Tuesday, May 4, 2010

review: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

genre: young adult

WOW what a smashing finish!! Percy, Annabeth and Grover have to face the end, that final battle between the Titans and the Olympians, and both Gods, demigods and mortals have to pick sides. There are traitors and spies, new heroes and reliable allies, plus the required host of new bad creatures. Will New York and the rest of the civilized world survive the battle?

I think this book might be my favorite of them all. So many wonderfully loose ends tied up, so many secrets revealed. Percy is such a rounded character - Harry Potter-like in his compassion and courage. And the lesser main characters made for such a thicker, more intricate story. All those Gods! I still just love their interactions with the demigods and humans, their caricatured-ness was so fun to read. It's certainly a more battle and strategy oriented novel (some parts were skimmed, but it didn't annoy me), and it had to be that way. There was enough other interesting stuff going on that I read this one in a day because I couldn't put it down.

Melissa of Book Nut, thank you for making me pick these up :)

5 comments:

bermudaonion said...

My son read the first book in this series and really enjoyed it. I'll have to tell him that it gets even better.

Melissa said...

You're welcome. :-D

Okie said...

Thanks for great reviews of this series. I'm halfway through Titan's Curse right now and enjoying the progression of the series. I don't want it to end per se, but I'm looking forward to the growing climax and seeing the conclusion.

MindySue said...

We seem to be on the same reading jag right now. Percy Jackson! I wanted to let you know that I'm giving you the "Sunshine Award" over on my blog. http://readingforsanity.blogspot.com/2010/05/award-palooza.html

Trish said...

I've so been wanting to read these books!! I've always loved mythology and these sound like such a fun way to get wrapped up in the stories. How many are there in the series?

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