Book Review: Rick Riordan’s The Last Olympian

Posted January 2, 2011 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews, Middle-Grade readers

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Book Review: Rick Riordan’s The Last Olympian

The Last Olympian


Rick Riordan

fantasy that was published by Disney-Hyperion on May 5, 2009 and has 381 pages.

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Other books by this author which I have reviewed include The Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, The Red Pyramid, The Lost Hero, Cold Springs, The Throne of Fire, The Son of Neptune, The Mark of Athena, The Serpent's Shadow, House of Hades, The Blood of Olympus, The Hidden Oracle, The Sword of Summer, The Hammer of Thor, The Ship of the Dead

Fifth and last in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians fantasy series for middle-grade readers. Riordan is promising there will be other series featuring Camp Half Blood inmates so we’ll just cross our fingers.

In 2010, The Last Olympian was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and the Premio El Templo de las Mil Puertas for Mejor novela extranjera perteneciente a saga; in 2009, it won the Goodreads Choice Award for Favorite Book & Young Adult Series.

My Take

Oh, Percy and his fellow campers are in trouble! Kronos and his army are invading New York and the gods are off chasing a distraction. Without help, Olympus will be lost and both the gods and our own world will disappear.

In the meantime, we learn the truth about Hermes, Luke, and May; a new Oracle is chosen; Grover comes into his own; the camp traitor is revealed; Hades and Nico create their own role; Poseidon shows his true colors; and, oh yeah, Percy gets his in the end…and makes a lot of people happy.