Top Ten Rick Riordan Books


The Top Ten

1 The Last Olympian

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

#1 The Last Olympian
#2 The House Of Hades
#3 The Battle Of The Labyrinth
#4 The Mark Of Athena
#5 The Titan's Curse
#6 The Blood Of Olympus
#7 The Son Of Neptune
#8 The Sea Of Monsters
#9 The Lightning Thief
#10 The Lost Hero

P.S the lost hero pisses me off because it tries to make Jason seem better than Percy

This is the best Rick Riordan book. No question. It perfectly ended the first series and was so well written.
1# The Last Olympian
2#The Lightning Thief
3#The Battle of the labyrinth
4#The Mark of Athena
5#The Blood of Olympus
6#The House of Hades
7#The Son of Neptune
8#The Sea of Monsters
9#The Titan's Curse
10#The Lost Hero

The book is so interesting I want to read it again!

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2 The Lightning Thief

I can't choose but if I had to I would choose this

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.

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.

I read it at 7 ant couldn't stop reading it

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3 The Mark of Athena

hot stuff

frank ran

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

Percabeth for ever

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4 The House of Hades

1# The House Of Hades
2# The Blood Of Olympus
3# The Last Olympian
4# The Mark Of Athena
5# The Battle Of The Labyrinth
6# The Son Of Neptune
7# The Titan's Curse
8# The Burning Maze
9# The Dark Prophecy
10# The Lost Hero
11# The Sea Of Monsters
12# The Sword Of Summer
13# The Lightning Thief
14# The Hammer Of Thor
15# The Ship Of the dead
16# The Hidden Oracle
17# The Serpent's Shadow
18# The Throne Of Fire
19# The Red Pyramid

This book was the best one I've ever read and I love Percabeth!

#1. House of Hades
#2. Mark of Athena
#3. Battle of the Labyrinth

This is basically the book of Percabeth. So very hilarious and knowledgeable, I don't understand why this isn't the top pick!

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5 The Battle of the Labyrinth

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.

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

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6 The Titan's Curse

This is a great book

I need to use the dam restroom they literally bring that joke up in house of hades or blood of Olympus also Thalia nico Zoe bianca great characters all introduced in this book

All in for Thalia. She's my favorite character out of all the books and is a total awesome badass. The book itself isn't that good but at least it's where the dam joke started.

You get to meet the bad ass Thalia. It's so full of adventure. One of Riordan's best books in the Olympians series. I love the part where they are the Dam and they make jokes and how Percy meets Rachel.

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7 The Son of Neptune

The maturity and higher stakes of the Heroes of Olympus seamlessly blended with the image charm of Percy Jackson. How couldn’t I adore it?

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!

It introduces so much to the story and keeps the percy jackson stories alive!

8 Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard

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 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...

He meats an awesome sword named jack (I love Jack)

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.

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9 The Red Pyramid

It's the best book I've ever read!

Sadie is the best I like her kite form -Moondrop

Loved it! Sadie is for sure my favorite.

Its really good love reading it

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10 The Lost Hero

Amazing! I love the plot and the mystery


It was cool

Awesome. Book

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The Contenders

11 The Sea of Monsters

Good hook and gets right into the action

A amasing book, super good!

Very fun

Its awesome

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12 The Serpent's Shadow



This is my favorite book

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

13 The Hidden Oracle

So so amazing

So so awesome

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. - Snowflakes

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

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14 Sword of Summer

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

By far the best book I have ever read

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

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

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15 The Throne of Fire

People think of this series as rubbish but its excelent

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

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

The Blood of Olympus was straight garbage

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16 The Blood of Olympus

The BEST book EVER!

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.

How could be this book here? It's not even came out

Best in the heroes of Olympus series

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17 The Ship of the Dead

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

My favorite book of the Magnus Chase series, I really like the relationship building up between Magnus and Alex

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

18 Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2 The Hammer of Thor
19 The Burning Maze

It's a good book, but I'm really sad when Jason dies

Great book with so many awesome characters!

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


20 Magnus Chase

Great book

21 Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods

the best


22 The Trials of Apollo
23 Trials of Apollo Dark Prophecy

This book is very interesting!

I really liked it

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 villian 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.

Ts great just came out though

24 The Demigod Files
25 Demigods and Magicians

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

26 Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes
27 The Crown of Ptolemy

In all honesty, this was hilarious but also just the right amount of seriousness. The action in this was awesome to read about and the plot was perfect! Percy alway cracks me up and his opinions on Sadie and Carter and everything in general were great! This was one of my favorite books


28 The Dark Prophecy

I think that this book is really a good book for both children and adults

29 The Serpent's Shadow
30 The Son of Sobek
31 The Maze of Bones

loved it


32 Cold Springs
33 The Last King of Texas
34 Big Red Tequila
35 The Kane Chronicles Survival Guide
36 Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Ultimate Survival Guide

Very good book

37 Camp Half-Blood Confidential

It is a hilarious book it has a lot of plot twists and action. I also really like that they are short mini story’s that incredibly good and helps you understand some parts of other books like the battle of the labyrinth and the house of hades.

38 Southtown
39 The Devil Went Down to Austin
40 The Widower's Two-Step
41 The Demigod Diaries
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1. The Mark of Athena
2. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard
3. The House of Hades
1. The Lightning Thief
2. The Sea of Monsters
3. The Titan's Curse
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2. The Serpent's Shadow
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