Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian | Rick Riordan | Review

“With great power… comes great need to take a nap. Wake me up later.”

RATING:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

SYNOPSIS:

All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds are against them. Kronos is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, his power only grows. 

In this momentous final book in the “New York Times” best-selling series, the 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.

REVIEW:

What a wonderful end to a series. I am always really apprehensive when it comes to reading the end of series as I am worried that they will disappoint me. I had invested 2 whole days into reading the rest of the series and I was not ready to be disappointed. Luckily I was not.

Everything I loved in the other four books, I also loved in this book. The world, the writing style and the characters were just amazing. The ending satisfied me and did not leave me with any frustrating unanswered questions. I would argue that this series had one of the most satisfying endings I have ever read. And that, for me, is a bold statement. It is very rare that I am happy to walk away from a series without wanting to ask a million and one questions.

The Percy Jackson series has really opened my eyes to Greek Mythology. I have tried to read a few books involving it before, but I have become confused and put the book down, never to pick it back up again. I did not experience this in this series. I found that whilst complex, Rick Riordan spent time explaining exactly what was going on, who was who and the stories behind the mythical characters so that the reader had a very good understanding. It was almost like a lesson in mythology whereby the teacher spoon fed necessary information with a lot of patience. I now really want to read other books with this theme and also maybe revisit those that I put down because of the themes within it. I do not think I gave them a good enough chance before.

My all time favourite character in this series is Tyson. He has a special place in my heart and he will have forever. I just want to read these books again so I can spend more time with him. My highest rated books in this series were those that involved him heavily. Honestly such an amazingly lovable character.

The Percy Jackson series is such a well written, exciting, funny, fantastic series that I will be recommending to anyone, of any age. The only regret is that I did not read this series sooner.

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