Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Blood of Olympus

Goodreads Synopsis:    Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them—and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake.

The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it "might" be able to stop a war between the two camps.

The Athena Parthenos will go west; the
Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.

My Thoughts:

-    I am very behind on reviews, and I'm in a major reading slump right now. I haven't read a book for weeks! It is awful. I hope I can remember enough of what I thought about this book to write a decent post. Luckily, I have a few notes.

-    At the time I read this, I really needed a good book with old friends, and this one fit the bill perfectly. I loved reading about Percy, Annabeth, Jason, Leo, and everyone else. It was a lot of fun.

-    While there are a lot of characters in this series/book, I didn't get the characters confused or mixed up. It is very easy to remember who is who and what god is their parent.

-    Leo really stole the show in this book. All our heroes did amazing things, but Leo really stood out to me. His role in the whole story was so great! I loved how he knew what needed to be done, and did everything possible to make sure it happened. He had some great character development throughout the whole series.

-    I have been waiting for an all out battle with the gods, demigods, and baddies since the beginning of this series, and I finally got one! It was awesome! I loved it!

-    This was an amazing ending to the series. It had everything! I was not disappointed! Riordan delivered!

-    Overall, I loved the series, and I can't wait to buy my own copies of the book. I can't wait to see what Rick Riordan has in store for his readers next!

Previous Books in The Heroes of Olympus Series:
(covers are linked to my thoughts)

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  1. I really need to give these books a go. There's just so much to read and SO LITTLE TIME.

  2. I need to read these if only for Leo, for sure.

  3. Reading slumps are the worst. I loved this book as well. Rick Riordan is great and I can't wait to see what he does with Norse mythology in his new series.