Page Count: 516
Published on: October 7, 2014
Published by: Disney-Hyperion
Genre(s): Fantasy, Mythology, YA, Middle Grade
My Rating: 5 stars
"Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them—and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake.
The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it "might" be able to stop a war between the two camps.
The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over."
***warning excessive fangirl language will be in the review below***
Hey, guys! Merry day-after-Christmas!
This is going to kind of be rambling because I finished this book literally last night when I finished Christmas dinner with my grandparents and my dad...and I screamed...so if you're as dedicated to this series...or any of Rick's books you will definitely feel the feels. I apologize in advance for this review in advance but I felt like I had to put something up in honor of this art piece of a book! If you haven't read these books yet I highly advise you to read these books, trust me, you are missing out on some amazingness! I urge you to read these books...I seriously urge you! If you like Greek and Roman mythology and fantasy and butt kicking actions and a bit of romance and an adorable son of Hades this book is for you!
I'm going to dive right into the review of this book. This book, The Blood Of Olympus, is the fifth and final installment of the Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan (a.k.a. Uncle Rick...he's not my uncle but he's the fandom's uncle). It is following the 7 demi-gods in the ominous prophecy.... "Olivia don't spoil anything!" A/N IF YOU WANT SPOILERS EITHER COMMENT OR EMAIL ME. This follows that last few days before Gaea awakens...OMIGOSH THE BATTLE SCENE!!!!
So...the characters are soo complex guys! By the end of the book, I felt like I knew them better than I ever did in the last four books! Percy was so sassy and then BAM Nico hits and he's even sassier and sweet and dark and I just love it. Nico or Leo have to be my two favorite male characters... and Annabeth is just so great...FORGET IT I LOVE THEM ALL!
****again I am so sorry I've totally spazzed on you guys, but within a week or so I will be updating this post and putting more of a professional review on this but my heart can't contain the feels and the (SPOILER ALERT) cliffhanger Uncle Rick left us with****
Okay until later guys, again I'm sorry for the spazzy-ness and the weirdness but good grief this book was kind of perfection!
I rate this as 5 stars *****
Happy Holidays Lovelies!