Review: Heroes of Olympus – The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

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Heroes of Olympus – The Blood of Olympus

Author: Rick Riordan

Published by Puffin Books

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Adventure, Friendship, Children

Pages: 500

Format: Paperback

Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

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.

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I didn’t love this books as much as much as the others, but I will have to give a 4.5stars because it’s the conclusion to a series a loved!

I felt that half of the book for me was quite boring till half, but then it turned super good! And the end was amazing!! And I also liked the glimpses to the next series 😛

This book was good. Just not was good as I was expecting beginning to end, like the others. It starts developing nicely in the middle of the book, and you have an overflow of feelings with this one! (obviously!) I loved the characters and how they developed, I loved to see more, especially from Nico, from Leo and from Reyna! Percy and Annabeth don’t appear as much in this one as in the last one.

I loved also to see some gods, especially Nike! It was a super funny moment!!

Overall I loved this series! I loved that characters, the action and especially the world! It’s amazing and I can’t wait to get in it again!!!

!WARNING: SPOILERS ahead!!

 

THE CENTRAL IDEA

The story starts with Jason, Piper and Annabeth covered by the mist in a party of monsters.. until they are detected and Jason gets stabbed… Yap, that was the beginning!!

After that, we see things from Reyna’s pov and ohmygoodness I SO MUCH LOVE Reyna. I loooved to know more about her, and I loved to see her with Nico! Anyway they went together with coach Hedge all around the world to return the Athena Parthenos to Camp Half-Blood and it was amazing how Rick Riordan put together all the fun obstacles and still we learned so much about the characters!

In the other side of the world was the other team trying to stop Gaia’s wakening. From them all the person I liked most to see about was Leo! He had such an amazing role, and he is always so funny and upbeat!

THE MAIN CHARACTERS

Percy

“Hey, I’m a Poseidon kid,” he said. “I can’t drown. And neither can my pancakes.”

Surprisingly he doesn’t appear as much as I was expecting! But when he does he kind of remembers me of Leo now. They are kinda similar in some ways 😀 LAso I loved to see the part where they actually thing about New Rome.

Annabeth

“Piper McLean,” [Annabeth] grumbled, “that was without a doubt the dumbest risk I’ve ever seen anyone take, and I date a dumb risk-taker.”

I liked to see Annabeth cooperating with Piper; normally Annabeth is ‘alone’ pondering what to do, but now she actully as a friend to share the dificult moments to.

Hazel

“Oh, no!” Hazel wailed. “Popcorn! Our fatal weakness!”

Hazel is so cool! I love her powers, Gods, I love her. She is the cutest simple girl ever and she is so perfect with Frank! I loved to see that they’re relationship althougth they are the ones that are most together in plans, they are nos cheesy and I also like how they trust Leo and that they are actually friends.

Frank

“Snake people do not drink milk” Kekrops said. “We are lactose-intolerant reptiles.”

“Me too!” Frank said. “I mean… lactose intolerant. Not a reptile. Though I can be a reptile sometimes -“

Frank grown-up in the last book, but he is still the cutsie little guy from the first one. And silly. But somehow he always , like once iguanaed his way out of trouble.

Piper

Never assume you’re safe, and never, ever tempt the Fates by announcing that you think you’re safe.

Piper appears a looot in this book, with Jason. I like her. A lot more than in the first book. She is more adult, more focused and more intelligent in battle also; she is so much stronger than she looks!

She is a good friend, expecially a girl friend, that I love! Also her power is pretty cool. I always laugh seeing her saying stuff to the monsters. But the snake song, that was cool!

Jason

Jason decided there was nothing in the world scarier than a gang of bat-wielding grannies.

Jason,… I leraned to like him a lot more. I see him now as a actual friend, not as a Percy replacement. And he looks very good with Piper!! I liked when he met is father was a super sweet (and fast) moment since he so long awaited.

Leo

“That stuff is going to kill you”

“You kidding? So many preservatives in these things, I’ll live forever. But, hey, about this victory goddess being popular (…)

Leo, I LOVE HIM. HE IS AMAZING! TRULY AMAZING! He is so fun, so relaxed, but actually always thinking and preparing everything in time. I loved is story, I loved that he found Calypso. And I loved to see Happy again, if you remember 😛

But my favorite moment was when he and Percy summoned Nike!! HAHAH was so cool!!

Nico

“Because nothing helps you make friends faster than a rotting corpse with a French accent.”

Nico is such an amazing character! That I was NOT expecting! But I love how he actually changes, how he starts to trust people, and how he finally tells his feelings. That was hilarious!! And how in the end finds someone to be with. AWWW ❤

And we see some WTF badass underworld powers!!! He is terrible powerful, scary powerful.

Reyna

“Glad you could join us!” (…)

Piper grinned. “We had some giants to kill!”

“Excellent!” Reyna returned the smile. “Help yourself to some barbarians.”

She is such a great person, such a great friend and a true leader! I LOOVED to know her, I just hoped I knew her better, sooner in the books. She is AMAZING!! A true example of an awesome person.

ALso I loved to see her background story and the meeting with the Amazons and the Hunters! GIRL POWER!! And how in the end she defeated Orion!!

PLOT DEVELOPMENT

This book was quite slow in the beginning but after middle it starts being pretty good! It gets a lot of action and you get to know a lot more of characters like Reyna, that you wished you knew sooner! The end is magnificent! I loved it!! I think it was the perfect end for sure!

SETTING

I liked how was not easy to carry the statue to Camp Half-Blood otherwise would be just wonder. And how difficult it was to reach Gaia. But to defeat her wasn’t it kinda easy? I mean how couldn’t she be counting on a strategy like that? But I loved it anyway!

 

THINGS I LIKED

  • I loved Reyna’s as Nico’s friendship 
  • Some gods are just too funny! And well all around the book there is funny moments and I love that!!
  • Leo’s love life!! YEEEES ❤
  • That END. I LOVED IT!!!

THE THINGS I DIDN’T LIKE

✘ I felt that the beginning was a bit slow. I was expecting more since it was the last book.

✘ I still think that for a last battle seemed kinda easy to defeat Gaia.

✘ (I know now that the doors of death are closed it would be weird for Damasen and Bob to come out but I am still sad about it)

 

FINAL WORDS

I loved this series. It was amazing! Although it takes place after Percy Jackson’s  books, I felt that they are really different in terms of writing, wich I loved!.

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What did you think about the end??

Also what was your favorite character??

 

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