I'm EMOTIONAL of the Finale Percy Jackson and the Olympians Novel... BUT IT'S FINE | Review: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

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Nothing* to see here, folks. Just Jessica burning through her Rick Riordan binge read and crying about Percy Jackson. It's fine, we're fine.
*Kind of a lot, TBH. 


by Rick Riordan

All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of 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 Percy Jackson and the Olympians 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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The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
Rating: ★★★★★
“Oh, sure,” Krios grumbled. “He gets to erupt into flames. I get to wear these stupid ram’s horns.”

Obviously I was a little late to the Percy Jackson and the Olympians party. The good news is, I got there in the end and OH MY GOD IT IS SO GOOD. Could Rick Riordan build me a home with his prose because I'm completely obsessed and would REALLY appreciate it?! The Last Olympian was the perfect conclusion to this first series and I couldn't be more in awe of Riordan's use of mythology than I already am.

Each of the characters in The Last Olympian are lively and in true form. Somethings, you never see coming. Other things, you do, but it's okay, because Riordan's execution of plots is always on point. I don't have a single thing to complain about when it comes to the end of Percy Jackson and the Olympians because everything about The Last Olympian feels right. Riordan set out to tell a story and boy, did he!

I loved that The Last Olympian was full of the usual dry humor and fantastic use of mythology and danger. It truly feels like the story came full circle and, although I didn't get to experience it first hand, readers are able to truly grow up with everyone. There have been so many moments in the series that strike me as heartwarming and The Last Olympian packs a serious punch.

From romance, to the prophecies, to answers and never-ending drama within the central mythology, The Last Olympian has a little bit of everything. I was a little skeptical and nervous about where certain twists would lead us, and how Riordan would wrap up a lot of plotlines, but I felt so satisfied by the end. Never doubt Rick Riordan's ability.

And honestly never let your guard down because he also can break your heart. AND DEFINITELY DID IN THIS ONE. Because, ouch. We say goodbye to a couple of familiar faces and boy, did they hurt. The Last Olympian made me feel so much. I laughed. I cried. I swooned. (Percabeth!!!!) I may have died a little inside from time to time, but it all was so worth it. 

This. Serious. Is. SO. Special. Adventurous, unique and fantastical, this action-packed conclusion is pure entertainment. As always, Riordan's pacing is engrossing and electric. No page is wasted and readers will be kept on the edge of their seat. The Last Olympian is the exact type of novel that keeps readers engaged and encourages young readers to explore literature.

Saying goodbye--for now--to these characters, and this series, is a little bittersweet. Still, I'm ready for the continuation of this world! 



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