Release date: 2014
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy/Mythology
Source: Bought at B&N
Rating: 5 Bookworms
This book was a sharp contrast to the last one I read (House of Leaves). The Blood of Olympus is the final book in The Heroes of Olympus series.
Rick Riordan’s books are always so much fun! Even as the demigods race to save the world they have time to be snarky and light-hearted. I love the way that Riordan develops his characters -- each has a distinct personality and their own set of trials, but in the end each character is important and all of their independent challenges merge into one. I was only a little upset by Leo’s story; he had remained the single character untouched by romance, and I love that, but unfortunately Riordan decided to give him a love interest. They’re cute together, but I was still sad.
The amount of research and care that goes into these books is amazing. They end up being a good lesson on mythology because Riordan manages to throw so many mythological figures into his books. It’s actually helped me out in English class.
Overall, I loved this conclusion to the series. Riordan did a fantastic job in wrapping everything up, and I can’t wait to read his new series, featuring Annabeth’s cousin in the world of Norse mythology.