February 15, 2011

Book Reveiw | The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
Date Published: May 5, 2009 [hardcover] ;January 25, 2011 [paperback]
Pages: 381
Chapters: 23
Original Language: English
Source: Owned [on paperback]


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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This book really is the last one of Percy Jackson's amazing adventures. The fifth and final installment of the famous series and best-selling book, Percy Jackson and The Olympians. In such honesty, I really don't want to end this book. Anyway, let's begin to see how great this book is:

It all started on The Lightning Thief. It was definitely the bomb! I admit it, I really love the first book. On the next and so as the rest of the series, the book turns darker and darker. The last book really is the most intense and dangerous part of all. Why? All of the chapters are filled with such excitement, humor, danger, tear-jerking moments and surprising revelations. 

The Characters. Thanks the gods! Each series, Percy and his friends grows very maturely and they are still lovable. Percy became much pretty cooler here. There are familiar characters returned and some few new ones are introduced.

Remember, Rachel Elizabeth Dare from the fourth book, The Battle of The Labyrinth? Well, this time she'll be having a very much important role unlike her on the fourth one (the mortal who helped Percy, Annabeth and Grover to survive inside the labyrinth). 

The Plot. Love it from start to finish. It is intensely well put and described. I was really deep in thought of Percy's stunts here, so as the others who really contributed to the story. It was like watching a movie on a book. Humor was never left behind, it is still there and it never stopped me from laughing. There are also lots of tear-jerking experience here, sacrifice is the word I can give about this. Revelations? Heck yeah! It's a lot in here and you'll be surprise to know what could it be. 

Percy and Annabeth? You are guessing how both ended up. Because at the first book, nothing really matters on both of them, right? In each series, they are starting to get attached little by little. Funny, I haven't know what will happen on them both until I finished reading this book. I suggest you need to read this book and I am sure you'll be surprised. :]

Ending? I hated to admit it but Percy's adventure really is over (I did mention this earlier, right?). But in a weird way, I don't think this book ends here. There is a book called The Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero with the same author, Rick Riordan. It is not any Percy Jackson anymore, it is new but Camp Half-Blood is still there. I think it is connected, duh, obviously! LOL

Highly recommended book for those who love Percy Jackson. A completion of your collection of books as well, cuz I have completed myself and I am so proud of myself to share it to you guys! Go get one and surely you won't be disappointed! I salute to Mr. Rick Riordan for making such awesome, adventurous and exciting book! :]




cj'alhafiz said...

Wow!! I don't know that Percy Jackson could be this fun!! haha....I never try any of the books.sad...btw, great review.

Mia said...

Every last part of a book series had always brought me mix feelings of dreadfulness and excitement. I hate it. BUT, I can't wait to read this one, I have to. Otherwise, I'll be wondering all my life whatever happen to Percy lol

Kah Woei said...

It's always a bit sad when a beloved series ends isn't it?

I enjoyed this Percy Jackson's series very much as well.

T.B. said...

I loved this series! I have read The Lost Hero and it was BETTER than the Percy Jackson series in my opinion. I know what your probably thinking, better!?! But, it really is! Oh, and you're right, Percy's story isn't over yet. :)

Wonderful review!

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