Title: The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians series #5)
Author: Rick Riordan
Release date: May 5, 2009
Publisher: Disney Hyperion Books
Cover Artist: John Roco
Genres: Science Fiction / Young Adult / Greek Myth
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.
WARNING: THIS REVIEW HAS A LOT OF SPOILERS.
Well, I’ve given every book in this series a five-star. Why? I simply liked it. I enjoyed the story. Fast-paced and interesting. It also took me time to research about Greek Gods. I got obsessed and I love to believe that they existed before. See how it affected me? Well, yeah, and I’m not one of those people who give reviews about a certain book and give it a one because they just plain didn’t like what happened with their favorite characters.
Oh where’s justice? I see that they’ve become disappointed but come on, give credit to the author. I mean you can’t even think of a story of your own and let it be published for the whole world to see. Yeah? So back to my review.
The Last Olympian is my favorite of all the books in the series. Why? Here are the reasons:
- Obviously, because the Gods didn’t lose
- Poseidon showed that he’s so proud with percy (this is sweet, knowing that they don’t even claim their other offsprings)
- Percy made the right choice on not being immortal :”>
- Clarisse being an ass that she was saved the camp again. She’s pretty cool. I like her.
- Percy and Annabeth together, at the end
See, there’s still a lot more reasons though. This were just the major ones.
So Olympus got saved and all. They’ve had so much fighting to win this battle with Kronos. It’s weird knowing that these demigods who fought, Percy, Annabeth, Clarisse, Silena, Charles, The Stoll brothers and even Niko Di Angelo, were all teenagers and they survived every wave of monsters that came. Considering that they were also outnumbered by Kronos’ army. So yeah, they were cool like that.
And about Rachel Dare, I stated in my last review that I kind of don’t like her because she’s a hindrance between Percy and Annabeth. It turns out to be right and wrong at the same time. Well, right because Rachel thought she was in love with Percy and she made Annabeth roll her eyes, every time she sees her. And wrong because, she realized that she wasn’t in love with Percy but she needs Percy to bring her to whatever it is that she need to be. So she felt this connection with Percy. I kind of like her at the end, when she became the Oracle LOL
So the series is amazing. If you’re into greek mythology you should consider reading it. And is not, you’ll just be surprised on how hooked you can get with just reading the first book. Now, I’m moving on to it’s movie, to compare and to have a reason not to trust the cinematography of every book turned into a movie. Sad but true. They ruin the story. They cut important parts. Some even change the scenes. It happens, alright. That’s why I stick to books, it gives you enough reason to enjoy the story with whole and complete details.
Happy reading, everyone! Cheers to the gods! LOL