Teen Reviews

Read + Review — The Blood of Olympus, by Rick Riordan


In the finale of the series The Heroes of Olympus, the plot condenses into a frighteningly bad situation. Gaea, the Earth Goddess, is planning to awake on the day of the Feast of Spes to destroy everything. Meanwhile, Octavian is planning to assault Camp Half-Blood. In order to stop this from happening, Reyna, Nico, and Coach Hedge attempt to bring the Athena Parthenos all the way across the Atlantic Ocean to Long Island in order to bring peace between Camp Jupiter and Camp Half-Blood. The only way to do this in time is to use Nico’s shadow traveling skills, but will he have the strength to bring it all the way to Long Island? Also, it is revealed that one of the seven demigods will have to die in the process of defeating Gaea, but who will? And can the assault on Camp Half-Blood be stopped?

After reading The House of Hades, the previous book in the series, I was desperate to read The Blood of Olympus. The huge cliffhanger really got me anxious about the events of The Blood of Olympus. The book was really great, with many small cliffhangers in between some chapters that got me thinking. I enjoyed the humor in the book as well as the revolving third person narrative. The revolving third person narrative kept the story fresh because you would sometimes see the chapters overlap with each other. You would see the same things happen in different characters’ perspectives. Although this book was great, something that I did not like about it was the ending, which was pretty shallow. I also did not like how the beginning of the book was very slow paced, but the middle and end of the book had so many events in them. Overall, the book was probably the best book in the series, though.

One memorable thing about the book was how a lot of the book was written in Caps Lock, which represented screaming. Most of the text written in Caps Lock was because of Mini Hedge, the hologram.


Reviewed by James, grade 7, Gayton Branch Library

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