The new Percy Jackson book came out this week, and I read it within two days, despite being quite busy and trying not to rush it. In the end, it was pretty short and very wonderful.

A hardcover copy of The Chalice of the Gods by Rick Riordan, sitting next to a pink mug filled with coffee.

Chalice of the Gods is the coziest possible Percy Jackson book. It was reflective, sweet, and hopeful. It was funny, in the traditional style of Percy’s narrative voice. 

It was a book of low stakes questing with no world-ending peril and really strong themes of family and friendship.