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 love the plot of defending their home turf against Kronos and his whole army. My favorite part was when Percy took on his first monster, showing a little symbolism of how far he's come.

This book was amazing over a half of the entire book was a giant war badass book!

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

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2 The Lightning Thief

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.

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

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3 The Mark of Athena

This should be number one. It has tons of action and is a great story. Easily my favourite.

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

My favorite Riordan book. Ever. So in depth the whole book I’ve read a million times

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4 The House of Hades

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!

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

I loved the cliffhanger and Bob sacrificing himself is easily the most memorable thing in the Rick Riordan books.

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.

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

Best action ever check out!?!?!


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6 The Titan's Curse

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.

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.

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

Zoë and Bianca almost made me cry. That is an exceptionally hard thing to do. Also, Thalia. And Grover. I need my satyr boi. Why was Grover gone for so long? And, once again, Thalia.

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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 The Lost Hero

This the best of all books

Best book ever

This is gust amsing


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9 The Red Pyramid

Extremely unique and well written, wish the series went on longer cause it was perfection

Awesome, the best start to a series. I have to reread because I don't remember a lot.

I just finished it, and it's the best book I've ever read!

Its really good love reading it

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10 Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard

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.

Really good book it's funny and it has everything. Please put this as first best.

The sword of summer is this book.

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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The Contenders

11 The Sea of Monsters

Good hook and gets right into the action

A amasing book, super good!

Very fun

its aweful

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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

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

Dude why is this so low

Love it and still reading on it😍

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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

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

By far the best book I have ever read

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15 The Throne of Fire

The Blood of Olympus was straight garbage

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

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

Very awesome book with tons of action!

16 The Blood of Olympus

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

The best in the HoO series! Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE PJO! But this series has Leo...and he comes back from the dead in the end! and the beginning of Solangelo! And Nike! And popcorn! And Nico agreeing to stay at CHB...what’s not to love?

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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 Magnus Chase

Great book

20 The Trials of Apollo
21 Trials of Apollo Dark Prophecy

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.

This book is very interesting!

I really liked it

Ts great just came out though

22 The Burning Maze

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

Great book with so many awesome characters!


23 Demigods and Magicians

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

24 The Demigod Files
25 Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods


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


28 The Dark Prophecy
29 The Maze of Bones

loved it


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

Very good book

36 Southtown
37 The Devil Went Down to Austin
38 The Widower's Two-Step
39 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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