Monday, November 15, 2010

The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

It is down to the final battle for control of Olympus. The titans are planning their final attack while all the gods are busy fighting Typhon. Thankfully, Camp Half Blood knows of their planned attack and will do their best to stop them. Unfortunately, they also know that a spy is still in their midst. And no matter what they do, Kronos seems to predict it. The Great Prophecy is finally revealed, and every line will be fulfilled. And the only one who can save Olympus is the last Olympian.

Probably the best of all five, although quite different than the previous four. While they are basically Percy and a group going on a quest to retrieve ______, The Last Olympian is basically a battle the whole time and all Camp Half-Blood is involved. There are a lot of little things that I think all help make a perfect ending. Although throughout the book you do have a sense that this is the end of the series. It was a great series and I am sad it's over. But the story doesn't end here. It picks up in The Lost Hero. Great Job Rick!


The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

When Percy Jackson runs into a mortal "friend" at freshman orientation, things get strange. The final battle between titans and gods is drawing near, and Camp Half Blood learns that Kronos somehow plans to attack the camp itself, piercing its very borders. Percy & co. must go underground into the never-ending, ever-changing maze of the Labyrinth in an attempt to stop them. Though there is no way to avoid the Battle of the Labyrinth.

In my opinion, each book is better than its preceder, with the exception of Sea of Monsters. Although, this is where it starts to get a little annoying that every stinkin' monster is impossible to defeat, when of course they defeat it anyways.
I was glad that Rick made one of the books about the Labyrinth, and I liked how it was made to be a living maze that always was expanding, and while I'm on it, now is a good time to mention how clever it was to make the Labyrinth, Mt. Olympus, and other Greek mythological places move over to America. Though I wonder, how does this make people in other countries feel when they read it?

The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson & friends race to the rescue when Grover calls... well sort of. Two new very powerful demigods have been found, and no one knows either parent. Their history is quite foggy, but before they can think about that, they must rescue them, and it won't be easy. The group runs into an old bunch of “frenemies” that sends all Camp Half Blood in a spin. And on their next journey, they run in to a very dangerous, very powerful titan, and one of them must bear his curse.
This book was quite enjoyable, though somewhat different than the typical greek mythology you think of. This book goes back to a few beginnings and explains not only the titan's curse, but the curse on Percy's sword, riptide, as well.

This book was kind of sad. I saw it coming, but nevertheless, it was sad. Unfortunately, if you plan on continuing the series, get used to it! The series is full of action and humor, but from here on out expect sadness as well. But don't let that stop you- sadness is good. Awesome read!