[REVIEW] The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

the blood of olympus

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.”

RATING: 4.5/5

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!!!)

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2 thoughts on “[REVIEW] The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

  1. I think your review was great! I learned how to write them by reading a lot of other reviews, so you’re already on the right track by getting into the reviewing community. This is terrible, but I’ve never read any Rick Riordan novel. I’ve heard great things though!

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