Saturday 17 January 2015

The Blood of Olympus (Heroes of Olympus #5) by Rick Riordan

Book Blurb (from Goodreads):
Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them, and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake. The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it might be able to stop a war between the two camps. The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.

My Review
What do you do when Percy's and Annabeth's perspectives aren't in this book? You add other awesome characters' perspectives.
In this last book of the series, the demigods have to stop the Earth Mother from awakening and also prevent a war between the Roman and the Greek camps. Meanwhile a certain goddess of victory is foreseeing the death of one of the seven demigods...
Let's start with the dedication again. This time it was a kind of apology for the apology in the last book. Yeah, he better be!
The story is told out of two more new perspectives. One of them is Nico di Angelo! He is always acting so mysterious, now we can finally find out what he is thinking and while the story is progressing, you can see character development happening. Nico is finally becoming more confident. Another new perspective is Reyna's. This is interesting because you don't know anything about her past. The other perspectives are Jason's, Piper's and Leo's. We are also meeting a lot of different gods. especially when you meet an Olympian, you can see how they have suffered from the dispute between the Romans and the Greeks.
In the last few chapters, you grow more and more frustrated, because the perspectives always changed in the most critical moments (Rick Riordan!!!!). Also, the ending of the second last chapter was so depressing! And then the final ending. You can't end a book like that! There are still so many other stuff that needs to be solved! So much still needed to happen! I need another book! Another prophecy!
This was an awesome book, and I really recommend reading the whole series. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars!

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