Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Last Olympian By Rick Riordan|Review

The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #5)
Published by Disney Hyperion Books on May 5th, 2009
Genre: Middle-Grades Fantasy
Pages: 381
Format: Paperback

All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of 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 Percy Jackson and the Olympians 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.

My Thoughts

A fantastic conclusion to a brilliant series! Or is it? There are plenty of subtle hints and foreshadowings that indicate this will not be the last we see of Percy and Annabeth. The Last Olympian definitely provides you with a whole new meaning of friendship, suspense, and sarcasm. Feeling a little bittersweet, I am proud to have endured this journey and grateful to see how many friends came out of it. It is a shame that all good things must come to an end. Fortunately, there are a few more books following this series. I shall hold of my moment of mourning until then. 
The series as a whole is fantastic. There is never a dull moment with the great characters Riordan has created. Vastly different and thoroughly complex, the character development was superb. I loved every word!
Foreshadowing. Foreshadowing. And more foreshadowing. Gleeson Hedge! I nearly jumped out of my seat when I read that name! If you are a new reader and have no idea what I am talking about, just wait until you've read the Heroes of Olympus series. 
I'm going now before I start to cry!

Re-Read Challenge

A huge thanks to Kelly over at Belle of the Literati for hosting this challenge!

When I First Read: Shortly after finishing The Battle of the Labyrinth.

What I Remember: May Castellan muttering Luke's future. Luke kills himself. Percy is offered immortality. Rachel becomes the new Oracle. Percy's birthday is August 18th. 

Why I Wanted to Re-Read: I couldn't just re-read all of the other books and skip over this one.

How I Felt After Re-Reading: Bittersweet

Would I Re-Read Again? Of course!

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