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The Last Olympian

Author: Rick Riordan
Pages: 381
Publisher: Miramax
Format: Paperback
My Rating: 5 out of 5 


Summary (from Goodreads)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.

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My Summary: It's the week before his birthday, and Percy can't wait to get away - Rachel's invited him on her family vacation, and he can't wait to leave behind all of the stress of the past year. Camp was exhausting, and he's spent so much time fighting monsters that it's become second nature to him.

But before he can even pack, Percy's called off on yet another mission - to blow up Kronos' base of operations. 

Unfortunately, not everyone makes it out alive, and Percy must return to camp to deliver the news. When he arrives, he find out something even worse than what he expected - the Titan Typhon is awake and reeking havoc across North America, and even the gods aren't enough to stop him....

In this final installment of the Percy Jackson series, Percy must face dangers more terrifying than death in order to save Olympus and the rest of the world. But is he willing to do what needs to be done, when it could mean losing everything worth living for?

My Thoughts: I just now finished this book, and all I have to say is WOW!

I loved it. It was an amazing book - the best one of the five, hands down. Riordan's writing just got better and better, and I couldn't turn pages fast enough. I found myself thinking about the book during school, and I couldn't wait to get home to finish. Everything was just... perfect. Awesome. Amazing... along with any other adjective that starts with an 'A' (because it gets an A++ from me).

Final Thoughts: I didn't want to go into too much detail in case I gave something away, so I'm just going to say this: you will not regret reading this series. It was exciting, interesting, and it kept me hooked until the very last page - and there's enough romance in it to keep all us romantics happy. I definitely recommend this series to anyone and everyone who enjoys a good adventure series. 

3 comments:

  1. I am going to have to read these books, thanks to your raving reviews for them. I really wasn't that impressed with the move about Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief (it changed mythology way too much for me to really appreciate the film).

    ~ Tami

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  2. I felt the same way! The books are much better though, and much closer to mythology. Enjoy! :)

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  3. this book completely BLEW ME AWAY!!! It has everything: romance, action, suspense. I love how Percy and Annabeth fall in love at the end. You can really tell that the characters have matured a lot and it makes me want to start at the beginning all over again. So basically I LOVED the book and I think it was the best book in the series BY FAR!!! I am really going to miss this series a lot!!!!!!!

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