Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Blood of Olympus, by Rick Riordan

The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan is an adventure with Percy Jackson the son of Poseidon and his gang of friends who all share one in common; they are half God and half human (also known as Demigods). They all come from a family that are in danger. Because they are demigods and there are monsters such as Cyclops hunting them and fighting them. 

 They all have one main quest throughout this whole story and it’s to prevent the war between the Romans and Greeks. They started fighting because of the Mythical Gods within the story; even though they are same, they have different names and forms depending on the Romans or the Greeks. Even through their big main adventures they also have many small missions to help them in the main quest in the long run. Percy and his friends all go on quests together to one day save the world.

I really enjoyed this book because it was filled with action and exciting moments that keep you reading on and on until you realize it's 1 AM. All the fights with the main characters and the antagonists in the book made it an action filled book. I also liked the people in the book and their characteristics of a person that made them who they are and what the book is. Some are really funny and some displays how it is to be a leader figure. I liked the ending but also didn’t. I liked how Rick Riordan made the ending but I think it would have been cooler if they had a part 10 years in the future that showed how their lives are. To sum it up I really liked this book and would give it 4.5 out of 5. 

The author didn’t really make this book to give out a message but instead he made it for the joy of the reader. I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys fantasy and Greek mythology but also to people who wants to find something new they would want to read that they might actually like. Also to the people that are sad that the Percy Jackson series are over, here’s a sequel to it with new characters and the original characters stronger than ever and you’ll really enjoy it. The series is more towards young readers but also enjoyable no matter what age you are. So pick up this book and give it try! 

 - Sung Hyun Lee, 7th Grade

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