The Last Olympian
by Rick Riordan
The Last Olympian is the final book in the Percy Jackson and The Olympians series. It is also my favorite. For months, the entire mythological world has been preparing for war. Now it has finally arrived. Percy Jackson, Son of Poseidon, must now face the bloodthirsty battle, bent on either saving or destroying all he has ever known. His friends, his family, and Olympus itself are all at risk, and he is the only one who can save them.
This is my favorite book out of all five in the series. The cover was really cool. The dark hues hinted trouble, and thesword in Percy's hand indicated battle. From the first sentence, "The end of the world started when a Pegasus landed on the hood of my car,' I was hooked. I couldn't put it down! The author's playful yet gripping tone really suited the story. The action, the intrigue, the romance, was perfection on paper. All the characters stood out, each claiming my attention even when I thought I had none left to give! From the very beginning, I felt as if I knew each character personally. (That could also be because of the series; if you haven't, read it, read it now!)
The story has many twists and turns such as, the identity of the spy - I won't spoil it by explaining it here! The flow of the writing made it seem like the entire story was just lifted out of history and copied onto paper; it seemed so natural. The ending was wonderful, with just the right pace of winding down. There were hints that there will be another Olympian series. I sure hope so!
Clare Schuett is 13 and lives in Sebastopol California. She is a lover of books and a voracious reader. She reviews YA books, prior to their publication, for the American Library Association. We have the privilege of posting her reviews on our blog.
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