Published October 7, 2014, by Disney-Hyperion Books
“Fear can’t be reasoned with. Neither can hate. They’re like love. They’re almost identical emotions.”
Honestly, this wasn’t included in my TBR. Like at all. I have no idea what came to me why I read this, but, who cares? Finally, I finished another wonderful series by my absolute favourite Rick Riordan! Another unforgettable journey and I’m so blessed to be a part of it. This feeling of joy I’m feeling right now is the reason why I love books so much! The kind of good feeling they give is unlike any other! I love it!
By the way, this book is the grand finale of The Heroes of Olympus Series, which is a sequel to the Percy Jackson Series. In this series (I feel like I’m using ‘series’ a lot, haha), new main characters are leading the adventure and a new antagonist is introduced—a more powerful one. I don’t want to give too much information because I might spoil you guys. So, it’s better to stay in the dark [sometimes].
What I love about Rick Riordan’s books is the sense of humour. I cannot finish reading each one of them without cracking a smile or breaking into a fit of laughter! Of course, let’s not forget, the cliffhangers—which I adore so so much!
Each character in this series had their own monsters—inside or out—to win against. The friendship they had was very admirable that now I treasure my friends more than ever. Let’s not forget, the diversity.
Speaking of diversity, I have a confession to make. You see, the reason why I read this whole series was because I found out that one of the characters is gay and had a crush on another character. I’m a sucker for gay characters, so, yeah. Long story short, I spoiled myself. Well, it happens to the best of us, people. But, I kind of regretted it because the element of surprise was lost. I just had to suck it up, though, since I couldn’t do anything about it anymore.
Probably, my most favourite character (I feel like I’m using this a lot, too) throughout all five books was Leo Valdez. He was so cute and very funny. And if a guy is cute and funny—you gotta love him. Another favourite character was Nico di Angelo because he was a survivor. Not of death, but of the inner battles he had to face. He made sacrifices that I can’t imagine myself making. Very admirable and definitely relatable.
If you want humour, wonderful writing, fast-paced plot, great characters, and a fantastical adventure—Rick Riordan’s books are the very right choice.
(I feel like I suck at giving reviews. HELP!!!)