Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Mini-Review - The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

The Last Olympian
Rick Riordan
Disney Hyperion Books for Children
Pgs: 400
Time - Unknown - pulled an all-nighter!

Percy Jackson and the Olympians start with The Lightning Thief. We meet Percy Jackson and learn that he has been kicked out of every school he's attended. He has never been "invited" back! He's 12 years old and he finds out that he is a half-blood - half human and half Greek god or a demigod. So begins Percy's adventure as he tries to make it to Camp Half-Blood so that he can be trained. He needs to be able to fight in order to kill the monsters that will do anything to bring down the gods.

The Lightning Thief is followed by Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse and The Battle of The Labyrinth. In each one Percy has a new adventure that involves killing monsters and hanging with his two best friends - Annabeth, who's also a demigod, and Grover, the satyr. In each adventure Percy is a little older and little closer to hearing The Great Prophesy. The one that involves him at the age of sixteen and the future of the world hangs in the balance!

I totally loved this series. I am sad that it is over. It was everything I expected and more. Although it did leave me with one question: How did Ethan know about Percy's weak point? That was not explained well to me and I feel as if I need more. I did like how Rick left it open for a new series with 7 more demigods who will be treated differently thanks to Percy's wish being granted. I believe Nico will play a huge part in the new series. I really wanted to go back to the beginning and start the series over. I love reading a series when it's all published because all the details stick in my head. Highly recommended. Must buy.


  1. Monster read this one in what seemed like ten minutes flat. But seriously it was less than a day. He really enjoyed it too. I, myself, haven't read any of these yet, but I might, someday.

  2. I Heart Monster: I devoured each of these myself! Being a middle school librarian has opened my eyes to so many awesome books. Has Monster read The Ranger's Apprentice series? Those were freaking awesome too!

  3. this book completely BLEW ME AWAY!!! It has everything: romance, action, suspense. I love how Percy and Annabeth fall in love at the end. You can really tell that the characters have matured a lot and it makes me want to start at the beginning all over again. So basically I LOVED the book and I think it was the best book in the series BY FAR!!! I am really going to miss this series a lot!!!!!!!


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