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

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...

Percy and Nico and Thalia are cool!

I DON'T Like these books (sorry! )

2 The Lightning Thief

This is the best book written by riordan yet. Man it's so good
the starting when percy kills the minotaur is just awesome

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

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.

3 The Mark of Athena

Definitely the best book

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

4 The House of Hades

I just love the angst in this book. The character feels the most human in this book in the whole of the series!

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.

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!

5 The Battle of the Labyrinth

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

I just love Daedalus! - EllenseaFornost

It is my faveret book in the seres.

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.

6 The Titan's Curse

This one had the best plot, characters, writing, and best of all, Annabeth was gone the entire book!

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.

7 The Son of Neptune

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!

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?

8 Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard

Best book ever

This is my favorite book EVER! I love Magnus, and the narritive is so hilarious! Why is this so far down the list?

Hillarious! I love this book

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

9 The Red Pyramid

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"

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.

10 The Lost Hero

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.

Amazing! I love the plot and the mystery


It was cool


The Newcomers

? The Tyrant's Tomb

Just read it quick guys it's the best book (yet).

love it


The Contenders

11 The Sea of Monsters


Good hook and gets right into the action

A amasing book, super good!

Very fun

12 The Serpent's Shadow

i love it

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



13 The Hidden Oracle

This is so awesome and I love the crazy plot twist near the end!

best - CalebPro

YES. - CloudyDaze

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

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

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

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!

16 The Blood of Olympus

The best

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.

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

17 The Ship of the Dead

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

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

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

Because jason is my favourite character in the book

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. - CalebPro

Such an awesome book but it is so sad. I can't wait for the Tyrant's Tomb!

20 The Trials of Apollo
21 The Demigod Files
22 Magnus Chase

Great book

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 Demigods and Magicians

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

25 Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods

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

the best


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 Son of Sobek
30 The Maze of Bones

loved it


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

Very good book

36 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.

37 The Staff of Serapis
38 Southtown
39 The Devil Went Down to Austin
40 The Widower's Two-Step
41 The Demigod Diaries
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Top Remixes (6)

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
1. The Last Olympian
2. The Serpent's Shadow
3. The Lightning Thief

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