The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
Released Date: May 5, 2009
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Series: Percy Jackson series (Book 5)
Genre: YA/MG, Fantasy
Source: Borrowed (Thanks, MJ!)
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.
The Last Olympian is, indeed, fantastic and fulfilling conclusion to the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series! I am more than happy that I was able meet Percy and be with him and his friends on their amazing and incredibly fun adventure!
This is definitely one of my favorite Percy Jackson books! It was packed with action from the very first page until the very last! Everything is heightened in this book, the adventure, the threat and, of course, the fun. The pacing, as always, is brilliant. Rick Riordan is definitely one of my favorite authors when it comes to pacing, he’s done an amazing job with all the Percy Jackson books. Every questions left unanswered in the previous books was finally answered in this one, like why there’s a girl named Rachel Elizabeth Dare all of a sudden? What’s her purpose? Or is Percy and Annabeth finally going to hook up or what? Or what does the Great Prophecy truly means? And the way Rick tied all the loose ends from the previous books with this one was just effortlessly incredible. *spoiler alert* I think that prophecy in the end has something to do with the new series, Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero. I cannot wait to read that! *end of spoiler*
Also, one of the things I truly love about Percy Jackson books is the humor. I don’t know how many times I actually laughed out loud while reading the book despite the gloomy and intense atmosphere. Also, I admit that it took me over a week to I finish this book. I have this habit that I savor each page of every last book in the series, I’m not sure if others do that too but that’s what I do.
I’m giving The Last Olympian a 5 out of 5 stars plus a HUGE hug for Rick Riordan for bringing Percy Jackson and his world into my life. I HIGHLY recommend this to those who had read the previous books as well as to those who wants a wonderful, easy and satisfying read. And seriously, to those who has not read the series yet, oh Gods! You are so missing half of your life!