympus is my favourite, but Annabeth and Percy are my favourite characters and they're minor characters in it so...

The books are always lighthearted and fun reads, but this one is far more serious and more emotional. It's an awesome book that at least deserves top 3, and I still haven't gotten over Bob ;(

I really like this book because of the passion between Annabeth and Percy. Its almost like being back in the old days of the PJO books. It gives us a time without Percy and Jason shooting daggers at each other. Also, what is up with Jason! He's like Rick Riordon took Percy and stripped him of all good things. Jason is way to shallow. He is too perfect and has no personality.

This is easily the best book with the most conflict and memorable scenes like Nico coming out, Bobs sacrifice and percy getting inflicted with curses. Just amazing!

4 The Battle of the Labyrinth The Battle of the Labyrinth Product Image

Despite The Last Olympian being the perfect ending for a series, this one impressed me more. A last book may be the most entertaining for others, but for me second-to-last books in a series have the power to prepare the reader for the grand finale, having more emotional stuff (for me) and having lots and lots of cool action scenes.

Close one between this and The Titan's Curse. Think both are better than the Last Olympian. I often times don't read the last book.

The Best Book by far by Rick Riordan. Dadaelus was just perfect! People hate on Rachael but she's really good to me!

It's pretty dark for Rick Riordan, which makes it better!

5 The Mark of Athena The Mark of Athena Product Image

This was just wow, it is definitely my number one book, the love story here was at its peak. God, I really miss Anabeth and Percy, in the new books (trials of Apollo) we rarely get to seem them.

The Mark of Athena is such a great read. Love is totally swirling in this story, and it is full of action and other awesome features! :)

The 7 heroes met each other in this book. This was where the heroes gathered up. Sometimes they would have fights with each other but would then resolve them. It was fun to see how the Romans and Greeks would team up.

This was when the 7 heroes gathered up. The most amazing part was that when the date of finishing the world of Gaia changes

6 The Titan's Curse The Titan's Curse Product Image

"Let us find the dam snack bar". Lol it so funny because Grover, Thalia and percy are all cracking up and Zoe's just like "What is funny". I'm reading Mark of Athena just now and Piper is talking about the monsters coming back through the doors of death and she says " like they're leaking through a hole in a dam" or something like that and percy says "We've got a dam hole" If I'm honest Last olympian and Mark of Athena are better than Titan's curse but this book introduces some amazing characters like thalia,zoe, nico,bianca and it deserves to be higher than 6

I'm rlly annoyed bc my name is Bianca, and my sister's name is Zoe, and both these characters appear, and die in this book! IT"S SO ANNOYING!

A lot of people hate Rachel but I think she's great. (Percabeth forever, not Perachel. Just as a character.) Plus, zoe nightshade and the DIANGELOS are introduced! My LIL BABY NICO

The titans curse is awesome full of amazing character like Nico di Angelo, the Hunters of Artemis, and Thalia daughter of Zeus. Honestly the battle of the Labyrinth is my favorite Percy Jackson book but this is a second contender.

7 The Son of Neptune The Son of Neptune Product Image

I love this book so much. Percy is there, Nico is there (though not for long), Hazel and Frank! The story is really fun, the characters work well off of each other, and I finally get to see Percy again! Whenever I reread the Heroes of Olympus The Lost Hero always feels like a bit of a slog. I like the book, it's fun, but I'm always trying to kind of get through it and finish it so I can read this one!

This was the best book that I have ever read, I love to read fantasy books. I love it! I love it! I love it!

Percy lost his memory. It's so cute that the only thing that he remembers is Annabeth. Did Hera do that by purpose?

I love it but the only reason I hated it is because the cliffhanger at the ending

8 The Lost Hero The Lost Hero Product Image

Personally looking at this list I was a bit surprised that the lost hero was voted at no. 10 for most of these because I really enjoyed this book. Jason was cool and all but we all know Percy is better, however I don't think it's fair that some people hate Jason just for that reason. In short, I really enjoyed the start to Heros Of Olympus and the feeling followed all the way through to the end. Great author, great series, great books. More should read.

