Rick Riordan
The Last Olympian
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book #5

Review brought to you by OBS staff member Annabell Cadiz

Synopsis: 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.

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.

Review: From the moment you sit down to start reading the final installment in the Percy Jackson Series until the last page, you will be thrown into a world fueled by intense action and startling revelations. Rick Riordan does not disappoint in delivery for the fans of his beloved Percy.

Most of the story takes place in New York City where Mount Olympus is located. Percy, Annabeth, Grover, and Tyson must all fight the toughest battle of their lives against Luke who has been taken over by Kronos. Each of the characters has grown so much from the start of the series. Percy proves he is worthy of being called a hero! I ABSOLUTELY love the final book to the series!

Big events:

–Percy finally gets to visit Posiden’s underwater palace which is awesome!

–Rachel Dare plays a MAJOR role in this book. It was still cute how jealous Annabeth got when she was around.

–Learn about Luke and his childhood. Who his mother is and what happened with her. About Hermes and Luke’s mother.

–Learn more about Annabeth, Luke, and Thalia in their early years when they were on the run.

–Silena Bearegard tosses in a HUGE twist in the story!

–The AMAZING battle in New York to keep Kronos from reaching Olympus while the Gods fight Typhon (really strong monster).

–Some characters are lost as the causalities of war.

–What happens to Kronos is a TOTALLY GREAT twist!!

–FINALLY Annabeth and Percy admit their feelings for each other in the sweetest way! But don’t worry, they still keep up their bantering =)

I loved the ending!! Thankfully, Rick Riordan decided to create a spin off series and continue with more adventures with Percy and his crew. I cannot wait to jump in with them!

If you have yet to read the Percy Jackson books, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! GO TO THE NEAREST BOOKSTORE AND BUY EACH ONE!! You will have the time of your life!!