Book Review: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

Posted May 30, 2012 by Debby in Book Reviews

Book Review: The Last Olympian by Rick RiordanThe Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
Series: Percy Jackson & the Olympians #5
Published by Disney-Hyperion on May 5th, 2009
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Middle Grade, Mythology
Pages: 381
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased

Climactic battles rage on New York streets in the final book of Rick Riordan’s large-scale Olympian series. As Kronos’ massive offensive moves towards its ultimate goal, Percy Jackson struggles to comprehend the full meaning of a long-awaited prophecy. A momentous fantasy cycle rumbles to its ominous conclusion.

5 Stars

Okay, this book was PERFECT. JUST PERFECT. That is the single best word to describe it.

In each book one of my absolute favorite elements has been the introduction of the gods. In this book I must say it was Hestia. Goddess of the hearth – you always forget about her, but to me it strikes a chord, as home has always been the most important thing to me. So her character to me was a beautiful addition that really made you think. I was surprised because usually in all mythology Persephone is my favorite, but Riordan’s adaptation of her wasn’t that amazing to me.

So much action. It’s amazing. When you think about it, like 200 or so of the 250 pages is just the battle. Or that’s what it feels like. It goes on and on but it NEVER GETS TIRING. It was beautifully constructed. And while it did get a *little* bit corny after a while that every x pages a new reinforcement would appear, it was awesome because all of the characters came back. And if they had all been there from the beginning, in the end no one would have gotten the right amount of attention.

What scene was amazing to me? Just every every every single bit of it. Seriously, thinking back, it was just completely solid. Each scene was an absolute page turner and added to the story. I just couldn’t read fast enough. I must admit, if they do ever get to a movie of this book, it will be completely and totally epic. I already realized that when Percy bathes in the River Styx, and the battle following that. That was SO FREAKING AWESOME. The images in my head, gah, it makes me wish I could work in the movie industry or something. And just after that, all the fight scenes… amazing.

The ending just had me flailing. Flailing and flailing. Percy/Annabeth is PERFECT. I just love their relationship. I love the teasing and the .. the… adorable cuteness of it all xD Especially when Percy tries to confess. That was just a perfect perfect scene. Seriously.

Summing Up:

This book was absolutely perfect, the best book in the series. My heart is totally sold to this fandom right now. And I will be continuing with The Heroes of Olympus very very soon.

Recommended To:

Fans of Percy Jackson and Harry Potter.

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