I liked it because it showed us Piper, Leo, Jason and Festus of course.

Amazing! I love the plot and the mystery

Why isn't this higher on the list?!

9 Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Product Image

It is more funny and has better stories than the Percy Jackson series...only in my opinion (maybe I am wrong), but really, I love this book. I have read all the three books in this series, in which the all the books are good. The fight scenes are also described more dramatically and has better dialogues. Thank you...

To be honest, this is way too underrated, I loved the book! It gave me butterflies, it made me laugh and and I just love every second of the series, so sad it's only a trilogy, I think we all want to see more though

It took some time to warm up to this new norse gods series but I realized that it was epic. Can't stop reading. Its not the best Rick Riordan book but it's a very great book maybe one of the top 8 in my opinion.

This is the start of a great series. Rick Riordan is my favorite author. So far my favorite series is percy jackson but I am excited for this series.

10 The Red Pyramid The Red Pyramid Product Image

I loved red pyramid It was so good, but so forgotton, it puts a unique twist on the gods of books as they are not demi gods but rather hosting the godsand are magicians, I think the gods suit them very much as carter a combat magicain and sadie a diviner

I love the Kane chronicles
I love Sadie and Carter
Best Moment in the red pyramid: "Somebody get a can-opener. I got a god stuck in my head"

This series may not be better as popular or better but was written well, fast paced, and it kept me hooked right till the end of the book. This was probably the one of first Rick Riordan books I'e ever read.It was so awesome and memorable. Can't wait to read it again this Summer as soon as I finish Magnus Chase.

The first time I read this book, I didn't like it as much as I like the others. However, I liked it a lot more once I read it again.

The Contenders

11 The Sea of Monsters The Sea of Monsters Product Image

Good hook and gets right into the action

Just too much stuff going on.

A amasing book, super good!


12 The Serpent's Shadow The Serpent's Shadow Product Image

Insanely good, kept a good pace throughout the book to the very end

This is my favorite book


I’m only voting for this one because I couldn’t find the Crown of Ptolemy.

13 Sword of Summer Sword of Summer Product Image

A great series in all because it brought new characters to the game.
It is just sad how it ended too quickly, if you ask me, it should've been more than just a trilogy.

I found the Sword of Summer more appealing to me than The Lightning Thief, as a start to a series. Magnus is my second favorite Rick Riordan character, the first being Alex, the third being Percy. I loved the book so much! 10/10

It has everything a person would want in a book in my opinion

It had lots of jokes and made you want to learn more.

14 The Throne of Fire The Throne of Fire Product Image

This book is just straight up great despite how a lots of people hate this series! READ IT!

I started speaking kinda British after reading this...
My mom thought I was sick

This book was fantastic, the entire Kane Chronicles should be the top three

The Blood of Olympus was straight garbage

15 The Ship of the Dead The Ship of the Dead Product Image

The plot is straightforward, the twists and turns are nice. Especially the Magnus and Alex twist.

Too bad it had to end here

Really amazing book

A nice addition to MC.! Percy has a sister...

16 The Hidden Oracle The Hidden Oracle Product Image

HATED THIS BOOK! It felt more like a political statement rather than an actual story. The new characters were annoying and the old ones weren't in it enough to make up for it. Camp was way to depressing in January. There weren't enough meeting with gods for my taste cause I felt like that was one of the best parts of PJO and HoO. The quest didn't go that far. The climax was to weird. It's probably not a good idea to use Nero as the villain for a kids book cause he was bad even for me. There are to many plot holes. And I ship Reynico (Reyna+Nico) not Solangelo (Will Solace+Nico) the quest Reyna and Nico went throw felt like real love, Will only told Nico some doctor orders. I haven't even bothered to read the next one cause I hated the first one so much.

