Genre: Supernatural / Young Adult
Published: May 2009
Series: 5th book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series
- The Lightning Thief
- Sea of Monsters
- The Titan's Curse
- Battle of the Labyrinth
First Line: "The end of the world started when a pegasus landed on the hood of my car."
Synopsis: The demigods and gods alike have been anxiously awaiting the war against the evil titan, Kronos. While the gods are busy fighting Kronos' biggest monster Typhon, the young demigods are left to protect Mount Olympus and Manhattan against Kronos' other monster allies.
My Thoughts: I actually finished this book 5 days ago but have finally found some time to review it! This was a great end (?) to this series. Truth be told, the way Riordan ended this book made me (and my 10 year old) wonder if there could be another book after this one.
This book has a little bit of everything. It's filled with lots of action, redemption, romance and involved quite a few twists that keep the story going at a nice pace. Monsters from previous books are reintroduced as the fighting intensifies around Mount Olympus.
Riordan also finally lets the reader (and Percy) in on the big mystery surrounding the prophecy about Percy as he approaches his 16th birthday. There are no slow moments or lags in this book and I found it really hard to put down (and more than a little disappointed that the series has ended ... at least for now).
My Rating: 4.5/5 stars