The Blood of Olympus - Riordan, Rick

Hey guys! It’s been a while… jeez. I promise I’ll be posting a lot more after Summer School’s over, so around the beginning of August.

Anyways, today I’ll be reviewing yet another nostalgic read: The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan.

This is the last book of the Heroes of Olympus, and boy did I cry. I also finished it at like Midnight so I was really in my ~feels~

Summary: Again, I’m assuming you’ve read the first 4 books as I write this summary, so if you haven’t, jump down to My Thoughts! Percy and Annabeth have come back from Tartarus and managed to close the Doors of Death. However, their troubles are far from over; Nico, Reyna, and Coach Hedge are still struggling to bring the Athena Parthenon back to camp, and Leo and the rest of the crew are on the Argonaut II trying desperately to fulfill the prophesy and stop Gaea. Unfortunately, the Earth Mother is growing stronger and more conscious every second…

My Thoughts: Brilliant. When has Rick ever let me down?? This is definitely not yet a teen book, but I can attest to the fact that you would like it. The characters have gone through so, so much, and the entire world and plot is SO well thought-out and executed, which just doesn’t happen much anymore… And, remember how I promised you guys I don’t hate romance? Well this is my proof. Percy and Annabeth: absolute chef’s kiss. And best of all? The story isn’t overly focused on their romance!! It’s subtle, yet super duper deep and always developing! SHOW, not TELL!! Now that’s how you do it ladies and gents :)) When I finished it, it felt like a part of my childhood was leaving and that’s why I was like sobbing at midnight so… warning??

Before I leave, my final rating is a 10/10, wouldn’t say anything less. (oh, and Hazel’s 13… HAhaha I’ll let you ponder over that).