Book Review: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan


The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)

5/5 stars

Goodreads description: All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of a victory are grim. Kronos’s army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan’s power only grows.

While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it’s up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time.

In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy’s sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.

Gods, I can’t believe this has come to an end.

I don’t like endings because they make me emotional. I don’t like reading the last book/chapter of my favorite book or manga series but that’s unfortunate because I want to know what will happen.

I started this book series a while ago, mostly because I loved the whole idea and everyone was talking about it, comparing it to the Harry Potter series. After reading the first book, I decided I liked this and continued on with the series.

After reading the last book, I am feeling so overwhelmed. Yeah, it all turned out great but I’m also very sad because it has ended.

I love mythology and it’s one of my favorite things in the world, also my favorite is Greek mythology. That’s also the reason why I liked this as much as I did. The Greek gods, heroes and monsters were presented to us in a witty, funny and modern way which I just loved!

This week, I started reading The Encyclopedia of Mythology: Classical, Celtic, Norse by Arthur Cotterell for my Latin essay and I am enjoying it a lot. Also, I loved reading about my favorite Percy Jackson characters in this book.

I love all the characters, even the ones that are presented as bad in the actual myths, mostly because Mr. Riordan presented them to us so well it’s almost surreal.

As Percy Jackson grew, I grew along with him and to be honest, I’ve had so much fun and I felt as if he was my friend, too 🙂

I will, of course, be reading The Heroes of Olympus as soon as possible because I can’t get enough of these people (I’m not sure what’s it about, yet, but I hope it involves some of the old characters).


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