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

February 4, 2015
I just realized that I didn't post up my reviews for this series on this blog or my old blog...I wonder why. That was so long ago. Anyways, the Heroes of Olympus is an epic and quick Young Adult series that falls in line with the Percy Jackson books. If you don't know anything about that then I highly suggest you check out the books, they're awesome. They're the kind of books that will get you back into reading Young Adult novels.

On to the review.

The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
Series: Heroes of Olympus (#5)
Genre: Young Adult, Mythology, Romance
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Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of theArgo 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.


It's done. It's all over.

The fifth and last book of the Heroes of Olympus series. The Blood of Olympus. This is the book where shit goes down, and shit literally does go down.

The book continues with where we left off in the House of Hades . The seven heroes going forth to try and fulfill their quest to defeat Gaia, etc, etc. It started off slow and captivating, then suddenly BOOM! the excitement started to flow in. Fights, promises, and random jokes started to fly in here and there. Then it went back down to slow conversations and travels. It made me itch for the end and I was desperate to know how the battle with Gaia would play out.

Besides all that usual excitement that comes with these books, there were some "squee" and "omg" moments though.  All I can say without revealing any spoilers is to look out for Nico. He is by far my favorite Character in the series and mentions a quote by Plato that I really stuck:
“According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves.” ― Plato, The Symposium
It makes some of us think that maybe, just maybe there is someone out there who has your other face, two arms, and two legs looking for their other half, literally.

The end was epic, but I felt a bit lacking. I wanted to see more of the heroes together. I wanted to know more of what happened next. Alas, Riordan has kept us want more once again.

In conclusion to this quite short review for quite a long book, this series is epic and I am sad to see it end. The Heroes of Olympus is a highly recommended series for those who enjoy a little bit of adventure in their lives. You will enjoy this epic tale of young heroes fighting the wars of the Gods. Dam dam daaaaam.


Have a wonderful day everyone!
Happy Reading!

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