Friday, June 24, 2016

Book Review Friday: The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan #bookreview #percyjackson

Book Review for: The Blood of Olympus
Written by: Rick Riordan
Published by: Disney/Hyperion
ISBN: 978-142314673-5
I read: the hardback

5 stars

Heart Pounding Action!

Riordan wraps up the Heroes of Olympus series with a demigod feast in "The Blood of Olympus." Gaea is awakening and calling her minions to do her evil bidding. Only our favorite Roman and Greek demigods can stop her, but they'll need a lot of help along the way.

With an ensemble cast that includes Percy, Jason, Annabeth, Piper, Frank, Hazel, and Leo, the brave crew of the Argo II journey through the Greek homelands in search of the physician's cure and Gaea herself, encountering one obstacle after another.

Meanwhile, Reyna, Nico, and Coach Hedge shadow travel to bring the Athena Paratheon to Camp Half Blood. The Paratheon will unite the Greeks and Romans for the ultimate battle. Unfortunately, Octavian has something to say about that. Can Romans, Greeks, and Gods stop their bickering and fight together to rid the Earth of Gaea once and for all, or will the blood of Olympus unleash an unstoppable monster?

Riordan's writing is witty, sharp, and easy to read. His plotting and pacing is spot on. There's never a dull moment as the action keeps coming. The characters are compelling. Each has an interesting back story. What is most endearing is how they care for each other as friends, which makes this a great story for teenagers struggling to understand what friendship is all about.

This novel is the action packed conclusion to the "Heroes of Olympus" series. There's never a dull moment and I kept turning the pages, eager to discover what was next the heroes. I would recommend this novel for ages eleven and up. "The Blood of Olympus" will resonate with readers for it's adventure, friendship, and compelling storytelling.

Question for you:  Who is your favorite Demigod from the Heroes of Olympus series? 

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