The first part was the best when Meg had thrown trash at those guys and it exploded. Ha Ha I love all of the books, it's very hard to choose which one is my favorite.

The trials of Apollo is and amazing book about an awesome adventure about a god who has been turning into a human and how he deals with the mortal world. There are a ton of characters coming back such as Percy Jackson and Nico di Angelo Plus a few more I wont spoil. I heavily recommend this amazing book and give it a 10/10

It feels like a fresher start, the humor is great, Apollo is a strong and interesting main character, the single point of view is back and the villain has a lot of potential.

17 The Tyrant's Tomb The Tyrant's Tomb Product Image

Reyna rejecting apollo and being a total queen who don't need no man. (SPQR: super powerful queen reyna). And Artemis saving apollo's life. Frank overcoming his curse. Absolutely love it.

Brilliant book with an amazing new character and some sad deaths... if you have not read it, you should do so ASAP.

Tyrants Tomb should be number 1! Rick explains it so good I can imagine it around me!

I hope Apollo will go to camp half blood and Percy will be there

18 The Blood of Olympus The Blood of Olympus Product Image

This is the best book I've ever known, with a lot of twist and turns, the plot is so awesome. I'm do sad when I know that this is the last book from the heroes of olympus series.

Hate this book. jason and piper are super boring and dumb, it's so much more interesting when we have percy and annabeths perspective.

This book sucked horribly. Huge PJO fan, but rick really dropped the ball with this one...

I love it and hope we will see more Percy Jackson in later years

19 The Burning Maze The Burning Maze Product Image

R.I.P. Jason. He was not my favorite character but his death still had me shook. Also jiper/jasper died :( poor piper. Lester better keep his promise

Had an amazing plot with awesome characters and a villain terrible enough to kill one of the book's main characters. So sad...

Good book, it's the best cause Jason dies. He was always my least favorite character... and the weakest.

Really good book with all the correct plot elements that add up to a nail-biting finale

20 Trials of Apollo: Tower of Nero Trials of Apollo: Tower of Nero Product Image

Can't wait, the cliffhanger from the last Book is so annoying

Not out yet, but I can't wait. I'm really excited!

21 Trials of Apollo Dark Prophecy Trials of Apollo Dark Prophecy Product Image

Honestly Riordon keeps getting better. I was originally going to vote for House Of Hades, Last Olympian or Ship Of The Dead but this is the best. The humour and action are excellent and Riordan's use of them keeps improving. The characters are great particularly Lit and Apollo both of whom undergo serious character development. This book also gave is Riordan's best villain since Luke Castellan. Menacing, sympathetic, charismatic and focused entirely on destruction Commodus is one hell of a villain. I enjoyed Nero but Commodus is far better. So far I'm really enjoying Riordan's villain emperor team up and the final emperor of the trio is getting a lot of hype which I hope he lives up to. Riordan is my all time favourite Author.

This book is very interesting!

I really liked it

Ts great just came out though

22 Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods

Percy narrating all the greek gods, both complementing, and insulting them. It's one of the books not to be missed

Percy's narration is hilarious. This should be higher

The funniest and most informative book ever

Dear very bottom comment, u spelles awesome wrong.- Denise

23 Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes Product Image

Another Percy Jackson narration. A son of Posiedon named after a son of Zeus. Who knew?

Almost as good as Greek gods, should be in top 5 at least

Ridiculously hilarious

24 The Demigod Files The Demigod Files Product Image

I love how it has all the stores that you do not get!

25 Demigods and Magicians Demigods and Magicians Product Image

Really fun book. I love to see the different worlds intersect and these characters I love come together and interact. It's always fun. Frankly, I hope more demigod/magician stories come out, because they're awesome!

Great story about Percy and Annabeth meeting the Kane siblings, Carter and Sadie. A powerful story by Rick!

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