Book Review – Percy Jackson and The Last Olympian

*sniff sniff*
Finishing the last book in a series as awesome as this one is such a “bitter-sweet” thing to do. On one hand I am SO ecstatic that I have finished it and I know everything there is to know about about all the characters. But on the other hand, I am a little upset thinking there won’t be any more books to read, no more daily visits to Camp Half Blood, no more talking to the characters. 😦
Anyhow, Percy and Annabeth await me in Heroes of Olympus. So I guess, its alright..

“Stop running, you fools!” Kronos yelled. “Stand and ACKK!”
That last part was because, a panicked Hyperborean giant stumbled backward and sat on top of him. The lord of time disappeared under a giant blue butt. – Percy

Unfortunately the last book of the series is the one where, naturally, all Hades breaks loose. The Lord of Time, Kronos, after spending 3000 years (oh gosh! ) in the deep pits of Tartarus has finally taken a human form, to wage  war against the Gods. He has gathered such a large army of demons that loosing doesn’t seem like an option. Hordes of laistrygonians, dracaenae and other horrific demons lead troops into the city to attack Olympus. But even the Gods have a few tricks up their sleeves!
According to the Great Prophecy, the child of a Big Three must make a decision that will either save or destroy Olympus. Percy’s 16th birthday is finally here, something big is to happen that day. Can Percy handle it? Or will it be too much for the 16 year old, son of the Sea God? The Judgement Day is not far. All the demi-gods prepare for a battle which will definitely top the charts. Destruction, as never before, will loom over Manhattan. Will our heroes be able to save the day and send Kronos flying back to where he came from? READ TO FIND OUT!

All hail to the ultimate MYTH MASTER a.k.a RICK RIORDAN! He couldn’t have done better justice to the series by ending it so exceptionally with the Last Olympian. I loved the whole plot! From the first book to the last one. I don’t think I can say anything bad about  this book. “Bad” is not a word I am ready to associate with this series. Which would probably sound fake to some of you. But, I mean, haven’t you ever felt, after reading a book, that – it fills you with so much happiness – you will never be able to look at the bad side (if there is one).
The greatest thing about this book is that its ALL about the war. And when I say ALL, I mean like till the last couple of chapters. Never did I think that I would enjoy a war scene so thoroughly captured in words. War movies – they bore me to death! Books based on war? No chance!! So there had to be something in this book, right? that I enjoyed it so much!  The Greek weapons (The Riptide, the Backbiter, the Scythe ), armour, monsters – all of that made it quite captivating. Plus, Percy’s confused feelings for Annabeth added a good proportion of teenage drama that the book needed. To top it all, Percy’s wit and humour is splendid!! I couldn’t help but laugh out loud every time he had some smart-ass comments to say! Like “Don’t feel bad, I’m usually about to die.” OR “Don’t I get a kiss for luck? It’s kind of a tradition, right?” I Love Percy Jackson! He, The Best Hero of all time. 😀
So pleasee – its a request to all of you who haven’t read it – PLEASE READ IT! Its just… mind-blowing. Beyond words. The author (and all the books) deserve the appreciation and compliments they have been receiving ever since. Its a series which hopefully will always be one of the best, a true legend. I think the Percy Jackson series define the word fantasy. Should be put in the Oxford Dictionary —-> “fantasy = Percy Jackson series”.

Rating – 10 stars!


Published by Meera Nair

A 27 year-old freelance Content Writer, who spends all her free time ensconced in the pages of a book or writing to her heart's content about topics that excite the creative spirit in her.

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