Saturday, 10 July 2010

The Last Olympian

Author: Rick Riordan
Genre: Supernatural / Young Adult
Pages: 381
Published: May 2009
Series: 5th book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series
Series Order:
  1. The Lightning Thief
  2. Sea of Monsters
  3. The Titan's Curse
  4. 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


mvandooren said...

He started another series ... The Red Pyramid. It's about Eygtian gods. I didn't like it as much, but Alex said he liked it better. Pretty much the same premise, and it does make reference to the "other" gods.

Laurie said...

I actually bought "The Red Pyramid" for my 11 year old nephew's birthday last week. It sounds like a good read and I'll probably get it for the boys. My boys are re-reading the whole Percy Jackson series ... again! As long as they're reading something, right!?!

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