Saturday, 14 November 2015

The Blood Of Olympus: The Heroes Of Olympus by Rick Riordan

Yes. I have finally made it. When receiving the book last year on the day that it was published, I was very excited, not only because it had more about my favourite demigods, but also it was signed by the author himself. But then I thought, do I really want to finish what I started so many years ago? The book universe which literally made me the person I am today - writing to you. That is why it took over a year to gain the courage to tell myself that it is ok to move on. To not be stuck in the past. Cherish the moments that you have now, and see how much of a person you have become in these last few years.

So, with my heart in my throat, I have decided to record and review the last Percy Jackson story that we will ever know there to be (except of course for the books which talk about Greek God's and Heroes). Right, just gathering my thoughts to tell you the final chapter. I guess you never know how difficult it is to give up your favourite characters, until the very end, where there is nothing left.

Even though this was meant to be the final book in the series, it didn't leave without a big story, in more ways than one. Including as to how, the plot line was huge, but also the number of pages that consist within the book.

I must admit, I wasn't crazily amazed by this book. I found it quite dull. Boring. To be honest, I can't believe that I am actually saying this, let alone admitting it. From being one of the biggest Percy Jackson fans, to slating one of it's final books, feels quite wrong. Although, I am glad about what ending Leo got in the end, it seemed like he always got the short end of the stick. He seemed like the under dog compared to everyone else, not as valued. Even though he may have put the most effort into the deadly quest in so many various ways.

Besides, even if I wasn't a huge fan of the book, the book cover is literally incredible. I love the colours, it seems like the perfect contrast between the antagonist and the protagonists. When first seeing as to what it looked like in a cover reveal, I thought this is truly a beauty, one of the most beautiful covers I've seen, let alone read in my life.

Overall Rating: **

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